You know you're a nurse if... - page 6
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
May 9, '12you believe tylenol, advil, or excedrin provides a large part of your daily calorie intake requirements.
you believe every waiting room should have a valium salt lick.
you believe the problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
you believe the pain will go away when it stops hurting.
you don't get excited about blood loss unless it's your own.
anything that can go wrong, will go wrong and if nothing has gone wrong, you obviously don't understand the situation.
you've ever had a patient with a nose ring, a brow ring and twelve earrings say, "i'm afraid of shots."
May 10, '12Your 2 1/2 year old, after climbing under the table at the restaraunt to get a dropped toy, says, "I need hand 'tizer. I have germs now."
Your 4 year old gets a scratch on his hand. When you say, "Guess we'll have to cut it off so it doesn't hurt anymore," his response is, "You mean AMPUTATE?? No Way!"
(from my grandson - his mom and grammy are nurses!)
May 11, '12You are in your martial arts class, and tell the kid in front of you "go ahead and attack, I wrestle 200 lb drunks every night"
May 11, '12You are at story time with your kid listening to a funny book about a girl with volume control issues and all you can think about is why hasn't anyone checked her ears!?
May 11, '12on days off when someone asks you what time it is and instead of looking at your wrist you look at your chest/hip for your fob watch...
May 14, '12When you pack two main course for your lunch. One that has to be eaten while sitting and the other one that you can inhale in a few seconds without risking death by burnt mouth.
When your husband is whining about his bad day and you reply- Could your bad day result in somones death? If not suck it up.
It is totally normal to look at the phone, decide if you are going to go in early/extra or not before answering, if you answer at all.
No blood, no bones, no Altered level of consciousness, No trip to ER/Doctor needed
and the best one
Can have 300 lb psychotic patients listen to what you say and follow directions, yet your six yr old just ignores you.
May 14, '12when your husband brings the dogs in after a walk and when he says they both pooped, you ask
about color and whether it was formed or more like tasty freeze.
May 14, '12you know you're a nurse if you wake-up rushing to get to work, to find out that is your off day
May 14, '12Quote from Scrubmouse RNShucks - did that on week 1 of my CNA clinicals. Probably the one thing I did that the CI from Hades actually approved of!When you're cleaning up a major code brown and wonder what's for lunch while your stomach's growling
Interestingly, really haven't had all that many code browns since I hit the floor "for real" (e.g. I get paid for it).
May 14, '12When you can change your dust ruffle on a full size bed using the same technique as doing a bed change on a total care patient.
You have night mares of taking care of 8-9 patients after a night of chaos and getting 4 admissions.
You know for a fact that if anyone wanted to torture you for information, that all they need to do is stick you in a room with a beeping IV pump that you couldn't turn off.
You can watch shows like Bones, CSI, NCIS, Body of Proof, etc. while eating a meal that just might include spaghetti sauce and feel perfectly normal.
May 14, '12Quote from hhurley"The Force is strong with this one..."You're 4 year old knows all the bones in the body (while I was in A & P) and when he started kindergarten he was telling his class about skin assessments and care planning and medication administration, to the point that I got a phone call from his teacher about words she didn't understand
And, passes the NCLEX-RN on the first try - at age 8!
May 14, '12Thought of another one...
If you've ever said, "This patient's history reads like a textbook."