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Murphy's Laws of Nursing
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Murphy's Laws of Nursing

When you need the money, your shift is cancelled; when you have a weekend planned, you have to do overtime. Realizing the patient you've just injected has a...

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The Patient's "Guests"
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The Patient's "Guests"

Oh, yes, we know them. The throngs of visitors, family members, and guests who flock to comfort our patients. This is just for fun. See if you can name some of our...

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If You Give a Patient a Cookie
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If You Give a Patient a Cookie

If you give a patient a cookie, they'll want a glass of milk. If you give them a glass of milk, they'll probably need to go to the bathroom. They'll be too...

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Only a Nurse Would Understand!
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Only a Nurse Would Understand!

I have NEVER experienced anything like this, and I have seen & dressed some pretty horrible, deep, and long wounds. Some of the wounds I have seen and/or dressed...

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You Know You're a Nurse When...

The front of you scrubs read 'Nurses...here to save your a**, not kiss it!' You occasionally park in the space with the 'Physicians Only' sign, and knock it...

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So I Married A Mysophobic...

So here we are at the gas station the other evening. We were struck by a desperate and immediate need for BBQ rib-shaped pressed meat sandwiches and diet Mt.Dew...

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Noro-virus Blues

OK, so the old joke "The Postman Always Rings Twice" can be easily converted to "The Noro-virus CAN Ring Twice". And once is enough. And never is better. And it...

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Funny Nursing related Stories

Okay, my fellow nurses…….let me share my story. I only share this, mind you, so there may be a smile upon your face, the next time you are faced with a similar...

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If Hospitals Were Run Like Denny's.....

"Hey, Flo! You're getting a new admit in 206-1," says Mel, the charge nurse. "ETOH, admitted for detox, alert and oriented times 1-2. He's got an IV but ER says it...

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My Life with a Nurse: A Man's Perspective
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My Life with a Nurse: A Man's Perspective

I've been married to a nurse for more than a quarter of a century, and let me tell you, nurses are not what you expect (and I don't even care what you expect,...

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Weird Thoughts While Pumping at Work
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Weird Thoughts While Pumping at Work

With my first baby, I worked full time as a registered nurse in the hospital setting. I was reorganizing my kids room today and as I was moving my trusty old...

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Epic (Nursing) FAILS!
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Epic (Nursing) FAILS!

I once destroyed a patient room within five minutes of starting my shift. It was fortunate that the two ladies who occupied the semi-private room were AA & O and...

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10 Mistakes You'll Only Make Once (Hopefully)

Here are a few mistakes you’ll hopefully only make once (if at all): 1) Not checking each food tray thoroughly for dentures, hearing aids, or jewelry before...

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Morning and Night

Shakespearean Sonnets are poems typically written using the same structure as Shakespeare's. They are almost always composed of three quatrains, or four line...

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VivaLasViejas

The Stumblebutt Chronicles

To say that I loathe the 0900 med pass at my SNF would be the understatement of the year. First of all, being able to concentrate on the pass itself is...

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Humor: The Most Essential Quality

Nurses laugh at some mighty inappropriate things, but sometimes you either have to laugh or you'll cry. Laughing is healthier in the long run, and it's much more...

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For the Bowel Obsessed

I would tell you that this is meant to be a cheeky article, however, that would just add to the fray. Here's a question...Why is it now oh so appropriate to talk...

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Jocularity at its Finest: A Hilarious Account of Misinterpretation

Beth slammed her locker closed, and adjusted her green scrubs. She pulled a blue bouffant cap over her hair and stepped into the OR hallway. As she made her way to...

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