ER last night made me mad!

  1. did you guys hear nusre sam ask abby if she could take her shift the next day, and dr. weaver said let somebody else do it, "we don't need our residents to be seen slinging bedpans." :angryfire I am so ticked at that show right now I am about ready to write a letter. That was uncalled for and continues the impression that all that nurses do is take care of code browns. When are we going to get a show that treats the nurses like the professional that they are without the snarky comments? :angryfire
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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Already wrote my letter .
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Although the one time i saw a doctor assist a pt. with a bedpan, i wanted to look out the window to see if a fish would be riding by on a bicycle.
  5. by   caroladybelle
    Actually, I have seen an MD handle a patient on the bedpan. Of course, they didn't empty it and clean it and the patient did have a lot of "old" money.
  6. by   -jt
    The Center for Nursing Advocacy is running a letter-writing campaign to get ER to improve the way they portray nurses. For details, go to: http://www.nursingadvocacy.org/actio...ers/er/er.html
  7. by   Monist
    Helping someone onto a bedpan who can't get out of bed to use the toilet is perhaps the greatest honor you will ever have in this world. The rest (money, credentials, power) is all just smoke and mirrors. Cleaning someone up who has soiled themselves is the greatest act of kindness you will ever do. Shows like ER aren't real, so who cares how they portray anything?

    When you see the truth, you will see that God has played a big joke on those who must elevate themselves to the status of emporer or die trying. If you can't see the incredible honor, dignity and power in being the person who provides perineal care to an incontinent patient--then you're in hell.

    The Monist
  8. by   cinrn68
    Quote from Monist
    Shows like ER aren't real, so who cares how they portray anything?
    When they stop defibrillating patients who are in asystole, maybe they'll portray nurses in a better light.

    The whole premise of Abby becoming a doctor because she's such a shining star as a nurse and is basically wasting her time being a nurse makes me sick to begin with... why not throw in some assanine comments as well?
  9. by   purseOnalityRN
    Quote from smkoepke
    did you guys hear nusre sam ask abby if she could take her shift the next day, and dr. weaver said let somebody else do it, "we don't need our residents to be seen slinging bedpans." :angryfire i am so ticked at that show right now i am about ready to write a letter. that was uncalled for and continues the impression that all that nurses do is take care of code browns. when are we going to get a show that treats the nurses like the professional that they are without the snarky comments? :angryfire
    whoa, i didn't even catch that - if i did i would've turned it off! you are 100% correct in my books - in fact a show about nurses has been on my mind for a long while! there are so many nurses around the world - especially north america that would appreciate a television show portraying the real nursing world. not the "yes dr" "what else do you need dr" crap !!!! :angryfire
  10. by   smk1
    exactly and to clarify, i certainly don't have a problem with toileting anyone, i was a nursing assistant before then a health assistant at a school and i am a mom, also took care of my grandma in her end stage of cancer. What i have a problem with was the attitude displayed by the doctors toward the nurses. And yes i know it is a T.V. show, but i watch tv to unwind sometimes and enjoy a good storyline, i don't feel they need to give out backhanded insults to an entire profession, many of whom are faithful followers of the show! If the only thing nurses do is ADL's, then their schooling would be about 3 months not 2-4 yrs or more. I just wish they would for ONCE portray the nurses (not just abby who is a med student/nurse) as professionals
    who have knowledge insight and more thatn just skills and following orders. Maybe I am not wording my frustrations correctly, does anyone else get what i am trying to say? i hope so!
  11. by   gij1
    [QUOTE=Monist]Helping someone onto a bedpan who can't get out of bed to use the toilet is perhaps the greatest honor you will ever have in this world. The rest (money, credentials, power) is all just smoke and mirrors. Cleaning someone up who has soiled themselves is the greatest act of kindness you will ever do. Shows like ER aren't real, so who cares how they portray anything?

    Give me a break! You are just continuing the sterotype that nurses (mostly woman) should be joyfully running around performing "acts of kindness." Nevermind our education & professionalism. But it is okay for doctors (used to be mainly men) to demand respect and pay for their education and professionalism. Your attitude really bugs me! May you empty bedpans glore.
  12. by   4greatkids
    Quote from Monist
    Helping someone onto a bedpan who can't get out of bed to use the toilet is perhaps the greatest honor you will ever have in this world. The rest (money, credentials, power) is all just smoke and mirrors. Cleaning someone up who has soiled themselves is the greatest act of kindness you will ever do. Shows like ER aren't real, so who cares how they portray anything?

    When you see the truth, you will see that God has played a big joke on those who must elevate themselves to the status of emporer or die trying. If you can't see the incredible honor, dignity and power in being the person who provides perineal care to an incontinent patient--then you're in hell.

    The Monist
    Are you serious? Helping someone onto a bedpan is not the "greatest honor" one will ever have in this world. God does NOT play jokes on anyone and no one is in HELL if they can't see the "honor, dignity and power" in providing PERINEAL CARE!!! I hope you're joking! You sound like a religious phanatic who has the ability to turn people off to the awesomeness of God! I am a Christian and I'll profess it in a minute. God has NOTHING to do with perineal care. However, God says that we should do things TO HIS GLORY. Meaning do the BEST you can. I found this to be very true in practicing. No matter how DISGUSTING the task may seem, I do it to glorify HIM and that changes the whole perspective of the situation. There's nothing beautiful or prestigious about POOP! It's all in your attitude and how you make the patient feel while you're doing it! You sound very extreme and almost a little crazy. Not to offend you in anyway, but that's how it came across to me...and I'm very familiar with the Word of God. Imagine how it may sound to someone who is searching.
  13. by   Monist
    [quote=gij1]
    Quote from monist
    helping someone onto a bedpan who can't get out of bed to use the toilet is perhaps the greatest honor you will ever have in this world. the rest (money, credentials, power) is all just smoke and mirrors. cleaning someone up who has soiled themselves is the greatest act of kindness you will ever do. shows like er aren't real, so who cares how they portray anything?

    give me a break! you are just continuing the sterotype that nurses (mostly woman) should be joyfully running around performing "acts of kindness." nevermind our education & professionalism. but it is okay for doctors (used to be mainly men) to demand respect and pay for their education and professionalism. your attitude really bugs me! may you empty bedpans glore.
    given your attitude, i'll bet my attitude really does bug you. but here's the real difference: i'm not waiting for mds to grant me status or professionalism. i couldn't care less what they think about me. the last thing i need when i'm sick is a nurse that demands respect and pay for their professionalism and education. the last thing the world needs is another self-appointed emperor.

    the monist
  14. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Motrin, anyone?

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