5 more lines you never want to hear on the job again

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We’ve all been there: A patient yells “NURSE!” at you for the millionth time, or tells you you should have gone to medical school and become a doctor instead. And all we can do is grin, bear it (and maybe come up with a witty retort!) and commiserate together!

We asked our Facebook fans which lines they were most sick of hearing on the job–which one of these tops your list?

1. “Do you know how to do this?” My response: “I read about it last night; I’m pretty confident the pictures were right!”
Joni Paul Fredrickson 

2. “You all need to hire more staff.” Like we can control that! Maybe you need a personal sitter to handle your every whim!
Amy K. Hicks 

3. “Are you a real nurse?” as I’m admitting a patient (I’m an LPN). Nope, I got my license out of a Cracker Jack box!
Tina Lewis Nickel 

4. The one I hate most is, “My (insert random family member) is a nurse and I asked her and she said…”
–Christina Snyder 

5. Oh, how about “I Googled this” and “I am allergic to Toradol.” Sorry, I will stop now. I really do like patients, believe it or not! 😉
Theresa Bougher 

What lines are you sick of hearing on the job? And don’t miss part one of this list!


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4 Responses to 5 more lines you never want to hear on the job again

  1. august

    I work in urology, one of our elderly patients( on a wheel chair ) comming to our clinic for his monthly catheter change told to the LVN changing his catheter, “you been putting something in me for some time, don’t you think is time for me to insert something in you?!” WT #!!!

  2. wstrietz

    I had a parent ask how long is been a RN because they had a young nurse the shift before me. I had just passed my RN boards but had been a LPN for 8 yrs. My response to him was “About a week!” His jaw dropped and I laughed and told him how long.

  3. ElmoRN

    I work in ER/Trauma and my favorite is, “Well, I checked WebMD and it said _____.” My response is, “Um, what medical school did he attend?” What I really want to say is, “Well, why did you ask him for a prescription and save us all the time, agony you put us through, and the bill you’re not going to pay?”

  4. htarceno RN

    how about – “Well, Doctor Oz says…”