You Know You're A Nurse If... - page 5
You know you're a nurse if... You've been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up. (share and add your own below) https://youtu.be/U5tI_zBuPFo... Read More
May 3, '12Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 10,125; Likes: 11,617when your husband tells you he's supposed to take a current meds list (or fax it) with him to the vascular specialist
he's just been referred to and you not only suggest faxing it but make the list for him. he looks at the list and asks
whether the nurse will know those "weird" words. words like "prn" and "bid" and "tid"... also "qd" "hs" just to name a few.
oh... she knew!Last edit by Joe V on Sep 27, '12
May 3, '12Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: GI ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 138; Likes: 115When you're cleaning up a major code brown and wonder what's for lunch while your stomach's growling
May 3, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in LTC, OR ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '09; Posts: 18; Likes: 31You're 4 year old knows all the bones in the body (while I was in A & P) and when he started kindergarten he was telling his class about skin assessments and care planning and medication administration, to the point that I got a phone call from his teacher about words she didn't understand
May 3, '12Joined: Jan '10; Posts: 2,358; Likes: 3,117Quote from hhurleylmaoyou're 4 year old knows all the bones in the body (while i was in a & p) and when he started kindergarten he was telling his class about skin assessments and care planning and medication administration, to the point that i got a phone call from his teacher about words she didn't understand
May 3, '12Joined: Jan '10; Posts: 2,358; Likes: 3,117Quote from rgroyer1rnbsnnothing personal but don't get me started with the press ganey surveyyou beleive there is a special place in hell for the inventors of the press gainey survey and all er/ed nurses know what i am talking about.
May 3, '12Joined: Jan '10; Posts: 2,358; Likes: 3,117these were given to me by my several nurses where i work...
on your day off, you made sure that everyone follows the schedule at your household, plus your cell wallpaper has florence nightingale's image.
you don't get excited about blood loss ... unless it's your own.
you live by the motto, to be right is only half the battle, to convince the physician is more difficult.
you've basted your thanksgiving turkey with a toomey syringe.
you believe not all patients are annoying ... some are unconscious.
you believe every patient needs tlc: thorazine, lorazepam and compazine.
May 4, '12Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 304; Likes: 196You know you are a NICU nurse when the scrawny little preemies,(you know the ones that look like naked baby birds) are cuter to you than the full term chubby cheek "normal" baby
May 4, '12Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 304; Likes: 196You know you are a nurse when you answer your own cell phone, "This is the nursery. I'm RNSC. How can I help you today?"
Its happened more times than I can count.
May 6, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in PICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 201; Likes: 33Quote from nicenurselpnLol me too!!!!!
I call my report sheet my "brain". I have been known to be seen running all over the building lookin for my "brain" which is where I put my patients vital signs on!!
May 7, '12Joined: Sep '07; Posts: 2,645; Likes: 7,538Quote from babyRN.That's what she said!I have no idea what I would do with anything that big.
May 9, '12Joined: May '12; Posts: 1; Likes: 11After major back surgey,you tell your nurse " give me the 10cc syring I'll take my own catheter out"
May 9, '12Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 10,125; Likes: 11,617you can discuss almost any topic or question that comes up whever you happen to be.
ex. two md neighbors, one nurse wife and i discussed a new surgical procedure during a play intermission without ever leaving our seats.Last edit by Joe V on Jan 28, '18
May 9, '12Occupation: RN From: US ; Joined: May '06; Posts: 331; Likes: 25Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabeLOL! Too funny.
That's what she said!