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  1. What's the dumbest thing you ever got called on the carpet for?
    When I was a CNA, my supervisor scolded me saying, "When you come to work you immediately get started on completing your daily tasks and you're always the first person to start giving your baths." ...
    Aug 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Would you call in because you didn't get any sleep?
    I wouldn't call in due to lack of sleep because at my hospital, if someone calls in they just triple up the other nurses instead of calling in someone else. So, it really affects the staff. So, no,...
    Aug 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    I have been reading this thread for the past couple of days. Tonight, a patient died on my ICU unit rather unexpectedly. About 1 minute after she was pronounced by myself and another RN, the...
    Aug 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Patient freaking out
    "To avoid a replay of this, just say, "Here's your medicine" and let the patient take it from there." Oh, that's not a good idea. Well, maybe if I added, "Do you have any questions about it?" or...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. CNA's Aide the nurse... right!
    You know what? That was really crappy of her (pun intended). Don't worry, karma will catch up to her. Coming from an ICU where our brilliant management team recently got rid of all our CNAs due to...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Patient freaking out
    TiredMD- Hahaha this is very true. Afterall, this is a woman who washes out her Doritos bags with soap and water before she throws them away! And in case anyone complains about my lack of...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Terms we will not admit to using
    TFFTB- Too F-ing Fat To Breathe TSTL- Too Stupid to Live TYTB- Too Young to Breed PRATFO- Patient Reassured and Told To F- Off
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Patient freaking out
    This is really a HIPAA question, but I knew if I put that in the title no one would read it, haha! I work on a small psychiatric unit and when I pass out medications in the evening I go up to each...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. nurse doesn't believe in life-sustaining measures for herself
    I went to nursing school with a girl who is exactly the same way (maybe it's the same person!). We had a very similar conversation once in which she told me that if she was ever diagnosed with a...
    Jul 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Caught stealing drugs
    I worked with one RN who was caught digging through the sharps container to get bottles of Fentanyl that people had not thoroughly wasted. Another RN I worked with followed a friend of mine...
    Jul 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart?
    I worked with a resident in PICU that was.. challenged. She has failed the Peds rotation several times, but her husband was high up in the coporate level in the hospital so she was allowed to repeat...
    Jul 8, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Random rant
    This reminds me of the way our radiology techs practice... I now go in the room and babysit when they are anywhere near my patient. All too many times, I have followed them to find the patient's HOB...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. from RN to Pharmacy tech
    Oh my gosh, don't do it! I have never been so disrespected in my LIFE as I was working as a pharmacy tech at Walgreen's. I actually had a customer tell me that he was going to go home, get his gun,...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Funniest Complaint on Press Ganey Scores
    This isn't really a Press Ganey issue.. but the managers on my Critical Care Unit have fired all our our secretaries and nursing assistants because "our budget no longer allows for ancillary...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Song lyrics that remind you of nursing...
    O.A.R. - Night Shift "Its 3 a.m., I wanna go to bed I got a lady running through my head Ran outta money, i'm lookin for a night shift It's 3 a.m. and i wanna go to bed" The Verve-...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. You Know You're a Nurse When...
    You see 400+ lb people ordering "extra cheese" or "extra ranch dressing" and instead of being disgusted, you think "Eat up honey... job security."
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Funny things that pts say
    I love alcohol withdrawal patients. They never fail to keep me laughing. One night, I had an old man who was a pill! I ended up having to put him in 4-point restraints. Despite my efforts, he...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    When I worked as a pharmacy tech at Walgreen's, and old woman called and asked to speak to the pharmacist one day. I could tell by his reactions that this was a very interesting phone call. This is...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. From the mouths of non-nurses
    From a woman who claimed she "went to nursing school" (later found out that she shadowed a nurse for 2 days when she was in high school): "If her oxygen goes down are you going to pump her up...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Have you ever...
    OMG you totally hit my funny bone. I can't stop laughing.:chuckle I guess I'm one of those demented people. Anytime I hear about farts I crack up. Hope your patient doesn't call you on it...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Have you ever...
    Haha, Csantos, that's hilarious! I'll never forget this conversation in nursing school: Me: What's heparin four? Instructor: It's a blood thinner. Me: No, what's heparin FOUR?
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Funny things you have said but wish you didn't
    I was sitting in on a swallow evaluation for a developmentally delayed 2-year old. The resident performing the eval. was very nervous and was known to stumble over his words. He was using a bottle,...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. learn to say it correctly!!
    I used to work as a pharmacy tech at Walgreen's, and we had this guy who would always call to ask for an order on his "hi-DRAW-con-ee" Translate as hydrocodone.. haha "O2 stats" kills me! I...
    Jul 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Funniest real orders you have seen in a chart?
    As a nursing student on my first med/surg clinicals, I was reading a patient's history and saw "T&A." I pondered this abbreviation for a long time and could only think of one thing that T&A stands...
    Jun 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Have you ever...
    Have you ever blamed a fart on an unconscious patient? I have!
    Jun 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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