4 funny ways to use work supplies at home


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Everybody knows the trick of putting a bag of IV fluids on either side of a patient’s head when you’re not sure if he has a neck injury. What about the everyday things we use that could help propel us from Boring Nursing Scrubs into Lady Gaga Territory?

1. Have you got a kid who’s been given the role of a Pilgrim in the Thanksgiving play? Try making your own Pilgrim hat out of a urine hat! For the traditional take on Pilgrim attire, you could spray-paint the hat black, then use a silver paint pen to sketch a buckle on the front. For a more postmodern feel, try wearing the hat as is, in white, with buckle and belt colors limited only by your imagination.

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Agatha Lellis
Agatha Lellis is a nurse whose coffee is brought to her every morning by a chipmunk. Bluebirds help her to dress, and small woodland creatures sing her to sleep each night. She writes a monthly advice column, "Ask Aunt Agatha," here on Scrubs; you can send her questions to be answered at

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