Hygiene Queen, RN Guide 23,140 Views
Joined Sep 13, '07.
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funniest thing i ever saw happen to a doctor. we had a gi doc that was famous for being an arrogent jerk. he was also tall dark and handsom. i will call him john smith md. he is called down to the er to consult a gib case in one of our frequient flyers (ff). this particular ff was a well known street prostitute with a bad drud addiction. when dr. smith walked into the exam room the ff said, at the top of her lungs in front of several nurses, a pa and the er doc, "hello john! i didn't know you were a doctor too!"
One of my nursing professors told me today that nursing school was harder than medical school today. Mostly because we have to know all those theories and the nclex style tests.
I always heard it stated as "Pits and slits." :O
Surgeon is a notorious screaming anus...
I work with a gal that always hates the newest hire. Then after 6 months she ends up not having a bad thing to say about them because she now hates an even newer person. She's actually a great person to work with, a hard worker, but this one trait is really not nice, and actually undermines her.
We have also had one patient disappear off the face of the Earth for an hour while a full scale search was going on inside the unit. There is absolutely no where to hide in the unit and this patient was gone for an hour only to just appear out of no where. When questioned, she told staff she walked through a "portal" in the wall and then returned.
Sorry-I meant to reply to Miss De RN-Nothing' for Nothin' was an old Billy Preston song that was a hit in the 1970s, so it was probably a practical joke by someone on your ward...an older person, maybe (like me.) Or maybe a ghost that likes classic rock.
And we need new stories!
I want a story!
I think I've told my best ones but I'll share one from my hubby who is a retired police officer.
My husband was called to the scene of a rather gruesome car accident. An elderly couple were returning from vacation and had just stopped and filled the car with a full tank of gas. It was shortly thereafter that a drunk driver struck the elderly couple's car. The cars crashed and elderly couple's car exploded before anyone could get too close to the car.
When my husband arrived at the scene, there were several distraught witnesses at the scene who had immediately stopped to help, but there was no way. The car was completely consumed in flames and the driver, the poor elderly wife, most obviously already dead and burning up. The elderly husband, who was last seen in the passenger seat as the car went up, was assumed to have met the same fate.
One of the witnesses was a young man who had been on the road and knew that there had been two people in that car and had saw the whole thing happen. He hung around to answer questions and out of concern (or even stunned horror) and he was adamant that there were two people in that car... because, interestingly, when the flames were put out... there was only the wife's remains in the car.
No witnesses had seen the husband escape the car-- he had appeared unconscious as the car exploded. No one had been able to reach him to get him out. He didn't fly out of the car. He was most definitely inside the car-- knocked out or dead-- in the moments before the car exploded and to the absolute horror to the witnesses who could not reach him.
And then... weirdly, lo and behold... some yards down from the wreck, there is the husband laying back in the weeds, unconscious, but alive. There was no sign of him having been dragged to the spot. He was too big for someone just to carry. No one saw anyone carry this man to safety. In fact, witnesses swore he was still in the car when it exploded. How the heck did he get there and why didn't anyone see him lying there right away? My husband swears up and down that the husband was not laying in that spot when he arrived on the scene.
Interestingly, the young man who was the witness (mentioned above), was the brother of a young nurse who was brutally murdered very shortly before this incident occurred. Personally, I think this theory is over-the-top, but somehow the cops decided that the ghost of this nurse was riding along side the brother (as a guardian angel, perhaps) and had made a ghostly save from beyond the grave and carried the old man to safety...
I'm not so sure about that, but it is certainly a story that makes you wonder how that gentleman came to be lying along side the road the way he was, when there just was no way... no way, he could have gotten out with all the witnesses that were there...
*Turds perfectly rolled up and meticulously lined up along the edge of the sink.
*The man who dismantled the drinking fountain. He also escaped and was found at the hot dog stand.
*Two room mates chasing each other around and around the nurses' station in their wheel chairs. They were trying to catch up with the other and kept losing the other around the bend. They were also calling out for the other... and they were not usingtheir correct names.
*The strong man who broke the toilet off it's base and flooded the floor. His reasoning: "Those horses done run wild!"
*The potpourri that was shaped like a pie. Said potpourri pie was found with a hunk out of it. Patient: "That pie tastes like ***!"
*Cranky old bat and cranky old codger loved to harass each other. Both mean as cat ***. Old Bat goes to whack Old Codger with her cane... and knocked the drapes down on her head instead. Old Codger delighted.
*Quote: "I'm 83, my mother's 83 and my grandmother's 83! Isn't that funny, honey?!"
*Aide trying to fix paranoid old lady's TV. Patient is worried aide will electrocute herself. Very worried. Patient explodes: "Don't play with Mr. Electricity, you ****!!"
Oh, I have waaaaaaay too many.
Shoot. I grew up in a house with roaches, mold and sewer problems. Not proud to say that. If that didn't kill me, my work shoes sure as hell won't.
I don't change out of my work shoes, either. After my 12-hour shifts ended, I'd wear my work shoes throughout the house and never became sick.
I think society is too germaphobic. Healthcare facilities are actually cleaner and more sanitary than most peoples' homes and businesses. The average community dweller does not deep-clean the house or apartment on a daily basis with industrial strength disinfectants, yet hospital surfaces are deeply cleaned and disinfected every day.
"We care a lot about you people yeah you bet we care a lot,
Well, its a dirty job but someone's gotta do it!
It's a problem for the students that aren't great note takers. I never could write fast enough to take good notes.
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