Was I suppose to know that?

  1. Here is the deal, I work in an office, I was at the coffee station with my mind on COFFEE:smilecoffeecup: . I co-worker ran up to me and said, "Is a pulmonary EM serious?" I was like, what? I don't know. What are you talking about? She goes, You are a nurse, shouldn't you know? . I said, I am going to START nursing school, I am not a nurse yet.

    I just felt bad, after walking away, I realized she was talking about a pulmonary EMbolus. I am sorry, I don't think nurse lingo (off the top of my head) yet.:spin: My mind was on trying to get thru my diet and nurtirion exam tonight.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   mysterious_one
    lol, i think even once you graduate people will come to you asking you to diagnose their symptoms,as if you are a doc. , helllllllllllooooooooo, we only going to be nurses
  4. by   WDWpixieRN
    I wouldn't feel bad...helloooooo, you're not even a nursing student yet...I am just finishing up my first semester and wouldn't be much help except perhaps to reply as is often done on these boards: I can not give medical advice; the best suggestion is to contact your physician for advice/care. Or tell them to look it up on the web, much as many of us do when we have questions!! Sheesh...
  5. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from mysterious_one
    lol, i think even once you graduate people will come to you asking you to diagnose their symptoms,as if you are a doc. , helllllllllllooooooooo, we only going to be nurses
    Only going to be a nurse?:uhoh21:
  6. by   Brigi23
    I know exactly what you are talking about. I graduate in a few months, and it seems that people in my family are constantly calling me and asking me to diagnose something or comment on something. Whenever I say I don't know I am only a student I get a look of dismay. I put my coffee lid on the counter of the coffee shop while putting my cream and sugar in and I get the lecture you are a nurse and should know better(because of germs). I think it is hillarious. I secretely like it because it really means that they are looking up to us for answers, even if we don't have them now, we will.
  7. by   suzy253
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    Only going to be a nurse?:uhoh21:
    :yeahthat:
  8. by   canoehead
    I'm a nurse, and I thought, "what the heck is a pulmonary EM?" when I read the post. Nobody around here calls it that, perhaps she just made it up.
  9. by   traumaRUs
    Canoehead - that was my first thought - what the heck are we talking about?

    Because everyone in my neighborhood knows I'm on the fire dept - I get a lot of weird questions. However, even now as a CNS, I defer to their primary care provider.
  10. by   Kiringat
    Ooooooo... you have a Wreathy!

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