I Was a MacGyver Nurse

English: A roll of silver, Scotch brand duct tape.

I saw the title of the article below and almost spit coffee on my screen. What nurse isn’t a MacGyver nurse?

I worked the night shift for years and let me tell you, you come up with some pretty inventive workarounds when you can’t get the supplies you need or the person with the key to the shortage area, who is also unfamiliar with the shortage area, can’t find the thing you need, but you know damn well, it’s in stock, but you’re “not allowed back there!”

I know the article is about slightly more technical workarounds, but I can’t tell you how many times I thought, “if I only had a glue gun or some duct tape I could build what I need.” Nurses are nothing, if not inventive. Pill cups and urinals get used for a lot more than simply their intended purposes. đŸ˜‰



About The Mean Nurse RN BSN

I am a writer and registered nurse with a bachelors in nursing from Kent State. I have studied food and its biochemical makeup for over 25 years. I am very passionate about life, wellness, writing and my daughter. I've lived out most of my personal and professional dreams, which have taken me across the country and the ocean. Google my name to find out more about me and all the links to my work, or simply send me an email. I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.


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