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  1. by   oswonghk
    Quote from Tweety
    Any male nurse's out there??????????
    I am here, there, everywhere! Hooray!
  2. by   Crumbwannabe
    Quote from ryaninmtv
    Hi there-

    Another man-nurse in Ohio. RN, Case manager with background in ICU.

    My favorite question- How long have you been a male-nurse? Uh, since I got my license.

    Beautiful

    ..."I'm not, I'm the plumber. But I've always wanted to do this."...or "Do you mean male, or nurse?"

    Or they ask "You're a male nurse?"..."Last time I checked..." or "Not really, but don't tell my wife."..."I can't help it if I'm trapped in a man's body!!!"

    "Are you the Doctor?"..."No sir, I don't even play golf." or "No sir, they kicked me out of med school. They found out my parents were married."
  3. by   DeanS
    Present and accounted for. Let's get ready to rumble.
  4. by   warhawk
    FINALLY.... a site 4 us guys. I love women but it's great to have our own site. I got my cold Heineken's and Corona's chillin' and the hot nachos warming up on the stove. Male nurses RULE!!!!!!!

    WARHAWK320 :spin:
  5. by   Frank01
    Quote from DeanS
    Present and accounted for. Let's get ready to rumble.
    If you are rumbling, perhaps an endoscopy is indicated.
    Enjoy :chuckle
  6. by   Frank01
    Quote from Tweety
    Any male nurse's out there??????????
    I am new to this site, I am a nurse from the UK. My name is on both the general nursing and mental health nursing parts of the nurses register here in the UK.
    I have been in nursing for 27 years, 22 of which I have been in mental health nursing.
    I have allways been a big believer in equality in all areas of life especially at work.
    I have allways refered to myself as a nurse,not a male nurse, my male colleagues here in the UK also refer to themselves as nurses not male nurses.
    Over recent years there has been a massive increase in men entering the profession.
    My point is that after many years of seeking equality and an equal footing with women in nursing are we not turning the clock back a number of years by having a forum specifically for nurses who happen to be men.
    I am an open minded sort of person and will read and consider any good solid reason as to why such a forum is a positive thing.
  7. by   Frank01
    Quote from Crumbwannabe
    Appealing comes in many forms. I shared an intrest in philosophy with a cardiologist and we had many great talks during E/P studies. I also memorize jokes well, and have had working relationships enhanced with docs swapping shaggy dog stories. But these examples did nil to advance my career, nor did I expect them to.

    On the other hand, I have had a couple of situations where I could not figure why I was somehow excluded from segments of male nurses/male docs even though we shared interests, only to have it explained by my co-workers that my gender preferences weren't compatible. And these were not rumor as I came to learn.

    A guy I worked with had a doc come over to his house for steaks and football while his wife was on vacation, and in the course of the evening had the doc walk in on him in the bathroom asking if he could 'hold it for him'. The doc even presented him with a tube of KY. When my friend asked the doc to leave, guess who became the outsider?

    Another occasion, working with a doc one day, he made the comment out of the blue, that 'so-and -so' was a very good, very capable nurse, but she didn't afford him the 'respect' he felt he deserved, so he made sure she was driven from the department. I can't remember exactly how he said it, but it could be translated that she didn't treat him like the god he thinks he is. I think this was a warning to me, in a veiled way, that I was falling short on my worship, as I didn't particularly defer to him.

    So if you think I am speaking of only females charming their way into the favor of the right people, I'm not. Too many docs crave the (percieved) power and ego stroking, and with exceptions, don't get this from the male nurse. Curiously, however, I do not see this behavior on the part of female docs toward male nurses.

    Sad state of affairs. Too many Tanya Hardings....

    We do not advance any where, as individuals or the proffession as a whole by pandering to doctors.
    Nursing is a seperate, though allied proffession to medicine.
    We have equal footing to the doctors.
  8. by   Crumbwannabe
    Quote from Frank01
    We do not advance any where, as individuals or the proffession as a whole by pandering to doctors.
    Nursing is a seperate, though allied proffession to medicine.
    We have equal footing to the doctors.
    Dean needs an endoscopy, and I think the big "Golytely' is far superior to Fleet's soda, as long as it isn't me. (What's with this Fleet guy? Everything he makes is about poop. And Dr. Scholl had a foot fetish.)

    Also, you're right in my mind as far as allied professions, no gain by pandering to docs and all, but too many think that they can advance by being the doctor's pet. Consequently, we end up running in circles rather than standing proudly. After all, there is little other than normal maintainance & comfort measures we can do without an order, and we certainly can't admit patients.
    Often I think we are viewed as a means to an end.
  9. by   Crumbwannabe
    A long time ago, far far away, there was a St. Louis D.J. the notorious J.C. Corcoran, who used to tell the 1 hr. dirty joke. It goes like this, he'd tell the setup, and then an hour later say the punch line. (He did not say any of the seven words you can't use).

    Far from me to suggest that we would ever post jokes this way with a post or two in between, but it is an intriguing idea, wouldn't you say?

    Why do doctors spank the baby at birth?
  10. by   Crumbwannabe
    What are we fizzling out or something? Wear your Animus proudly!!!
  11. by   Crumbwannabe
    Hi

    Well the title implies the question. Are the lasers any better than a 2x4 guide and c-clamps? Seems that laser or not, one could err without a guide. I mean it's nothing more than a high tech chalk line, unless I'm wrong. I'm pretty happy with my trusty Craftsman.

    '..to knock the weenies off the dumb ones....'
  12. by   nursemike
    Quote from Crumbwannabe
    Hi

    Well the title implies the question. Are the lasers any better than a 2x4 guide and c-clamps? Seems that laser or not, one could err without a guide. I mean it's nothing more than a high tech chalk line, unless I'm wrong. I'm pretty happy with my trusty Craftsman.

    '..to knock the weenies off the dumb ones....'
    My dad used to get on me all the time about cutting circles with a circular saw. I think the laser is probably a bit more accurate than the notch on the saw shoe. They sell an aluminum guide to use like your 2x4 that's as good as you can get with a circular saw.
    I do like the laser guide for a power miter saw. If you see the line on your thumb, you know to move it before you bring the blade down. But so far I've been pretty careful with the non-laser one I have.
    Someone on another thread said all real men need in their toolboxes are WD-40 and duct tape. I don't want to get into personal criticisms, but that's just wrong. The rule is, if you have any money, you need another tool.
    Sadly, I seem to be getting as bad about nursing tools. I finally found a hemostat I like, the other day. The first few were sort of cheap and crappy, but this new one is solid. It was only a buck more than the cheapies, too. I must say, though, I'm not entirely happy with my stethoscope...
  13. by   Crumbwannabe
    Quote from nursemike?
    edit...The rule is, if you have any money, you need another tool....
    Trouble is, after a time, you nearly always need to make a shop. (...And don't call it a shed...) Otherwise you have a garage full of sawdust, not to mention having to run more dedicated circuits for safety. And then the bench becomes a convenient place for 'dear wife' to put things she doesn't need indoors at the time, unless you like the idea of having a display case of china angels and an airline cosmetic bag, and potting supplies adding to the ambience of the shop.
    I didn't think those laser saws would be all they are cracked up to be. I'll just keep using the board and clamp fence. The levelers are nice, though. If interested, I'll try to find the site for a video of making an incredible work bench. Can be done in a weekend.

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