'Unhealthy' nurses...bad examples? - page 17

I hope this post doesn't offend anyone,but I have noticed a lot of the nurses I know are overweight,smokers or both. Obviously people become nurses because they completed school,and are qualified to... Read More

  1. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from twotrees2
    lolol i know- however my little finger likes to hit the lock key and i " yell " or i hit some other button and its all gone and i have to start over - best for me to just go with the flow and let it all look alike- no offense to any of our military and thank YOU for your service - men like you encouraged my son
    Wow, thanks for the compliment... i appreciate it!
  2. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Elisheva
    earle 58, my post was tongue-in-cheek, as in "could we find another controversial post"? I'm sorry you failed to see the humor in it. I think if you read the posts that followed, you would see that I was poking fun at myself as well.

    That being said, grammar is an important part of nursing, or so we were taught in college. According to our instructors, poor grammar/spelling, etc. in charts would be something a lawyer would use against us.

    Unlike extra weight (been there) or smoking (been there), grammar and spelling errors are pretty easy to correct with the use of a dictionary.

    you are right and am sure those of us who are not that good at it make extra efforts to be sure it is correct in the legal forum of charting - however this is just a lets talk about it forum and no legal basis is in line here to HAVE to use proper grammar and i do not see why i should have to put that much extra effort into someplace where i am supposed to be among friends and mentors - dont get me wrong - i do make some effort as not really knowing folks here i wish not to offend however i also feel that there is no reason errors cant be overlooked - its not like you are reading my charts to protect me from getting sued - most people can overlook the lack of grammar and spelling in a situation that will not cause legal issues - and personally - my "simpleness" as it has been called - to my face has helped me - most of my patients and families ARE JUST LIKE ME - if i start talking all perfect and talking in a way they dont get it would hinder our conversation - many a time i have had to "interpret" a traveling nurses "professional" language cause yes - we are just a bunch of country small town folks many lacking in ANY education especially our elderly - its how our area talks - talking in another way could and does - in essence - confuse them.
  3. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Elisheva
    earle 58, my post was tongue-in-cheek, as in "could we find another controversial post"? I'm sorry you failed to see the humor in it. I think if you read the posts that followed, you would see that I was poking fun at myself as well.

    That being said, grammar is an important part of nursing, or so we were taught in college. According to our instructors, poor grammar/spelling, etc. in charts would be something a lawyer would use against us.

    Unlike extra weight (been there) or smoking (been there), grammar and spelling errors are pretty easy to correct with the use of a dictionary.
    you're right elisheva.
    i apologize.
    i had read another post, referencing one's grammar and spelling, and i just sat there, shaking my head.
    so please, accept my sincerest apologies.

    leslie
  4. by   Elisheva
    My youngest daughter is still in the reserves. She's always sweating the PTs and the measuring and the weighing, even though she's slim.

    While at Fort Hood, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 22. I spent a week at the Fisher House on base. It was very moving to wake up early in the a.m. to the sound of the soldiers running and "singing."
  5. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Now, at least with A Co MAMC, the Army uses a cloth measuring tape to determine BF% if a Soldier is over the bodyweight limit.

    What I find to be an unfriendly read is when [not you in the above, btw] a loooooong post is w/o paragraph spaces, indentions, or something similar that allows for a more easy read.

    my 2 cents ... ain't worth much, but I don't won't to spend it all in one place

    i will try extra hard to get a few commas and periods in there for you at least sorry - i know i am an offending culprit here i am sure. damn computers - i need one of those talk into it and it types it for you things lolol.
  6. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from twotrees2
    you are right and am sure those of us who are not that good at it make extra efforts to be sure it is correct in the legal forum of charting - however this is just a lets talk about it forum and no legal basis is in line here to HAVE to use proper grammar and i do not see why i should have to put that much extra effort into someplace where i am supposed to be among friends and mentors - dont get me wrong - i do make some effort as not really knowing folks here i wish not to offend however i also feel that there is no reason errors cant be overlooked - its not like you are reading my charts to protect me from getting sued - most people can overlook the lack of grammar and spelling in a situation that will not cause legal issues - and personally - my "simpleness" as it has been called - to my face has helped me - most of my patients and families ARE JUST LIKE ME - if i start talking all perfect and talking in a way they dont get it would hinder our conversation - many a time i have had to "interpret" a traveling nurses "professional" language cause yes - we are just a bunch of country small town folks many lacking in ANY education especially our elderly - its how our area talks - talking in another way could and does - in essence - confuse them.
    What I find to be an unfriendly read is when a loooooong post is w/o paragraph spaces, indentions, or something similar that allows for a more easy read.

    Okay, you have a challenge with the shift button [i.e. i, rather than I], however that Enter button [to provide line space] seems kind a big on my keyboard.






























































  7. by   Elisheva
    I agree, twotrees. No reason to sweat it here. Personally, I try to watch just because it's easy for me to fall into bad habits - did I mention that I used to smoke?

    No problem, Earle. It's all good.
  8. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Leslie, I'm curious as to why some here do not capitalize the letter i when used in first person, as in I?

    i don't know, cg.
    i suppose you would have to ask them individually.
    but please understand, some may feel they do not owe you an answer.

    leslie
  9. by   JenNJFLCA
    To the OP,

    Nurse = Human

    I think that many of us take care of others and tend to neglet our needs. I did that in nursing school and I'm trying to get back on track, for MYSELF, not for my patients. I am only human. :innerconf I like the earlier analogies about comparing an overweight nurse to a president that screws around. As long as they get the job done, who cares!
  10. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Elisheva
    My youngest daughter is still in the reserves. She's always sweating the PTs and the measuring and the weighing, even though she's slim.

    While at Fort Hood, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 22. I spent a week at the Fisher House on base. It was very moving to wake up early in the a.m. to the sound of the soldiers running and "singing."
    OMG, glad everything was taken care correctly regards to your daughter's diagnosis, right? Yes, cadence can be very motivating. LOL, cadence is more politcally correct now in the Army, than what is was when I was in the Marine Corps [1980-1988].

    Yes, I love to workout on my own. Yet, when it comes time for the APFT most everyone seems a little nervous.
  11. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from earle58
    i don't know, cg.
    i suppose you would have to ask them individually.
    but please understand, some may feel they do not owe you an answer.

    leslie
    Understood, you certainly don't owe me an explanation. I did not mean to ruffle your feathers.
  12. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from JenNJFLCA
    To the OP,

    Nurse = Human

    I think that many of us take care of others and tend to neglet our needs. I did that in nursing school and I'm trying to get back on track, for MYSELF, not for my patients. I am only human. :innerconf I like the earlier analogies about comparing an overweight nurse to a president that screws around. As long as they get the job done, who cares!
    Non-compliant patients neglect themselves. Therefore, as healthcare professionals nurses should set the example of wellness & try not to neglect themselves. Get plenty of rest, eat right & in moderation, exercise right & in moderation, be kind to one another, enjoy life, and have fun. Now, is my little list here always possible... of course not.

    :wink2:
  13. by   Elisheva
    CG, my daughter is fine now. The cancer was not the deadliest form of ovarian cancer but a more rare type called a "low-malignant potential" tumor. However, we did take her to MD Anderson after surgery at BAMCY and she has had follow-ups with an oncologist every year. This was her 5th year cancer free so we are very happy about that.

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