Weird habits you've picked up since starting Nursing school - page 2

A few of mine: Checking the expiration date on EVERYTHING. Evaluating everyone I meet for IV placement. Laying out every utensil I need before cooking. Watching every person I see with a cane to... Read More

  1. by   locolorenzo22
    I've stopped reusing dishes at home, even if they've been in the sink for less than a second....
    Also, I will NOT eat anybody else's cooking unless I see them making said food....just too much to worry about....
    at work, I'm religous with the soap/water and gel...also, I refuse to NOT wear gloves when feeding someone as I've been around all sorts of people all day.....
  2. by   allthingsbright
    getting up at 3AM to study, freak out, whatever.

    reading nursing books before i go to sleep.

    reading anything i can on the internet written about/by/for nursing students.
  3. by   mafiamom
    well i am not in nursing school yet, but i took micro - so UGH - totally freaked out about germs...

    i also find my self evaluating peoples ankles and fingers for edema, and asking a ton of questions when people tell me random symptoms they are having! i just LOVE dx....
  4. by   JessiekRN
    Asking family members about their various symptoms and diseases.. my mom has had colitis for a while and while I was studying for my fourth exam, which included GI, I kept bothering her for her symptoms..what makes your pain better, what makes it worse, how much diarrhea? Was there blood in your stools? She was very patient but up to a point.. Also keeping an eye on how much everyone drinks.. for some reason I'm very concerned about dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.. AHHH nursing school has made me crazy. Here's to three months off!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Washing my hands before I go to the bathroom.
  6. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Quote from briehy
    Whenever I'm cleaning or going from one room to the next I always make sure I have I don't have to keep making trips back and forth!! Sometimes it can get a bit outa hand... I think all nurses are a little OCD... ??
    When I was working as a Medical Assistant taking my pre-requs I stayed late to organizes a draw full of sapmles. One of the FNPs was at his desk charting right next to me. I told him I was a bit anal. He said it was a great trait being that I wanted to be a nurse
  7. by   Kiringat
    Quote from NurseyBaby'05
    Washing my hands before I go to the bathroom.

    :yeahthat: lol
  8. by   JohnBearPA
    Quote from NurseyBaby'05
    Washing my hands before I go to the bathroom.
    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
  9. by   Thedreamer
    Quote from JohnBearPA
    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
  10. by   RNDreamer
    I do that at work

    Quote from NurseyBaby'05
    Washing my hands before I go to the bathroom.
  11. by   Rosa2Little
    Driving down the highway and reading medical acronyms in the license plates... oh look there's THR followed by a DVT! Ironic? Or perhaps I've been studying a wee bit too hard...
  12. by   The Bell Jar
    I have become hyper aware of my surroundings and on the lookout for accidents.
    I wear gloves when touching any garbage or anything that may be 'contaminated' at home.
    I always have a black ink pen.
    I usually have a pen light with me.
  13. by   Thedreamer
    I never leave the house without a pair of gloves in my back pocket, some 4x4s and some IV tape. It would just be MY luck that someone keels dead right next to me in Publix so I just go around prepared expecting these things to happen. To date: Kid standing next to me in the movies at the popcorn line decides thats a good time to have a full on tonic-clonic seizure on the hard tile floor as the service lady hands me my bunchacrunch (Got him orientated as best I could in his post icktle* state before the medics got there, AND made it to my movie just in time!). The lady sitting directly behind me in pollo tropical decides that it is a good time for her to choke on a chicken bone just as I sit down with my meal (apparently she was trying to put chicken, rice, beans, and a full plantain into her mouth at the same time. Fixed her up good, waited for the medics, washed my hands, and ate like nothing happend). And finally, as I am getting into my car, tux freshly purchased, is when bottle rocket boy decides hes going to "hold on to the rocket" after hes lit it. That was fun. I was late for that wedding.

    God we are a sick bunch