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  • Apr 13

    Quote from kidzcare
    Good idea!

    Any new developments today?

    *crickets*

    Back Off Topic?
    (Kidding.)

  • Apr 13

    Quote from Farawyn
    ^^ That actually fits the bill pretty well

  • Apr 13

    Quote from Farawyn
    kidz, come over for coffee and we will "chat" about this. It is scary. but it's reality.
    No. *(hands over ears)* LALALALALALALALALALALALA

  • Apr 13

    Quote from loveschoolnursing
    I have 4th and 5th graders talking about having boyfriends and girlfriends. I thought that was absurd, until I realized their parents posted pics of the two love birds hanging out at each others houses on the weekend......NOW THAT IS CRAZY!!
    My 5th grade daughter says she has a "boyfriend". They hang out at school and in groups of friends and he comes over to our house and my daughter goes there. They don't hold hands or anything (they told my mom that they hugged but would NEVER kiss and looked pretty horrified at the idea). I told her "It's good to have friends and he is a very nice boy and a very nice friend. We don't need words like boyfriend or girlfriend in fifth grade."

    It probably helps that I'm 90% sure he is gay. I don't like to generalize or go by stereotypes, but I think in a few years she will have a great GBF. And it will be *fabulous* *(jazz hands)*

  • Apr 13

    Quote from kidzcare
    Still!! Maybe I'm more conservative than most. Please Lord, I cannot handle this with my kids!
    kidz, come over for coffee and we will "chat" about this. It is scary. but it's reality.

  • Apr 13

    I had a kiddo tell me she went to the doctor yesterday and has a "science infection".

    Yeah, I used to get those, too.

    But it was so cute that it made me forget all about the glue burns.

  • Apr 13

    Quote from blondy2061h
    Since being on a pump I don't regularly keep syringes on hand, but have had to go buy them when I had problems with my pump. For something like $2 I was given 10 syringes and a brochure on how to find help getting off heroin.
    Heroin and insulin do kind of sound the same. Maybe they thought you asked for 10 heroin syringes. Or did you swing by the pharmacy at the end of a shift that was a little too long? I've had shifts that left me looking strung out.

    Target here requires a prescription to sell insulin syringes... so I just never buy them there (who has time for that?).

  • Apr 13

    Quote from morte
    at least in the state i trained, 30+ years ago, regular was OTC, it was getting the needles that would present the problem...
    In most states you can buy syringes OTC, too, albeit with quantity limits.

    Insulin Syringes|DiabetesAsk a Pharmacist | Health Info | Walgreens

    Since being on a pump I don't regularly keep syringes on hand, but have had to go buy them when I had problems with my pump. For something like $2 I was given 10 syringes and a brochure on how to find help getting off heroin.

  • Apr 13

    My nursing kryptonite is Pseudomonas infected sputum via a chronic trach.

    Once, during my 2nd (and ill fated) pregnancy, I had the sweetest man as a patient. He was very large, in fact morbidly obese, and had a chronic trach. He wasn't able to do a good job with proper home maintenance, and ended up inpatient in one of our step down beds with a raging URI.

    Every time that poor man coughed - out popped his trach, along with copious amounts of that light green, sweet/foul scented sputum. I was still in the throes of morning sickness at the time. I couldn't help it - I retched every time I walked within 5 feet of his room. I was humiliated because I'm sure it made him feel bad, and he was a really nice guy.

    Eventually another nurse (whose kryptonite was liquid stool) offered to trade me for an incontinent GI bleed patient. Done! The deal was struck!

    I have been able to ID that particular organism by smell with every occurrence, much to my dismay. And it has brought me to my knees (proverbially) every single time.

    (((I'm so ashamed))) …

  • Apr 13

    Dirty, scaly, crusty feet, with those yellow toenails wrapped over the ends. You know the ones. You try so carefully to remove the stiff, gray socks and the snow storm of dry skin explodes in your face. The spaces between the toes are filled with petrified globs of of dead skin, probably cemented together with urine. And the smell!

    I think I just threw up in my mouth, a little bit.

  • Apr 13

    Quote from NICUNurseEliz
    I don't mind trachs or colostomies at all! As for the eye thing, my mother thinks it's because I kept scratching my corneas as a baby when I pulled toys down on myself. I think I might just be a weirdo.
    Eyes are Windows to the soul and why do we want to do gtts, or lazer, or slice into someone's soul.

  • Apr 13

    I hate hate hate oral secretions. One of the reasons I'll never be a CRNA.

    As for patients, I can't stand the ones that start screaming in "pain" while the IV cath is still 1.5" away. If you start flipping out before the IV even touches you, how are you going to handle having your sternum split in half?

  • Apr 13

    Quote from kiszi
    I know how important it is, and I just suck it up and do it, but I really have a strong aversion to mouth care.
    Especially when it's a vent patient that hasn't been done for a while.. You know, the glob stuck to the suction swab that just strrretttches out
    I know exactly what you mean, I have nightmares about it!

  • Apr 13

    I know how important it is, and I just suck it up and do it, but I really have a strong aversion to mouth care.
    Especially when it's a vent patient that hasn't been done for a while.. You know, the glob stuck to the suction swab that just strrretttches out

  • Apr 13

    Naaaah, I don't need any trophies. Or a BSN.


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