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

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... Read More

  1. Visit  blackvans1234 profile page
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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!

    juan.ramirez0426 and Fiona59 like this.
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  3. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  CapoTravers profile page
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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?
  5. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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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.
    Fiona59 likes this.


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