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Differences between male ER nurses and Females?

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The guys I worked with seem to be more matter-of-fact and straight forward about most illnesses and injuries, while the women, especially with kids, display their sympathies more. This isn't a bad thing, it just seems that's how we approach things differently.

Not saying all guys and all women are like this, it's just the ones I've seen.

I don't see this as a troll post. It isn't asking or claiming one is superior over the other here, it's just asking if we see any differences in behavior.

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The guys I worked with seem to be more matter-of-fact and straight forward about most illnesses and injuries, while the women, especially with kids, display their sympathies more. This isn't a bad thing, it just seems that's how we approach things differently.

Not saying all guys and all women are like this, it's just the ones I've seen.

I don't see this as a troll post. It isn't asking or claiming one is superior over the other here, it's just asking if we see any differences in behavior.

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i agree with you, traumainthespot that most ed male nurses are usually pretty messy. just about every male ed nurse i have worked with is a slob and (no offense) not as attentive to the patients as female nurses. they however, get the work done and have great technical skills. most male ed nurses can put an IV in ANYBODY. :)

I work in an ICU...but it is funny that you mention this...there are actually quite a few males in my unit...I'd say 30% male to 70% female...there is even one night where I am the only female RN on the unit...anyway...the majority of the guys that I work with are very caring (though hilariously crass when not near patients...) and very concentious about keeping rooms/ patients/charting clean--in fact, most of the them are neater that many other RNs. I haven't really found any huge differences, technical skills or otherwise other than the typical male vs female stuff ...though most of them tend to love a good crazy patient...I like working with anyone who is caring, competent, and lots of fun!

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i agree with you, traumainthespot that most ed male nurses are usually pretty messy. just about every male ed nurse i have worked with is a slob and (no offense) not as attentive to the patients as female nurses. they however, get the work done and have great technical skills. most male ed nurses can put an IV in ANYBODY. :)

I work in an ICU...but it is funny that you mention this...there are actually quite a few males in my unit...I'd say 30% male to 70% female...there is even one night where I am the only female RN on the unit...anyway...the majority of the guys that I work with are very caring (though hilariously crass when not near patients...) and very concentious about keeping rooms/ patients/charting clean--in fact, most of the them are neater that many other RNs. I haven't really found any huge differences, technical skills or otherwise other than the typical male vs female stuff ...though most of them tend to love a good crazy patient...I like working with anyone who is caring, competent, and lots of fun!

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maybe it will help us men become more sensitive to our female co-workers needs and maybe we can all learn something.

Hell what about the women becoming more sensitive to the needs of us guys? :hatparty:

Dave

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maybe it will help us men become more sensitive to our female co-workers needs and maybe we can all learn something.

Hell what about the women becoming more sensitive to the needs of us guys? :hatparty:

Dave

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Hell what about the women becoming more sensitive to the needs of us guys? :hatparty:

Dave

that would cost too much $ due to maternity leave.. lol j/k

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Hell what about the women becoming more sensitive to the needs of us guys? :hatparty:

Dave

that would cost too much $ due to maternity leave.. lol j/k

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I agree, I don't see this as a troll post, nor a pot stirrer. Chris was just asking a question.

Now, for your answer: Of our male ER nurses, we have one that is constantly telling dumb jokes and keeping things light when things are starting to get tense. The running joke in our ER is not to laugh at him (which is impossible! :chuckle )

Otherwise, I don't really see a lot of difference in the guys and gals. All of us have our quirks, and good points. It's weird though when all of them are working and the gals are in the minority though.

Oh, one thing I do see is the commaradere (sic?) the guys have with the male ER docs. It seems like a guy thing, but sometimes I think the guy docs are less irritable with the guy RNs vs the gal RNs.

JMHO,

Pam

P.S. Welcome to the board Chris and welcome to the ER! :)

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I agree, I don't see this as a troll post, nor a pot stirrer. Chris was just asking a question.

Now, for your answer: Of our male ER nurses, we have one that is constantly telling dumb jokes and keeping things light when things are starting to get tense. The running joke in our ER is not to laugh at him (which is impossible! :chuckle )

Otherwise, I don't really see a lot of difference in the guys and gals. All of us have our quirks, and good points. It's weird though when all of them are working and the gals are in the minority though.

Oh, one thing I do see is the commaradere (sic?) the guys have with the male ER docs. It seems like a guy thing, but sometimes I think the guy docs are less irritable with the guy RNs vs the gal RNs.

JMHO,

Pam

P.S. Welcome to the board Chris and welcome to the ER! :)

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What a pleasant way to welcome a new friend! Let's insult them and/or scare them away! Anyhow, I agree with what some others said with the males joking around more in stressful times. For instance, once a trauma pt is stabilized, a male will usually make the first joke to lighten the mood. Also a lot of males I've noticed are more interested in discussing acls or ems stuff. The female nurses are great in terms of multi-tasking (handling charge nurse stuff while starting a difficult IV). I've noticed that the female RNs are better friends with the MDs (both male and female) while the male RNs are better friends with the PAs....I doubt this is true every where, but I just thought it was strange.

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What a pleasant way to welcome a new friend! Let's insult them and/or scare them away! Anyhow, I agree with what some others said with the males joking around more in stressful times. For instance, once a trauma pt is stabilized, a male will usually make the first joke to lighten the mood. Also a lot of males I've noticed are more interested in discussing acls or ems stuff. The female nurses are great in terms of multi-tasking (handling charge nurse stuff while starting a difficult IV). I've noticed that the female RNs are better friends with the MDs (both male and female) while the male RNs are better friends with the PAs....I doubt this is true every where, but I just thought it was strange.

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