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Dr. Pimple Popper Thinks Nurses Have No Place Educating Patients

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Has 10 years experience.

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Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

Well, Dr Pimplepopper is entertainment sooo.... I’ll stop there

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

Not a question. Doctor, can you kindly get out of your cozy office, there is a mile-long line in your waiting room and they all need to be educated... is there a Starbucks somewhere near, I am gonna to take my coffee break! (speeding away)

kp2016

Has 20 years experience.

I had kind of thought a Dr who specializes in popping pimples wasn’t someone to take seriously as a medical professional, but my bad.

If the Dr would like to take over educating the patients on their conditions, discharge instructions, medications, health promotion / lifestyle choices.... that would be fantastic. Please go right ahead! Feel free to notify the hospitals and other employers of nurses that this really is a job for the Doctors.

dracarys bsn, BSN, RN

Specializes in L&D, Epic IT. Has 17 years experience.

I look forward to her statement of "it wasn't me who said that. It was the person in charge of my social media."

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 15years medical. Has 42 years experience.

2 hours ago, kp2016 said:

I had kind of thought a Dr who specializes in popping pimples wasn’t someone to take seriously as a medical professional, but my bad.

Yes! I once sought services from Dr. Pimple Popper:

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Instant replay:

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OUxPhys, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 4 years experience.

I'm pretty sure one of our main responsibilities is patient education. You also don't need to be a MD to explain the difference between sunburn and sun poisoning.

osceteacher

Specializes in Practice educator. Has 15 years experience.

She's deleted original tweet so its all gone for me to check it out. Patient education is such a massive part of our role, she's a buffoon if she really believes this.

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

10 minutes ago, osceteacher said:

She's deleted original tweet so its all gone for me to check it out. Patient education is such a massive part of our role, she's a buffoon if she really believes this.

She peeked out of the window, saw mile-long line for sign "sunscreen RX and education, see our Board Certified Dermatologist first", fainted and accidentally pressed "delete" button 🤣

DrCOVID, DNP

Specializes in mental health/medical-surgical. Has 12 years experience.

The real issue is public health literacy... Nothing to do with md/nurse but if you need an example, just look at the current pandemic.

canoehead, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 30 years experience.

It takes two years to see a dermatologist here, and the nurse advice line is right at the end of the phone....that's why.

beachbabe86

Specializes in Oceanfront Living. Has 21 years experience.

On 6/23/2020 at 10:58 AM, KatieMI said:

She peeked out of the window, saw mile-long line for sign "sunscreen RX and education, see our Board Certified Dermatologist first", fainted and accidentally pressed "delete" button 🤣

This really made me LOL!

FolksBtrippin, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Community, Nurse Manager. Has 5 years experience.

I love it when doctors get jealous.

DowntheRiver

Specializes in Urgent Care, Oncology. Has 7 years experience.

20 hours ago, canoehead said:

It takes two years to see a dermatologist here, and the nurse advice line is right at the end of the phone....that's why.

I'm really curious where you live that it takes two years to see a Dermatologist?

I guess my area is just saturated because I live in FL.

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

The nurse whose advice the pimple popping doc questioned is a member of allnurses.

On 6/23/2020 at 8:39 AM, OUxPhys said:

You also dont need to be a MD to explain the difference between sunburn and sun poisoning.

You don't need to be a nurse either. I don't get why either has to monopolize educating. Lab Techs, CNAs, Dieticians, RTs, PTAs, OTAs, all know enough about the work they do to be able to educate patients on things that apply to their jobs. But unless you have the "RN" or "MD" after your name the medical world treats you like you're too stupid to explain how to get to the bathroom without falling. Healthcare needs so much less ego.

TXRN

Specializes in Perioperative, peds ,floor nurse,scl nurse.

Her You Tube posts are lacking since she started on TV & now I won’t be watching her stupid show !