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Concrete Thinking - page 2

I had a child today complaining of stomachache. As per usual, I direct him to "try to go to the bathroom." He stepped into the bathroom and closed the door. After about 4 minutes of complete silence... Read More

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    Quote from schooldistrictnurse
    Well, as long as we're on the subject:
    Brand new nursing student, FIRST patient! Dx: kidney stone Kardex (yes, that old dinosaur) says "strain all urine"
    Nursing student interpretation: push really hard
    I had to re-read this a few times, but once I got it I literally spit out my water.

    As far as self-diagnosing goes . . . had a 3rd grader who rarely comes in, walked in the other day and said "my tonsils are swollen!" I ask who told him that, was it a doctor? Aaaaand he promptly burst into tears. Goodness, that was unexpected!
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    Quote from fetch
    I had to re-read this a few times, but once I got it I literally spit out my water.

    As far as self-diagnosing goes . . . had a 3rd grader who rarely comes in, walked in the other day and said "my tonsils are swollen!" I ask who told him that, was it a doctor? Aaaaand he promptly burst into tears. Goodness, that was unexpected!
    Unexpected indeed! Sounds like he might have had a bad day...or did his throat hurt that much?

    Though I will admit when I worked with the smaller kids, tears were typical and stopped as quick as they started. When the HS kids come in in tears...but that is a different topic .
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    Quote from schooldistrictnurse
    Well, as long as we're on the subject:
    Brand new nursing student, FIRST patient! Dx: kidney stone Kardex (yes, that old dinosaur) says "strain all urine"
    Nursing student interpretation: push really hard

    guess who it was!!! yes, ME!


    That is awesome!!!!!!!!!
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    Ha ha, reminds me of the Amelia Bedelia books! Anyone remember those? She took everything literally, those books were hilarious.
    emmylue72 and fetch like this.

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