Nurses understand the importance of humour and positive mood for their patients. They also grow to recognize the value of fun and laughter for helping them get through difficult days on the job. Although skilled nurses can make their job look easy, nursing is complicated, difficult work that requires specialized knowledge and skills. Here are thirty-two entertaining memes that put a humourous spin on the reality of what being a nurse is really like.
Nurses Need To Have An Excellent Memory
Nurses have to memorize a long list of drugs, including their interactions, adverse effects and side effects, target lab values, nursing considerations, and patient teaching points. Nurses have come up with memory tricks to help them, including memorizing one drug at a time, grouping similar drugs, using picture association, making flashcards, using audio guides, and creating acronyms. Nurses recommend studying two to three drugs at a time and then moving on before revisiting and reviewing. Grouping similar drugs and learning drugs by classes makes remembering the information easier. Associating drugs with pictures is helpful for visual learners, and flashcards allow nurses to take learning wherever they go. Audio guides are good for audio learners, and acronyms are especially helpful for memorizing the names of drugs.
Nurses Have To Go To Bed At Strange Hours
Most nurses have to do shift work, including night shifts. This means they often find themselves going to bed at 8:30 in the morning just after the sun comes up and the birds are madly chirping away. They try to sleep uninterruptedly through the day (usually without much success), often while wearing ear plugs and pulling dark shades down over the windows to block out sunlight and the sounds of squealing kids. Unfortunately, going to bed at 8:30 a.m. and waking up at 3:30 p.m. can also cause some confusion. Day shift nurses know that when they wake up in the morning, it is the next day. However, night shift workers have to make an effort to remember that when they wake up in the afternoon, it is still the same day.