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You know you've been a nurse too long when you can't enjoy a movie because of the half minute of CPR compressions only being given at about 50 per minute, with bent arms and there's a flat line on... Read More

  1. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    Hmmm.....you know you've been a nurse too long when you find yourself wanting to tell the annoying kid pointing to the scratch on his finger "well, we COULD remove it at the nearest knuckle, partial amputation isn't as hard to recover from as you'd think".....
  2. Visit  jmdRN profile page
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    Quote from RNsRWe
    Hmmm.....you know you've been a nurse too long when you find yourself wanting to tell the annoying kid pointing to the scratch on his finger "well, we COULD remove it at the nearest knuckle, partial amputation isn't as hard to recover from as you'd think".....
    That's been my standard mom-response since before being a nurse... the littlest booboos from my kids would get a look at, and if nothing visible to the naked eye, the threat of amputation (in jest!) as a result, usually followed with a cartoon bandaid afterwards!

    Caught my 13 y.o. daughter telling her little cousin "We'll have to amputate it" after he fell in the grass and scruffed a knee over the weekend LOL!
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  3. Visit  Pepper The Cat profile page
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    You see a young man looking at the charts. You ask him " can I help you" He says " I'm just looking for some charts"
    You ask who he is, thinking he is some teenage volunteer, looking for empty chart binders. He answers " I'm Dr Doogie Howser"

    OMG! I swear! He looked about 18 years old! And the I realized, that me, the too close to 50 year old nurse, may be taking orders from some young whipper snapper half my age. Oy. Might be time for retirement!
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  4. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from dmclvn
    ... when watching movies or TV shows and a character names a medication that has side effects that totally doesn't match
    I spazzed out the other night watching Royal Pains when Dr Hank wrote a prescription for Loperamide. I actually paused the show to vent that Imodium is an OTC medication, you don't need to write a scrip for it, you just tell the stupid patient to go *******' buy some Imodium at the *******' drugstore!

    Then a deep cleansing breath, and I returned to watching the rest of the show...
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  5. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    You know you've been a nurse too long when you and your husband go out to dinner with friends and there is a couple with a two year old seated at the next table. They keep feeding her bites that are much too large and she keeps choking. The capper is when they begin to hand her chunks of melon, grapes, and pineapple.

    They were so big she had to cram them into her mouth then didn't have enough teeth to properly chew. On the second chunk, I got up, went to their table, and cut her entire meal into more manageable bites and removed the corn on the cob. Overly cautious with the corn? Maybe.
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  6. Visit  Clementia profile page
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    Upon entering any public building, one of your first actions is to look for the AED.

    You assess elderly passersby in Walmart. "Hmmm...uneven gait, favoring left leg...looks like bone-on-bone DJD to me...I'll see you on my unit after your hip replacement, ma'am/sir."
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  7. Visit  rnccf2007 profile page
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    When you fixate on people's veins when standing at the checkout line at a store.
  8. Visit  rnccf2007 profile page
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    You know you have been a nurse too long, when one of parents deck you and you can't get up off the floor.
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  9. Visit  Christy1019 profile page
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    When your phone autocorrects the name Gina to gonadotropin lol! Not that I ever remember using that word in text, lol!
  10. Visit  rnccf2007 profile page
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    Quote from rnccf2007
    You know you have been a nurse too long, when one of parents deck you and you can't get up off the floor.
    LO, sorry, meant patients.
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  11. Visit  rnccf2007 profile page
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    When you have heard about this phenomenon; but now you actually hear calls lights, tele monitors, IV pump beeps, bed alarms, vent monitors, etc...when your alarm clock goes off.
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