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My name is Cory. I am a mom, a wife, a NaNa, and a critical care nurse that lives in Nashville, TN. I have found my calling in ER/Trauma/ICU. Each day I find myself experiencing life changing events and hope that by reading my posts, you will experience and feel some of what I do. If you read nothing else, please take time to read "The Hardest Question Ever Asked". It's my very first posting. And if for some reason you think you see your story don't. It's not about you or anyone you know. =)


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Thursday, January 24, 2008

I know most of you have read these but some of them were new to me and too hilarious not to pass on!!!!

You know you are a nurse when.....

1) the front of your scrubs reads "Nurses... here to
save your ass, not kiss it!"

2) you occasionally park in the space with the
"physicians only" sign... and knock it over.

3) you believe some patients are alive only because it's
illegal to kill them.

4) you recognize that you can't cure stupid.

5) you own at least three pens with the names of
prescription medications on them.

6) you believe there's a special place in hell for the
inventor of the call light.

7) you believe that saying "it can't get any worse"
causes it to get worse just to show you it can.

8) you wash your hands BEFORE you go to the bathroom.

9) you believe that any job where you can drive to work
in your pajamas is a cool one.

10) you consider a tongue depressor an eating utensil.

11) eat
ing microwave popcorn out of a clean bedpan is
perfectly natural.

12) you've been exposed to so many x-rays that you
consider it a form of birth control.

13) you've ever heard a patient with a nose ring, a brow
ring, and twelve earrings say "I'm afraid of shots."

14) you've ever placed a bet
on someone's blood alcohol level.

15) you've told a confused patient that your name is that
of a coworker and to call if they need help.

16) your bladder can expand to the size of a winnebago's
water tank.

17) you have seen more penises than any prostitute could
dream of.

18) you believe that not all patients are annoying...
some are unconscious.

19) your family and friends refuse to watch medical
sitcoms with you because you spend the whole time
correcting everyone and pointing out upside down

20) you don't get excited about blood, unless it's your

21) you've sworn to have "do not resuscitate" tattooed on
your chest. Soon.

22) discussing dismemberment over a gourmet meal
is perfectly normal to you.

23) your idea of fine dining is anywhere you can sit down
to eat.

24) your idea of a good time is a cardiac arrest at shift

25) you believe in the aerial spraying of prozac.

26) you believe that "shallow gene pool" should be a
recognized diagnosis.

27) you believe that the government should require
permits to reproduce.

28) you believe that unspeakable evils will befall anyone
who utters the phrase "Wow, it's really quiet, isn't it?

29) you have ever wanted to write a book entitled
"Suicide: getting it right the first time."

30) you have ever had a patient look you straight in the
eye and say "I have no idea how that got stuck in there."

31) you've had to leave a patient's room before
you begin to laugh uncontrollably.

CoryTraumaRN posted today at 8:56 PM

Hey,I work Shock Trauma at The MED in Memphis,TN. Stumbled onto your blog and I like how your write. Keep up the good work. Jim
Hi! I came across this blog and it really is interesting. In fact, I have thought of posting your "Diary of a Trauma Nurse" blog entry, if you'd allow me to. I would just like to share it with others who come across my page. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Good post.
Hi My name is Rebecca, I'm a CNA who is getting ready to start nursing school. My goal is to be a Trauma Nurse, I love all of your blogs especially this one, I too was wandering if I could share some of your blogs with people, they are very inspiring. Number 29 just got me rolling though. I guess not everyone would see the humor in it but I thought it was hilarious. Please keep more coming.
Thanks for writing. You have an awesome goal. Trauma nursing is like nothing else you will ever do. It is an amazing field. Of course you can share my blog and I'm so glad you enjoy reading my posts. Unfortunately my blog has taken a back seat to everything else in my life. Best of luck in your career. I have the utmost respect for committed CNA's. They make the best nurses. :) Keep in touch.
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