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  • 8:20 am

    ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote from pmfb-rn
    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!"

  • Sep 27

    Quote from VAgirl247
    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.
    No offense to you, but I think your professor is full of baloney.

  • Sep 27

    Quote from Horseshoe
    I always heard it stated as "Pits and slits." :O

  • Sep 26

    Quote from subee
    Surgeon is a notorious screaming anus...
    Oh, this just put me over the blinkin' edge...

    Amazing visual.

  • Sep 26

    Quote from Emergent
    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.
    I work with a gal like that and, boy, did she do her best to make it known that I was not in the Cool Kids Club. Unfortunately for her, I've never been one of the cool kids and it's no big deal to this nerd! I just keep coming back and coming back and coming back...

    Well, in time, my charm, wit and delightful sense of humor (and great singing and dancing abilities) won her over. Then she told me I'm not allowed to go on vacation anymore... because she doesn't like the new substitute nurse. My substitute never wanted to come back again and quit!

    I watched this gal give grief to new aides, nurses, secretaries, social workers... it wasn't just me. When she behaves herself, she's golden, but I cannot figure out what the deal is with her and the newbies! Does she perceive them as a threat? Self-esteem or trust issues? What??!!

  • Sep 25

    Quote from rynzoRN
    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.
    I love this one.

    Any chance the "portal" was actually the ceiling or a vent?
    A long time ago, a kid thought he was going to be clever and make a grand escape through the ceiling. Well, he didn't make it far before he crash landed at the feet of the staff who were looking for him

  • Sep 22

    Quote from BryanWhite
    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.
    Oooh... spooking Billy Preston loving ghosts, eh?

    Actually, the song is "Nothing From Nothing":

    "Nothing from nothing leaves nothing
    Ya gotta have something
    If ya wanna be with meeeeeeeeee!"


    ***************


    This one happened a while back:

    Where I work we are required to tape report. One of the nurses was taping her report a bit late because she got a bit behind (imagine that ) and some staff came in a bit early. This meant she had to tape with some of the oncoming nurses and techs sitting there at the table with her.

    The room was pretty quiet as everyone let her record. The nurse finished up, the rest of the staff arrived and they proceeded to play the tape. They listened to the nurse's report, that some of them had already heard as it was being recorded... and in the background was an anguished blood-curdling scream. It sent chills right through everybody and they just froze, looking at each other like

    Now, we are a psych unit so it is certainly possible someone might scream or yell. However, the scream on the tape was pretty loud and no one had heard it while the nurse was taping. It had been quiet-- nothing unusual-- and if they had heard a scream like that, they would have certainly investigated to see where it came from... but no one heard it until they heard the tape play.

    I was not actually there... darnit!
    I was in the medroom fooling around at the Pyxis when a nurse came in with her eyes all round asking if anyone had screamed.
    Ummm, noooooo...
    Now, I was cracking up at how Scooby-scared this nurse was, but I was also rather jealous I had missed the fun because I LOVE creepy-weird stuff!

  • Sep 22

    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...

  • Sep 22

    *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.

  • Sep 21

    Quote from Emergent
    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.
    I work with a gal like that and, boy, did she do her best to make it known that I was not in the Cool Kids Club. Unfortunately for her, I've never been one of the cool kids and it's no big deal to this nerd! I just keep coming back and coming back and coming back...

    Well, in time, my charm, wit and delightful sense of humor (and great singing and dancing abilities) won her over. Then she told me I'm not allowed to go on vacation anymore... because she doesn't like the new substitute nurse. My substitute never wanted to come back again and quit!

    I watched this gal give grief to new aides, nurses, secretaries, social workers... it wasn't just me. When she behaves herself, she's golden, but I cannot figure out what the deal is with her and the newbies! Does she perceive them as a threat? Self-esteem or trust issues? What??!!

  • Sep 21

    Quote from Emergent
    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.
    I work with a gal like that and, boy, did she do her best to make it known that I was not in the Cool Kids Club. Unfortunately for her, I've never been one of the cool kids and it's no big deal to this nerd! I just keep coming back and coming back and coming back...

    Well, in time, my charm, wit and delightful sense of humor (and great singing and dancing abilities) won her over. Then she told me I'm not allowed to go on vacation anymore... because she doesn't like the new substitute nurse. My substitute never wanted to come back again and quit!

    I watched this gal give grief to new aides, nurses, secretaries, social workers... it wasn't just me. When she behaves herself, she's golden, but I cannot figure out what the deal is with her and the newbies! Does she perceive them as a threat? Self-esteem or trust issues? What??!!

  • Sep 21

    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.


    Quote from TheCommuter
    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.

  • Sep 20

    "We care a lot about you people yeah you bet we care a lot,

    YEAH!

    Well, its a dirty job but someone's gotta do it!

    Whooo-uh-uh-oh!"


  • Sep 20

    Quote from SouthernBelle85
    It's a problem for the students that aren't great note takers. I never could write fast enough to take good notes.
    I think the problem is people try to write everything down. Notes should be key words and phrases that you can go back and expand upon later.

  • Sep 20

    Quote from SouthernBelle85
    It's a problem for the students that aren't great note takers. I never could write fast enough to take good notes.
    I think the problem is people try to write everything down. Notes should be key words and phrases that you can go back and expand upon later.


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