Top Ten Nursing Inventions - page 2

Top Ten Best Nursing Inventions 10. Quick stick ECG Leads - able to be placed in the time between when the patient complains of chest pain and the pain disappears (approximately 30 secs) 9.... Read More

  1. by   CHICKTOEAGLE
    Originally posted by Kristi2377
    Mandi, you made me snort Sprite out of my nose with this one. :chuckle
    :roll Mine was orange juice!and I dam near spilled it on the keyboard!:kiss CHICK
  2. by   Sourdough
    I love the Haldol spray....went onto a night shift (on a medicine floor) and had 4 new admissions...all of them were sundowners...man the spray would have made my shift sweet!!!! I had them all lined up in their geri-chairs by the nursing station..:roll :chuckle
    Last edit by Sourdough on Apr 10, '03
  3. by   New CCU RN
    Originally posted by gwenith
    Top Ten Best Nursing Inventions


    10. Quick stick ECG Leads - able to be placed in the time between when the patient complains of chest pain and the pain disappears (approximately 30 secs)

    9. "Instapan" The inflatable bedpan. With just one press of a button this flat sheeting will inflate to be miniature round rubber raft suitable to catch all excretory needs.

    8. Suregrip shu - The only nursing shoe guaranteed. not to slip under ANY circumstances. Fits any size or shape of foot. Massages feet as you walk so your legs never get tired and is acceptable to all hospital uniform codes!

    7. The diagnosis gate. This gate can be set up in any accident and emergency entryway. As patients pass through they are guaranteed to be presented with a diagnosis they will be satisfied with. Warning! diagnosis may not reflect patients actual medical condition but they are guaranteed to be happy with it.

    6. Pain Detector Test. Developed from research into the lie detector this equipment will give an accurate reading of where the patient is experiencing pain, how much and what type. Pre filled syringes are can be attached so that the precise amount of medication can be delivered for the degree of pain. Optional extra: For those failing pain detector test after screaming the unit down and blaming everyone for not reacting fast enough - blunt needles.

    5 Listening Linda. An inflatable mannequin for all those patient who insist on relating their life stories, grievances with relatives and minute by minute account of all illnesses. Responses include "Oh I know..." Do Tell..." "Reeealleee....." "Oh you poor thing - how you have suffered...." and many many more. Order your Listening Linda TODAY!

    4. Medright. This device allows staff to program in the patients medication doses times amounts and will automatically dispense the correct dose tagged with a transponder matching the one in patients ID band. This transponder will beep louder the closer you get to the correct patient. Allows you to track down patients no matter where they are or how dark it is.

    3. Safesorb Will instantly absorb ALL noxious odours. No sickly sweet overwhelming smell that leaves you gasping and wishing for the original odour. Guaranteed not to combine with existing odours to create "the smell from hell".


    2. Telepathy twin set. Will automatically read the minds of all colleagues, co-workers and medical staff. Has the added feature of a ":disgruntlement filter" so they cannot read your opinion of THEM!


    1. Call bells that can only be pressed if the patient really needs help


    :roll :roll :roll
  4. by   Zee_RN
    We have always wanted to install a CT Scanner around the ICU doors. As patients wheel through, they can just get a whole-body CT scan on the way in. That way when the doc comes to see his recently-transferred-to-ICU-from-the-floor patient and orders that stat CT scan of the head (or chest or belly or whatever), it sure beats dragging ventilator, art line, multiple IV pumps, etc. down two floors to radiology!

    We've also been known to refer to the swinging doors of the ICU as "the magic doors." How many patients that come flying through there from the floor that are "crashing, no BP!" get installed into the ICU with a BP of 130/80! Those doors are just a medical wonder!
  5. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    Glue that sticks head-injured patients to the bed instead of having to pick them up off the floor or to stop them pulling at their trache/arterial line/central line for the 60,000th time that shift.

    Glue-on smiles for nurses when cleaning up smelly poo.

    Something to stop the smack-head whinging because no analgesia works on his self-inflicted groinal abcess when he shooted up in his femoral artery.

    A body clock would be nice.
  6. by   spineCNOR
    Brilliant suggestions all!! I especially love "Listening Linda" and the Haldol spray!

    How about an electric collar for surgeons that we can use to zap them everytime they are acting like condescending, pompous jerks!
  7. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Originally posted by spineCNOR
    Brilliant suggestions all!! I especially love "Listening Linda" and the Haldol spray!

    How about an electric collar for surgeons that we can use to zap them everytime they are acting like condescending, pompous jerks!
    :chuckle :chuckle

    What a wonderful idea! Can we use that for cardiologists that think they are God too? What was that...? ZAP!
  8. by   suzannasue
  9. by   yannadey
    Gwenith thanks for the laugh.
    I work the night shift that haldol spray would come in mighty handy.:roll :roll :roll
  10. by   Dave ARNP
    Snaps for the Electric collar, Haldol Spray, and Listening Linda!


    -David Adams, ARNP
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'd like to see someone invent a device that can lift and turn 300# patients every 2 hours AND collect their bodily emissions.......my back would be soooo grateful.........
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The inflatable bedpan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was eating when i read that and i literally had to clean the monitor and the desk after reading that one!!!!

    ROTFLMBAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   Wolfpax
    NS__RN ! I was just suggesting aerosol thorazine to one of my colleagues last night !!! Either peppermint or spearmint scented ( aroma therapy for MICA patients)... I knew I couldn't have been the only one. Also for the noncompliants, offer their meds powdered with a rolled up $1 bill, should work.

    The call bell is sweet, right now I do not have that option... all I have now is the answering machine message from God ("you have reached the office of God, please state your name, request and where you can be reached, one of God's angel's will be with you in a short time....beeeeep"

    Haven't any of you thought of using invisible fencing around the nurses station... Heck if wander guard works in keeping everyone safe within the hospital, why can't tiny little electric shocks keep people safe and away from the nurse for a short period of time through the shift (beats taking all the prozac)

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