The Italian solution to the nursing shortage - page 2

Overworked nurses to use rollerskates Overworked Italian nurses are to use rollerskates to get around the wards faster. Doctor Domenico Pozza, head of the hospital at Lecco, northern Italy,... Read More

  1. by   -jt
    GESU, MARIA, e GIUSEPPE!! Non lo credo!!!

    Roller skates??? Dats gotta be a joke, Paisana!

    I can just see an employer telling an Italian RN to put on a pair of roller skates to get her job done........ a few hand gestures & facial expressions & a simple "Ehhhhhhhhhhh..........." would be all thats needed to show him the error of his ways.
    Dr Domenico Pozza??
    Sounds a little too close to "Domino's Pizza" if you ask me!

    The last time I heard this story, it was happening in Japan.
  2. by   -jt
    A&W Root Beer stands. If there is anyone else out there from the mid west you will relate real quick. >

    Not just the Midwest. I can relate & I'm in NYC! We still have our A&W right where it always was. Before McDonalds was a national symbol, our big night out once a month was for all 5 of us kids to pile into the station wagon with Mom & Dad & go out for dinner....... to the A&W! The trays ALWAYS fell off the window & into the car - root beer everywhere. But I never saw one of those girls miss a step. They were our "entertainment". It was big night out! : )
  3. by   HazeK
    at the end of an extreemly busy 12 hr shift,
    I asked my Unit Manager if I could use a walker with wheels
    the next day, as I was so tired....!!

    Nurses on skates are probably one of those urban legends...
    but surely gives one a mental image! LOL!
  4. by   theboss
    I SURE WOULDNT WANT TO BE THE PT THAT THEY ARE RUNNING A CODE ON I would end up in the bed next to the pt. with im sure a few fractures somewhere!
  5. by   ktwlpn
    My Dream may finally come true!!! Anyone remember the movie Kansas City Bomber with Raquel Welch? I so wanted to run away from home and join the roller derby.....That was the phase after I wanted to be a carny....
  6. by   suzanne_58
    I read in a paper where they were doing it in a Japanese ER also. I have many times said I needed roller skates, but I too would end up a pt at the ER myself.