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Fool-Proof Pranks for the Hospital

Hamsa Ramesha | NursingLink

March 24, 2011

Every year, April reminds us about the season for hilarious pranks. Whatever type of funny business you choose for April Fools’ Day, make sure never to cross the line and get yourself fired or involved in a lawsuit! Patients and tampering with medical equipment are off limits! Follow these guidelines when thinking up your practical jokes to protect your nursing career, and possibly, your colleagues.

- Consider the level of embarrassment or disruption your prank could cause at work.

- What kind of consequences will your joke have? Anything that could be potentially long term or career-damaging should be avoided.

- What’s your motive? If it’s revenge, it’s not a prank. Back off now.

- Who is your victim? If the supervising nurse is your target, tread carefully. Be extra cautious when fooling employees who are higher up the ladder. The higher they are, the harder they fall.

In the meantime, check out these five hospital-friendly pranks that you can use to laugh it up come April 1st! We’ve put together a mixed batch of humorous pranks that won’t get you fired, but will get you laughs.

What are you waiting for? Start Pranking >>

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    almost 4 years ago


    My uncle was in the hospital due to a stroke. After he used the urinal in his bed, he placed the straw from his morning drink in the end. When the nurse came to pick it up he told her that was the weirdest tasting Mt Dew he'd ever had. She was speachless!

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    almost 4 years ago


    that pen trick might get you killed on my floor! lol

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    almost 4 years ago


    dbucci1- please use spell check !!

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    almost 4 years ago


    One time I filled a specimen sample cup with apple juice and put it inside a biohazard bag. I brought it back to the break room at change of shift/report time and asked if anyone knew whose urine it was. They all said no, so I sat down at the table, put some rubber gloves one, opened the cup and drank it. IT WAS AWESOME! One nurse literally gagged. One of the best pranks EVER. I have more discusting ones but i'll share next year :)

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