Anyone ever care for a famous person? - page 2

Just wondering how many out there have ever been a nurse to someone famous / celebrity, etc. ? That's interesting!!... Read More

  1. by   delirium
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Nobody big time famous, just some local celebrities. But watching the news isn't the same once you've seen what those ladies look like under that desk

    Heather
    Thanks for the visual.

    Do any sympathy itching?

  2. by   AmandaDawn
    only been in nsg a few yrs and so far not famous people altho i did have a local county comissioner as a pt for about 2 wks at the rehab center i work for. she tried to turn me and a cna in because when we took her leg off a cpm she say we pull her knee replacement out of place...made the place do an x-ray and everything. turned out it was fine the only way i found out about it is because they questioned the cna about it no one ever came and questioned me tho. anyways she is up for re election this yr...lol paybacks are hell!
    amanda
  3. by   VickyRN
    Took care of a GEORGE BUSH once; sorry, but wasn't one of the presidential duo. Just an unknown and unrelated elderly gent who happened to share that famous name.
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    Yep, I have; a few politicians and celebs.

    Still don't feel quite right about mentioning names though, even though some of these folks are long-gone....
  5. by   duckie
    We have a Freddy Kruger where I work at now....does that count? LOL
  6. by   Jenny P
    I've cared for celebs, famous ppl, and some who just THOUGHT they were famous or important. Everyone looks the same in hospital gowns, though. LOL
  7. by   P_RN
    Actors, boxers, musicians, a Rock & Roll star from the 60s, politicians and their families, local TV celebrities. Yes they all look the same in a hospital gown. Most were just "regular acting" people. One karate guy was a little annoying. No names EVER.
  8. by   Aussienurse2
    I once had Jesus, Michael Jackson and two Otis Redings in my ward.....of course it was psych.....and Michael was a short white guy.....and Jesus was a biker........Oh s*#t maybe they weren't who they said they were??!!
  9. by   JonRN
    I worked at Methodist Hospital In Indy, so I have taken care of a lot of famous race drivers who were injured. NO NAMES out of respect for their privacy. For the most part they were exceptionally nice guys. The problem came in when all their buddies visited and smuggled in beer for them. This was in the 70s and the head nurse was a strict disiplinarian, so it took some creative thinking to keep the beer hidden.
  10. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas


    Over the years, I cant even begin to count the celebrities Ive taken care of. Actors, actresses, athletes<football players are the worst to take care of>,golfers,assorted politicians. Politicians arent as bad football players but close. Some of whom are extremely well known.

    such is life





    doo wah ditty
  11. by   JailRN
    Well, I don't feel like I've violated any "Breack of confidentiality", MsPurp, and I'm certainly not going to scream. These were pts that I've been photographed with in the newspapers, TV and mentioned in their books. (and I don't mean the tabloids) But, I do agree that if it's not started by them, it's a no-no.
  12. by   delirium
    Originally posted by JailRN
    Well, I don't feel like I've violated any "Breack of confidentiality", MsPurp, and I'm certainly not going to scream. These were pts that I've been photographed with in the newspapers, TV and mentioned in their books. (and I don't mean the tabloids) But, I do agree that if it's not started by them, it's a no-no.
    That question wasn't necessarily directed to you, and I didn't assert that you had breached patient confidentiality.

    It was just a question from a nursing student who is still learning about legal issues such as this.

    It certainly wasn't meant to be offensive.
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Aussienurse2
    I once had Jesus, Michael Jackson and two Otis Redings in my ward.....of course it was psych.....and Michael was a short white guy.....and Jesus was a biker........Oh s*#t maybe they weren't who they said they were??!!
    :chuckle

    Heather

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