Practical jokes at work - page 6

What are some of the best practical jokes you have ever pulled off at work? I was in charge one night and we had a prisnor as a patient. The cop watching him until the county took over was a real... Read More

  1. by   fedupnurse
    Now why doesn't THAT surprise me!!!!!!
  2. by   KaraLea
    Not a practical joke, but at my last job we had a EMT that would give me a hard time. Just because the last patient of mine that she transferred screamed the whole 2 hour ride to the other hospital. If she can't take a little screaming, so much for her. LOL
  3. by   Enabled
    Karalea, for only two hours. That is nothing in the real world as she is probably still screaming unless she has laryngitis or has gone HOME. I have had patients scream for days at a time and it is when they are quiet that you begin to worry. I had billateral above the knees amputation and she would scream to the top of her lungs until the day she decided it was her turn to get out of bed. On rounds she managed to get out of bed and pull out all lines. I was lucky as she had to have an 18 in and I was able to get two into her. We called the doc as none of us had witnessed the getting out of bed and were afraid of some type of injury and he made a remark of how she couldn't without legs. She went over the rails as they were up on both sides. Other than the lines being out she had no injuries. The ER doc was p__ss__d that they had to wake him to see this fisty woman. When we got her back to the floor we put a vest restraint on her to save further possibility of injury. I was so scared as it happened as a GN and I wasn't sure what to do and my head nurse took right over. Thanks Nancy where ever you are
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    Time for some vitamin H eh?
  5. by   Enabled
    What the hey is vitamin H? I am taking a stab at it it it Vitamin humor?? Would lke the true meaning Thanks
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    We use it as code for Haldol.
    Other codes...She's on the A-train (she's snowed on ativan)
    this could be a new thread eh?
  7. by   KaraLea
    Actually, I had allready given this patient her ativan and it wasn't phasing her at all.
  8. by   caroladybelle
    And Vitamin T - is Thorazine
  9. by   Marj Griggs
    Vitamin O=Oxygen
  10. by   Flynurse
    My classmates and I were doing our rotation in the largest hospital in the city. We were very intimidated by some of the things we saw. Everything was always professional, neat and tidy. The hospital operator always has a soothing, almost monotone voice when she paged a doctor or other such:

    "Dr. Clooney.... please dial 5465. Dr. Tom Clooney, please dial 5465."

    Everynow and then the nurses would get board and they would call the operator to page some pretty interesting things.

    "Al Buteral please dial 3415. Al....Buteral please dial 3415."

    "Will Butrin please call the operator. Will....Buterin please call the operator."

    But the worst page was when the page "Code Charlie on floor 4. Code Charlie on floor 4." Code Charlie is a missing child and one of the units of the fourth floor was, of course, the Maternity/Nursery floor. Our instructor watched us scurry to block exits and basically freaking out over the whole situation. When the code was called off, our instructer started laughing. She knew the whole time it was a drill. :imbar
  11. by   Enabled
    One of the facilities I have had family in at one time or another plays charms everytime a baby is born. However, with the awful possibility of abduction these days if a baby is missing or taken it is Code Pink. The staff closed every exit including those to the roof. I guess though if someone is desperate they will go to the roof. I don't think we get enough fire or any type of drill as we should.
  12. by   caroladybelle
    A friend of my got a pair of nursing shoes, socks and scrub pants - stuffed them up, set them in front of a commode, closed the stall door and crawled back out (only one stall). We watched as staff went in the bathroom, looked under the stall door and went back out - repeatedly. It took about 6 hours to get caught.

    We were tempted after a few hours to call a code Blue - but our administration is uptight and we would have been fired.
  13. by   Enabled
    That would not have worked for my place as it is built like a closet with just one door that opens out. BUTT it could someday get mysteriiously locked. Then again, I would be the one to need it first. I can almost put money on it.