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You know what grinds my gears?

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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When your out of control patient suddenly is an angel when primary rounds. 

 

What grinds your gears?

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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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That! Sudden personality change when faced with another medical/nursing professional....

Also parents who won't pick up the phone but then call the school and ask "Who called?" I will always leave a message (assuming your VM is not full)

 

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nrsang97 has 19 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.

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Definitely the patient who has a sudden personality change when someone else shows up.  

People who do NOT ever try to start their own IV.  They just call the rapid team or IV team (if your facility has one).  Then claim to "suck at IV starts", but will never try themselves.  You will not improve if you don't try!

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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People who use the phrase "grinds my gears," that really frosts my cupcakes! 🤣

Just kidding, just kidding! 

Honestly, I can't think of anything because I had a great day. Okay, people who say "irregardless." They annoy me. Or "supposably." Or "Phenegran." It's Phenergan!!! 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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...anytime nursing is referred to as "my dream job/calling".

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55 minutes ago, Pixie.RN said:

"Phenegran." It's Phenergan!!! 

I'll see your phenegran and raise you 10 ATenols.

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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2 minutes ago, JKL33 said:

I'll see your phenegran and raise you 10 ATenols.

I will throw in some peanut butter balls and a nipplelizer (or possibly phenobarbital and a nebulizer). 

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River&MountainRN has 5 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Primary Care, LTC, Private Duty.

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When you try multiple times to reach a patient about their controlled medication that they're requesting EARLY, leave multiple voicemails, and then they call back to complain "no one called me and now I'm OUT!!!!"...on the weekend answering service, knowing full well that the office isn't open on the weekend. And then they show up to the ER to complain that their PCP won't refill their meds and request the ER give them their narcotic of choice. 

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JBMmom has 6 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care.

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Ooh, are we going grammar? I hate- O2 stat, supposably, for all intensive purposes, (and irregardless). There are others, I'll come back and chime in again.

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L-ICURN has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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1 hour ago, JKL33 said:

I'll see your phenegran and raise you 10 ATenols.

METRO-POLO😂😂

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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1). Adults who pull blankets over their heads and/or pretend to be asleep, like toddlers, thinking "You can't see me if I can't see you."  I see you!  And it's time for discharge papers now. 

2) Adults, particularly grown women, who regress to baby talk.  Please, please, please do not tell me you have to "poopie" if you're 35 years old

3) "Vomicking"

 

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