Nursing Superstitions! - page 8

I thought this would be a fun topic since nurses are the most superstitious people in the world! I believe that disaster will strike if someone says the "Q" word. I even cringe if a patient says... Read More

  1. by   semstr
    -the R word is the German translation for the Q word.
    Hate to write it down really................. LOL
    it means r- u-h-i-g or R-u-h-e

    Thank God I am off for 3 days!!! Renee
  2. by   GERINRS
    I was working in a nursing home and one res.'s feeding pump kept acting up. Well, I switched it to read the total intake which read 666!
  3. by   deespoohbear
    I have been employed by my current hospital for over 6 years. Of those six, I have worked 3 Thanksgivings. I have had pt die each time I work Thanksgiving, and this year was no different. One hour and 30 minutes into my shift, my elderly pt received her "celestial discharge." She was a DNR so that made things a little smoother. I told one of my co-workers that I was done working Thanksgivings!! LOL!!!
  4. by   kennedyj
    Now I know why everyone gets uptight when I walk onto the Labor deck and say its awkardly QUIET around here today, IT'S SURE QUIET TODAY. They say dont say the Q word then I say it 3 times and laugh. What can I say I am a practical person - not superstitous. I think its also funny when they put fake names on the board as an omen to keep patients away.
  5. by   mopsi
    I have been a big fan of the sheet knot...yes it's ALWAYS worked for me...Must be top sheet.. I use the corner facing the door...Do not change the sheet..If there are knots there just tie yours too...If you want the patient to go to the light , untie the knots, the change the sheet. Been working for over 10 years...PS..all this knot business must take place at the begining of your shift..right after report..if you hear someone's doing bad.......You can not run in there and tie a knot an hour before you shift is up ..That just about makes sure they go 5 minutes before the next shift walks in..Also just like Motel 6...LEAVE THE LIGHT ON......
  6. by   kennedyj
    Originally posted by GERINRS
    I was working in a nursing home and one res.'s feeding pump kept acting up. Well, I switched it to read the total intake which read 666!

  7. by   GERINRS
    o.k. what does LOL mean? Is it little old lady? Also, what is the s word? Does it refer to fecal material?
  8. by   Cindy_A
    LOL means Laugh Out Loud
    The "S" word is SLOW - but don't say it at work!!!!
  9. by   kennedyj

    hehe Im at work but floated to the NICU tonight.
  10. by   Cubby
    The "Q" word gets me every time! Administrators thimk all nurses are nuts anyway so I am use to their questioning looks when I tell them "Don't ever say that word" As a substitute I have encouraged my staff to say Calm instead. Haven't noticed the Gods responding to that one YET.
  11. by   Teshiee
    arial dark-blue

    i never say the q word . always anticipate a bad day so it wont turn out bad. try to not work on a full moon
  12. by   funnynurse
    I swear if I don't pray that I will have a good day at work (no codes, difficult patients, etc. ) I have a shift from hell! I also have to pray the whole hospital has it good to!
  13. by   Cmariehart

    Does anyone know if there is a website that contains different nursing superstitions? Just a little curious.....