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Coffee is my medicine

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Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 27 years experience.

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They say that coffee drinkers, compared to nondrinkers, are:

  • less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and dementia
  • have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes

Is coffee your medicine? How many cups of coffee do you drink per day?

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VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

I've always thought they should make coffee in IV form.....

sapphire18

Specializes in ICU.

Ive given caffeine drips back when I worked neuro. I wouldn't mind one when it gets to be, oh, about 0300 in my shift!

imintrouble, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg. Has 16 years experience.

Cups? That's for amateurs.

I drink buckets:)

Real caffeine addicts go for dark chocolate covering expresso beans. Wash it down with a cup of java and the world turns.

Beautiful Mind RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology, Epic CT.

Coffee un-zombifies me after a long night of studying. Cannot function without it!

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Beautiful Mind RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology, Epic CT.

Real caffeine addicts go for dark chocolate covering expresso beans. Wash it down with a cup of java and the world turns.

Ooo. I think you just hit my java tooth with that combination. :D I'm going to try that out tomorrow.

I just put my pen in my mouth and tried to write with my coffee cup. Is this a sign that I've been studying too hard or that it's time for another cup of coffee?

Beautiful Mind RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology, Epic CT.

I just put my pen in my mouth and tried to write with my coffee cup. Is this a sign that I've been studying too hard or that it's time for another cup of coffee?

I think it is time for another cup...the next thing you know, you'll using the pen as a spoon. :cheeky:

BarbaraNM, ASN, RN

Has 3 years experience.

Love it! I call coffee my 'soothing elixir' :)

Hmmm I work am shift and this is my coffee schedule- wake up and get ready half a pot of mud at home, on way to work venti Starbucks, about 9/10 a.m. cup from nurses station room, 11:30 a.m, steal coffee from cafeteria before patients eat lunch (weak as heck), 12:00 p.m. second Starbucks run but its a venti ice coffee, 1:30-3:00 p.m. caffeine is cut off and chug water :p

Nurses are 70% coffee and 30% awesomeness. :) Good combination, I think.

Coffee is my lifeblood too..

if i am really dragging tough I pull out the heavy guns.. Pre Work Out energy drink (the one from GNC which i use has 400MG caffiene per serving)

cdsga

Specializes in ICU, PACU, OR. Has 37 years experience.

I may not have bread, but EVERYONE who knows me knows that I'll have coffee!! HAHAHAHA!

Indy, LPN, LVN

Specializes in ICU, telemetry, LTAC. Has 5 years experience.

I make it extra sweet with lots of milk at work, and I drink it fast because having the time to sit down, sip and write on a chart is akin to calling it a "quiet" night and all sorts of havoc will happen so I don't get back to it until it's cold and nasty. Lately I have only been pouring up a half cup just because I hate to waste it.

Wild Irish LPN, LPN

Specializes in Mental Health, Hospice Care. Has 2 years experience.

coffee is wonderful for my mind and soul when 0300 rolls around....just enough to keep me sharp and fueled for my shift "homestretch"....all in all I drink about six cups per day....

Was feeding a baby last night while she was getting an IV caffeine bolus. First time I ever wanted to steal a patient's medication.