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Nurses really aren't the smartest people

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Specializes in Med/Surg, Neuro, ICU, travel RN, Psych. Has 5 years experience.

I belong to a parenting forum.

A girl made a post about the parenting class she took, where she was given some information regarding breastfeeding that she didn't think was correct. She had asked her mom, who told her something different. So she came on to clarify. One of the other members responds to her to listen to her mother, because nurses really are not the smartest people. :mad:

I normally just try to ignore the ignorant things people say, it's the internet after all. But that just aggravated me. First off, no where in her post did she say a nurse taught the class. Secondly, way to stereotype a group of people. Here, let me give you a pretend report on one of my ICU patients, and see how much you understand. Then tell me how "not smart" nurses really are. That would be like me saying Stay at home moms are lazy and that is why they don't work. Ugh.. sorry just needed to vent to people who understand. I don't know why it bugged me so much, but it did.

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vent away!! that is what we are all here for as well as learning :)

ChristineN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

I wonder why this ignorant lady has come to such a decision about nurses? Is it because we aren't doctors?

Simply Complicated

Specializes in Med/Surg, Neuro, ICU, travel RN, Psych. Has 5 years experience.

I wonder why this ignorant lady has come to such a decision about nurses? Is it because we aren't doctors?

She is a self proclaimed "naturalist" so she basically hates the entire medical profession from what her profile says.

maybe she wasn't smart enough to get through nursing school? lol.. kidding... that was mean.. :/ but i had to say it...!

Medic2RN, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in ER, IICU, PCU, PACU, EMS. Has 15 years experience.

I hope she never is a critical patient in my ED....'cause, like, ya know....like, I wouldn't like know what to do....ya know!

Like what, ya know? Tee Hee! :nurse:

Simply Complicated

Specializes in Med/Surg, Neuro, ICU, travel RN, Psych. Has 5 years experience.

maybe she wasn't smart enough to get through nursing school? lol.. kidding... that was mean.. :/ but i had to say it...!

LOL, I had the same type thoughts. I kept it very polite. I commented back that I thought it was a very rude and stereotypical comment to make. That just because there are some bad seeds, does not make the entire profession stupid.

Sorry, this wouldn't upset me. I find it hilarious. It only shows how ignorant she is, let her proclaim her ignorance.

Let people judge if they want. When they come rushed in your ED because of an accident and you save their life, they will be eating their words.:p

I hope she never is a critical patient in my ED....'cause, like, ya know....like, I wouldn't like know what to do....ya know!

Like what, ya know? Tee Hee! :nurse:

I'm a very visual person and the image this put in my head is freakin hilarious! :lol2::lol2::lol2:

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Well, did the nurse give her incorrect information about breastfeeding? I find it's quite common for people in healthcare professions to have incorrect information about breastfeeding.

In fact, just yesterday I had it out with the anesthesiology resident who told a woman she could not breastfeed for 24 hours after having general anesthesia. His attending then amended it to 48 hours!

What parenting forum? Mothering dot com? They're pretty anti-medical establishment, by and large.

GHGoonette, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU, OR.

I'm not smart.

I can't afford smart.

Anyway, I prefer my jeans. :yeah:

Housewives with rich husbands and plenty of time on their hands can be smart.

umm, yea...like this is your,umm, chemo? No, you wouldn't want a smart nurse..haha.

Simply Complicated

Specializes in Med/Surg, Neuro, ICU, travel RN, Psych. Has 5 years experience.

Well, did the nurse give her incorrect information about breastfeeding? I find it's quite common for people in healthcare professions to have incorrect information about breastfeeding.

In fact, just yesterday I had it out with the anesthesiology resident who told a woman she could not breastfeed for 24 hours after having general anesthesia. His attending then amended it to 48 hours!

What parenting forum? Mothering dot com? They're pretty anti-medical establishment, by and large.

She was given incorrect information. But in her OP, she never specified it was a nurse, which it wasn't. A nurse actually gave her the correct information. The women teaching the class told everyone that if your milk does not come in by the time you leave the hospital, then you shouldn't bother trying to BF. Which I find horrifying that this is what is being taught in a parenting class through the hospital.

As far as the general anesthesia, it depends on the anesthesia. Generally it is actually safe to nurse once you are awake and alert. http://www.kellymom.com/health/illness/mom-surgery.html

Simply Complicated

Specializes in Med/Surg, Neuro, ICU, travel RN, Psych. Has 5 years experience.

I hope she never is a critical patient in my ED....'cause, like, ya know....like, I wouldn't like know what to do....ya know!

Like what, ya know? Tee Hee! :nurse:

That made me literally laugh out loud.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

As far as the general anesthesia, it depends on the anesthesia. Generally it is actually safe to nurse once you are awake and alert. http://www.kellymom.com/health/illness/mom-surgery.html

Yes, I know that (I'm an IBCLC). That's what I was arguing with the resident about. He told a mom that she couldn't breastfeed for 24 hours after anesthesia.

Some are, some aren't.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Some are, some aren't.

Yep. Just like any other demographic or profession.

Simply Complicated

Specializes in Med/Surg, Neuro, ICU, travel RN, Psych. Has 5 years experience.

Yes, I know that (I'm an IBCLC). That's what I was arguing with the resident about. He told a mom that she couldn't breastfeed for 24 hours after anesthesia.

I must have misunderstood. I thought you were saying that she actually had to wait 48 hours. I had a bone scan done a few months ago, and they told me I couldn't BF for 7 days. She even told me that I needed to try to not even hold my daughter if possible, lol. It's actually 24-36 hours.