When they're SO sure they're right...

  1. You've all seen them (sometimes on AN)- a person who believes with all their heart that a practice is correct while you and the rest of the civilized world know they're wrong.

    What's the weirdest, most outlandish clinical or technical misconception that you've seen a co-worker espouse?
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  3. by   psu_213
    "What does his hypertension have to do with his kidney function???" (said in a clueless manor, not a rhetorical question manner)

    and by the same nurse...

    "They sell potassium supplements over-the-counter? You can kill yourself with them if you over dose!" As opposed to call those other OTCs that are perfectly safe in large doses.
  4. by   cleback
    That you can fax an xray film.
  5. by   psu_213
    Not really know it all statements, but things I have heard:

    "Can they come up and do that CT portable?"

    Call from telemetry to a nurse: "The flipped into fib at 11:25." Call back from the nurse about an hour later: "was that A fib or V fib?" Not that it should matter, but this was after every bed in the hospital became remote tele capable, not just certain units.
  6. by   Sue Damonas
    A coworker of mine had a patient who was ordered a stat aspirin, she was going to give Tylenol because it was the same milligram!
  7. by   psu_213
    Quote from Sue Damonas
    A coworker of mine had a patient who was ordered a stat aspirin, she was going to give Tylenol because it was the same milligram!
    Is she the start of the urban legend of the nurse that gave two Vitamin B 6's since there was no B 12? At least I hope that is urban legend.
  8. by   JadedCPN
    That nurses are "Born Not Made."

    I'm sure I've got a ton of real-life examples, but that statement is currently holding all the space I have in my brain for ridiculousness at the moment.
  9. by   martymoose
    Quote from psu_213
    Is she the start of the urban legend of the nurse that gave two Vitamin B 6's since there was no B 12? At least I hope that is urban legend.
    That's funny !
  10. by   FolksBtrippin
    Schizophrenia is caused by childhood trauma.
  11. by   Jedrnurse
    Quote from psu_213
    Is she the start of the urban legend of the nurse that gave two Vitamin B 6's since there was no B 12? At least I hope that is urban legend.
    I suppose if you wanted to be conservative, you could half one and give them vitamin B 9 instead...
  12. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from JadedCPN
    That nurses are "Born Not Made."

    I'm sure I've got a ton of real-life examples, but that statement is currently holding all the space I have in my brain for ridiculousness at the moment.
    For anyone who doesn't recognize the reference above:

    Is it jealousy ??
  13. by   cleback
    Quote from Horseshoe
    For anyone who doesn't recognize the reference above:

    Is it jealousy ??
    Wow, how did I miss that gem.
  14. by   brownbook
    Not so technically/medically related but the fad diets of the month nurses swear by..... I had to take a nutrition class to get into nursing school, to say nothing of what nurses should have learned in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, organic chemistry, etc.

    A coworker is frequently telling patients they shouldn't drink coffee, it's harmful to their body.

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