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Ridiculous Tip Number Two: Always carry a tape measure and a permanent marker

Most nurses only carry tape measures if they’re working labor and delivery or prenatal services. It’s incredibly handy to have one, though, as things like TED hose always seem to come without tape measures, and you never have one on hand to measure a wound.

The same goes for a permanent marker. I’ve done everything with mine but autograph a line of staples. You can draw circles around swellings, initial dressings, date IV sites and (in a pinch) draw a moustache on that resident you don’t like very much while he’s napping.

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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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