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  1. Why do you want to become an OR nurse?
    I used to work in busy trauma hospital, now in smaller hospital with only cold cases. I love the fact that in OR I constantly have to think on my feet, innovate, anticipate and be one step ahead of...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Personality type for perioperative nursing?
    I agree that you have to be assertive. Also be able to function independently, trust your own jugement and be very orginased. I am blessed with a very good visual memory, so that I can send my...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. How often do you take a vacation?
    I am lucky enough to be in the position of having 21 day's vacation leave plus 12 day's public holiday's each year. After 10 years service in my current position another 5 day's was added!! Bonus!...
    Oct 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Anyone willing to talk to nurse form USA about healthcare in your country?
    Hi. Am a registered Nurse from South Africa. What would you like to know?
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. how do SA and UK qualifications compare?
    tnx. will do so.
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. how do SA and UK qualifications compare?
    Hi, I am a South African Registered Nurse with Operating Room qualification and experience. Would like to go work in Scotland for period, but confused by all the different abbreviations and...
    Oct 28, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. Nursing and tattoos
    am planning to get small tatoo on hip hopefully in next few months.. have heard said that a rose on a 20 year old boob becomes a whole vine of climbing roses in 20 years!! had a pt with a small...
    Dec 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. ER- HELP: Dumbest reason people go to ER
    work in small hospital in south africa. Walk in one morning at 2am. whole family. on way for holiday and just wanted to get check up to make sure nothing was going to spoil the holiday.. the dr on...
    Nov 13, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Funny things that pt's say!
    not an ob story, but funny none the less. working in male medical. had regular pt, old gentleman. Parkinsons and defaulter on meds. looked like a turtle with wrinkly neck. Alway's wore a floppy sun...
    Nov 9, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Why is it? Things nurses do other people can't
    Was standing in OR few weeks back, breaking pieces of bone graft up, thinking about the barbeque I would be having that night. Or watching a educational dvd on hip replacements while cooking dinner.....
    Nov 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Funny things that pts say
    I work in OR, Where very funny things come out post op:lol2::lol2:One patient was trying with all her might to get up out of bed, took 2 people to restrain her.. the reason? she was convinced she had...
    Nov 9, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Share your funniest patient stories...
    can be very disconcertening!! prepped male pt for urology surgery only to find small black spider(with possability of turning into turantula!!)
    Nov 9, '07
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Foreign nurses' work permits on hold
    I am from South Africa and have only recently joined this forum. Can only comment that over here we are so over worked and under payed that most of our nurses are departing for greener pastures in...
    Jan 26, '05
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. How do you say " I love nursing" in your language?
    in south africa we say: Ek is mal oor verpleging!! Is so great to see others loving the profession as much as I do. Though some day's more than others....:uhoh3:
    Sep 13, '04
    Forum: International Nursing
  15. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    [QUOTE=ryaninmtv]Quote: I talk back to the TV constantly when the medical shows are on; especially ER. My wife won't watch ER with me anymore for this reason. Have been nicely asked by...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    Am lucky enough to get free medical at hospital where i work. Have been known to do own vitals when going to one of our out patient clinicks, and even helping with build up of other patients while i...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    [QUOTE=nrw350]I just thought of this one. If the first aide kit in your home is mistaken for a trauma bag off an ambulance...... or it is one for that matter lol. Went on a camping trip few...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    [QUOTE=guesswho]I work nights and have actually "nodded off" on the toilet. Thank Florence it was so uncomfortable that it woke me up before Iwas there very long!! Was just sitting here after...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    [QUOTE=mattsmom81]Love all the nurse-isms! You know you're a nurse when you: Have dreams/nightmares about beeping, buzzing, blipping machines...and walk in your sleep resetting/checking...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    [QUOTE=kathkrn]These are some of hte favs from the ER that I work at: -Discussing dismemberment over a meal seems perfectly normal ..... Was laughing so hard at the end of this list, almost...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    To your last one, a slight variation. You know your a nurse when the first thing you notice on meeting someone new is how prominent their veins are.
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. what sex is your computer ?
    :hatparty: Absolutely true!!!! of the male computers. Mine is deffinatly female. Simple, easy to use, and usually two steps ahead of the pack!!
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Funny quotes from patients
    Had a patient on night duty once who kept on making sugestive comments just to get a blush out of me. He was about 55-60 yrs old. One morning, as I was doing medication rounds he walked up to me and...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  24. Funny things you have said but wish you didn't
    While on night duty, at about 3 in the morning, one of our patients passed away. The charge siser had to call a porter to come and take the deceased to the morgue. She gave her name, and the...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Nurses allowed to close units of hospital
    I work in relatively small state hospital in south africa. Our wards are very diverse. Female and male mixed, with about 6 surgical departments laying claim to the 32beds in each unit. This can...
    Jun 3, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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