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Easy as Blood Gases from a Dead Lady

By Ruby Vee - maybe it's because i'm older now, or maybe it's because i've mellowed somewhat with age, but i'm convinced that medical and surgical residents these days are far nicer than they were in the past. no one has tried (knock wood) to rip me a new one for years now and it's been decades since i got a... Read More

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The World is a Dangerous Place

By datnurse - every morning, before we climbed into the white land rovers with our humanitarian organization’s logo on both sides, we waited for laura, the office coordinator, to return from the security meetings. she gave us a briefing before we headed out to the field to hold clinic in tiny buildings, called... Read More

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Those Darn Nursing Caps

By annarnbuddy - some of us are from a time and place where nursing caps were not only prized but mandatory. the caps were presented in solemn ceremonies that were long awaited by nursing students, symbols of a rite of passage on our way to being a true healthcare professional. they came in all sorts of shapes... Read More

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What a Nightmare.... (Humorous)

By NurseAlwaysNForever - So, the alarm went off at 5 am, me, I'm still tired so I hit snooze. Finally, 6:30 rolls around and I'm jumping out of bed and scrambling to be at work by 7. Arrive at work at 6:59, rush to clock in, realize, hey, my badge is still at the house. Okay, no big deal. I fill out a paper for my... Read More

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The Bee Keeper- funny nursing story

By PICNICRN - I had been an RN for about 8 years working only in PICU or NICU, when I took a position in the NICU of a brand new hospital. The doors had only been open for a few weeks and the maternity center had been rather slow... therefore, no sick babies yet. The ER, however, was busting at the seems! So,... Read More

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Remember the Geri-Chair?

By Ruby Vee - Long ago and in another state, I worked on a med-surg floor of a famous hospital. At that time, patients waited in the hospital for nursing home beds to become available, a wait that could sometimes last a year or more. We had as a patient an elderly Spanish aristocrat I'll call Juan. Although... Read More

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You Can't Be Naked in the Hall

By AliRae - I've been living on a floating hospital in Liberia for the past nine months now. Coming from a PICU background, I started out completely daunted at the thought of caring for more than two patients. Now, I barely blink when my report sheet has ten names on it, and I've embraced the slower pace of... Read More

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Funny nursing story

By booter512 - I was working at a large hospital in Sacramento at the time. I worked on a Diabetic/Renal Transplant unit. We did transplants on people from 18 months to however old the physician would accept. One day, we had an eight year old boy in who had previously had a kidney transplant. He was in... Read More

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I'm going to jail for sure!

By BSN_after_40 - In 1992, I was a brand new LPN (probably even had the new nurse smell) working on a busy med/surg floor. I was so proud and excited for my new career and took my job very seriously! I believe I was a week or 2 out of orientation, so I was really green! One busy morning, each room on our ward... Read More

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All Bleeding Stops . . . Eventually

By Ruby Vee - all bleeding stops . . . eventually one of the basic tenets of "house of god" (written, i believe, by samuel shem -- my fourth copy disappeared because, once again, i let someone borrow it!) is that "all bleeding stops eventually." either it stops because homeostasis is achieved or it stops... Read More

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Patient Laughter, My Pain!

By SheSoFine26 - I was in my clinical working on a Telemetry/MedSurg Floor. About half the day had past and I along with my preceptor RN received a new admit that had already had a NG tube. He was being admitted in order to have a peg tube placed. The patient was really nice and even though he was in the... Read More

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OB Nurse in the Old Days, “Lord, Take Me Now”

By OBNURSE81 - When I was a brand-spanking new GN, that’s Graduate Nurse, (in those days we got to work as a nurse for the 2-3 months it took for us to received our board results), I was told I would have a minimum of 3 weeks working with another nurse on orientation. Three days after I started on the OB unit... Read More

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My First Code

By Ruby Vee - i hadn’t been a nurse for very long, but i was asked to team lead, do charge and supervise nursing students. “don’t worry,” i was told. “these are our students, so they can help you out.” as the first bsn grad ever hired in our hospital, i took a lot of grief from the diploma nurses who went to... Read More

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Marvin the Painted Lady

By flashpoint - I had been a nurse for about a year and I loved working in my little LTC in a tiny town. The town was so small that the closest hospital was in a town about 30 miles away…and that town was so small that the hospital only had a doctor on call, there wasn’t a doctor in house 24/7. Our local... Read More

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There is alot of fertilizer in some cardiac patients

By Psychtrish39 - "Funny Nursing related Stories" I was a fairly new step down unit RN in a teaching hospital in NW Oklahoma and as such we had alot of what the locals called "county patients' . I just called them patients from different walks of life. And as such one night I had two fresh open hearts and a... Read More

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A First Assessment

By ddemille - I have been a nurse for over 18 years now and am blessed to have had many accomplishments throughout in my career. I am so proud to be a part of the nursing profession; and now, as in my role as an educator, I am always sure that I share the good, the bad and the ugly with those coming into our... Read More

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Sabbath Baby

By NY2LA - She spilled out of the elevator as the doors opened, huffing and puffing. I could still feel the cold off her wool coat, which was not close to closing over her huge pregnant abdomen. Not many patients came up this back elevator directly into Labor and Delivery unless the Emergency Department staff... Read More

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A "Hallmark Christmas in Shriner's Hospital"

By Cathlabnurse46 - In 1972 I was injured in a series of events that lead to my eventual hospitalization in Shirner's Hospital for Crippled Children in Philadelphia. In the Fall of 1973 after my family was left nearly bankrupt from my catastrophic hospital bills I found a sponcer and was admitted into Shriners. Back... Read More


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