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

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  2. 11 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.

    We also shared this on our allnurses.com facebook page here:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5471235&type=1

    Please share your comments below, please share any other funny nursing related sayings and we may create graphics to go along with them as well, this is fun
    Last edit by Joe V on Nov 19, '13
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    About brian, ADN

    brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,275; Likes: 16,165. You can follow brian at My Website

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  5. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    There is something to be said for punitive medicine....we also can choose the size of the foley.....

    Just saying....
    Beverage, pseudomonas, FurBabyMom, and 16 others like this.
  6. Visit  neverbethesame profile page
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    I don't think this is funny at all. I get that it is meant to be humorous but it isn't.
    SummitRN, bbuerke, Piggles, and 6 others like this.
  7. Visit  FlorenceNtheMachine profile page
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    "I was once voted the worst audience participant 'Cirque du Soleil' ever had."
    tayloramaRN2be, Skips, and myelin like this.
  8. Visit  neurorn6 profile page
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    I have a feeling that only a few of us, who have few years under our belts will really appreciate this. Sometimes you have to find humor in weird places. If you don't you will lose it. The stress we live under takes it's toll. My husband refuses to have dinner with me and my colleagues because of our dinner conversation. We ruin his appetite. LOL
    1326luck, pseudomonas, begosh, and 15 others like this.
  9. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    It's funny but I'm not sure it should be an endorsement for this site!
    bbuerke, Songbird,RN, imintrouble, and 2 others like this.
  10. Visit  NutmeggeRN profile page
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    I think it is hilarious! I think that this IS the place for off color humor. Where else and who else gets it like the rest of us?
    pseudomonas, sharonp30, imintrouble, and 10 others like this.
  11. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    We choose the size of your IV, foley, NG, and we keep doctors from killing you. I think it is completely hilarious.
    FurBabyMom, tayloramaRN2be, Peninah7, and 10 others like this.
  12. Visit  samadams8 profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    There is something to be said for punitive medicine....we also can choose the size of the foley.....

    Just saying....

    Ouch and YIKES!
    Kandy83, poppycat, and Esme12 like this.
  13. Visit  samadams8 profile page
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    Quote from neverbethesame
    I don't think this is funny at all. I get that it is meant to be humorous but it isn't.
    I mean yea, it kind of undermines what we are supposed to be about. And so many folks are distraught over having to have blood draws or IVs or ABGs. It doesn't really help our cause. Personally, I hate to have to inflict any kind of discomfort on patients, kids, babies. I mean, I have done things b/c they needed to be done, but even after all these years, it still bothers me to be the one inflicting pain or discomfort.

    People used to say, "Oh. You'll get over it." No, more practice made me better; but I never really got over it. The only time when it doesn't bother me is if a person is sedated or something like that. I just always have to push past my feelings, b/c it's about getting what the patient needs. Most of us don't take pleasure in inflicting discomfort for treatment purposes. We just do it b/c we are there to help the patients.

    So, yea, that kind of joke works against us. I agree with redhead. It probably shouldn't be something that the general public should see; b/c a lot of people won't take it as a joke.
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  14. Visit  babyNP. profile page
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    Quote from neverbethesame
    I don't think this is funny at all. I get that it is meant to be humorous but it isn't.
    I completely agree. Dark humor is rampant throughout our profession and it's a way to let off steam and I totally get that. But it's usually not directed at causing pain as a punishment for patients. I'm surprised that allnurses put their logo on this.
    barbyann, somenurse, and neverbethesame like this.
  15. Visit  SwansonRN profile page
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    This just doesn't make sense, "aw this ICU patient is so sweet, I guess one #22 will do! "
    somenurse likes this.
  16. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from sarakjp
    This just doesn't make sense, "aw this ICU patient is so sweet, I guess one #22 will do! "
    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))
    imintrouble likes this.


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