Ever wonder what life would be like if patients could read our minds? Or have you — maybe as a new nurse with good intentions — said the wrong thing and instantly wished you could rewind those last 5 seconds?
Fortunately most of us have a pretty effective filter when it comes to our thoughts. But every once in a while, the filter fails and we say things we really, really wish we could take back. Here’s a list of 8 things every nursing professional should stay mum about. What would you add?
- Are you the mom? (when she is the wife)
- This is my first time doing this procedure. Wish me luck.
- Uh oh.
- Well, that’s not good.
- This is the worst case I’ve ever seen.
- If you hit that call light button one more time …