Regis's view of nurses - after open heart surgery - page 3

I don't normally watch TV in the mornings, that is when my son gets his fix:rotfl: However, hubby was off Friday, so I went to the gym earlier than usual. Tuned my headphones in to Regis and Kelly... Read More

  1. by   tridil2000
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    He has a more enlightened view than his airhead dipstick of a co-host.

    and in the past year kelly did tons of commercials for cooper trauma center in nj. her pic is all over the hospital!

    i hope they take every one of them down! she's a disgrace!
  2. by   ShayRN
    :angryfire OH MY GOSH!!! I am just horrified! This is so far off what I thought the replys would be on this topic. I don't understand why all the hatred for Kelley Ripa. Ofcourse, she has made some stupid remarks about nurses. Let me guess, nobody making these remarks about her have ever said something they later regretted? Made a joke that was in poor taste, then later realized it and wanted to hide your head? The difference is, she is on national TV and can't just wait for things to blow over. Come on, labeling her as stupid because she is blonde? Name calling? This is the same awful stereotyping your accusing her of doing. She may not be well informed, but this is the perfect opportunity to discuss how REGIS'S opinion of nurses has changed since he was in the hospital. Sure, I bet his nurse did have an "easier" assignment because of who he is...but that doesn't change the fact that he was appreciative of the care given. We keep discussing our education level and how we want to be treated as the professionals that we are, then revert to high school gossip and drama about a woman we never even met? I am very disappointed about this, is it any wonder why some see us in a poor light?
    Last edit by ShayRN on Mar 26, '07
  3. by   miko014
    Quote from TazziRN
    Natural blondes are not that stupid.
    THANK YOU TAZZI!!!!! I am a natural blonde, and I do get a little tired of the jokes...usually they don't bother me, but you know how there's always that one person who has to tell you a blonde joke EVERY DAY.....

    I'm not that upset about what Kelly said - I think she was just playing around with Regis and that's fine. However, now that Regis has been in the hospital and recieved his 1:1 care, they could really use that as a stepping stone to show what nurses really do. (Though, if they do, I hope they don't show how famous people get treated at the hospital - I want them to show how it really is!!!) It's time that the public really knew what we do. It's because of the poor image of nurses that we see on TV that people actually believe that all nurses are good for is sponge baths and pills. They don't realize that "pushing pills" is so much more than just opening a package - and I don't think they ever will know, especially with the media's portrayal of nurses.

    I like the CNN story about the docs, and now I think it IS nurses' turn! Docs aren't always right - how often have you called and specifically asked them for something? Example - I called the intern on call the other night because my pt who was on chemo was having nausea and the compazine wasn't working. I said "can we have zofran?" He said, "sure". I said, "4mg IV?" Sure. "How often?" Q6 prn. "Great, thanks". Pt was very happy that I did that because the zofran worked like a dream.

    Or how about once when I called the intern (and I was a new grad at the time) because a pt who was on 8mg of dilaudid PO q4h was unable to swallow pills any more. "He can't swallow pills anymore. Can we change the dilaudid to IV?"
    "Sure."
    "How much?"
    "Just change it to IV."
    "Yes, I understand, but how much?"
    "He was on 8mg PO, right?
    "Right."
    "Then give him 8mg IV."
    "Ummm, I don't want to kill him."
    "What do you mean?"
    "IV and PO dilaudid are not equivalent. I was expecting you to say 1 or 2 mg. Do you have your conversion chart?"
    "Just do whatever you want and put my name on it." <click>

