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

  1. by   fetch
    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!
  2. by   Jen-Elizabeth
    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 .
  3. by   NutmeggeRN
    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!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   Emergent
    Ha ha, reminds me of the Amelia Bedelia books! Anyone remember those? She took everything literally, those books were hilarious.

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