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Nicknames your pt's give you

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by Cmariehart Cmariehart (Member)

Cmariehart specializes in LTC.

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A pt's family came in on day shift and demanded to know the name of the person that had taken the time to care for the mom the last couple of days because she was soooooo happy about the care... Well the family was there when my shift came in this afternoon and the lady comes rolling up and kicks me in the leg and then hugs me and tells her family "This is my Pest that takes such good care of me" they all started laughing....

In also get called Irish girl, by all my Irish pt's

the hunter of my unit calls me Spook!!

What do your pt's call you guys?:trout:

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maryloufu has 4 years experience and specializes in PCU, Home Health.

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Um- when I worked at a psych hospital- one of the patients called me a chubette- and one called me marylou- that one said that my father was kung fu- and so maryloufu was born.

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psalm is a RN and specializes in Staff nurse.

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Well, I wasn't called a nickname per se, but I was told I was smarter than I looked!

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puggymae specializes in OB, NP, Nurse Educator.

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Popcorn - because I always kept a bag on the desk to graze out of.

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MS._Jen_RN is a ASN, RN and specializes in Orthosurgery, Rehab, Homecare.

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One of my brain injury patients consistantly called me Andrea (my name's Jen).

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NurseStace has 12 years experience and specializes in LTC, Home Care, Medical Offices, Plasma.

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I had a resident that used to call me biggen. I'm 6'2 and overweight. Never could remember my name, but always knew if he called for biggen and I was working, that I was coming to help him.

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hlfpnt is a BSN, RN and specializes in LTAC, Homehealth, Hospice Case Manager.

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I'm 4'11" & weigh less than 100 lbs., my pts & some of my coworkers call me "Little Bit". I work with one CNA that calls me her "little nurse".

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Lorie P. specializes in Med/Surge, Private Duty Peds.

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Have been called "Red" due to my hair color, just last night one of my terminal pt's ( that is talking again) called me 'The changer" cause she needed changing. And the one time had a very tall pt over 6.6 ft that called my a "Hobbit" cause I am only 5 ft and had to stand back and look up at him, so that's how Nurse Hobbit got to be my nickname.

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Jo Dirt has 9 years experience.

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Big Mama

Phyllis (my name is Jennifer)

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Creamsoda is a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I was a new grad on a psych unit. I must have looked young an innocent because one the bipolar patients (who was extrodinarily funny) kept calling me a candy striper, even though I was her nurse. I would be walking down the hall towards her and she would start..."oh looky, here comes the candy striper!"

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When I was a CNA in LTC, I got called "Bonnie" for a week by both residents in a room. (Not my name)

Later I found out it was the stepdaughter of one of them.

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katfishLPN specializes in ub-Acute/LTC, Home Health, L&D, Peds.

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One of my patients who was a lovely old woman called me rosebud because she said I had beautiful full lips.

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