Funny Things Naieve Medical Personnel Have Said - page 3

i have a 36 yo very naieve sister, who is a cna. she loves what she does; er mostly. she told me once. quote: ya know, i'm a virgin and shouldn't have to wash those men's private parts.:lol2: ... Read More

  1. by   Hygiene Queen
    I once worked w/ an aide who couldn't figure out why her tampon hurt in church. She had never used them before and did not know (that is, READ the DIRECTIONS) that she was supposed to remove the applicator! Her response to her fellow aides and nurses, to whom she related this episode of discomfort to, was almost like a Edith Bunker moment, "Oooooooooh!" You know, the light switch clicked on. LOL!
    I also, more recently, had a conversation w/ another aide about hermaphrodites. She thought hermaphrodites had to be gay. She also couldn't figure out how they had sex... I told her I thought she was, well, maybe thinking TOO hard on that one! She was very opinionated on this subject-- as though a hermaphrodite has a choice and they had somehow offended her. Being the devil that I am, I suggested that maybe hermaphrodites are blessed-- they get the best of BOTH worlds!
    She didn't have much to say to me after that!
  2. by   BlueRidgeHomeRN
    Quote from medethicsresearcher
    this discussion doesn't belong on this thread so i'll stop here.
    thanks. feel free to go lecture on the er nurses' forum--lord knows they are used to it by now!!!
  3. by   prmenrs
    My son is a "special needs" young adult. He has a girlfriend (also special needs) and has decided that having a baby would probably be a bad idea for the 2 of them, so he wants to get a vasectomy. He gave me this news flash and then said: "But, Mom! When you get a vasectomy, what do they cut off?"

    (I explained)
  4. by   nursebabygirl 08
    It never amazes me just how ignorant some people can be.... During a discussion about the benefits of breast-feeding babies, i shared with my co-worker that i breast fed my son until he started to "cut teeth". After making this statement, my co-worker stared at me with a blank expression. (I'm a black woman and my co-worker is white). She then looks at me with wild-eyed amazement and asked me if my milk came out brown
  5. by   BlueRidgeHomeRN
    Quote from nursebabygirl 08
    she then looks at me with wild-eyed amazement and asked me if my milk came out brown
    dx: tstl!!!!
  6. by   sjt9721
    I had an intern write this as discharge instructions for a debridement/suture for an arm laceration:

    Return to ER for redness, swelling, or pu$$y drainage.

    Thank goodness I reviewed it before going over it with the patient. I handed it back to him and asked him to read it...Poor thing almost died on the spot! We decided that "drainage" or "pus-like drainage" would get the message across. :wink2:
  7. by   nursebabygirl 08
    okay blueridge... maybe i'm stupid, but what is TSTL?
  8. by   BlueRidgeHomeRN
    Quote from nursebabygirl 08
    okay blueridge... maybe i'm stupid, but what is tstl?
    "too stupid to live"
  9. by   nursebabygirl 08
    i got cha!
  10. by   imanedrn
    Quote from danissa
    Funny thing I heard once..." I went to university, I didn't train to make beds!" She was serious!! EH....Ok princess, heres a sheet..learn fast!:icon_roll
    This was a BIG issue for my school. We're the only university in town, but there are a few other schools with BSN programs. All the others are ADN programs.

    There is this false belief by some individuals that, if you hire anyone from our university, they won't want to make beds or wipe butts. Our instructors (lecture & clinical) made it VERY clear to us that we should learn and know how to perform these tasks, and know them well, because BSN, ADN, RN, LPN, or CNA, we're all nurses and are expected to assist in patient care in any way possible!

    I was proud to have learned that, and I always offer to assist my CNAs -- or do it myself if they're not around / busy with another patient.
  11. by   NurseRoRo
    Though this isn't about medically naive stuff, it certainly belongs in the naive category!! When I was in my last semester of nursing school (in a big city) I had a clinical rotation in a Catholic mental health facility. I was there one day with a classmate who was from a very small town. The charge nurse asked both of us if we would like to go to the Chapel before report started as it was Ash Wednesday.

    My classmate declined, and the charge nurse looked over at me. I declined as well, and this classmate bursts out with, "Well, Duh! She's not Catholic, She's Oriental!!!" Um, yeah, did I mention I'm the first Asian this girl had ever met? And it was our last semester in school...

    The charge nurse was speechless and I tried to hold back the laughter myself.
  12. by   NurseRoRo
    Quote from nursebabygirl 08
    It never amazes me just how ignorant some people can be.... During a discussion about the benefits of breast-feeding babies, i shared with my co-worker that i breast fed my son until he started to "cut teeth". After making this statement, my co-worker stared at me with a blank expression. (I'm a black woman and my co-worker is white). She then looks at me with wild-eyed amazement and asked me if my milk came out brown

    It could have been worse...she could've asked if you make chocolate milk??
  13. by   loriangel14
    At my workplace we were hosting an RN student(soon to graduate) and one day while watching the change of shift narcotic count she asked me if we had to count these every week. She speechless when we told her it was every shift.

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