What not to say / do while you are in the ER... - page 10

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  1. by   RNin92
    Quote from teeituptom
    welcome to the wonderfull world of ER nursing
    Where's the cute little music?

    Where's Tinkerbell? And her stardust???

    Where's Walt Disney?

    Ohhhhh...
    You said wonderful world of ER nursing...not DISNEY...

    I always confuse those two!!!
    hee hee hee
    (Ok, I know I'm showing my age now!)
  2. by   teeituptom
    Quote from RNin92
    Where's the cute little music?

    Where's Tinkerbell? And her stardust???

    Where's Walt Disney?

    Ohhhhh...
    You said wonderful world of ER nursing...not DISNEY...

    I always confuse those two!!!
    hee hee hee
    (Ok, I know I'm showing my age now!)

    always thought tinkerbelle was cute
  3. by   RNin92
    Quote from teeituptom
    always thought tinkerbelle was cute
    yea...yea...yea...
    men always go for the blondes...even the animated ones!
  4. by   teeituptom
    Quote from RNin92
    yea...yea...yea...
    men always go for the blondes...even the animated ones!




    Glad I didnt dissapoint you
  5. by   dgregoire
    Quote from MyReign1
    Nope, you're obviously not a racist, just PREJUDICED. That's better than being a racist. You absolutely see nothing wrong with what you have written do you? What, exactly, makes a Black woman more intimidating, besides the color of her skin? Just, trying to understand your logic.

    PS: I'm glad you can't see the color of my skin because I would hate to come across as "intimidating."

    Thanks, in advance, for your response.
    OK....time to ake a deep breathe and BACK OFF!!! We are here at this site to share and support, not jump all over someone because they have mis-spoken.
  6. by   Morning-glory
    I occasionally float to the ER. I usually get the old and broken, waiting for a bed on Ortho. One night, I was asked to assist with an internal on a woman with pelvic pain. BF in the room. (Did I say that all pelvics make me nevous? I had a few women deliver 20 weekers on me). So I am helping the doc get everything ready. A bit of a funny smell in the room, but OK here goes. Undies off, legs up!!!

    GROSS.......

    Huge purulent drainage, yellow green goo coming out. The worst smell ever. IM abx, teaching about wearing cotton undies and good pericare etc...

    As they were leaving BF asks when can they get intimate again!!!!

    I'm like, excuse me??? You want to stick what, where???

    He goes on about how the only reason that they came in was that she was having pain while sharing an intimate moment. He didn't mind the smell so much, she has had them before.

    Gag Moi with a spoon.

    I just couldn't believe what I was hearing.

    I just about puked right there.
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from teeituptom
    Dont tell the nurse you have a real bad case of Flatus while they are assisting in a procedure on you

    Dont expell that gas while the nurse is in the room either. you can do it to the doctor but not the nurse........

    My 13 yr old nephew is a real jokester. He was just about under for a exploratory surgery due to excessive UTI's and kidney stones. After surgery, he told us that before going to sleep, he told the Dr's/RN's that they may want to watch out because he was gassy. :chuckle

    (Anyone remember that?) hahahaha Please don't answer that.....lmao
  8. by   paytonsnana
    :hatparty: Never ask a nurse when her baby is due, especially if she is NOT pregnant, and is holding a very large needle.
  9. by   UM Review RN
    This one CP r/o MI was a beaut.

    "I had to wait soooooo long in the ER!"

    Maybe at Triage, because she was a direct admit who came up so fast she wasn't assigned till after she got into the room.

    Got her admitted, fetched her a snack, waited on her hand and foot, did a fantastic teaching on the problem and its treatment options, etc, etc.

    "Why can't I have a private room?"
    "There are none."

    "Why do I have to have an IV?"
    "Because the doctor ordered it."

    Veins like sewer pipes. I decide to be nice and use a 22 because she really might go home in a.m. and just needs a reseal.

    Pt flinches, "Oww!" so I missed the vein--TWICE. Second time, I'm ready and somehow manage to keep the IV in, re-aim, stick the vein, and get a good return.

    I'm thinking how amazing I am and patting myself on the back.

    Pt says, "I think I would like a different nurse next time."



    I think of who's working and--not to brag--but I realize that I'm the best IV person on the unit tonight.

    Oh, really? Go for it then, Baby.

    I just shook my head and said, "You coulda done a lot worse, Lady," and left.
  10. by   kcrnsue
    My DON handed me a complaint to respond to. A "respected member of the community" had come in as an outpatient for a couple of units of blood. I escorted her and her entourage to the only available room, got them all drinks, and a fan because it was a hot day. I started the I.V., gave the blood as ordered and monitored her per protocol. Her statement said "I was taken to some room all the way down the hall by some slovenly orderly (I am an R.N. and she was told this and although scrubs aren't all that flattering, I have never been called slovenly!) Anyway, she went on to say that she was ignored way down there at the end of the hall. Did she not notice all of the other patients on her way down there?
  11. by   teeituptom
    Quote from kcrnsue
    My DON handed me a complaint to respond to. A "respected member of the community" had come in as an outpatient for a couple of units of blood. I escorted her and her entourage to the only available room, got them all drinks, and a fan because it was a hot day. I started the I.V., gave the blood as ordered and monitored her per protocol. Her statement said "I was taken to some room all the way down the hall by some slovenly orderly (I am an R.N. and she was told this and although scrubs aren't all that flattering, I have never been called slovenly!) Anyway, she went on to say that she was ignored way down there at the end of the hall. Did she not notice all of the other patients on her way down there?

    I took care of a patient who was a Mayor at that time and they treated me the same way, Needless to say I didnt vote for them again. But then I wouldnt have anyway as they were Republican
  12. by   needsmore$
    one thing you should never say while working in the ed--"oops!"

    anne :chuckle
  13. by   Fiona59
    Got admitted to ER for a suspected DVT while 39 weeks pregnant. Basically sit and wait until they come back from lunch and do the tests. Starving, husband brings me vending machine food, Snickers and Tomato Juice. OK, I'm pregnant.

    EMS rushes 85yo male in c/o chest pains, sob, tingling in L arm. Turns out vitals are stable. When asked what prompted symptoms and call to EMS, he replied, "My bowels haven't worked in three days and I thought you'd fix me faster if I made it sound like a heart attack".

    Nurse turns and chews me out for eating a Snickers and not asking for food "appropriate to ur condition". Heck, I didn't know u could order food in ER!!

    Turns out the male was a frequent flier, they were used to him, and his was p/o that "pregnant thing" is in my spot.

    Gee, sorry I might actually have a medical problem.

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