Comic relief... - page 2

by SGroRN87 4,636 Views | 33 Comments

I'm in need of some comic relief this evening... As a brand-new GN, I took care of a young male patient after an overdose. His synapses did not recover well after being anoxic for several minutes. He was so agitated one... Read More


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    I understand your embarrassment. But you missed a teaching moment. "Mr Jones, I see you need care/position change etc."
    Then quietly move him within sight for safety and snugly put a sheet over his lap. When you get back to the desk you probably will only have to give a look to each staff member. They know what they did was wrong, and they know what you did was right.
    Last edit by P_RN on Apr 23, '13
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    First off, this is something that happened in the past (as evidenced by her "Back when I was a GN...")
    Secondly, what made this adorable was that she was naive and new to nursing.
    Thirdly, I have no doubt whatsoever that the nursing staff intervened for the pt's dignity. The staff was obviously kidding the new nurse, not the pt.

    The fact that the pt was having his own issues was cute because of his total innocence of the cultural taboos he was breaking. His actual actions have been done before and will be done again by other pts now and in the future.

    This whole story was simply supposed to be a "Back when I was a brand new and naive nurse..." story, and I thought it was cute.
    Last edit by NurseOnAMotorcycle on Apr 23, '13 : Reason: clarity
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    a young man overdoses, is mentally devestated, a caregiver trusted with his wellbeing finds humor in his actions, uses it for her amusement, it is posted as funny.....evidently adorable is in the eye of the beholder, then again I tend to view things from a "If this were my child" perspective.
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    I stand by my statement.

    Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle
    ... I have no doubt whatsoever that the nursing staff intervened for the pt's dignity. The staff was obviously kidding the new nurse, not the pt.
    Any new nurse will occasionally get flustered when they have put their foot in her mouth. OP was laughing at her own foot-in-mouth moment.
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    Quote from middleager
    a young man overdoses, is mentally devestated, a caregiver trusted with his wellbeing finds humor in his actions, uses it for her amusement, it is posted as funny.....evidently adorable is in the eye of the beholder, then again I tend to view things from a "If this were my child" perspective.

    That is the thing. When you deal with that kind of devastation day after day you have to be able to laugh at the somewhat funny aspects or you would just shoot yourself!

    O/P - I bet you wouldn't blush now......
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    Would it have been so funny if it was a female masturbating?
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    I didn't mean to come off condemning the OP. I had a close friend who was a cop in the inner city. He is a great guy, but one night we were having a drink and he started talking about a domestic abuse case he had that day. From there he went into detail of several others he had been called in. He was laughing about some of the details and how he handled it. I was stunned, I just could not fathom how this father of three with a great wife could find humor in any of it. I know him to be a great guy so I assume that to be the case with him, it released tension at the end of a day. I recall looking around and seeing the table next to us staring, I assume the overheard. It doesn't make it right, but it does make it more understandable. Sorry if I came off as attacking the OP
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    I'm not sure how this poster can be so certain that anyone intervened to help the patient.

    Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle
    First off, this is something that happened in the past (as evidenced by her "Back when I was a GN...")
    Secondly, what made this adorable was that she was naive and new to nursing.
    Thirdly, I have no doubt whatsoever that the nursing staff intervened for the pt's dignity. The staff was obviously kidding the new nurse, not the pt.
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    Quote from Ruas61
    Would it have been so funny if it was a female masturbating?
    No...
    Because the point of the story was that OP said, "What's up?" to a pt who had an erection.
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    Quote from roser13
    I'm not sure how this poster can be so certain that anyone intervened to help the patient.
    Because I have faith in my fellow professionals. I'm sorry that you think so little of yours.


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