If You Give a Patient a Cookie

I am under the impression that it's impossible not to take pleasure in at least a little bit of dark humor as a nurse. It just comes with the territory. Much thanks to the original children's book this story is a satire of. Also to my coworker who noted that answering call lights is often like this book. Give a patient something little, and they just want more! Gotta love 'em.


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35 Posts

Love this!!! OP- you are such a great writer :)

RNperdiem, RN

4,581 Posts

Has 14 years experience.

Great writing!


124 Posts

Has 26 years experience.

Awesome!! I think I'll have a cookie :)

Specializes in Medical Oncology, Alzheimer/dementia. Has 15 years experience.

This was great! Brought back sweet memories of reading these books with my kids.


28 Posts

You gotta love the cascade of intervention of intervention.


21 Posts

That's what I'm talking about. This guy ******* gets it!

Specializes in Peds, Float, Ambulatory, Telemetry (new).

Love it


109 Posts

Death by cookie! Love it!


64 Posts

Lol! My niece loves those books!


75 Posts

Specializes in Psychiatric/ Mental Health. Has 3 years experience.

So what I learned from this story is this...

1. Don't eat the cookies.

2. Don't give cookies to pts.

3. Things can go downhill quite quickly.

Awesome story.


784 Posts

Love it, thanks :)


167 Posts

Specializes in Emergency Room.

LOVE IT!! Thanks for that!!