Non Nurse Threads - page 3

I have noticed a few threads from non nurses who post threads asking for our opinions about the care they or thier family members received in the hospital. They usually want to know if everything... Read More

  1. by   h2ogoddess
    Gosh, I come here to hopefully see and understand the nurses I work with, if I have made anyone feel that I don't belong here, please, please tell me!!
    Remember I'm only a Ward CLerk, maybe I don't belong here.
    But I could not find anyother place where some of my questions and concerns where dicussed.
    Again I am sorry if I made any uncomfortable! Please answer on the board,
    Thanks
  2. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by cinny
    Gosh, I come here to hopefully see and understand the nurses I work with, if I have made anyone feel that I don't belong here, please, please tell me!!
    Remember I'm only a Ward CLerk, maybe I don't belong here.
    But I could not find anyother place where some of my questions and concerns where dicussed.
    Again I am sorry if I made any uncomfortable! Please answer on the board,
    Thanks
    Don't worry, Cinny, I'm sure you know as a Ward Clerk, being around nurses, we know how to spot the phonies. We didn't mean that you couldn't come and increase your knowledge base; we just wanna blow off steam and lurkers who aren't nurses usually just don't get it.
    Like I said previously, asking a nursing type question is one thing, and it's OK. Fishing around for personal info, workplace specifics, or pt. details is quite something else again and won't be tolerated.

    After all, if we have to be so careful that we can't have open discussions, what the heck is the point?
  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
  4. by   h2ogoddess
    Thanks, sleepyeyes, I guess I feel somewhat better about coming here. Sometimes when you work with the same people all the time it is so easy to forget and think about what they have to do and coming here to visit, gives me the jolt I need somedays to look at the "whole picture" and not be upset, because many times the "growl" is not personally for me. I only want to go to work and do a good job and be helpful, I know nursing is not easy, no matter what the title. And I feel that I work with a good bunch!( We all have our moments!!) Again thanks, but as I said before if I make anyone at all feel uncomfortable, I will try not to visit.
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by LPN,Future, RN
    What has you confused Stephany?

    Heather
  6. by   RyanRN
    It's a bit much to ask this site to be so scutinized. I regularly visit Studentdoc.com for their perspective. I'd be insulted if I was banned .

    Provides us with a perfect opportunity to TEACH lay people just what it is that nursing actually do for a living. Geesh, not answering a call bell within 5 minutes, WHAT? are we in competition with that pizza place that hands out free pizzas if the delivery takes longer than expected!!! The public hasn't got a clue what we do and they should!
  7. by   Kikumaru
    Brandy, just wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate you on getting that license!
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    The other day I read a post from a bright young 13 year old who has a dream of becoming a RN someday. This girl was welcomed here and received some great advice.
    It made me feel good to hear this young ones refreshing enthusiasm. If we limit this BB to nurses we miss out on things like this.
    -Russell
  9. by   shygirl
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    The other day I read a post from a bright young 13 year old who has a dream of becoming a RN someday. This girl was welcomed here and received some great advice.
    It made me feel good to hear this young ones refreshing enthusiasm. If we limit this BB to nurses we miss out on things like this.
    -Russell

    Awwwwwww (sniff,sniff)That was beautiful. I agree. We just need to answer the ones we want and ignore the ones we don't like, and if they get too iritating, we can gang up on them. Hahahahahahahahahaah
  10. by   night owl
    Yeah, and we'll kick their cyberpatooties!!!
    <-------These feet were made for kickin cyberbutt!!!!
    Last edit by night owl on Jul 22, '02
  11. by   live4today
    Originally posted by night owl
    Yeah, and we'll kick their cyberpatooties!!!
    <-------These feet were made for kickin cyberbutt!!!!
    Oh nightowl......how I love those kickin' feet, too. Everytime I see your avatar, it makes me laugh. Thanks for your sense of humor. :kiss

    I think Brian will come up with a workable plan....after all...Allnurses IS his "Baby".

    I'm not concerned for myself on this post, but I certainly can appreciate the concerns of others with so many lurkers scouting the board, or those with ill intentions posting just to antagonize or disrupt the flow of harmony around here......not to mention those who wish to do nurses wrong that they work with, etc.

    Again......siblings......let's get back to being happy and joyful with one another and leave Brian's Baby up to him to figure out. I mean really now........has he failed us yet? NO, he hasn't.......so we have nothing to fear but fear itself.

    I enjoy talking with the teenagers who come here: Cowgirl, Kristi915, RNbrat....... I learn from them as well. I enjoy their freshness to the board.....the excitement they have about venturing one day into nursing.......I would hate to see that no longer a part of us. I love you kiddos! :kiss

    The Unit Clerks, the CNAs, the other health professionals.....they are a part of us. We COULD do our jobs without them, but we sure WOULD NOT LIKE TO......now would we? So......they have a place among us as nurses. It helps them to understand us, and it helps us to see them more clearly, too.

    IN SUMMARY: The BEST solution to this problem is better registration, stop the lurking, allow those who wish to become members who are in the health field or have an interest in the health field to become MEMBERS who provide ID of some sort, so if they cause problems and what not, they can readily be taken care of by our Administrator and Moderators.

    What say you, siblings? Does that sound like a decent plan to ponder?
    Last edit by live4today on Jul 22, '02
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    IN SUMMARY: The BEST solution to this problem is better registration, stop the lurking, allow those who wish to become members who are in the health field or have an interest in the health field to become MEMBERS who provide ID of some sort, so if they cause problems and what not, they can readily be taken care of by our Administrator and Moderators.
    What ID Renee? It's just not easily enforced. That's quite a bit of work for Brian. It's not that I don't agree with you, I just don't think it's a feasible idea.

    Heather
  13. by   NMAguiar
    Do you all realize how absolutely psycho you all sound?

    There isn't an evil conspiracy out there seeking to discover all our dirty little nursing secrets -- if we have any. Why would lawyers prowl a message board and what would they gain from handles such as "Flowerchild" and "Partygirl?"

    As far as frustrated or desparate families seeking information, I applaud their williness to seek out second opinions about the care their loved ones receive. All we have to do is be professional and treat the questions with care as we would daily -- but don't shoot them down for supposedly invading our "private" little discussion board!

    As far as restricting any information source to one minority of users, this is America. Can you say "Taliban?"

    As the great philosopher Dennis Miller once said, "That's just my opinion, I could be wrong."
    :roll

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