Workplace Sayings

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  2. 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 appropriate suggestion, I reply with, "Stop making sense!"

    Rooty Payne, my work brother in arms, has a couple:
    "It's only (8 or 12) hours."
    "I don't run the train, I only shovel the coal."

    Got any?
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  4. by   TriciaJ
    Don't ask me. I'm plankton on the food chain.
  5. by   Davey Do
    Patients often mistake me for a doctor.

    I tell them, "Listen, I didn't go through two years of nursing school to be called 'doctor', thank you very much!"
  6. by   Davey Do
    A saying is defined as a short, pithy expression that generally contains advice or wisdom.

    We would meet first thing in the morning as a team when I worked for a community mental health clinic. Sometimes the discussions on how to deal with the clients in the community would get rather... "lively".

    One team member would attempt to quiet the discussion by loudly stating, "People! People! This ain't emergency brain surgery!"
  7. by   klone
    Keep ‘em alive until 7:05
  8. by   sallyrnrrt
    Can't DNR, or call the code, until electrolytes are normal
  9. by   Been there,done that
    There's no reason for it, it's just our policy.
  10. by   meanmaryjean
    Nobody dies without a dose of steroids.
  11. by   meanmaryjean
    Also (stolen from the owner of Bob's Country Bunker in the Best Movie Ever Made - The Blues Brothers) muttered under my breath to countless visitors over the decades:

    "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!"
  12. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Also (stolen from the owner of Bob's Country Bunker in the Best Movie Ever Made - The Blues Brothers) muttered under my breath to countless visitors over the decades:

    "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!"
    One of my favorites.
  13. by   Eris Discordia BSN, RN
    A couple overheard favorites:

    "It puts the BiPAP on the chin, or else it gets the tube again!"

    Regarding an AMA patient, muttered by a quippy attending: "And unto Felicia, the Lord sayeth 'Fare thee well!'"
  14. by   nur5emarte
    One of my favorites in the psych clinic:
    "Masticate Nitrogenous waste and go Asystole!"

    In the ED:
    "Clearly this patient suffers from Hypodilaudism!"
  15. by   nur5emarte
    One of my favorites in the psych clinic:
    "Masticate Nitrogenous waste and go Asystole!"

    In the ED:
    "Clearly this patient suffers from Hypodilaudism!"

    Another from LTC:
    "No, I wont let you die today, there is way too much paperwork involved!"

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