Be kind to nurses... we choose the size of your IV - page 3

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   hiddencatRN
    Quote from samadams8
    Well, I mean, that person could definitely benefit from at least a 14 guage.
    That's not funny.
  2. by   Overland1
    Quote from Esme12
    There is something to be said for punitive medicine....we also can choose the size of the foley.....

    Just saying....
    ...and how much sand to add to the Surgilube before Mr. Foley meets Mr. Johnson.

    Just typing...

    Sertiously, other than the old lore, is there reaaly a larger IV that hurts more than a smaller one? Many years ago, this may have been true (when the tips of the needles were more blunt); during the past twenty years or so, the tip is sharper, hence, no "pop" felt when the needle enters most veins.
  3. by   sharonp30
    I thought it was funny, it was clearly meant to be a joke. I have an odd sense of humor though.
  4. by   neurorn6
    Ok, everyone lighten up. This is a site for nurses. So what if we have a dark sense of humor? It sure helps when you have a dying infant in your arms, or a patient bleeding out, or you are choking on your own bile from the smell of a burn patient. With nurses I feel like I should be able to vent and be Non PC. Who else would get where I am coming from. Maybe I have a few miles on me, but please people lighten up. Our jobs are hard enough without us bitchin at each other on here. I'm just saying...
  5. by   RNsRWe
    Heaven help me the day I can't find humor--dark or otherwise--in my daily grind. I found this funny, and have often had patients comment that they love my sense of humor.
  6. by   Skips
    Quote from FlorenceNtheMachine
    "I was once voted the worst audience participant 'Cirque du Soleil' ever had."
  7. by   Skips
    Quote from That Guy
    I had fun once.

    I had fun once. It was terrible.
  8. by   samadams8
    Quote from hiddencatRN
    That's not funny.
    Yea, I was messing around; but no I really don't agree that it's something that should be shared with the GP. It's just that I'm not real UPTIGHT about it either.

    Apart from any possible undermining of trust with some folks, it's just not a big deal.

    I think the bigger difference in discomfort is the sharpness of needle upon getting it in. Some of these angio needles are dull as all heck, even if the person's skin isn't thick.

    Otherwise I won't lose sleep over it.
    Last edit by samadams8 on Dec 6, '12
  9. by   Seas
    I come across with this saying all over the world wide web. I am a nurse and I have grown to get disgusted of this "humor".
    Please, please, please come up with something else now. This is no longer funny but aggravating to me anymore.
    I know it is meant to be funny, but I couldn't stop me from venting. I am done now.
  10. by   canigraduate
    LOL!! I always thought it was stupid to anger the person sticking you with needles, especially when that same person controls your access to pain medicine. Just sayin'.
  11. by   babyNP.
    I never said that I was against all dark humor, but it doesn't feel right to joke about intentionally hurting the patients in which we are entrusted.

    It's one thing to talk about with your co-workers, but it's quite another thing to put on under the administrator's name, as though the website endorses this kind of humor. brian, I know this is your website and you can do whatever you'd like with it and I'm here on your own good graces. But I feel like this is a bad representation of nursing, not to mention unprofessional. anyway, have a nice night folks.
  12. by   imintrouble
    I gave this thread a second look, and I still think it's funny.
    However, I will admit a lay person might not see it in the same light as myself.
  13. by   Kooky Korky
    I hate seeing threads with titles like this. I know you mean it humorously, but I really don't think it's funny.

    There are some nut case nurses out there who really might enjoy inflicting punishment on patients they find offensive for some reason.

    There are some control freaks out there who might enjoy hurting people just because they can or because they feel powerless in some way in their personal lives.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents.