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  1. After 9/11, a pathologist opened a body bag and removed a bone with some flesh attached - and started laughing, because it was a pork chop. One of the other pathologists said, "Last week, everyone lined up and saluted a leg of lamb."
  2. Dangerous nurses

    I don't know if this was a nurse and never did find out exactly who it was, but at my old hospital, an employee in the child psych unit told her family over the dinner table that a neighborhood child was on the unit, and the next day, the kids went t...
  3. What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby?

    In 40 years, everyone will know exactly how old Katniss and Haymitch are (and you just know those names will be spelled multiple ways too). As for Candida, that's a fairly common Hispanic name and in the early 1970s was the title of a hit song by Ton...
  4. Frequent Flyers

    Here's another angle on ER abuse. I have a relative who got divorced some years back, and her ex-husband had to pay the kids' medical bills. You can probably guess what she did - doctors' appointments almost every day, trips to the ER if there wasn...
  5. Shake and bake meth accidents filling burn units

    I live in the Midwest (meth capital, as you probably all know) and my local newspaper recently did a big story about the burn unit in that city. The story said that some hospitals have had to close their burn units because the entire hospital was in...
  6. Those Darn Diabetics

    And that wasn't what I was talking about in my earlier post. Even the least complicated case of diabetes can be tricky to manage. I was talking about people who really do nothing, or less than nothing, even though they know better and have access (...
  7. Those Darn Diabetics

    Diabetes seems to be the only chronic disease out there that people think they can make go away by defiantly rejecting even the most reasonable doctors' orders. Most of the Type II diabetics I know smoke, eat horribly on purpose, refuse to take thei...
  8. And he's lost his license, something that should have happened a long time ago.
  9. How To Spot a Workplace Bully, Part One

    It doesn't matter where you work, or what you're doing, pretty much every place has someone who is immune from disciplinary action.
  10. 20 Things Nurses Wish They Never Had to Say

    Many years ago, one of my friends was told this.......about her 14-year-old son. Even worse? Several women (all women; no men said this) told her ex-husband that he was probably glad his son died because he wasn't going to have to pay child support...
  11. What's your room charge, like, $500 a day or what? Awfully expensive cable. Hope he ended up in jail. At the time, I was living in the storm's path (my town got more snow in that storm than we usually got in a whole season) and there was a story on ...
  12. More Strange Baby Names

    I once knew a teacher (he's since died) who said that "Alice" was the one name he never saw spelled the same way twice. Alyce, Aliss, Alys, Allice, etc.
  13. What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby?

    Regarding animal names: Last night, I saw a TV show about husband and wife (possibly serial) murderers Benjamin and Erika Sifrit. They had pythons named Bonnie, Clyde, Hitler, and HIV.
  14. My degree is not worth the debt!

    There's a local NP who also has a Ph.D., but I don't know what the Ph.D. is in. It might be something completely unrelated to nursing. I know what you mean, though.
  15. My degree is not worth the debt!

    The smartest kid at my junior high school wanted to be a truck driver, which got him a LOT of razzing. He went to the voc/tec high school, where he graduated as valedictorian, and later got an associate's degree in diesel mechanics from the local co...