So I thought the male nurses would find this this entertaining. I'm working as a young male nurse in a Pediatric ER. I have a three patient assignment: possible septic baby, CHI baby, and an 11yo nonaggressive psych patient who believes he is a mythical creature from a book he has read and is awaiting transfer to psych. I do my work ups on my babies, including IV's and meds for both, and multiple scans for the CHI. When I re-check my 11yo, the parents are giggling with the kid. "What has you guys laughing so hard?", I ask. Dad answers, "This is just the first time that _____ has seen a male nurse. See _____? I told you he was a male nurse. They need male nurses to help lift heavy things and heavy people. His job is important because there aren't many male nurses." I think men in nursing is a really misunderstood role.
Nov 15, '13
LOL - actually, he has probably seen a lot of male nurses, but just not recognized them as such because - donchaknow - they just didn't look like nurses.
Nov 16, '13
Sounds like the kid inherited "idiot" from his parents.
Nov 16, '13
remember this child is the one who believes he is a mythical creature....clearly not a credible source and may he is not mentally ill....apples never fall far from the tree.....
Nov 17, '13
Call me crazy, but I think the number of things an 11-year old HASN'T seen would far outnumber the things that he HAS seen.
Dad is an idiot ... but I'll give him one pass as he's got an ill kiddo.