Yeah, I'm your nurse. What, I don't look like a nurse? - page 2

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I can't tell how many times I've used that line. A patient asks, who's my nurse? I'm your nurse. I thought you were security. I thought you were bringing my tray. You're a nurse? I thought you were a cop.... Read More


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    Quote from Hassan Ashor
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    A fellow nurse where I work was asked in front of me by the wife of the patient he had been taking care of all morning:

    Wife: Are you our Nurse?
    Nurse: Yes Maam, do you need anything?
    Wife: You're a Nurse?
    Nurse: Yes Maam, I'm a Nurse?
    Wife: You're a MALE NURSE?!

    While I'm almost picking myself off the floor from laughing so hard, poor thing looks stunned, like he's about ready to go check himself to make sure he brought his junk with him.
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    The best was a cute little old lady with dementia that asked me how long I had been a male nurse,

    Reply: Well I have been a nurse for 9 years but a male nurse for 3.

    She said "ohh" then started laughing
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    I'm a CNA and a nursing student.

    I was working as a CNA in the ER at my hospital, and the emt's brought a patient in, and started giving me report on the patient, the Medic informed him I was the CNA and not the RN.

    SO I DO LOOK LIKE THE (male) NURSE TYPE!

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    I get confused for the doctor by some of my older nursing home residents. From their point of view the only logical explanation is that I'm the doctor and the (female) CNAs are "my nurses".

    I can't tell you how many times some residents will ask the CNA to send "the doctor" in to give them pain pills. Or ask me to send "the nurse" in to change their briefs.
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    In response to being mistaken for a doctor: I was taught in our law lecture that it is our legal responsibility to correct them immediately, or we could be accused of practicing medicine without a license or impersonating a doctor or ... something. Anyone else ever heard of that?
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    Quote from CapoTravers
    In response to being mistaken for a doctor: I was taught in our law lecture that it is our legal responsibility to correct them immediately, or we could be accused of practicing medicine without a license or impersonating a doctor or ... something. Anyone else ever heard of that?
    When you're dealing with demented elderly pts in a nursing home it's not really an issue.
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