Spotting a fellow nurse is not that hard. You see them out in public and one simple action can say a lot. Let us know what other actions point to the fact that a person is a Nurse.
You know you’re a nurse if….
1. You believe every patient needs TLC: Thorazine, Lorazepam and Compazine.
2. Your sense of humor seems to get more “warped” each year.
3. You know the phone numbers of every late night food delivery place in town by heart.
4. You can only tell time with a 24 hour clock.
5. Almost everything can seem humorous … eventually.
6. Every time you walk, you make a rattling noise because of all the scissors and clamps in your pockets.
7. You can tell the pharmacist more about the medicines he is dispensing than he can.
8. You refuse to watch ER because it’s too much like the real thing and triggers “flash backs.”
9. You check the caller ID when the phone rings on your day off to see if someone from the hospital is trying to call to ask you to work.
10. You’ve been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up.
11. You notice that you use more four letter words now than before you became a nurse.
12. Every time someone asks you for a pen, you can find at least three of them on you.
13. You can intubate your friends at parties.
14. You don’t get excited about blood loss … unless it’s your own.
15. You live by the motto, “To be right is only half the battle, to convince the physician is more difficult.”
16. You’ve basted your Thanksgiving turkey with a Toomey syringe.
17. You’ve told a confused patient your name was that of your coworker and to HOLLER if they need help.
18. Eating microwave popcorn out a clean bedpan is perfectly natural.
19. Your bladder can expand to the same size as a Winnebago’s water tank.
20. You find yourself checking out other customer’s arm veins in grocery waiting lines.