You’ve heard them before: patient complaints, whining doctors and every excuse in the book. You joke about them with fellow nurses, recount them with your friends and significant others, and roll your eyes as you hear the same phrase for the millionth time.
Nursing is a crazy profession in which no one shift is quite like any other. But through it all there are common patient requests, excuses and nursing phrases that never change. Unfortunately, these overused phrases aren’t going away anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make fun of them.
Check out these common nursing phrases that are never going out of fashion, no matter how corny, cheesy, or tacky they are.