Nurses– we’ve been identified as a group of young and beautiful people who poke patients in different body parts, hold their hands and expect their pulse to be normal. What an Identifier! Though partially true with the beautiful people line, (ehem :P) here are more hints that gives off a Nurse.
You are identified as a Nurse if….
You live by the motto, “To know is one thing, To convince patients and relatives is another.”
You place yourself on NPO on toxic duty days.
You love Neuro and NSS doctors because they admit unconscious or disoriented patients.
You have a par level of supplies and meds for charity, vagrants and suspended patients.
You have contact numbers of every food delivery and take outs.
You can tell your patient has pseudomonas by their secretion’s smell.
You can sleep soundly at any corner table, jeepneys, church pews, and bus seats with mouth open, saliva drooling and not be embarrassed when you wake up.
You got the annual choice between Christmas or New Year to celebrate with family.
You already have a list of Drs. to manage your case in the event that you fall ill.
Nagiging mas mahalay ka each year!
You notice that your choice of words and sentence construction are more of an elementary pupil now than before you were a nurse.
Every time someone asks you for a pen, you offer them choice of colors: red, green, blue or black.
16 hours duty on your fourth day of attending to 3 christmas tree patients is an accepted norm.
You’ve introduced yourself as your workmate to a disoriented patient and asked them to call your name out loud in case they need help.
You can predict the day you will be recalled for duty by looking at the name of your shiftmates
You can hold your bladder until the end of the shift.
When checking the patient’s level of orientation, you aren’t sure if they are telling the right day and date either.
You make a rattling noise every time you walk, because of all the scissors, trodat and penlight in your pocket .
You question orderlies why their admissions arrive at the crucial time of wrapping up your end of shift report despite you knowing its futility.
You could hear ventilator alarms and infusion pump beeps in your sleep
Your in constant battle of resisting to check out other people’s veins in public places.
Eating chips in a MDRO infested surface is perfectly natural!
You’ve known it as a fact that some patients still die no matter how hard you’ve tried.
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