ER Nurse's "Funky Flu" Video Goes Viral - page 5

We've all had these moments after working a particularly insane shift. We have to vent. Your brain is still reeling, you are exhausted yet still in overdrive. Sometimes it's related to coworkers or... Read More

  1. by   Gratefulgirl818
    She said she was changing the scenario. And since it's not softball season I'm sure her story was protecting any identity.
  2. by   Gratefulgirl818
    Everybody is overreacting. Her OTC medication recommendations were not off or wrong. Her "put together" look after a long shift doesn't seem like this is fake. I work in wound care. I swear all day working elbow deep on unstageable wounds but my make up and hair is still intact. She is spot on in everything she says. And immediate care is not the ER. You do not go to them for the same thing. And emergency is life threatening. Needing to see a doctor and not being able to get in is what immediate care is for. I can't believe all the negativity that is being spread on this post. But if there's one thing I have learned in my years as a nurse is people in healthcare rarely have each other's backs. So let the haters hate and let the BON waste $$ to get a good laugh. I agree with her 100%. She was professional and kept everything confidential patient wise. She even stated she would change the scenario. So since it's not softball season I doubt she was really talking about a soft all team. My "metaphorical" advice to everyone that has there's undies in a bundle over something that doesn't even concern them is take a xanax or valerian root. (Am I allowed to say that? ) or see a proctologist if this video gets you so worked up. Of course seek a doctors advice on any of the above statements before considering them. Except the proctologist cause it seems it may be more then your undies stuck up there.
    Last edit by Gratefulgirl818 on Feb 12 : Reason: typos
  3. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Gratefulgirl818
    She said she was changing the scenario. And since it's not softball season I'm sure her story was protecting any identity.
    Yeah! And since we're talking about softball and the HIPAA thing- HIPAA is sort of like wearing a protective cup while being the catcher: You know it's there, most of the time you don't really need it, but when you do, you're glad it's there.

    And again in equating HIPAA with a protective cup: It seems that EVERYONE who works in the medical field is aware that everyone else is wearing a protective cup whether they need it or not!

    Does that make any sense?


    Okay. Thank you.
  4. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Orion81RN
    I'm genuinely curious if many of you have truly listened to her message in its entirety, because I am seeing many posts mis-quoting her.
    Hey! Orion! I didn't misquote her!


    Actually, I watched it with the sound turned down and closed caption on so I didn't have to listen to her nasally voice and found it to be a cute little video.

    Closed caption misquoted her. I saw only one "ummmm".
    Last edit by Davey Do on Feb 12 : Reason: typo
  5. by   Orion81RN
    Quote from Davey Do
    You people have so much more patience and the ability to focus than I do. I briefed over this article yesterday and started the video. After a few seconds of hearing this nasally nurse gofunky-flu-png
    I went back to my classical music and reading other threads.
    I have a high pitched voice. Often mistaken for a child. Not good in healthcare when patients and family don't trust you bc even though you are 36 years y/o, they think you're 20. My voice makes zero difference to my intellectual ability.
  6. by   lifelearningrn
    She can easily be placed, and the patient (injured teenage ball player; team came to visit) could probably be identified quite easily. That and giving dosing instructions, could land her in a bit of hot water. Especially if she offended a patient (or parent of patient). I don't find the video all that wise in todays world.