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  1. Most ridiculous things you have heard?
    Several hospitals in this area will no longer reveal who the attending ER doctor is when asked before sign-in, telling the patient that if they're sick enough to be coming to the ER, then they are...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Most ridiculous things you have heard?
    She was inpatient for two nights for a simple lap chole?? That's day surgery here. I'd be going nuts even before she was admitted.
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    True. Forty-four weeks is much different than 50. I questioned the likelihood of the doctors being accurate, but apparently the one was well known for being able to judge EDC within 3-4 days, a...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    I managed to get necrotizing fasciitis from a dental visit. I had a drainage tube trying to empty a seroma on my leg and it was time for my annual dental check-up. They'd asked if I'd had surgery,...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    My grandmother said it was from peeing on the side of the road, not the middle. And pimples on your tongue were caused by telling a lie. :lol2::yeah::spin:
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    While oral sex was not required, home care nurses helping para/quad patients here were told that part of their expected duties may be helping their patients with sexual needs, including assisting...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. You Know You Are a Nurse When...
    You know you are a nurse when: -Discussing dismemberment over a gourmet meal seems perfectly acceptable to you. -The phone rings at home and you answer as if you were at work (Operating Room,...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    An ICU nurse I know had a family from China whose wife/mother attempted suicide by hanging and was now brain dead. The doctors talked to them about organ donation, turning of the respirator, etc,...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. The dumbest thing you've ever heard...
    My mom was pregnant 44 weeks with me. She had two doctors confirm the EDC, based on dates and belly size. I baked for so long, I was dysmature-I'd started to shrink d/t the beginnings of placental...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. It's your turn now, nurse!
    Amen. I wound up in hospital for 8 days last year with necrotizing fasciitis and 10 more days with complications from surgery to repair the cause of said nec fasc. I knew what was wrong as soon as...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Can student administer medication without RN supervision?
    As a first year student, we had to be directly supervised the first three times we gave medications in each form (oral, IV, IM, sc). If all went well, we could give medications without direct...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. If you love your job, what is your speciality?
    My last position was as an organ/tissue surgeon (tissue procurement specialist). When families donated their deceased loved one's tissues (heart valves, skin, eyes, bone, tendons), my job was to go...
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you bag your bodies naked?
    When I was a student in the early 90s, we bagged our deceased patients naked. It was a case of "we've always done it this way"-probably a leftover from when patients were shrouded, not bagged. It...
    Mar 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Medical words that make you cringe.
    Agreed. I don't like "passed away" either; I prefer either the reality-'he/she died' or, if a euphemism is required, 'transferred to the Eternal Care Unit'.
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What does your username mean?
    I had to leave nursing (and all work) due to illness in 2000, hence "RetiredTooSoon".
    Dec 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. *Vent*  RN's make toast?!?!?!
    You work ICU and there are patients well enough to eat toast, nevermind other foods? I can't think of more than one ICU patient ever that's been able to consume more than clear fluids.
    Dec 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What do you call your "greatest" compliment?
    I can't decide...these four top the list: 1. A patient's mother wrote a letter to my instructor, praising me up and down for how I cared for her daughter and grandbaby during Grandbaby's birth....
    Oct 20, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. At my boiling point...you are NOT a Nurse...of ANY kind!!!!
    The term 'nurse' is not a protected term, but 'registered nurse' is in many provinces and states. If they call themselves a nurse and you challenge them, "A registered nurse?" and they answer in the...
    Oct 6, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How do you sign?
    For regular charting, I would sign RtSoon, RN. On formal correspondence like resume cover letters or other letters where my nursing education was relevant to what I was writing about, I'd sign,...
    Oct 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Clients? Are they no longer patients?
    They were already clients when I started nursing school in 1991-or at least, that was about when the move started to make the change. My one instructor refused to use the word client, snorting,...
    Sep 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Is it to late for me to become a Nurse?
    You're not too old at all. There were men in my nursing program ranging in age from 32-46. As long as you're physically fit and mentally ready for the challenge, go for it.
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Confess!  Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World"
    One time I was visiting my parents. I went to answer the phone and said, "Operating Room, RetiredTooSoon". My poor uncle was completely baffled. It was my name, my voice, but I'd just told him...
    Jul 28, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units
    When I was working, I was in the OR, so puke green was the only colour we wore. I had a few bonnets made up with flowers on them and in one case, a pink bonnet with yellow ducks; I'd wear that on...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Nudity?
    We never had to do that. When we learned basic care (Bathing, bed changes with patient in bed, physical exam), we practiced on each other, but wore either shorts and a top or else a swimsuit and...
    Jun 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Top 10 Myths of the "MURSE"
    Now I know this is a humorous post, but you did ask for an explanation on this one and it is something I've observed before, so you're gonna get it. ;) 1. Depending on the reason for admission,...
    May 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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