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by Davey Do Davey Do (Guide) Guide Expert Nurse

Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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The use of Wise One Liners helps me when I'm needing to make decisions, especially at work.

Here's a few examples crediting the person from which I first heard it:

 If it ain't broke, don't fix it." -Dad

"The worst enemy of good is better." -Dr. M

And from Dr. ABC:

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Got any Wise One Liners you like to use?

 

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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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This too shall pass. 

All bleeding stops eventually. 

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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The enemy of "done" is "perfect"

Time is a tool

Keep 'em alive until 7:05

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

14 Followers; 1 Article; 75,850 Visitors; 6,119 Posts

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

14 Followers; 1 Article; 75,850 Visitors; 6,119 Posts

1 hour ago, klone said:

Keep 'em alive until 7:05

We can't clock out until 7:23 without getting docked 15 minutes, so I say, "...7:25."

About a week ago, I was giving report to the day shift after dealing partially or completely with a total of 12 admissions, among other things, during my MN shift. Seven of those incompleted admissions were left from the preceding day shift.

The oncoming nurse told me that I needed to complete one of the admissions and I replied,

"My shift ends when my report ends".

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There are no big deals....

 

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two of my other favorites

fake it till you make it 

and

I can do anything for 12 hours!

 

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NightNerd has 5 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN.

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On my unit, we always say, "You don't have to be happy, you just have to be quiet."

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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Never, ever say the Q word!

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CharleeFoxtrot has 7 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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"Even crazy people can have heart attacks." 

-unknown ED Charge RN after a cocky new paramedic whose initials are CF brought in a patient having a psychotic episode (unworthy of running an EKG). Patient kept talking about being in the hospital  and it turned out she had been in that very ED two nights before with an NSTEMI. Fortunately for the young paragod, this time it was just indigestion.

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11 hours ago, klone said:

Keep 'em alive until 7:05

One of my favorites!  It’s a corollary of “That’s a day shift problem.”

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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Not my circus, not my monkeys. Said nearly every day.

A corollary for those of us in Texas (or farm country everywhere): Not my barn, not my cows.

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