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  • Apr 20

    How nurses really feel when stressed is NOT allowed, so there should be a creative new language that can be posted for nurses to learn so they will be able to sound off withoug using vulgarity.

  • Apr 15

    I like this article a lot, and have even thought that it's about time someone spoke up about nurses being nasty to one another. However, I have also had this experience in the past as well. When I was a bus driver, many other drivers shunned me because I refused to use profanity and or gossip about my co-workers. A couple of them even verbally attacked me.
    I even trained all 135 of them in Basic First Aid and CPR so they would know what to do during an emergency.


    When I was a volunteer EMT, I was the only one for ten years, and received a lot of negative feedback including the comment about playing doctor in the field when all I was doing was to help stabilize the patient so he/she wouldn't die prior to reaching the hospital.wrecks-2-school-

    When I became a nurse, some of my classmates picked on me by kicking my chair, avoided me when we went to lunch together, and even refused to sit near me. I felt it was because I was the oldest person in the class, and several of them were fresh out of High School. I did NOT let all of it stop me though because I love people, and I love to help them.

    You see, I am a Christian who has been taught to walk the talk and not just be a hearer of the Word; not to use profanity, but only to talk professionally, and be friendly always with my fellow man, because that shows what God taught us to be like, following the example He set for us when He was here on earth.

  • Apr 12

    My confused patient drinking out of his urinal.

  • Mar 30

    I like this article a lot, and have even thought that it's about time someone spoke up about nurses being nasty to one another. However, I have also had this experience in the past as well. When I was a bus driver, many other drivers shunned me because I refused to use profanity and or gossip about my co-workers. A couple of them even verbally attacked me.
    I even trained all 135 of them in Basic First Aid and CPR so they would know what to do during an emergency.


    When I was a volunteer EMT, I was the only one for ten years, and received a lot of negative feedback including the comment about playing doctor in the field when all I was doing was to help stabilize the patient so he/she wouldn't die prior to reaching the hospital.wrecks-2-school-

    When I became a nurse, some of my classmates picked on me by kicking my chair, avoided me when we went to lunch together, and even refused to sit near me. I felt it was because I was the oldest person in the class, and several of them were fresh out of High School. I did NOT let all of it stop me though because I love people, and I love to help them.

    You see, I am a Christian who has been taught to walk the talk and not just be a hearer of the Word; not to use profanity, but only to talk professionally, and be friendly always with my fellow man, because that shows what God taught us to be like, following the example He set for us when He was here on earth.

  • Mar 28

    Because I consider it my second family. I enjoy the things I read and participate in.

  • Mar 24

    Quote from GrumpyRN
    We have (used to have) a prep called "Golightly." Seriously it is/was anything but.
    Oh I know "Go Lightly" very well. He's a bad actor who makes your tummy and your nether regions not feel so well.

  • Mar 23

    I have an advance directive that states I do not want to be tube fed, have dialysis should I ever go into chronic kidney failure, nor live on a ventilator should I have a fatal disease. If I'm still well enough, I want to live out the short rest of my life enjoying it by doing the things I love best instead.

  • Mar 23

    Quote from GrumpyRN
    We have (used to have) a prep called "Golightly." Seriously it is/was anything but.
    Oh I know "Go Lightly" very well. He's a bad actor who makes your tummy and your nether regions not feel so well.

  • Mar 23

    Quote from sallyrnrrt
    Unless you had a marginal past study, or family history.....it is now recommend every 10 years,

    Since I was adopted as newborn, and at the time had no " gene pool history" they recommended the every five year schedule, which I think I missed 2015....... Ooooops
    Wal I never did have a colonoscopy, and it isn't because I didn't want one, because I asked for one. My first so called colonoscopy was a sigmoidoscopy, and it hurt like crazy because the docs don't give you anything to knock you out. The docs were afraid of giving me a colonoscopy.. Silly people. I was braver than any one of them.

  • Mar 22

    Because I consider it my second family. I enjoy the things I read and participate in.

  • Mar 22

    Quote from kberl
    An actual order in a patient's chart who was a very non-compliant diabetic refusing to eat his prescribed diet:

    Change diet to 10,000 calorie ADA diet
    Back the food truck up to the patient's mouth and dump it in

    Even funnier, it was an endocrinologist that wrote it! I guess we all get tested by some patients...
    Change in diet order $50.

    Endochrinologist order $150.

    Mental picture of back food truck up to Patient's mouth and dump it in PRICELESS!!

  • Mar 22

    Quote from GrumpyRN
    We have (used to have) a prep called "Golightly." Seriously it is/was anything but.
    Oh I know "Go Lightly" very well. He's a bad actor who makes your tummy and your nether regions not feel so well.

  • Mar 22

    Quote from sallyrnrrt
    Unless you had a marginal past study, or family history.....it is now recommend every 10 years,

    Since I was adopted as newborn, and at the time had no " gene pool history" they recommended the every five year schedule, which I think I missed 2015....... Ooooops
    Wal I never did have a colonoscopy, and it isn't because I didn't want one, because I asked for one. My first so called colonoscopy was a sigmoidoscopy, and it hurt like crazy because the docs don't give you anything to knock you out. The docs were afraid of giving me a colonoscopy.. Silly people. I was braver than any one of them.

  • Mar 22

    I like this article a lot, and have even thought that it's about time someone spoke up about nurses being nasty to one another. However, I have also had this experience in the past as well. When I was a bus driver, many other drivers shunned me because I refused to use profanity and or gossip about my co-workers. A couple of them even verbally attacked me.
    I even trained all 135 of them in Basic First Aid and CPR so they would know what to do during an emergency.


    When I was a volunteer EMT, I was the only one for ten years, and received a lot of negative feedback including the comment about playing doctor in the field when all I was doing was to help stabilize the patient so he/she wouldn't die prior to reaching the hospital.wrecks-2-school-

    When I became a nurse, some of my classmates picked on me by kicking my chair, avoided me when we went to lunch together, and even refused to sit near me. I felt it was because I was the oldest person in the class, and several of them were fresh out of High School. I did NOT let all of it stop me though because I love people, and I love to help them.

    You see, I am a Christian who has been taught to walk the talk and not just be a hearer of the Word; not to use profanity, but only to talk professionally, and be friendly always with my fellow man, because that shows what God taught us to be like, following the example He set for us when He was here on earth.

  • Mar 19

    I have an advance directive that states I do not want to be tube fed, have dialysis should I ever go into chronic kidney failure, nor live on a ventilator should I have a fatal disease. If I'm still well enough, I want to live out the short rest of my life enjoying it by doing the things I love best instead.


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