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by Wuzzie Wuzzie (Member) Member Expert Nurse

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While his delivery is a little over the top truer words were never spoken!

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Never utter the name of the worst patient you ever took care of because 10 minutes later ED calls with report on that very patient who will arrive while you are still taking report. Especially don't do this as you are headed to the elevator on your way to lunch, and especially especially don't do this 30 minutes before time to go home. This unfortunately too-common error guarantees that you will be assigned to that patient every day till they go home 3 weeks later.

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Truer words have never been spoken. That's right up there with using the "q" word.. youvjust don't go there.. and full moons and Friday the 13ths those events raise odds for these things exponentially and if a full moon lands on a Friday the 13th, stay home.. LOL

Other favorite last words, I can get this IV no problem.. you've just made sure that won't happen.

Yep, don't tempt fate,fate will win

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macawake has 10 years experience.

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I don't have a single superstitious cell in my body. I've voiced how quiet (yeah, I said it) a shift was and how bored I was numerous times without any negative effects. I've even occasionally shared the fact that I have plans after work with coworkers, and I and everyone else could still leave on time. I'm sure most nurses have done one or more of these things without all hades breaking loose. Human beings just tend to remember things that confirm/support their preexisting beliefs, and disregard those that don't.

In my opinion superstition = irrational beliefs, stemming from a poor understanding of causality and influenced by magical thinking.

It actually saddens me to hear that many nurses actually believe that saying the dreaded q word, will actually make a patient show up at the hospital. If that person showed up, he or she was going to show up anyway, regardless of what words some random member of staff uttered.

I don't know if the YouTube nurse was joking or not. If he was serious, I honestly don't think it reflects well on us as a profession. I realize that he's not speaking on behalf of the entire profession, but still what he said and how he presented it doesn't seem helpful to how nurses are perceived by the public.

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It actually saddens me to hear that many nurses actually believe that saying the dreaded q word, will actually make a patient show up at the hospital. If that person showed up, he or she was going to show up anyway, regardless of what words some random member of staff uttered.

Of course all that is true. :)

I think, rather, that all of this represents a fairly harmless type of camaraderie. It sure the heck beats constant complaining as a form of camaraderie.

I'd go as far as to say that many people may secretly agree with you, but the fact that we know it's superstition as opposed to fact is another "thing which should never be uttered."

This kind of thing isn't really my style but I've been a little hard-pressed to come up with a serious reason to decry it. It's the same reason people expect it to rain after they've washed their cars.

Now. If you're a visitor or patient and you walk up to the desk looking for something to eat and just happen to comment on how quiet it is tonight while you're standing there...come on now. That actually has an element of 'wrongness' to it, since you have no idea the work that is being done and there is the implication that we're merely relaxing and/or not doing too much. You deserve the driest turkey sandwich we can find. ;) Only kidding of course.

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I don't have a single superstitious cell in my body. I've voiced how quiet (yeah, I said it) a shift was and how bored I was numerous times without any negative effects. I've even occasionally shared the fact that I have plans after work with coworkers, and I and everyone else could still leave on time. I'm sure most nurses have done one or more of these things without all hades breaking loose. Human beings just tend to remember things that confirm/support their preexisting beliefs, and disregard those that don't.

In my opinion superstition = irrational beliefs, stemming from a poor understanding of causality and influenced by magical thinking.

It actually saddens me to hear that many nurses actually believe that saying the dreaded q word, will actually make a patient show up at the hospital. If that person showed up, he or she was going to show up anyway, regardless of what words some random member of staff uttered.

I don't know if the YouTube nurse was joking or not. If he was serious, I honestly don't think it reflects well on us as a profession. I realize that he's not speaking on behalf of the entire profession, but still what he said and how he presented it doesn't seem helpful to how nurses are perceived by the public.

I really only posted it to have a bit of fun.:blink:

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I don't have a superstitious bone in my body. I can tell when co-workers seriously believe these superstitions, and find that mildly annoying.

But Shaun is hilarious and I enjoyed the video. It's just a joke.

Well.....not superstitious, but whenever a patient tells me they have great veins that I won't have any trouble with their IV, I know I will blow it!

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It is fun Wuzzie. No harm in having a good giggle once in a while.

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.

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I don't have a single superstitious cell in my body. I've voiced how quiet (yeah, I said it) a shift was and how bored I was numerous times without any negative effects. I've even occasionally shared the fact that I have plans after work with coworkers, and I and everyone else could still leave on time. I'm sure most nurses have done one or more of these things without all hades breaking loose. Human beings just tend to remember things that confirm/support their preexisting beliefs, and disregard those that don't.

In my opinion superstition = irrational beliefs, stemming from a poor understanding of causality and influenced by magical thinking.

It actually saddens me to hear that many nurses actually believe that saying the dreaded q word, will actually make a patient show up at the hospital. If that person showed up, he or she was going to show up anyway, regardless of what words some random member of staff uttered.

I don't know if the YouTube nurse was joking or not. If he was serious, I honestly don't think it reflects well on us as a profession. I realize that he's not speaking on behalf of the entire profession, but still what he said and how he presented it doesn't seem helpful to how nurses are perceived by the public.

I'm so sorry for you . . . it must be miserable going through life missing your sense of humor!

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

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Never utter the name of the worst patient you ever took care of

This happened last night: Eleanor, my work wife, came in to help out and worked from 1900 to 2300. We were discussing recent discharges when this occurred...

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