Be kind to nurses... we choose the size of your IV - page 2

Be kind to NURSES, We choose the size of your IV! Please feel free to share, like, tweet etc... :) Of course this is a total joke, no, we don't endorse unnecessary pain. Please share your... Read More

  1. by   Sun0408
    Some people take things too seriously..
  2. by   samadams8
    Quote from Esme12
    It more like the intoxicated combative abusive .......person.......who has cussed, spit, bit, punched their way through the EMS and ED staff, in 4 point leathers, after wrapping their car around a tree......might need a large gage IV for rapid infusion of fluids.

    It's just a joke......((WINK))

    Well, I mean, that person could definitely benefit from at least a 14 guage.
  3. by   Pets to People
    "I'm your nurse, be kind TO ME or I'll hurt YOU"....hmmm, oooooook :/
  4. by   LibraSunCNM
    Quote from Esme12
    There is something to be said for punitive medicine....we also can choose the size of the foley.....

    Just saying....
    That was literally my first thought at seeing this picture!!! Forget the IV, what about a giant french Foley?
  5. by   echoRNC711
    Same day pt can't get discharged until they void. Some men early on in the post op phase would already start ruminating "I'm never going to pee. I will never to be able to do it ." I used to go to the OR get the largest catheter available (drain pipe size! ) and place it at their bedside and say "we probably won't need this bit good to have it,just in case " Amazingly this inspired them to pee within 5mins!!
    Next pt please, this ones ready for discharge!
  6. by   whichone'spink
    Quote from samadams8
    Well, I mean, that person could definitely benefit from at least a 14 guage.
    YIKES. Hot damn!
  7. by   That Guy
    Quote from Sun0408
    Some people take things too seriously..
    I had fun once.

  8. by   wooh
    Please don't let anyone think nurses might have a sense of humor. God forbid should it be a dark sense of humor.
  9. by   PacoUSA
    I've only been a nurse for a very short time, but I thought this was funny ... some people need to loosen up. Be kind to nurses, we decide whether to use the same needle we use to draw up the medication ... LOL
  10. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Ah, the beautiful passive aggressive dimension of the "Art" of Nursing

    I also reserve the right to convince your Physician you need an enema since it has been almost 3 days now since your last download! Hehehe
  11. by   imintrouble
    Darn. I have to feel guilty not only because I've considered all of the above, but that I also find it completely hilarious.
  12. by   hiddencatRN
    I saw this on Facebook a few weeks ago and it made me laugh. Love that you're using it to advertise allnurses.
  13. by   samadams8
    Well, to be honest, no offense, but I don't find it that funny, really. . .b/c well, I just don't find it funny. I mean when obnoxious and abusive drunk comes in, swearing and caring on, I might give such a comment a quick grin; but, IDK, it probably wouldn't make me laugh, outright. Now if you called him gentle, sugar britches, maybe. . .

    And I can see how some would not like it as well. . .maybe b/c I work mostly with peds and parents right now. They tend to go into hyper-protective mode with their children. They feel guilt and stress when their kids have to undergo anything painful or uncomfortable. It goes with the territory.

    At the end of the day, eh. I just don't see a physician group posting such things in jest. It's not a huge deal to me either way.

    All I'm saying is trust is something hard won. We may, however, take such things for granted, b/c most of us are moral and caring and competent human beings. But there is a whole lot of lack of trust for nurses and people in healthcare in general. Why undermine it further?

    But as I said, I would never get my panties in a knot over it. It's kind of like the unspoken rule of making certain jokes and such, but not doing it in mixed company. People that don't work in nursing don't understand the obnoxious ED drunk that's continually abusive. And they don't get that we are still going to give that obnoxious pain in the arse good care, it's just that sometimes we say things for humorous stress relief.

    so i'm just saying. . . otherwise, whatever.. .