I know what you mean OP. Im a new nurse about to start soon. While I was working as a tech I came across people that I know on numerous occasions. Mostly visitors of ppl that was on our floor or another floor. Many times these people were so far from my past that they didn't even recognize me. Other times I wasn't even assigned to them, so nothing to worry about there. I have wondered this same thing too. What if I'm assigned a person I know whether I got along with them or not? Would this be some sort of conflict? I know some people are private and would not like someone they know even if it was someone they liked, knowing their private medical information. Hmmm I guess management shouldn't having a problem switching the assignment. Anything to make the patient comfortable. I can't imagine this happening a lot though. What are the odds that you are going to always get assigned to the patient that you know that just so happen to be on your floor.