The Unwritten Rules of Nursing - page 3
From my own observations I have seen a number of unwritten rules when it comes to nursing practice. Policies and procedures are fine but often times these unwritten rules are more powerful. Here... Read More
Dec 24, '07Occupation: ortho neuro detox nurse, new tele nurse Specialty: ortho/neuro/detox, tele ; Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 2,449; Likes: 1,251top 3 of mine...
1. NEVER assume that someone else will get your lights....if you ignore lights, pretty soon you'll have 23 going off one after the other and will be 3-4 hrs behind schedule...
2. When someone asks for you by name with a question, RUN....it's never good news....
3. do not underestimate the power of a friendly smile, and a well-timed quip....I personally make one liners about axillary temps(make like a chicken and make a wing), mouthcare (purse those lips), and ted hose(well, they're not pantyhose, so we'll be taking them off for the evening)
Dec 24, '07Occupation: full time student Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 16; Likes: 2I'm in my first year of nursing school, and these are all great advice. Keep it up, I'm rolling on the floor over here.
Dec 24, '07Occupation: Medical Imaging RN~Special Procedures CT Specialty: 33 year(s) of experience in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN ; Joined: Aug '04; Posts: 6,708; Likes: 1,449Your new admisson, who has been in ER for at least 10+ hours, is coming to the floor at 1900 and ER says there's no way to hold them for another hour.