Stooopid

  1. 9 That about sums up my day today. This is a rant post. Please add on if your day was also dumb.

    1. 90% of my patients were morbidly obese and smelled of fumunda because they can't reach all their nooks and cranies when they bathe (if they bathe)

    2. Gravida 13, Para 6, 7 spontaneous abortions with pelvic pain who left a tampon in her kooka for 2 weeks causing me to skip lunch. The smell is burned into my memory

    3. The triage nurse who hates me for some reason.
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  3. Visit  Ciale} profile page

    About Ciale

    Joined Feb '09; Posts: 284; Likes: 146.

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  4. Visit  ourgirls} profile page
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    Quote from Ciale
    That about sums up my day today. This is a rant post. Please add on if your day was also dumb.

    1. 90% of my patients were morbidly obese and smelled of fumunda because they can't reach all their nooks and cranies when they bathe (if they bathe)

    2. Gravida 13, Para 6, 7 spontaneous abortions with pelvic pain who left a tampon in her kooka for 2 weeks causing me to skip lunch. The smell is burned into my memory

    3. The triage nurse who hates me for some reason.
    For whatever reason you must treat your patients like your love ones and have you forgotten the confidentiality rule that you must not disclose information. Smh...are you sure you are in this field because you love it or for .....
  5. Visit  IrishErin} profile page
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    Quote from Ciale
    That about sums up my day today. This is a rant post. Please add on if your day was also dumb.

    1. 90% of my patients were morbidly obese and smelled of fumunda because they can't reach all their nooks and cranies when they bathe (if they bathe)

    2. Gravida 13, Para 6, 7 spontaneous abortions with pelvic pain who left a tampon in her kooka for 2 weeks causing me to skip lunch. The smell is burned into my memory

    3. The triage nurse who hates me for some reason.
    Ah, the dreaded "forgotten tampon". I shudder when I see one coming in on the tracker.
    It's hard to be shiny and happy and caring every day, hopefully your next shift is better
    NurseOnAMotorcycle, Ciale, Madras, and 9 others like this.
  6. Visit  Sun0408} profile page
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    LOL but how does #2 happen.. I can't wrap my head around it..
  7. Visit  aTOMicTom} profile page
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    Quote from Ciale
    ...smelled of fumunda...
    "fumunda", that's a new one to me, I figured it must be from Latin, couldn't figure it out, so I googled it! thanks for the LOLz

    Oh and re #3 it sounds like the UNIVERSE was hating you today!

    Quote from kayfactor
    For whatever reason you must treat your patients like your love ones and have you forgotten the confidentiality rule that you must not disclose information. Smh...are you sure you are in this field because you love it or for .....
    I don't see any personally identifiable info, but I'm just a student...
    Quote from Sun0408
    LOL but how does #2 happen....
    Answer: Ain't nobody got time fo dat!
    Ciale, aachavez, mudd68, and 10 others like this.
  8. Visit  sharpeimom} profile page
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    Quote from Ciale
    smelled of fumunda
    I had to Google it too. All I can say is GACCCCCCCKKKK!!!!

    Gimme a barf bag...Quick! ... before I hurl!!

    Hmm... I wondered what that Gawd awful smell on some of my psych admits was called and this many years later, I finally know
  9. Visit  CodeteamB} profile page
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    Quote from kayfactor
    For whatever reason you must treat your patients like your love ones and have you forgotten the confidentiality rule that you must not disclose information. Smh...are you sure you are in this field because you love it or for .....

    There was nothing said about how the patients were treated, and there is no patient information here. Basically OP is describing a typical day in #1 and about 4 peeps I can think of in the last month in my ER alone in #2...

    Also, I do not treat my patients like my loved ones. I treat them like my patients. To treat them like my loved ones would be a boundary violation.


