something to think about

Nurses General Nursing


Specializes in retired LTC.

A thought for the day-----

The minefields of life never get better.

We just get better at avoiding them.

Heard as a commercial for upcoming TV series Necessary Roughness a couple weeks ago.

In the same spirit of helpful little sayings for nurses, here's one re:gossip. (A MAJOR problem wherever nurses gather to work):

If wisdom's ways you wisely seek, five things observe with care:

TO whom you speak.

OF whom you speak.

And HOW and WHEN and WHERE.

Another one I saw posted on the wall of the med room:

"Put on your big-girl panties and deal with it!"

Specializes in retired LTC.

Had another phrase that I've used for years when I try to explain ABT use for MDR TB or VRE etc...

"Just when you think you've built a better mousetrap, along comes smarter rats!".

Have used this so long, I don't remember where it came from.

Specializes in tele, oncology.

For years I've tried to use the mantra "There are others worse off than I" to put things in perspective.

My cancer patient's family is being needy and demanding...deep breaths and be glad it's not my mom in that bed.

My shift sucks great big smelly donkey least I have a great tech to help me out.

Etc etc

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