- Saturday, January 04, 2003
- The patient furthest away from the nurses' station rings the call bell more often than the patient nearest to the nurses' station.
- You always remember "just one more thing" you need after you've gowned, gloved, and masked and gone into that isolation room.
- The correct depth of compression in adult CPR is a bit less than the depth you just reached when you broke those ribs.
- When you cancel extra staff because it's so quiet, you are guaranteed a rash of admissions.
- If you wear a new white uniform, expect to be thrown up on.
Corollary: Residents always poop on your brand new shoes.
- There is always a way, and it usually doesn't work.
- When management smiles at you, be afraid, very afraid ...
- Staffing will gladly send you three aides--but you have to float two of your RNs.
- As soon as you discontinue the IV line, more fluids will be ordered.
- Mandatory meetings are always scheduled after you've had the worst night and just want to go home to bed.
- You always forget what it was you wanted after you get to the supply room. You always remember when you get back to the other end ...
- Doctors only ask your name when the patient isn't doing well.
- Success occurs when no one is looking, failure occurs when the boss is watching.
- The more sophisticated the equipment, the longer it takes to get repaired.
- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
- As soon as you've ordered the pizzas, 25 patients show up at the ER registration desk along with three ambulances all with cardiac arrests!
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