    Methinks he was a bit embarassed. But nurses do stuff like that every day (not like pharmacy wouldn't have caught that or whatever, I'm just saying that docs aren't always right, and nurses help with a lot of stuff. And it's stuff like that that makes it very difficult for me to spoon feed a pt who is perfectly capable of doing for themself...but they think I have time for that, because all we do is fluff pillows and give sponge baths, right???
  4. by   TazziRN
    Quote from ShayRN
    :angryfire OH MY GOSH!!! I am just horrified! This is so far off what I thought the replys would be on this topic. I don't understand why all the hatred for Kelley Ripa. Ofcourse, she has made some stupid remarks about nurses. Let me guess, nobody making these remarks about her have ever said something they later regretted? Made a joke that was in poor taste, then later realized it and wanted to hide your head?
    No, no.......the first time she said it, it was a joke in poor taste. She, however, did not hide her head. She said it again after his surgery!!!! That's not poor taste in jokes, that is just plain stupid!!
  5. by   TazziRN
    Miko, every natural blonde I know is intelligent, witty, fun, etc.
  6. by   miss_anneRN
    i missed the whole regis-kelly thing.... what exactly did kelly say?
  7. by   Chaya
    Don't malign the blond-OR the blind. Kelly is just clueless, all on her own. Obviously her mouth bypasses her brain; no matter how inappropriate the comment it's OK if it gets her a cheap laugh. :angryfire
  8. by   TazziRN
    Anne, she made jokes about getting in her nursey-poo outfit and giving Regis a sponge bath. If you go to the first page of this thread and click on the link in one of the posts, you can read the whole thing.
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from TazziRN
    I have long been a firm believer in the idea that the longer people bleach their hair blonde, the dumber they are.......everytime they open a bottle the fluid is replaced with brain cells. Natural blondes are not that stupid.
    Natural blondes get older and grayer and have to "open the bottle" . . . . .:wink2:


    The whole thing about blondes is a stereotype - and of course I laugh at blonde jokes and tell them but come on folks - there is no correlation between dumb and blonde - look at Rosie . . . uninformed and mean spirited too boot.

    steph
  10. by   miko014
    Quote from TazziRN
    Miko, every natural blonde I know is intelligent, witty, fun, etc.
    You hit the nail on the head, lol! Thanks!
  11. by   TazziRN
    Quote from stevielynn
    Natural blondes get older and grayer and have to "open the bottle" . . . . .:wink2:
    steph
    But they're still natural blondes. God made them that way. Bottle blondes refers to people who entirely change their hair color to blonde. Coloring hair doesn't seem to affect any other hair color, just blonde.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from TazziRN
    But they're still natural blondes. God made them that way. Bottle blondes refers to people who entirely change their hair color to blonde. Coloring hair doesn't seem to affect any other hair color, just blonde.
    Meaning there is something in the bottle that sinks into their brains . . . .

    And we graying blondes use that same bottle . . . .:chuckle

    This is a silly turn of conversation - I admit. :smilecoffeecup:

    steph
  13. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from ShayRN
    I don't normally watch TV in the mornings, that is when my son gets his fix However, hubby was off Friday, so I went to the gym earlier than usual. Tuned my headphones in to Regis and Kelly because he was on the phone with her. While I can't remember word for word how he said it, the basic gist was:

    Kelly: So how were the doctors and the nurses? Were you happy with them?

    Regis: I had an excellent surgical team, they are the same surgeons who did open heart on Dave Letterman and Larry King. But, the nurses, they are the ones that are there for you. The doctors come in and leave, but in the middle of the night, it is the nurse that is the one there caring for you when you need it the most. I hope they find a lot of satisfaction in what they do.

    I have to tell ya, it brought tears to my eyes. Almost yelled "YES" right then and there.

    I don't watch this pair on tv, but it's nice to see ANYONE who commands a television audience saying something positive about us.

    Do have to think, though, that as a celebrity he didn't get "the usual" nursing care.....I'm sure he got the red carpet treatment. Now, that's not to say the nursing care wherever he went wasn't great all the time anyway, BUT let's face it: he was going to be fast-tracked for the best of everything no matter what. I doubt he got told on a weekend night (if he stayed over then) that he'd have to wait until office hours to speak with his doctor, as often as our regular patients hear it. Barring an emergency, of course

    That's a little off your post, but comes to mind: that people think the hospital is staffed full of MDs just waiting for their callbell, to answer questions and such. Had a patient and family on Saturday night who were demanding to talk with specialist about misc nonsense (because THEY had missed the doctor on the last visit that morning!). Were shocked that it was just us nurses that would be caring for Darling Patient, all without the help of said specialist

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