If you could have one nursing superpower, what would it be? - page 4

I had a rough day at work today. There was a patient that started to go bad on me and I ended up calling a rapid response on her and sending her to ICU at another hospital. I found myself wishing I... Read More

  1. by   R!XTER
    Quote from emtb2rn
    Power to auto GOMER. Kinda like the eject seat in the Batmobile.
    Ha! Auto GOMER - Love it!! Just picturing a little red button on each stretcher. As soon as the (stable) pt starts being a pain, hit the button and watch then be ejected through a trapdoor in the ceiling. Ahhhh now THAT would definitely make my life easier. And a lot more fun!
  2. by   CodeteamB
    Jedi mind trick: "you do not want to throw that urinal at me, you want to start acting like a reasonable human being."

    My nurse voice gets me halfway there, but I would like 100% success rate.
  3. by   SaoirseRN
    Quote from royhanosn
    you cant! deal with it! You do the best your can with what you are giving.
    We know that. But it's fun to pretend sometimes.
  4. by   Bruth
    Personally, I would ask for the ability to know what was going to happen to each of my clients, in the immediate future whilel they were under my care. That way I could be pro-active, in caring for each client. If one was going to go into V. tach, for example, I could carry a syringe of Lidocaine in my pocket, ready to inject IV. Not knowing what is going on in another room has always been a concern of mine, as I have wondered if spending a lot of time with an emotional client was harming indirectly another client in another room. Strangely enough, I have had dreams in which I have had precog 'glimpses' of what my next shift will hold, and have at times spooked my colleagues by telling them that I had dreamt that at 1046 hrs my client in room five would arrest, and need two defibs to bring him back, and then it would take place just as I had said. But I want more of that ability. Guess I am not satisfied with what I already have!
  5. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from royhanosn
    you cant! deal with it! You do the best your can with what you are giving.
    Now that you've gotten that off your chest, what superpower would YOU like to have???

    We're having fun; that's what keeps us sane.
  6. by   mindlor
    My superpower would be to magically make the supervisor remain in her office for the entire shift so that us working people could get things done.
  7. by   fetch
    Mute button for angry parents, so they can scream it out of their systems but I don't have to hear about it.
  8. by   TiffyRN
    I would like the ability to spray a defensive perimeter of benzos or opiates, either would work.

    I do mean for it to affect others, not myself.
  9. by   emtb2rn
    Quote from doppelganger2
    My super power would be the ability to make my patients poop(and without the mess and smell). Because pooping is a big deal
    Have you tried telling them what their visit is going to cost? Might not help with smell & mess tho'.
  10. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    I often wish that the Staples easy button was real. So that when they are 8 students in my office (I'm a school nurse), I could push it and suddenly there would be no students and the end of school day bell would ring.
  11. by   Guttercat
    I'd be Elastigirl (from The Incredibles).

    I could do everything from a chair.
  12. by   Clovery
    I would like the ability to be in more than one place at the same time. Then I could start a blood transfusion, take an admission, and assist with a bedside bronch without having to try to explain to my supervisor how impossible my assignment is.
  13. by   ellaballet
    I would want to be able to be in two places at once.