Nurses Say the Darnedest Things! - page 7

Have you ever thought about what we must sound like to the average layperson when we use 'medicalese'? It's a language that flows as easily as our mother tongue after a few years in the business, but... Read More

  1. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    ...Had a pt. who told me "the doctor said I had 'loose blood'. Never have figured out what THAT meant!
  2. by   wichitaarea1992
    My daughter is working in the Wichita, Kansas area and is telling us that she quit because the State has come in for the 4th time in a 6 month period. According to my daughter if the state closes the facility (an Alzhiemer's facility) then SHE will lose her certificate because they (the state) cannot prove who isn't doing their jobs so everyone in the facility loses their certificates or licenses. We think this is a bunch of malarky. Can anyone confirm this?
  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    I don't know what the Board of Nursing rules and regs are in your state, but I have a tough time imagining that surveyors would make a blanket recommendation that everyone employed by a bad facility should lose their license/certification. I suspect that this threat may have just been a story told to the employees by the management at your daughter's facility to try and keep them from blowing the whistle on the poor conditions there. Just my opinion, of course, but I've worked in places like that and seen the same sort of behavior. It's a shame, but I wouldn't put it past some of the administrators and nurse managers I've worked for....they'll do anything to keep THEIR phoney-baloney jobs and throw the staff under the bus.

    Best wishes to your daughter. I hope she finds a new job FAST.
  4. by   nurse.sandi
    I actually laughed. I can see my little pics going on in my head now...
  5. by   JeneraterRN
    My favorite poem to chart (just to see if anyone notices) is " Pt agreed to take MOM in am if no BM in the PM." The nurses get a kick out of it, anyway.
  6. by   Katie-in-charge51
    There is a site called "Journal of Nursing Jocularity"-check it out!