People really do ask you for medical advice! Wow... - Page 4Register Today!
- Aug 10, '12 by NatkatI get throught by not having any expectations. Actually I've become more patient with people over time than I was when I first started nursing. I don't "love" helping people. There is a certain warm fuzzy glow that comes with knowing you have helped someone. But for me I'm here to do a job, do it well, do a little teaching and hope that it takes, collect a paycheck that makes it all worth my time and effort, and have the satisfaction of having a job that is science based and fascinating.
- Aug 10, '12 by tenjunaOk maybe "love helping people" is cliche...I could replace that with "I am very good at helping people".
- Aug 10, '12 by dhoffI laughed when I saw this post cuz it happens to me alllll the time! The other day at work my manager asked what this bump on his knee was and even made me feel it. I didn't know what to say. People think I know everything there is to about the human body and I haven't even started clinicals.
- Aug 11, '12 by christina731I used to do medical records/billing at an urgent care facility and I had friends & family call me during emergency situations because I "knew about that stuff." Just because I wore scrubs does not mean that I was a medical professional! I did know a ton of information about reimbursements from insurances, but that will not help you when your loved one is having chest pain!
I now work as a pharmacy technician (still not technically a medical professional) a major retail store and there was a customer that fell in the store and ended up with a head injury. He was unresponsive and bleeding on the sales floor and the genius cashier decided that it would be a good idea to walk all the way over to the pharmacy (at the other end of the building) to ask ME for help while the poor man was bleeding all over the floor. I said to the cashier "uhhh call 911, do you need help with THAT?"
Now I'm sure that once I start nursing school I will become a "doctor" according to those around me.
- Aug 11, '12 by rubatoQuote from zombieThis one drives me crazy. I used to be a personal trainer. I would always get people coming up to me asking for advice once they found out my profession. "Don't eat so much, and work out more." Pretty simple advice to start with. But, no one is willing to do it.People always ask for advice, but rarely do they follow it; and most of the time they know the answer to their own question.
Stop smoking, exercise, lose weight, and stop smoking crack. Stuff like this is common sense and I don't even have to be a nurse to tell you this. But, your going to do what you want to do and want a script that makes you feel better.
- Aug 12, '12 by badwolfHas anyone else gotten "when you're a nurse I will be calling you in the middle of the night when my kid's sick"
Hahaha, so funny. But seriously, don't call me.
- Aug 13, '12 by KristeyKMy husband just moved into a house in Texas. My parents moved in and brought my son with them. My husband called me tonight giggling because he met the neighbors across the street. The wife said for him to tell me, and I quote "for the love of GOD, tell her to tell NO ONE on this street she's a nurse! They'll be bringing their sick kids to you at ALL hours of the night!"
Yeah, I'm thinking I'll be making time to change at work once I get moved myself and find a job. HA HA HA
- Aug 13, '12 by brilloheadNeighbor pounding on back door. Index finger got in a fight with the hedge trimmer (and the hedge trimmer won). "Do you think this needs stitches?" Uh, even if it didn't need stitches, you need WAY more wound-cleaning than I'd ever be able to do without a local anesthetic!