"Best Of" Thread

  1. I read a post by brownbook that seemed to contain a pretty good idea:
    Quote from brownbook
    I think Allnurses should have a way to nominate responses for Best Answer of the Month award!
    brownbook was complimenting and referring to a post by KatieMI. This was my favorite part of Katie's post:
    Quote from KatieMI
    Study your pharm, pathophysiology and, first and foremost, know and access your patient. Then you will know what is the best choice in every clinical situation. Treat patient, not numbers, charts or monitor screen.
    So, I thought, "Why not start a 'Best Of' Thread where we can copy portions of posts that we found to be the most interesting, intriguing, funny, or whatever?"
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  3. by   Davey Do
    I read this post by Orion I read as I was waking up this afternoon that caused me to roar with laughter:
    Quote from Orion81RN
    One kind of funny thing I did in charting....we have paper charting with my private duty agency...the mom had on Judge Judy on the tv right next to me. I was semi listening while charting and heard the word "prison." I wrote that the plan was for the patient (a peds case) to return to prison on Monday, instead of school.
  4. by   ruby_jane
    My hat's off this morning to Oswin, a LTC nurse:

    Quote from Oswin
    Can we just... respect each others specialties? If all nurses were hospital nurses there would be so many neglected people in the community. LTC needs more good nurses, not just people who can't get a hospital job, but skilled, observant nurses who want to care for others.
  5. by   Kitiger
    The question is, which do you love more, your job or your spouse?

    Quote from bugya90
    Seriously? I married my husband, for better or worse until death do us part. I never made that vow to my job and I will retire from my job one day and call it quits. I don't plan on retiring or quitting from my husband.

    Do I like my job? Yes on most days.

    I LIKE my husband on most days too but I LOVE him everyday (anyone who has been in a long term relationship will understand that comment) However if I ever had to choose between my husband and my job I choose my husband.
  6. by   djh123
    Quote from Davey Do
    I read this post by Orion I read as I was waking up this afternoon that caused me to roar with laughter:
    That was hilarious. Speaking of prison, this was pretty funny at the time too. A number of years ago, I bought a used Geo Prizm - that's PRIZM - to commute with. It had a problem now and then, and one of the first times I got it worked on at a local garage, I noticed after I'd paid and got the car back that they'd entered it as a Geo PRISON. Ha ha! My ex and I joked about it from then on, and I said yeah, gotta get it painted w/black n' white stripes on it.
  7. by   ruby_jane
    In response to one poster who was complaining about a new initiative that directs nurses to wipe down errything before doing anything in a room:
    Quote from JKL33
    Just smile and look enthusiastic and tell them what a great idea that is. Then go on about your business, prioritizing appropriately.

    Someone worked very hard on this initiative, you know.

    Whatever you do don't let one soul hear you complain - and tell all your friends to shut their traps, too. Any complaining and you all will find yourselves having
    Cleaning and Readiness for Administration of Pharmaceuticals "time outs" and clicking CRAP time-out boxes faster than I can say "told you so!"

    Hang in there, cleback!
  8. by   tnbutterfly

    Please let's keep this going. It is so refreshing to read about allnurses members at their BEST instead of at their worst.

    Sooooo........don't let this thread stop. You might be surprised to see where some of these great posts end up.
  9. by   Davey Do
    Quote from tnbutterfly
    Please let's keep this going. It is so refreshing to read about allnurses members at their BEST instead of at their worst.
    I guess it would be counterproductive to start a "Worst Of" Thread, eh, tnbutterfly?

    Some negative threads have inspired a few of my favorite comics:

  10. by   Have Nurse
    What a great and fun idea!
  11. by   TigraRN
    As I was reading charting bloopers yesterday, I came across this gem by Terre:

    Quote from Terre
    A new intern to our CCU once charted attempts to cardiovert a patient in the following manner:
    Attempted to convert the patient with 200 jews, unsuccessful. Second attempt to convert the patient with 300 jews unsuccessful. Patient finally converted on the third attempt with 300 jews.
    The mental picture of three hundred rabbis surrounding a patient's bed yelling, "Convert, convert!" was too much. We nicknamed him "Call a Code or Call a Rabbi" from that day forward.
  12. by   ruby_jane
    In response to a poster who questioned why s/he wasn't teary when s/he witnessed his/her first death (I teared up):

    Quote from vintage_RN
    There is nothing wrong with you. As long as you can provide compassionate care and don't feel indifferent toward the situation, this is actually a good quality to have. I work in the NICU. We have very sick babies and babies who die. It has never really affected me much, the way I see it is that these things happen as part of life. Life is not life without death and suffering. If we can't avoid the death and suffering - than at least I can play a part in making the experience even a fraction less traumatizing for my babies and their families.
  13. by   sirI
    Add some more everyone. This thread is great.
  14. by   ruby_jane
    From the lovely and wise hppygr8ful, in response to a new poster's question about hospice nurses overdosing patients on morphine:

    Quote from hppygr8ful
    For many patient's dying is an active and terrifying process. One only has to look into the eyes of someone actively dying to experience the terror some feel. I am for what ever helps the patient relax and spend those last moments with family. There are protections in place to prevent a "Euthanasia" episode but the OP should remember that the patient is in fact dying and the job of hospice is to make that process as comfortable as possible. If the patient is conscious enough to ask for the morphine we give it. If not conscious or aware but struggling we medicate per protocol.

    As nurses we want to help patients recover and live good healthy lives - but sometimes we have to help them in their final journey. Virginia Henderson in her definition of nursing stated:

    The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or peaceful death) that he/she would perform unaided if he/she had the necessary strength, will or knowledge