A Christmas Tribute to Us

  1. Twas the week before Christmas and all through the floor,
    The Lasix was filling the foley's galore
    Stockings were worn to prevent emboli
    They came in 2 sizes knee and thigh high

    The patients were nestled half-dressed in their beds
    While visions of stool softeners danced in thier heads
    We in our scrubs and they in their gowns
    Fashions created to hide extra pounds

    When down in ER it became such a zoo
    They called with admissions for me and for you
    They're coming, they're going, they're looking the same
    My patience for patients is starting to wane

    Now call lights are ringing, the patient expounds
    "I've not had my peri-care, send someone down
    And now delegation seems a good plan
    We pass onto others, the needs of this man

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But, Santa himself and 8 tiny reindeer
    He states that he came from central supply
    To bring us LR, NS, and D5.

    The doctors then scribbled what no one could read
    Orders for patients to measure their pee
    We try to decipher illegible words
    Orders for patient to guiac their turds

    The new shift arriving, our day is now through
    How'd the stool and emesis get in my shoe?
    We tape a report and pass on the facts
    And tell of the duoderm lining the cracks

    And the Nurses exclaimed as they drove out of site,
    Ambien to all, and to all a good night!

    Author Unknown

    (This was passed along at work and it made me laugh . Thought I would share.)
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    That is PRICELESS!!! Thanks for passing it along!!
  4. by   annmariern
    merry christmas ND mum.
  5. by   nurseangel47
    Thanks for sharing ND mum! This is hilarous!
  6. by   NurseCard
    Awesome! Thanks for the early-morning laugh.
  7. by   tigger2sassy1
    May God Bless Us All Everyone. Merry Christmas to all!!!!!!!
  8. by   mamason
    Merry Christmas Everyone and have a prosperous New Year.:Holly2:
  9. by   cota2k
    This is too much. I'm so glad to have this site, my wife just doesn't get the humor in our world, but without it we'd never last. Thank You nd mum for sharing. Merry Christmas to all. :Santa2: