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Hi! Thanks for checking out my page. I've been a member of allnurses since Apr 8th, '11. I have no blogs or journals to follow, but you are welcome to find me on the threads I follow, where I love humor and silliness to counter the seriousness of life. Feel free to chime in. Currently work PD/Geriatrics.

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  • Jan 19

    From Nursing Humor:

    Quote from BeckyESRN
    A few nights ago the husband and I were watching a hospital scene of a non-medical show, the character had a seizure and the TV doc said "Give him 15mg of IV Ativan NOW"
    Quote from brillohead
    Well, that will definitely stop the seizing (among other things)!!!!!
    Quote from Davey Do
    It would almost be like what Dr. Venkman gave to Dana Barrett in "Ghostbusters".
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  • Jan 19
  • Jan 19

    Quote from Farawyn
    a big spoon of sugar.

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  • Jan 12

    I thought Davey was feeding a whale a big spoon of sugar.
    Then, I saw it.

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  • Jan 10

    Years ago, I had a client named Lemon Lime. His son was Lemon Lime, Jr.

  • Jan 10
  • Jan 10

    One time, Belinda was injured at work and had to go through ER:

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    Actually, the clerk said, "But it says​ Belinda Butcher in the system!" and could not change it. I had it changed later when a competent clerk was working.

  • Jan 10
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  • Jan 10

    Quote from Flare
    You guys know that I often equate our jobs on the "other" board with a fire extinguisher - meaning no one pays us much mind or cares much about us until they need us.
    "Fire extinguisher" is a great metaphor, Flare.

    At Wrongway, administration is continually "putting out fires" and any Plans do not follow the APIE process. It seems there is only the knee-jerk Implementation process after a parochial view of an Assessment, a thrown together Plan, and no follow-up Evaluation.

  • Jan 10

    Quote from OldDude
    I called my supervisor and described the situation and his response was, "WELL, ARE YOU DOING OK?" I responded, "Insert string of curse words...NO...I'm not doing OK, I need some...insert string of curse words...help!!" He said, "OK, I'll see what I can do."
    I truly appreciate your response to your supervisor, Old Dude. Profanities are useful for their shock value in symbolically slapping someone in getting them to realize the validity of the situation.

    It's nice to be able to honestly express yourself in a stressful situation. I feel free to do so with such coworkers as Rooty Payne and Eleanor. I am honored to work with professionals of their caliber.

    However, with patients, the boundary of honestly expressing any personal thoughts or feelings myself is never crossed, and professionalism takes precedence. Even though thoughts come into my head during stressful situations, I am extremely aware of the things I say during those times.

    I tend to attempt to get on the same level, physically, with the patient. I do not talk down to them. No matter what their behavior or what they say, my goal is to remain calm, professional, and therapeutic.

    I sat on the floor in an attempt to be on the same level with the patient while they were therapeutically restrained, to explain the reason for the restraint and criteria for it to cease. I also mentioned that this was a legal process and I am required, by law, to inform the patient of this information

    Still, as I previously stated, thoughts do come in to my head which are never​ spoken:

  • Jan 10

    Quote from Flare
    You guys know that I often equate our jobs on the "other" board with a fire extinguisher - meaning no one pays us much mind or cares much about us until they need us. And all HECK breaks loose should someone need us and were not there.
    One of my other metaphors for nursing is being a duck on a pond. As long as you're gliding along smoothly, management doesn't really think about how hard we're kicking those little ducky legs of ours. Trust me - I was management for years. I tried to remember to look below the surface often. The suits at the tippy top hate that.

    Quack quack
    And, to you, Flare,

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  • Jan 10

    Quote from OldDude
    So, other that THAT Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? Many years ago when I was working in the Pedi ER, another short staffed night, I was Charge, and we were, as usual, packed; 3 RNs and 1 tech. Sometime around 2:00 am we received 3 ambulances in the span of 20 minutes...2 patients each in two of the ambulances and one patient in the 3rd ambulance...all of them on backboards; 5 patients on backboards. I called all over the hospital asking for anyone to just come and babysit the backboards until we could clear them and, as usual, no help available (including the house supervisor). I called my supervisor and described the situation and his response was, "WELL, ARE YOU DOING OK?" I responded, "Insert string of curse words...NO...I'm not doing OK, I need some...insert string of curse words...help!!" He said, "OK, I'll see what I can do." He didn't show up and no one else did. Fortunately no one died but I sure was behind the 8 ball. I feel your pain.
    Old Dude:

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