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you know you're a CNA when...

Red Kryptonite Red Kryptonite (Member)

Specializes in hospice.

...you can change six BM briefs in a row, and then sit down at the desk and eat a Tootsie Roll before you realize what you're doing. :wideyed:

cayenne06, MSN, CNM

Specializes in Reproductive & Public Health.

You know you're a midwife when you talk about ordering a pizza while you are examining a warm, bloody placenta! Or when the smell of poop gets you excited because you know a baby is likely to follow!

You know you're a midwife when you talk about ordering a pizza while you are examining a warm, bloody placenta! Or when the smell of poop gets you excited because you know a baby is likely to follow!

OK YOU need a vacation stat. :)

It's been 20 years but I'll jump in:

You are at home making your bed and you become frustrated when you can't find the chux to put on top of your fitted sheet.

...poop doesn't even phase you:wideyed:

...you try to rationalize with a pt with dementia:confused:

...your idea of a great day was a pt assignment of just 15 pts:up:

...during a moment of silence on your day off you panick b/c you don't hear any call lights going off:banghead:

The scent of peri-cleanser follows you everywhere, even when you are in your car and home.

...you can change six BM briefs in a row, and then sit down at the desk and eat a Tootsie Roll before you realize what you're doing. :wideyed:

Been there, done that, LOL

Missingyou, CNA

Specializes in Long term care.

...you wonder why you have the tune "some where over the rainbow" stuck in your head....

....you lie in bed at night before dozing off thinking about what you could have done differently or what you can do to help a lonely, confused resident.

you can change a patient with poop everywhere and still take your lunch break right after

When you know "Hey can you give me hand" on 11p-7a means someone had an explosion and you instinctively grab everything needed for a bed change.

Or, after the week I've had at work, you can tell a patient has a UTI without getting a UA.

when you are entering a room (bathroom, or whatever that's NOT a patient's room) and you knock before entering! lol :wacky:

hope you washed you hands :))

RubyRabbit

Specializes in Adult Cardiac ICU.

When you feel the urge to greet and smile at every elderly person you see in public

Straight No Chaser, ASN, LPN

Specializes in Sub-Acute & Long-Term Care Nursing.

You leave a room after cleaning and positioning an 85lb woman who doesn't wear a brief due to poor skin integrity. Afterwards, in the hallway, someone asks what is all over your scrubs.

You look down, remember liberally applying calazime lotion to your patients rear, prior to re-positioning, and exclaim....

"Well, THAT is a butt print"

You yourself have a BM and you look in the toilet and say that is a "large" or man that is a "small".

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice.

You leave a room after cleaning and positioning an 85lb woman who doesn't wear a brief due to poor skin integrity. Afterwards, in the hallway, someone asks what is all over your scrubs.

You look down, remember liberally applying calazime lotion to your patients rear, prior to re-positioning, and exclaim....

"Well, THAT is a butt print"

OMG :***: I think I would have to run home and burn my scrubs!

You have the urge to chart your own BMs.

Yes!

You hear call lights while trying to fall asleep.

You suddenly remember room 105 wanted a glass of water...as you're falling asleep.

You've been sloppily kissed on the arm while repositioning a dying resident.

You offer a difficult resident who was fighting you a hug and she kisses you on the cheek.

LaterAlligator

Specializes in geriatrics, dementia, ortho.

You can mentally juggle and prioritize the needs of 10+ patients, and plan your route around the unit accordingly (including knowing which ones will try to flag you down even if you're carrying a heavy food tray and bag of trash, so you detour in order to avoid their path!).

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