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Christy1019 has 11 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency/Trauma/Critical Care Nursing.

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You are reading page 3 of Open mouth, insert foot.... If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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There was a nurse that was asking questions from the database, not paying attention, asked the patient if they were pregnant. Problem was the patient was a guy! This caused an uproar and a complaint from the patient and his family wanting a different nurse. This lead to more problems for said nurse where a formal investigation ensued of her work performance and she ended up being fired due to psych problems that impacted her ability to do her job.

Aw. See, and most of these scenarios, the patient does laugh along, right? Mine did.

People need to get over it.

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Post code (pt died)...One resident (holding out his hand with some sort of candy) said to another resident, "want a life saver"

Really? He couldn't of had M&M's that day???

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FineAgain has 7 years experience and specializes in ED; Med Surg.

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Grumpy male patient...woke up confused and pulled out his IV...very embarrassed. He was sitting in a chair and I was looking for veins. I realized I couldn't get an IV in at that angle and said "I don't suppose I could talk you back into bed"?

He looked at me and I looked at him, and I said "well, that could have been phrased a little differently". We both cracked up...no more grumpy pants!

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f1j1nurse has 8 years experience and specializes in Corrections, Psych, Public Health.

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After a vaginal delivery in which she tore a little bit, the physician was getting ready to repair her perineum. He was about to give her a shot of lidocaine, and as he's standing between her legs, I said "Okay, you're going to feel a little prick in your vagina." I remember the look he gave me as I realized what just came out of my mouth.

Ok I just choked on my water!! LMAO

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No Stars In My Eyes has 43 years experience and specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

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Thirty years ago. Med-Surg floor. Passing out supper trays, went in to one room singing, "Soup to nuts!".

It was a psych pt. on suicide watch.

I was so stunned by what I'd said and who I'd said it to, I have no recall of any reaction on their part.

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editingeyes has 3 years experience and specializes in Mental Health/Substance Abuse.

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I did the same thing as a previous poster - in 8th grade science, students all had to read paragraphs from the book and my paragraphs had the word "organism" in it. Dang if I didn't say "orgasm". I kid you not, my teacher went through the rest of the book and highlighted every time the word organism was written - want to guess who had to read those sections? To this day I still take my time to say the word for fear of messing it up!

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Yesterday I told a patient (that was being wheeled up to Hospice) that I was going to get her unplugged. (meaning the bed). I think her family (fortunately) missed that comment!

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Red Kryptonite has 3 years experience and specializes in hospice.

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I've been reading these to my husband and we're both dying over here. Keep them coming!

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i remember as a student asking someone when their last BM was. forgot they had an iliostomy .:o

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I was doing a discharge to a patient who came in with heroin overdose, had to be revived with narcan.

I told him not to take more than 3 of the pills in one day. He said "why? Is it dangerous or something? Can it kill me"

I looked at him and said "uh... You do heroin..."

Thankfully he laughed.

I need to work on my people skills.

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nrsang97 has 19 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.

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We were in the room of a pt who was going to be donating their organs, due to brain death, and it was me and the organ procurement agency staff only. She looked at me and said "I feel so brain dead today". I said what did you just say? She felt horrible but we still laughed about it.

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