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2. You know you’re an ICU nurse when…
Ask an ICU nurse about feeling overwhelmed and her likely response will be “What’s that?” Check out this mug that lists the quirky ways that ICU nurses constantly “have it handled.”

10. You dread the new resident rotation.
9. You’re used to not using the bathroom in a 12-hour shift.
8. You tell the resident what orders to write.
7. You eat in between hanging blood and plasma.
6. You don’t have a medical degree, but you know the diagnosis and treatment for your patient.
5. You’re there when the code 99 is over before the doctor gets to the room.
4. You’re not afraid to stand up to anyone.
3. Your job is stressful and all you’re afraid of is the thought of cutting people’s hair.
2. You develop really sick humor.
1. You go in to work for your shift and you’re not overwhelmed—it is what it is.

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Marijke Durning
Marijke is a professional writer who began her working career as a registered nurse over 25 years ago. After working in clinical areas ranging from rehab to intensive care, as a floor nurse to a supervisor, she found she could combine her extensive health knowledge with her love of writing. Although she has been published in a wide variety of publications for professionals and the general public, her passion is writing for the every day person to promote health literacy.

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