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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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