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Foley Fiasco!!

By Babs0512 - As I was thinking back over the years of funny stories I've lived as a nurse, two immediately popped into my mind, so I put them on paper. I had been a nurse for about a year, and I had placed many catheters in women, but never in a man. Well, my luck ran out one day, and I had an 84 year old gentleman needing a catheter. I got all the needed paraphernalia, went over the procedure in my mind and explained the procedure to the... Read More

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Doctor Loses Pants

By OBNURSE81 - All of us in OB had a soft spot for an elderly general practice physician that delivered babies at our small rural hospital. He was a little gruff around the edges, but had a heart of gold where his patients were concerned. He loved delivering babies as well as caring for the old. Most of his deliveries were smooth, quiet, and usually uneventful (except for the expected event of having a wonderful newborn, of course). Where the... Read More

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White Lady

By akoysadiyos - As a nurse in a big and prestigious university hospital in our country and who has been in the nursing profession for almost two decades, I have already experienced dealing with all sorts of patients. The following incident is the most memorable of all my experiences because everytime it crosses my mind, I could not help but keep laughing... It occurred while I was on a night shift (10pm-6am). I was the charge nurse then so I was... Read More

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Funny Nursing-related story

By stacey2275 - :imbarI vividly remember a particular episode in nursing school which happened during our clinical rotation. We were at the very beginning in the medical-surgical portion and getting our first hands-on experience with inserting urinary catheters. After rounding up a list of patients who needed catheters inserted from the staff nurses, our instructor found one elderly gentlemen who willingly consented for a student nurse to place... Read More

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The Vaudeville Suturing Experience

By aknottedyarn - Many years ago I worked in a small rural hospital that had had more than its share of motorcycle accidents one summer. I normally worked critical care but would occasionally work in the ER if it was busy. On this evening we got a call that an ambulance was bringing in yet another of the motorcyclists who seemed to have a way with running into things. That summer, among other motorcycle accidents, we had a man flip over the... Read More

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My funny experience gaining experience with a "great learning opportunity"- SOAP SUDS

By vadushkas_nurse - As a new student, I was always eager to gain EXPERIENCE....:nurse: Opportunities to practice skills often came in waves with proclaimed “learning opportunity” attached to tasks that others didn’t want to do. I was ok with this approach because I really wanted to learn and help out. So the days came where it was my turn PRACTICE and LEARN the skill of SOAP SUD ENEMAS via RECTAL TUBE:p. This opportunity was bestowed upon me for a... Read More

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Late Preterm Infants (Part 2) - Hyperbilirubinemia

By Elvish - This next entry deals with hyperbilirubinemia and jaundice in the late preterm infant. Just to recap, late preterm as defined by AWHONN is an infant born between 34 and 36 completed weeks' gestation. During the antenatal period, fetal hemoglobin levels are necessarily higher than postnatal. Increased hemoglobin is needed to carry oxygen from the maternal/placental blood into fetal tissue for the massive perfusion and growth needed... Read More

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The Case Of The Missing Dentures

By vadushkas_nurse - My funny nursing experience occurred a few years ago when I was a new grad. I had been working in the ER fulltime and was on one of many long and dreaded night shifts. One of my patients was an older gentleman from a nursing home. During my initial assessment I went to introduce myself and check on him, he had only one concern to voice; “Where are my denture”?!?! :D :confused: I attentively and carefully searched everywhere in... Read More

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Misadventure in a Maternity Hospital

By gingerbreadman0214 - Warning: Contains events not suitable for those with a brainstem vomition center that’s easily excitable (whatever). Misadventure in a Maternity Hospital. There is probably no maternity hospital that is as busy as the one I went to during training. It’s jam-packed with patients and it’s like a newborn factory. Anybody who would want to have exposure to maternal and newborn care, this institution won’t disappoint you. It is a... Read More

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When good phone calls to the doctor, go bad.

By NurseCard - We all have to call doctors at home sometimes, about our patients. Shoot, nowadays I have to do it about 3-4 times a night, on average. Being a seasoned nurse now, it doesn't bother me much at all, to have to call. However, back when I first began my RN career, there were doctors that would make me shake and shudder in my NurseMates, just at the thought of having to call them. So, it was nice to occasionally have something to... Read More

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Adam's Apples

By the_alchemist - Working in a behavioral facility can be challenging and fun. As soon as I turn the key to open the last door to the Nurses's Station in our locked facility, I always look forward to be part of an interesting story yet to unfold. With my very first step on the unit, I give out a sunny smile to all my patients and greet them with my cheeriest good morning greetings. I love working with adolescent patients. Somehow, I see myself in... Read More

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Drool Nurse & the Lesson He learned

By gingerbreadman0214 - It was a usual week in the Cancer ward for a senior nursing student like me undergoing clinical rotations. It was still early in the curriculum year, so I still have the initial excitement and zeal:rolleyes: in me to do my duties as a health care provider. Not to brag, but I was often praised for being good at accomplishing my tasks:cool:. I’m just an average student when it comes to the theoretical part, but I rock in the actual... Read More

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Caught with his pants down :)

By hfdguy - I recently graduated from LPN school here in Connecticut, and I'll never forget the experience. I was one of 6 men who started the class, and one of 3 who graduated. Along the way, there were many hardships, trials, and funny moments. But the one moment I will always remember happened on our first clinical day. One of the guys was a very kind professional who wanted to become a nurse for all the right reasons. He really wanted... Read More

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And whatever you do.... DON'T.. FALL... ASLEEP

By NurseCard - for one year, i worked the night shift on an adult acute psychiatric unit, in a state hospital. actually, i worked night shift and night shift only, for nine months. for the remaining three months, i worked evening and night shifts. two sixteen-hour shifts a week. the evening shift usually stayed rather busy, and often went by quickly. then would come the night shift. night shifts were often slow, unless a patient.. or... Read More

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The Hair Not There

By LatteGuzzler - Bustling out from another freshly finished triage encounter, I spin a corner and position myself in my chair, prepared to triage my next patient. I look at the little boy, about 4 years old, seated in his mother's lap. Next to him on a chair is his 7 year old brother. As I ask his mother what brought her son to the ER, she begins to relate the story of gastrointestinal symptoms affecting her son. He has been vomiting and had a few... Read More

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Misadventure in The Hospital of Infectious Diseases

By gingerbreadman0214 - Warning: Contains events not suitable for those with a brainstem vomition center that’s easily excitable (whatever). Misadventure in The Hospital of Infectious Diseases. If I remember correctly, this government-owned charity institution I was in had more than 10 wards distributed in 3 buildings. A gamut of tropical & other infectious disease cases can be found here with pulmonary tuberculosis giving the most... Read More

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Misadventure in the Psychiatric Disease Department

By gingerbreadman0214 - Warning: Contains events not suitable for those with a brainstem vomition center that’s easily excitable (whatever). Misadventure in the Psychiatric Disease Department. Being the neophyte, I really have to expect having to be the one who’d do the most odd of jobs. First day training in the psych ward, I found myself in the institution’s lab in charge of receiving the specimens and recording them in a logbook. Yup…I got to be the... Read More

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Misadventures in Nursing

By gingerbreadman0214 - Warning: Contains events not suitable for those with a brainstem vomition center that’s easily excitable (whatever). :p Heh heh…I never knew I’d have the chance to share the funny experiences I had during my training days this way. I usually only have my family and friends to amuse. Now, I have a larger audience and possibly even get a prize to boot. The readers can thank me later (or give this article a... Read More


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