Top 10 things nurses have GOT to stop doing at work


6. Stop eating/drinking/chewing gum while talking to people.
Yes, this even includes coworkers. Table manners have just gone out the window these days, and believe me, I know how rushed we nurses are to eat, but trying to educate a patient on anything while chewing food or gum or slurping on a drink is only going to allow the patient to remember how loud those onions smelled on your burger.

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Rachael Rainer
Rachael Rainer is a thirty-something LPN in Mississippi working the night shift. You can find more of her writing on her blog: and get her Twitter feed at

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