The Today Show - page 11

Anyone watch this morning? Their medical expert was on giving tips to patients on how to prevent errors while they are in the hospital. One thing she mentioned was that hospitals (nurses especially)... Read More

  1. by   Freedom42
    Does anyone wear nurse uniform patches like those offered by the Center for Nursing Advocacy? What's the reaction to them? I'd think they'd solve the problem of identifying a nurse pretty easily.
  2. by   fledrn
    briefly saw the segment...i was horrified to hear the "doctor" tell matt that she had called the ed and they were "waiting" for her and her asthmatic daughter. is that reality? wonder how many "reservations" the ed will be taking today:-)
  3. by   CHATSDALE
    Quote from fledrn
    briefly saw the segment...i was horrified to hear the "doctor" tell matt that she had called the ed and they were "waiting" for her and her asthmatic daughter. is that reality? wonder how many "reservations" the ed will be taking today:-)
    they call this having pull, yes dr kma, we will push out that nurse's child to make room for your darling beautiful little dtr
  4. by   weirdRN
    Nursing Patch and Cap.

    I like my scrubs, mostly. Especially on days when I start to clean out my closets and find an old top that I didn't think would fit and it did! :roll

    All joking aside, I wore all white, my cap, pin and patch on Halloween. You know the whole "New Grad" is the scariest thing on two feet joke. Well, it went over really well with my co-workers. We had a good laugh over it. The residents however took a different view. They thought that it was awesome that they could easily distinguish me from the rest of our crew. Everyone said they wanted to see me like that more often. So to please them, I have taken to wearing the same outfit on casual Fridays.

    The whole segment was just really asinine. I object to being portrayed as basically useless. Broadly, media wide that is, nurses are less than respected, and I can't really figure why that is. Before I became a nurse, I was inspired by the GREAT care I was given by Nurses in the L&D and PostPartum Units at St Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. I can't imagine ANY nurse who gives a rat's behind deliberately acting like she or he doesn't have a brain.

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