Funny Things Naieve Medical Personnel Have Said

  1. 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.

    she has entertained me over the years with such remarks as these, and when she's around, i don't need a comedian. the best part is, she doesn't realize she's saying anything funny. i love her to pieces.

    do you have anything to share about things you have heard from naieve medical personnel? if so, would you care to share?
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  2. 46 Comments

  3. by   ElvishDNP
    Man, it's awfully quiet around here.......:trout:
  4. by   EricJRN
    Quote from Arwen_U
    Man, it's awfully quiet around here.......:trout:
    ARGH!
  5. by   UM Review RN
    I kept forgetting that my student wasn't a Tele nurse orientee. I dragged her up to the monitors because one of the Remote Tele patients was having runs of VTach.

    "See, this? It's bad because the patient can go into VFib."

    Student naively says, "So, then you call the doctor?"

    Monitor tech and I answered at the same time: "No, that's when we'd call a Code."
  6. by   KarafromPhilly
    I had a nursing student following me when one of my patients started to decompensate--I told the student, "OK, we'll need a blood gas kit--they're in the clean utility on the third shelf." She said OK and went off to get it. A minute or two later the NA came and told me that my student was in the clean utility, busy looking for a blood gasket.
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    I kept forgetting that my student wasn't a Tele nurse orientee. I dragged her up to the monitors because one of the Remote Tele patients was having runs of VTach.

    "See, this? It's bad because the patient can go into VFib."

    Student naively says, "So, then you call the doctor?"

    Monitor tech and I answered at the same time: "No, that's when we'd call a Code."
    Oh how I remember my orientee. I was her patient. I came home and went on hospice.
  8. by   flashpoint
    From a pregnant 16-year old in a CNA class I helped teach...
    "You mean I have to clean men's 'bathing suit' area? I've never done anything like that. I wasn't brought up to look at a man with no clothes on."
  9. by   sarah_bellum
    I was a unit secretary at a pediatric hospital and I had a first year med student walk up to me and ask "What are the normal vital signs?" I asked "For this patient?" He said "No, in general." He was absolutely serious.

    One of the fellows was standing behind him, and boy, did he get reamed!
  10. by   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
  11. by   elthia
    I had a 26 year-old nurse tell me that she can't wear tampons because she is a virgin and wants to keep her hymen intact till marriage.
  12. by   ccyrrus
    Quote from franemtnurse
    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.

    she has entertained me over the years with such remarks as these, and when she's around, i don't need a comedian. the best part is, she doesn't realize she's saying anything funny. i love her to pieces.

    do you have anything to share about things you have heard from naieve medical personnel? if so, would you care to share?

    a 36 year old virgin????? are you serious????!!!!!
    Last edit by sirI on Feb 24, '08 : Reason: unnecessary input
  13. by   elizabells
    Quote from sarah_bellum
    I was a unit secretary at a pediatric hospital and I had a first year med student walk up to me and ask "What are the normal vital signs?" I asked "For this patient?" He said "No, in general." He was absolutely serious.

    One of the fellows was standing behind him, and boy, did he get reamed!
    I had to explain to a pediatric INTERN once (in December, no less) what the difference between pre and post ductal saturations was and why we cared about them in a day-old baby with pulmonary hypertension. I told his fellow on him.
  14. by   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from cotjockey
    From a pregnant 16-year old in a CNA class I helped teach...
    "You mean I have to clean men's 'bathing suit' area? I've never done anything like that. I wasn't brought up to look at a man with no clothes on."

    *look at her with a blank stare* *Blink, Blink, Blink* *Bonk her in the head*






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    Quote from ccyrrus
    A 36 year old virgin????? Are you serious????!!!!!
    What is wrong with that.

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