You Might Be A Nurse If...
**You hope there is a special place in hell for the inventor of the call light.
**You believe that not all patients are annoying...some are dead.
**You believe that the gene pool could use a little chlorine.
**You have told a patient to "get some rest now" and they die right there in front of you and their family.
**You believe that no matter how much you care...some people are still *******s.
**You believe that PIA (Pain in the ass) is an acceptable admitting diagnosis from ER.
**You don't mention the name of a frequent flyer so as not to invoke his spirit to bring him/her to the ER and then to your unit.
**When asked "What color is the patients diarrhea or vomit?"...you show the doctor your shoes.
**You can discuss dismemberment over a meal like it is normal.
**You look in your closet and you can't find anything non-medical to wear.
**You can comfort anxious patients with..."I know just how you feel. It's my first IV too."
**You can cover your mistakes with versed.
**When you get a call telling you the name of your next patient you have the care plan done before they get to the floor.
**When called for orders...the MD says..."Write them yourself-you know the patient better than I do."
**You believe all bleeding stops....EVENTUALLY!
**You believe everybody has to die sometime.
**You ever told a confused patient your name was that of your co-worker and to YELL really loud if they needed help.
**You know it's a full moon without having to look at the sky.
**You've ever held a 14 gauge needle over a patients vein and said..."okay...you're going to feel a little stick."
**You shock someone with an unrecognizable rhythm until you get one you do recognize.
**You believe in the aerial spraying of prozac.
**You have encouraged obnoxious patients to sign out AMA.
**You believe the government should require a permit to reproduce.
**You believe every waiting room should have a valium salt-lick.
**You refer to vegetable...and you don't mean the food group.
**You firmly believe that "too stupid to live" should be a diagnosis.
**You have to leave the patient before you begin to laugh uncontrollably.
**You believe a good tape job will fix anything.
**You have your weekends off planned a year in advance.
**You are totally astounded when someone from a nursing home is understandable.
**You look at the veins of everybody you meet.
**You think a referral to Dr. Kevorkian is totally appropriate in some cases.
**You have ever restrained somebody...and it wasn't a sexual experience.
Sep 19, '01
Good. Verrry, very good.
Sep 19, '01
One to add----
You remember people by their diagnosis
Sep 19, '01
OMG!! I can't stop laughing!!! (((tears rolling))). I copied this to take to my ethics instructor (luckily she does have a great sense of humor!!! Thanks!!
Sep 20, '01
I think this is the first time I really laughed for a week.