You know you're a neuro nurse if..... - page 2
I was inspired by the looonngggg "you know you're a nurse if..." thread on the Nursing Humor forum, and thought we could do one based on our specialty. Here's a few I came up with and please feel... Read More
May 16, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 4,763; Likes: 844Quote from jnetteI'd love to hear 'em, Jnette. Why not start up a list in the dialysis board?Great thread.......... these are cute ! :chuckle
I could think of some doozies specific to Dialysis, too ...
May 16, '04Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in rodeo nursing (neuro) ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 2,618; Likes: 2,838When the only useful thing you learned in High School was wrestling.
May 17, '04Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 879; Likes: 40You guys are killing me!
Thanks for the laughs! I just finished up three days in a row with one little man that was "pleasantly confused" (i.e. crazy) and a MICU trainwreck with the most wacko mother I've ever encountered.
Makes me appreciate the humor all that much more!!!
May 17, '04Occupation: icu nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 10,260; Likes: 233You know that a "floor bed" does NOT refer to an empty bed somewhere in your ward. And you DO believe in them - you do you do!!!
You believe that there are patients who look on bed rails the same way that Hilary looked on Everest and with the same determination.
Bed rails just give them extra height to fall from.
Houdini had nothing on a Little old Lady with a chronic subdural!!!
When it comes to restraints some patients actually need to be superglued to the mattress and THEN they would still manage to escape!!!Last edit by gwenith on May 17, '04
May 25, '04Occupation: Critical Care RN: Trauma ICU and air transport Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 482; Likes: 15When the creative commercials for Listerine Strips give you ideas of how to deal with "neuro breath".
May 25, '04Occupation: icu nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 10,260; Likes: 233ITA Johnny!!!
When you firmly believe that the severity of the cerebral insult it directly proportional to the degree of halitosis!!!
Jun 12, '04Specialty: Neurology and Med Surg ; Joined: May '03; Posts: 85; Likes: 26When you come home everyday and realize how blessed you are to live another day, when you see young adults come in with new brain tumors, glio, etc., or even a trauma event
Jun 12, '04Specialty: Neurology and Med Surg ; Joined: May '03; Posts: 85; Likes: 26when you swear up and down that the pt is regarding you or is with it,when the glas. scale says otherwise.. its so freaky, they look you dead in your eye!!
Dec 5, '07Occupation: MICU Joined: Sep '00; Posts: 581; Likes: 1641.you Know What Neuro Breath Is
2.you Are On A First Name Basis With The Organ Donor Service Personell
3.you Can Explain The Differences In Sah Grades 1-5 So Simply That 1st Graders Can Understand It!
Dec 5, '07Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 206; Likes: 39that's so interesting. I've had quite a number of neuro patients recently, and I'll admit they do have a distinct odor. Last week, I cared for a pt with Locked-in Syndrome...how sad, anyway, I gave her a bath and just tried to make her comfortable all day. She still had the odor after the bath. What's that all about?
Dec 5, '07Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 525; Likes: 111You find yourself using the phrase, "You have a tube in your bladder" over 100 times in a shift in respones to your patients frantic "I NEED TO PEE!" diatribe.
Dec 5, '07Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 525; Likes: 111Quote from nursemikeAin't that the truth!!!!When the only useful thing you learned in High School was wrestling.
Dec 8, '07Occupation: icu nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 10,260; Likes: 233Quote from neurogeekThere is a simple remedy to this problem - refill the bladder with about 50 mls - either use warm saline or simply clamp the tubing for an hour or so.You find yourself using the phrase, "You have a tube in your bladder" over 100 times in a shift in respones to your patients frantic "I NEED TO PEE!" diatribe.
The problem is caused by irritation of the catheter tip against the bladder wall and re-inflating the bladder moves the wall away from the bladder tip. You only occasionally need to re-inflate a second time. Warn the patient that this will take time to work. Even if you use warm saline - give it a few minutes for the spasms to settle before releasing the catheter and letting it drain.
Once you tried this once or twice (remember that it does take that little bit of time - especially if you simply clamp the catheter) but it DOES work and works well