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

by brian Admin | 9,470 Views | 42 Comments

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... Read More


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    Please don't let anyone think nurses might have a sense of humor. God forbid should it be a dark sense of humor.
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    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
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    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
    sharonp30, imintrouble, and nrsang97 like this.
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    Darn. I have to feel guilty not only because I've considered all of the above, but that I also find it completely hilarious.
    nrsang97 likes this.
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    I saw this on Facebook a few weeks ago and it made me laugh. Love that you're using it to advertise allnurses.
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    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.. .
    bbuerke, barbyann, and Songbird,RN like this.
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    Quote from samadams8
    Well, I mean, that person could definitely benefit from at least a 14 guage.
    That's not funny.
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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....
    ...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.
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    I thought it was funny, it was clearly meant to be a joke. I have an odd sense of humor though.
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    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...
    nrsang97 and Sun0408 like this.


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