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I know many of you have heard or read some like these...but here are some I haven't seen before. Some made me LOL. Hope you enjoy them! You are reading page 135 of You Know You're a Nurse When.... If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

resilientnurse has 8 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, International Health, Psych.

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When your kid goes away on an international class trip to a developing country and you send them with the following: Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, thermometer, pulse ox monitor, hydrocortisone, some old Zofran from the house, alcohol preps, loads of hand sanitizer, Dramamine, hemorrhoid cream (who knows just in case,right?), Pepto Bismol, ipecac syrup, tweezers, swabs, nail clippers, band aids, gauze, tape, Neosporin with pain relief, latex gloves, anti fungal cream, eye drops, rubber bands, Grandpa's albuterol inhaler, box of prunes, Cipro you were prescribed but for some reason never took, needless syringes and medicine cups from work, and small tubes of saline water from work too.

Not to mention that your kid knows the indications for them all. Then you shake your head knowingly when they come back home. "Oh my gosh, Mom, you won't believe it?!" I had to go into bag so many times. I kept telling them to wash their hands, don't eat off the street, not to drink the water and avoid the ice.

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tnbutterfly is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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This article from 2002 has a record number of comments - 1,603 - the most in allnurses history.

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You carry a tourniquet (CAT) and Israeli emergency bandage along with a "boo boo kit" in your assault pack..err backpack to a mega mall because you spent too many years in the military and civilian hospitals AND KNOW BETTER.

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The call light one is the funniest to me lol.

This one isn't probably funny except for me, but how about you know you're a nurse when you stand in awe of your nurse case managers group picture from 1955 with their white Florence Nightingale uniforms and hats like it was the Mona Lisa art piece or something 😁

 

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"Never pass up an opportunity to pee."

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payitforward specializes in Med/surg,orthopedics,emergency room,.

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You know you're a nurse when:

1. you can eat from a (clean of course!) kidney basin,

2. A tongue depressor is a great eating utensil

3 You NEVER pass a bathroom! ( wait do I need to pee???)

4. You can look at any gross, (to the "normal" eye) and keep eating as if nothing happened.

5. You have absolutely NO shock factor...

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You know you are a nurse when one of the workers at your house cuts his finger and you sprang into action, assessed the wound, scrubbed, bandaged and gave advice on care and s/s to monitor for, meanwhile the poor man was taken aback.  You couldn't help yourself.  YOU ARE A NURSE!

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