Workplace Sayings - page 3

We have a saying where I work that goes "There's a right way, and then there's the _______ ________ Medical Center's way!". When a coworker complains of the way something is done, then makes and... Read More

  1. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from RobbiRN

    "Incarceritis" (CP secondary to arrest by local PD)

    I love this one. I dealt with it all the time at the jail. Not just chest pain, but flopping like a mackeral and announcing "I'm having a seizure!" and the women all had bloodless "hemorrhaging".
  2. by   Buckeye.nurse
    The marker of a good shift when in charge? "Nobody died, and nobody cried."

    Often said at my previous job at a children's hospital: "God looks after idiots and children...especially on July 1st".
  3. by   Wuzzie
    Air goes in and out. Blood goes round and round. Any deviation and you've got trouble.
  4. by   RNperdiem
    "Eyeball test" This is a word our doctors use when how a patient appears regardless of what the labs and tests say. "I considered sending Mr Jones to the step down unit, but he didn't pass the eyeball test, so he will stay in ICU another day."
  5. by   Oldmahubbard
    The Q sign.
  6. by   BedsideNurse
    Overhead at the bedside of an impending emergency: "Oh no. Here comes Dr. Don't Just Do Something Stand There."
  7. by   winterblue
    When introducing patients to the lovely disposable mesh panties during pericare on postpartum:
    "These are Victoria's Other Secret."
  8. by   KatieMI
    Universal dose calculation: just enough of it.

    You can always add a drug, but once you did that, you cannot get it out.

    Start low, go slow, get to goal

    It's a sin to make Jesus' bus waiting
  9. by   brandy1017
    I love the Wrongway Regional Medical Center I can so relate! And keeping them alive till 7:05 because death is too much paperwork!
  10. by   Roy Hanson
    when everything else fail..follow the instructions! Ask the boss why the hospital dictates that this is the way WE want it done..Possible lawsuits?
  11. by   LibraSunCNM
    Last edit by LibraSunCNM on Mar 25 : Reason: copy didn't work
  12. by   rn1965
    Not my circus, not my monkeys!
  13. by   T-Bird78
    Don't say the Q word, the S word, or the B word. (Quiet, slow, or bored).