Extremely Overweight Nurses - page 5

by CurlyKirby

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I've been seeing a lot of obese nurses lately. In my opinion it's not setting the right example,not is it SAFE. If someone codes or there's a fire a nurses who is huge can't run to get to/from the emergency. Another example ...... Read More


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    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    Does the thin nurse with bulimia, anorexia nervosa, poorly-controlled Type 1 diabetes, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, or a meth addiction set a good example? Are they safe?
    Wait until you point out that a chronic anorexic who is at, like, 80% ideal body weight might not be practicing safely.
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    Quote from CurlyKirby
    I've been seeing a lot of obese nurses lately. In my opinion it's not setting the right example,not is it SAFE. If someone codes or there's a fire a nurses who is huge can't run to get to/from the emergency. Another example ... CPR ! It's exhausting,if you're not fit to do it...should that patient pay the price? It's so hypocritical. I understand with long shifts and not much sleep... Gaining weight is extremely easy to do. However,choosing healthy food options ( not vending machines and pepsis) and staying active even on your days off is important.

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    WOW! Not only are you being nasty and judgemental, but you're using your own photo as an avatar. I wonder how smug and self-satisfied you're going to be feeling if someone shows your opinion to your manager. . .

    Please let us know how THAT works out for you!
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    Quote from Corpsman514
    I'm going to check out weight watches myself. Also, if you have an iPhone, there is a FREE app that is wonderful - LoseIt.

    that was actually a joke..you know, hardy har har!
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    The OP would just love working with me.....obese, diabetic, asthmatic, arthritic, AND bipolar to boot. And yet somehow, I work with a building full of people---residents, families, and staff alike---who literally trust me with their lives. What's wrong with this picture??
    macfar28, cardiacfreak, kylee_adns, and 22 others like this.
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    The OP would just love working with me.....obese, diabetic, asthmatic, arthritic, AND bipolar to boot. And yet somehow, I work with a building full of people---residents, families, and staff alike---who literally trust me with their lives. What's wrong with this picture??
    Dude, when was the last time you worked bedside???
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    Lol.

    Learn grammar and how to type before offending thousands of nurses.
    timmedico, Twinmom06, and vanilla bean like this.
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    I'm more concerned about the nurse who lacks solid assessment skills and clinical judgment. THAT is unsafe.

    Weight is usually not an issue. In fact, carrying extra weight can be a bonus for many nurses because they know good body mechanics and have the muscle to execute the lift.


    OP, your remarks are extremely judgmental and stereotypical. Hopefully you will become more enlightened someday.
    ricksy, Surprised1, VivaLasViejas, and 4 others like this.
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    I find it extremely rare to see a morbidly obese nurse working bedside. I have seen plenty of overweight nurses, myself included. To the OP, it seems that for every decade, many of us add 10lbs. I was out of work for 8 months with a serious injury and gained alot of weight because of inactivity. I also am hypothyroid and it has taken quite a long time to get my meds adjusted to the right dosage. I can still work circles around you and pretty much all the other skinny young nurses. My CPR skills are great, I work in the ER so I do get quite a bit of practice doing it. I eat well and stay active, but at almost 50 years old and premenopausal, weight loss becomes more and more difficult. When I was in my 20's, I could drop 5 pounds just by thinking about it. Now, not so much. So instead of being judgmental and assuming that those overweight nurses are lazy and have poor health choices, why don't you just step back, keep your mouth closed and see what you can learn from them.
    kerrynurse, timmedico, Hygiene Queen, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    Dude, when was the last time you worked bedside???
    SHE is presently employed there.
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    The OP would just love working with me.....obese, diabetic, asthmatic, arthritic, AND bipolar to boot. And yet somehow, I work with a building full of people---residents, families, and staff alike---who literally trust me with their lives. What's wrong with this picture??
    except for the bipolar you've just described me - and I'm a new grad *gasp* the horror!!!

    grow up OP! if someone's saving your loved one's life you're not going to care if they have green skin or 3 heads....
    macfar28, VivaLasViejas, timmedico, and 3 others like this.


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