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- May 14, '12 by Mandychelle79When 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, '12 by IEDaveQuote 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, '12 by belle87RNWhen 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, '12 by IEDaveQuote 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, '12 by belle87RNThought of another one...
If you've ever said, "This patient's history reads like a textbook."