    Sorry, maybe I'm just cranky from my Stoooopid day which involved

    1: 16 cases of man-flu

    2: Being pod-mates with Smoke-break McGee

    3: The world's whiniest patient... like, for real, I have never in my life met someone who could whine like this

    4. The triage nurse who also hates me for some reason.
    maelstrom143, LaRN, Ciale, and 16 others like this.
  10. Visit  lmccrn62} profile page
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    Hysterical! You can't make this crap up! Ok I work as a director on a med surg unit.
    1. Patient tapes his vertical blinds in his private patient room so no light gets in at all.
    2. Overweight patient admitted from the ED gets to the unit at 2am and refuses to get off the stretcher because there is no specialty beds available ... So she signs out AMA.
    3. Old patient demands to see the person at the hospital who signed the contract with the local cable network because the TV channel listing they supplied to the hospital for the patients is fraudulent.

    When I am sick I am not complaining. This is a hospital not the Hilton or is it Disney land! Thank you CMS for letting patients think they are on vacation!
    maelstrom143, Ciale, Aliz79, and 6 others like this.
  11. Visit  Bumashes} profile page
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    Hmmmm...let's see

    For today, I give you:

    -Woman with two $100 bills stuffed in her hooha. This was discovered while doing a catheter. She was unconcerned...
    -Elderly woman who grabbed my male manager's butt while he helped me to pull her up in bed (yes, she meant to do it).
    -Girl in for STD check who told me the doctor who did her pelvic was hot
    -lady who reported 5 month pregnancy, who turned out NOT to be pregnant, and didn't care when she found out.
    -Girl in for n/v and abd pain who brought her Taco Bell lunch with her to eat while waiting to see the dr
    -Lady who is convinced things are crawling out of her scalp and down her face (nothing there)
    - several cases of whiney-man syndrome in which each of these dudes needed a Rx for vagisil to go with their little whiney girl complaints
    -Woman who held my hand and thanked me profusely for talking to her husband as if he were still a person while he quietly slipped away from us after a code was halted...

    Ha! You didn't see that last one coming, did ya?
    PMFB-RN, NO50FRANNY, Emergent, and 21 others like this.
  12. Visit  emtb2rn} profile page
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    I got the "oh by the way, i think i lost a tampon" this afternoon. Happy to delegate that upward to the doc.

    Ahh, frumunda cheese. The gift that keeps on giving.

    My last 2 shifts have featured zebras. Like the kind that make the news, really cool cases. So no details but I kept looking for thw cameras from "life in the er".

    You know it's gonna get interesting when the doc says "get an intubation tray, no wait, get a trach tray."
    Ciale, Aliz79, and Altra like this.
  13. Visit  sissiesmama} profile page
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    Quote from lmccrn62
    Hysterical! You can't make this crap up! Ok I work as a director on a med surg unit.
    1. Patient tapes his vertical blinds in his private patient room so no light gets in at all.
    2. Overweight patient admitted from the ED gets to the unit at 2am and refuses to get off the stretcher because there is no specialty beds available ... So she signs out AMA.
    3. Old patient demands to see the person at the hospital who signed the contract with the local cable network because the TV channel listing they supplied to the hospital for the patients is fraudulent.

    When I am sick I am not complaining. This is a hospital not the Hilton or is it Disney land! Thank you CMS for letting patients think they are on vacation!
    Bahahaha!! Makes me think and want to say "if that kind of stuff is what's bothering u, are u really sick enough to be in the hospital??"

    And no, I would NOT say something like that at any time to any pt, but yes, it would prob cross my mind based on some of the crazy busy shifts we have

    I agree with a PP, I would not treat my patient like my family - I don't cross those boundaries.

    Anne, RNC
    poppycat and wooh like this.
  14. Visit  morte} profile page
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    Quote from kayfactor
    For whatever reason you must treat your patients like your love ones and have you forgotten the confidentiality rule that you must not disclose information. Smh...are you sure you are in this field because you love it or for .....
    it was clearly labeled a rant......it is generally frowned upon to stomp on someone else's rant.
  15. Visit  tigerlogic} profile page
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    A friend had a pt with pelvic pain and itching who turned out to have 3, ahem THREE, used condom left up there. The pts' response? Oh, I guess no more drunk sex ...
    NO50FRANNY, canoehead, Ciale, and 7 others like this.


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