I got found out! - page 2

I'm pregnant and was dehydrated with a stomach bug so had to go to L&D yesterday for some fluids. I decided to fly under the radar and not out myself as a nurse and just be a patient. My nurse and I were going through the intake... Read More

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    Do you think your care is better if they know you are a nurse?
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    Do you think your care is better if they know you are a nurse?
    I really want to know the answer to this.

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    Do you think your care is better if they know you are a nurse?
    Why would we try to avoid being recognized as nurses if we thought this?
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    while my grandfather was in the hospital recently he had a doctor come in while myself, my mother (who is not a nurse) and my grandmother (who was a nurse) were there. He was explaining a procedure they would be performing on my grandfather and we were all listening. He stops mid sentence and says " are you two (pointing to me and my grandmother) nurses?" Busted without having even said a word! My mom though this was hilarious. Apparently we were looking like we were following what the doc had to say a little too easily. I was so surprised he picked up on it so easily!
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    Congrats! How did she know?
    LMAO! Sent my son with Dad to ER with history and they asked him She's a nurse isn't she? LOL
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    while my grandfather was in the hospital recently he had a doctor come in while myself, my mother (who is not a nurse) and my grandmother (who was a nurse) were there. He was explaining a procedure they would be performing on my grandfather and we were all listening. He stops mid sentence and says " are you two (pointing to me and my grandmother) nurses?" Busted without having even said a word! My mom though this was hilarious. Apparently we were looking like we were following what the doc had to say a little too easily. I was so surprised he picked up on it so easily!
    That's super observant of him! I would be reassured by that I think!
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    The first time I went to see my new dentist, he asked me if I was a nurse. I asked him why he thought that, and he said, "I can just tell." I wasn't acting "smart" about anything...

    A guy at the Walgreen's pharmacy tonight asked me if I was a nurse, too...not the pharmacist, just some guy in the waiting area. He had not heard me speak a single word, but had noticed my Danskos. Maybe that's how the dentist knew, too?
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    I guess I'm backwards then. I'll mention it, especially when they ask for your occupation on the new pt forms. I know when I'm working and my pt is a nurse, I'm more likely to use the lingo and not have to translate medical speak into English and I'm more aware of my technique, so I assume all nurses are like that. If my nurse knows I'm a nurse, they're less likely to skip a step because I know how it's supposed to be done properly.
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    Quote from T-Bird78
    I guess I'm backwards then. I'll mention it, especially when they ask for your occupation on the new pt forms. I know when I'm working and my pt is a nurse, I'm more likely to use the lingo and not have to translate medical speak into English and I'm more aware of my technique, so I assume all nurses are like that. If my nurse knows I'm a nurse, they're less likely to skip a step because I know how it's supposed to be done properly.
    I'm not a specialist in everything though, so unless I'm going with a child to the ER or a med surg unit, I'd rather have things over-explained as though I know nothing (because when it comes to maternity and L&D, I really know nothing!). I'd also rather not be in their headspace- I feel like being overly focused on dotting the Is and crossing the Ts makes them too focused on tasks and less on my overall as a patient.

    Plus, whenever anyone has announced to me that they're a nurse rather than it slipping out or coming up organically, they've gone on to be a challenging patient.....
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    When I went to high risk perinatal I found nurses a little too open about how their charting system didn't work, the COWs were always offline, and how they often couldn't scan meds. All this while they tried to hang a bag of D10 on me instead of LR. I always felt a little more careful or perhaps just nervous when I took care of a nurse, while this crew seemed to think it was a license to tell me all the scary stories about their practice!

    Oh and BTW congratulations!!
    Last edit by Tait on Apr 25, '13


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