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You know you're a nurse if... You've been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up. (share and add your own below)... Read More

  1. Visit  T-Bird78} profile page
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    When your 11-year-old calls you from the school nurse's office c/o feeling sick and you ask if he's throwing up (no), bleeding (no), or running a fever (no) and tell him to deal with it and you'll see him when school's out.
    When the same child says his tummy hurts so you ask for a description of the pain, sharp or dull, location, and assess his abdomen to r/o appendicitis.
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  3. Visit  Leonca} profile page
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    If you ask your boss to let you have some decades-old unused hemostats because you think they will make a nice combination decoration/tool at home (they found a home hanging from the hip bone of my cat skeleton).
  4. Visit  SquishyRN} profile page
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    Had to resurrect this thread because I just had one of those "moments."

    You know you're a nurse when...

    You spend 2 minutes looking for the sharps container to throw away a disposable razor before you realize you're at home.
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  5. Visit  brillohead} profile page
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    Had an "at home" realization myself this week.... My 14yo DS came down with the GI virus that's going around. He reported each incident of emesis and diarrhea, describing quantity and quality each time.

    You know you're a nurse if your kid is better at documentation than he is at doing his homework or chores!
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  6. Visit  brillohead} profile page
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    Had another one today.

    Took my dog to the vet, and asked them to teach me how to express his anal glands, which had been bothering him lately.

    Evidently this isn't something that "normal" people ask to do on their own at home because it is "so disgusting".
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  7. Visit  GoldenRoya} profile page
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    You know you're a nurse when the one feature you're really proud of on your wedding dress is the pockets.
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  8. Visit  brillohead} profile page
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    .... you give your (hyper-with-neurotic-issues-rescued) dog his Prozac dose for the day, then go looking for the MAR to initial.
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  9. Visit  Rose_Queen} profile page
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    Quote from brillohead
    .... you give your (hyper-with-neurotic-issues-rescued) dog his Prozac dose for the day, then go looking for the MAR to initial.
    You mean you didn't make one? I did, when my dog was sick and on three different meds multiple times a day. Only way I could keep straight if she got her meds when they were due or not. Although no, I did not initial if I gave the med, I just put an X in the box.
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  10. Visit  brillohead} profile page
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    Quote from Rose_Queen
    You mean you didn't make one? I did, when my dog was sick and on three different meds multiple times a day. Only way I could keep straight if she got her meds when they were due or not. Although no, I did not initial if I gave the med, I just put an X in the box.
    In his case, it's pretty easy to keep track -- he gets the Prozac daily and he gets Xanax PRN. I'm the only one in the family who ever gives him his pills, so I don't have to worry about any of that. But you bet your sweet bippy I'd be making a check-sheet if he had a complicated dosing schedule!
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  11. Visit  FranEMTnurse} profile page
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    Your caregiver calls you and says"I'm in bed with the diarrhea. I don't think I'll be able to make it to your place today;" and your reply is; "Kind of smelly isn't it being in bed with diarrhea."
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  12. Visit  NOADLS} profile page
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    .. when you're in public and trying to find a hiding spot to start texting away and then realize you aren't at work.
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  13. Visit  JBudd} profile page
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    you get home in the morning, and start trying to pull your coat open so you can unlock your door with your badge
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  14. Visit  Gabby-RN} profile page
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    Quote from NOADLS
    .. when you're in public and trying to find a hiding spot to start texting away and then realize you aren't at work.
    There is no way you can be an actual nurse with this attitude. Some nurse must have really annoyed you from reading your 15 posts on here. Not all nurses hide and text all day or are above doing ADL's. There are bad apples in every profession.
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