Be kind to nurses... we choose the size of your IV - page 4

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 facebook... Read More

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    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.

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    Quote from FlorenceNtheMachine
    "I was once voted the worst audience participant 'Cirque du Soleil' ever had."
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    Quote from That Guy
    I had fun once.

    I had fun once. It was terrible.
    That Guy, barbyann, tayloramaRN2be, and 1 other like this.
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    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
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    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.
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    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'.
    nrsang97 likes this.
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    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.
    Seas and redhead_NURSE98! like this.
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    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.
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    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.
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    I would hate to see the criticism here if he didn't add the joke disclaimer. We got hurt feelings from a satyrical IV joke. I guess humor is like dimples, you can't develope dimples
    canigraduate likes this.

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