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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Specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU. Has 45 years experience.

I sure am happy I didn't ask for a cookie while I was hospitalized this week!!


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Has 3 years experience.

Very funny!

nurseprnRN, BSN, RN

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My kids loved that book. Nice adaptation.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff | Paperback, Hardcover, Audiobook, Other Format | Barnes & Noble

[h=3]"If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house, you might want to give him a cookie. If you give him a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim....[/h]"The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.

"Relating the cycle of requests a mouse is likely to make after you give him a cookie takes the reader through a young child's day."

Specializes in LAD.

Used those stories when I use to teach cause and effect! Love it! How creative:)


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Specializes in Med-Surg.

I'm never giving my patients cookies ever again! LOL!


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Specializes in ICU,corrections, LTC. Has 6 years experience.

This seriously sounds like many days in ICU. Helps to laugh keeps you from crying when your day goes like this.:roflmao:


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Specializes in critical care.

All it needs is some illustrations and you're ready for publishing!


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Brilliant piece!

nurseprnRN, BSN, RN

2 Articles; 5,114 Posts

Ready for publishing with the disclaimer in the cover: "With apologies to Laura Numeroff." :)

gonzo1, ASN, RN

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Specializes in ED, ICU, PSYCH, PP, CEN. Has 20 years experience.

Ain't it the truth