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The "I HATE IT WHEN..." thread for students!!

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by shescoolie shescoolie (New Member) New Member

shescoolie specializes in Telemetry, Med-Surg.

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I thought it would be fun to start a thread dedicated to the things we hate that happen to us as students! Let's try not to focus on the annoying classmates we have but rather things like:

I HATE IT WHEN

  • I find out my patient has MRSA after working with him for 4 hours including bathing AND toileting assistance
  • I'm in the middle of a head to toe assessment and I reach for my pen light only to find the battery is dead
  • I'm changing a patient on contact precautions and I get an unbearable itch in my eye!
  • My glasses start to slip off my face while my hands are covered in poop!
  • The automatic blood pressure cuff inflates and the velcro comes apart and pops off the patient's arm lol
  • Some part, usually the thermometer, of the VS machine doesn't work!
  • You tell your patient not to get up and you find him in the bathroom
  • I need to assist a patient quickly and spend 13 seconds trying to put on the gloves because they get stuck in a roll on the back of my hand

I gotta think of some more and I'm sure I'll be adding to this list real soon! :lol2::clown::p:D

Edited by Joe V

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kgh31386 has 4 years experience.

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"The automatic blood pressure cuff inflates and the velcro comes apart and pops off the patient's arm lol"

I've had that happen lol..nice big POP! then it puffs up

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i hate it when

  • the automatic blood pressure cuff inflates and the velcro comes apart and pops off the patient's arm lol

:lol2:i could not help, but bust out laughing at this one, 2 funny.

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  • Some part, usually the thermometer, of the VS machine doesn't work!

The thermometers never worked on the VS machines. What is it about the thermometer?

I remember all of us waiting for the only one that worked. It would usually be something like this: "Well, she has it now. It's my turn after she's done. He asked for it before you did, so it's his turn after me, but you can have it after he's done with it." :lol2:

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My peeve on these machines is when you arrive on your shift and EVERY cord - BP tube, O2 sensor wire, AC Cord, and thermometer lead is twisted into a unworkable snarl.

So, I unscrew everything so I can use the damn thing. 10 minutes later after one other CNA has used it - complete snarl of wires. ***?

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fiveofpeep has 2 years experience and specializes in critical care, PACU.

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I hate hate hate hate hate when one part of the VS machine doesnt work. One time when I worked as a CNA, I actually had to bring in three different machines to get one complete set of vitals. I praise the Lord every day that I get to work with monitored patients in the SICU.

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i hate it when nurses ignore us during our clinicals

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itsmejuli specializes in Home Care.

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I hate when my clinical nursing instructor treats us like kindergarten students.

One instructor made sure that we always entered and exited whatever floor we were doing clinicals on as a group. We had to all leave the floor at the same time for break and lunch as well as return to the floor at the same time. Sometimes we ended up standing by the elevator wasting time for 20 minutes waiting as other students finished up what they were doing.

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The patient that you and your partners just finished showering poops in the shower. sad.png

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kgh31386 has 4 years experience.

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The patient that you and your partners just finished showering poops in the shower. sad.png

lol!!!:lol2:

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I hate it when a patient asks for his urinal and as i'm helping him, he pees on me.

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