You Know You're an Old(er) Nurse If . . . - page 27

You know you're an older nurse if: 1. You remember working with nurses who wore caps. :nurse: 2. You remember nurses (and doctors) sitting at the nurses station drinking coffee and smoking... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from zoeboboey
    I always liked Good Housekeeping, my mom used to get it and many other "Housekeeping" type magazines, lol - does that make me "old" too? BTW it didn't teach me anything, I just liked looking at the food and "other people's" good taste!

    How old is the "girl" now?
    I thought she was heading to her 40's, if she wasn't already there.

    I love Good Housekeeping.
  2. by   hollyvk
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    The iron lung gives me the creeps just looking at it.
    Although the iron lung (aka negative pressure ventilation) was the mainstay of polio treatment in the 50's and 60's, its use continued until relatively recently:

    "In the fall of 2003, Respironics Colorado notified affected physicians, caregivers and ventilator clients that, effective March 1, 2004, Respironics, Inc. could no longer ensure its ability to procure service parts or repair services for certain ventilation equipment. The equipment affected included the iron lung, rocking bed, Bantam, Zephyr blower, PVV, 170C Monaghan, Thompson Portable, Cascade humidifier, IPPB, Gomco 789 Aspirator, Gomco 400 Aspirator and the Huxley."

    In the early 90's I cared for a pediatric patient with "Ondine's curse" (no respiratory drive when asleep) whose pediatric nurse mom didn't want her trached as she was a normal kid when she was awake. So she slept in a pediatric iron lung (a Life Care/Respironics product). My favorite memory was the challenge of keeping the blanket on her, as the suction within the chamber would pull it down to the bottom of the unit.

    Of course, the number of patients with this condition is very small, and so it's understandable why the manufacturer found it to be an unprofitable product, but for my patient it was the perfect solution.

    HollyVK
    (who's worked with all sorts of vents over the years, including Baby Birds)
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The article was in the June 2006 article of Good Housekeeping.
  4. by   Barb101
    Levodevo You seem to have sum of all our current moral standards very well put. like you say hopefully the error of their ways will be revealed & they learn! My belief is that while there is hope to inspire us as nurses to go on we do and do Its when we lose hope we lose that spark that makes us nurses
  5. by   prmenrs
    Quote from Medclinician
    You are working on the top floor of a hospital in California and during an earthquake the IV bottles clink against the metal because they are made of glass.

    Been there, done that! 1971 Olive View quake! Standing next to a huge glass window on the 6th floor. I thought, Well, if I die, I die....
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from hollyvk
    ... In the early 90's I cared for a pediatric patient with "Ondine's curse" (no respiratory drive when asleep) whose pediatric nurse mom didn't want her trached as she was a normal kid when she was awake. So she slept in a pediatric iron lung (a Life Care/Respironics product). My favorite memory was the challenge of keeping the blanket on her, as the suction within the chamber would pull it down to the bottom of the unit.

    Of course, the number of patients with this condition is very small, and so it's understandable why the manufacturer found it to be an unprofitable product, but for my patient it was the perfect solution.

    HollyVK
    (who's worked with all sorts of vents over the years, including Baby Birds)

    Thanks Holly!
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I thought she was heading to her 40's, if she wasn't already there.

    I love Good Housekeeping.
    Thanks Marie and for looking up the date of the article! You're forgiven for dressing up the doggie... lol
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from prmenrs
    ... I thought, Well, if I die, I die....

    Oh my goodness!!
  9. by   prmenrs
    @ that point, wasn't too much I could do about it, either! I didn't even remember to say an Act of Contrition till about an hour later. I had sent the LVN working w/me to the lab w/the am bloodwork, and she was in the elevator. NOT the best place to be in an earthquake. Scared the bejeez out of both of us.
  10. by   JBudd
    You grunt when trying to get up off the floor after draining a Foley into the urinal.
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from prmenrs
    @ that point, wasn't too much I could do about it, either! I didn't even remember to say an Act of Contrition till about an hour later. I had sent the LVN working w/me to the lab w/the am bloodwork, and she was in the elevator. NOT the best place to be in an earthquake. Scared the bejeez out of both of us.
    In the elevator... oh my. How long was she in there, or did it not stop?

    You reminded me of Esther in the Bible, "If I perish I perish..."
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from JBudd
    You grunt when trying to get up off the floor after draining a Foley into the urinal.
    ... and you have to hold onto the bed in order to get UP off the floor after draining a Foley into the urinal...


    Which reminds me of something I just read today:


    The Top 17 Surprises in "Rocky Balboa"


    17> "... and in this corner, wearing the purple Depends...."

    16> Rocky's training drink now a glass of EggBeaters mixed with Metamucil and a Viagra.

    15> His opponent for the big match? Hilary Swank.

    14> Post-conversion to Kabbalah, Rocky replaces "Yo, Adrian!" with "Oy, Adrian!"

    13> Mr. T makes a cameo appearance as a waiter with one single line: "Fool, you want some chicken?"

    12. (deleted)

    11> Cuff and Link are long gone, but Rocky has new turtles named Lame and Sequel.

    10> Heartrending scene in which Rocky breaks his hip climbing into the ring.

    9> After being knocked down for a third time, a frustrated Rocky cries out, "Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!"

    8> The waistband on Rocky's boxing shorts almost touches his pecs.

    7> A health-conscious Rocky trains by punching slabs of tofu at Whole Foods.

    6> "Rocky": "Cut my eye!" "Rocky Balboa": "Cut my steak!"

    5> Whenever Rocky gets a bloody nose, his corner man packs his nostrils with Gummi Bears.

    4> Rocky calmly bypasses the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and drives his Rascal up the access ramp.

    3> Truly gross scene in which Rocky misunderstands the instruction to leave his stool in the corner of the ring.

    2> Taking no chances this time, Rocky gets cornea transplants taken from actual tigers.

    and Topfive.com's Number 1 Surprise in "Rocky Balboa"...

    1> In a scene employing clever symbolism, Rocky trains by punching the carcass of a horse.

    --Copyright 2006 by Chris White. Please do not forward, publish, broadcast or use in any manner without crediting "TopFive.com" - it's the right thing to do.
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Rocky calmly bypasses the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and drives his Rascal up the access ramp.
    LOL

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