Joke..You know you are truly an ER nurse if... - page 3

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I found this on . thought this was way to true...:yeah: You are either dating or sleeping with a fireman, a cop, or a doctor. If not you claim to hate them because you have either a. been cheated on by them b. too old or... Read More


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    Quote from blee o'myacin
    what happened to you? your feelings towards the er nurses and techs are quite negative. couching it in humor is troubling because this post has real teeth and fits in with all the countless er bashing posts.

    wow. are you a nurse? a patient who didn't get the care they felt they deserved? both? i'm curious.

    blee

    wow! i read your post hoping it was a joke, you know the weird, non pc humor that us er folks enjoy. you are really serious, you think that the op's list was accusatory? there are a million lists like that on the net, they are for different types of people, and in this example, things that an er nurse has either done, thought about, or thinks is funny. are you really a nurse? i can't imagine you being in the er, you seem to be quite unclear on the concept. i'm really hoping that you posted when you were really exhausted or drunk, or exhausted and drunk, and if so i excuse your bizarre thought process- if not, all i've got to say is- yikes!
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    Quote from cursenurse
    WOW! I read your post hoping it was a joke, you know the weird, non pc humor that us er folks enjoy. You are really serious, you think that the op's list was accusatory? There are a million lists like that on the net, they are for different types of people, and in this example, things that an er nurse has either done, thought about, or thinks is funny. are you really a nurse? i can't imagine you being in the er, you seem to be quite unclear on the concept. I'm really hoping that you posted when you were really exhausted or drunk, or exhausted and drunk, and if so i excuse your bizarre thought process- if not, all I've got to say is- Yikes!
    I wondered since Blee got so bent out of shape because even I could tell it was a joke and I don't catch on to every joke like this and my hubbie and laughed until we both almost peed! And as I posted earlier in this thread, I would rather have a nurse taking care of me or my family that could at least smile and joke a little bit instead of one that you never see smile or laugh sometime during her shift. A little humor goes a long way with any job, especially in ours working in the ER. Just my opinion, but I can speak from experience as both a patient in the ER, and also as a family member when my father was in the ER having an MI. And when he was d/ced, the ones he was so proud of having as nurses and EMTs bringing him in were the ones who made him laugh and made his stay a little more pleasant. A little goes a long way in decreasing a patient's stress or anxiety!

    Anne, RNC
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    You have ever had a patient control his seizures when offered some food<O</O
    Your most common assessment question is "what changed, tonight, to make it an emergency after 6 (days, weeks, months, years)<O</O
    Your favorite hallucinogenic is exhaustion<O</O
    You believe that "too stupid to live" should be a diagnosis<O</O
    You say to yourself "great veins" when looking at complete strangers<O</O
    You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if the phrase "wow, it's really quiet" is uttered
    You encourage an obnoxious patient to sign out AMA so you don't have to deal with them any longer
    You find humor in other people's stupidity<O</O
    You have the bladder capacity of five people<O</O
    You've ever had to contend with someone who thinks constipation for 4 hours is a medical emergency<O</O
    AND FINALLY YOU MIGHT BE AN E.R. NURSE IF YOU FIND HUMOR IN ANY OF THIS!<O</O

    From one ER nurse to the rest!<O</O
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    So true.

    Also, you might be an ER nurse if you think every patient should be intubated, have a central line, and a foley.
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    Quote from blee o'myacin
    what happened to you? your feelings towards the er nurses and techs are quite negative. couching it in humor is troubling because this post has real teeth and fits in with all the countless er bashing posts.

    wow. are you a nurse? a patient who didn't get the care they felt they deserved? both? i'm curious.

    blee
    wow...this op stated from the get go that she obtained these jokes from an er humor website. i suppose by responding as you did, you have shown possibly your inability to assess yourself. they are jokes, meant to be funny, and they are.
    Last edit by TraumaNurseRN on Aug 5, '08 : Reason: spelling
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    QUOTE: "What happened to you? Your feelings towards the ER nurses and techs are quite negative. Couching it in humor is troubling because this post has real teeth and fits in with all the countless ER bashing posts.

    Wow. Are you a nurse? A patient who didn't get the care they felt they deserved? Both? I'm curious."



    YOU KNOW YOUR A REAL ER NURSE WHEN YOU CAN LAUGH AT ER HUMOR AND NOT BASH IT. LOVED THE ER POST, ALL OF IT IS TRUE, THANKS FOR BRINGING LAUGHTER TO ALL OF OUR DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANKS HANNARN! KEEP THEM COMING!!!
    Last edit by johnnrachel on Aug 5, '08 : Reason: SPELLING
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    you know ur an er nurse when theres five of you trying to hold down a highly confused/post ictal/slightly crazy old guy from jumping up and peeing on everyone until you can get the restraints on, then after changing his previously soiled sheets he gets diarrhea all over and starts peeing again while rubbing his butt in a circle to make a nice soup out of it... all the while we are laughing and trying not to get splashed.... thats when you know your an er nurse haha :chuckle
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    ...you enjoy eating cold Chinese food at 6:30 am after ordering it at 6:30 pm.


    ...you make prank phone calls to the "red" phone and enjoy getting an unsuspecting colleague thinking that a several multi-traumas will be at your door in less than 5 minutes.


    This is a great thread. Keep it going.
    Roy Fokker likes this.
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    You know you are truly an ER nurse if: You have ever told a patient that Geodon is a pain med that can only be given IM.
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    .. if you've ever had to give more than five "coochie cocktails" in one shift haha
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