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  1. AmAnRN

    Cervical dilitation

    i just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have replied .. your advice is greatly appreciated!
  2. AmAnRN

    Cervical dilitation

    hi, i just started orienting in L&D at the end of february. i was just wondering how long it took a lot of you to feel comfortable "checking" patients?? sometimes i think i might know what they are and then the other nurse checks behind me and im right and other times, im wrong. i know it just takes practice...
  3. AmAnRN

    Surgical (bouffant)caps...

    HI, i was wondering if anyone knew where i could find (buy) a tennessee titans bouffant surgical cap besides ebay and besides making one?? thanks..
  4. AmAnRN

    Any male nurses on your OB unit???

    There has been a couple of occasions when we had a male nurse pulled to ob that i can remember. (once in nsy and once on ob hall). the one that came to ob hall just got vitals and ran errands, etc. i dont think they complained or anything. as a matter of fact, i think it was the same guy. not for certain, though.
  5. AmAnRN

    Nursing jokes, quotes, and anecdotes

    Im glad you all are enjoying these!! I get the nurses page-a-day calender every year... which is where these came from!! anyone else get the calendar??
  6. AmAnRN

    Happy Birthday, BrandyBSN!

    Happy Birthday Brandy!! Havent heard from you in a while! hope you are doing good and have (had) a great day!! Amanda
  7. True tale A six year old girl was being admitted to the hospital to have her tonsils removed. The nurse asked if she had ever been a patient before and the little girl boldly replied, "Dont you remember me? I was borned here!" - Ann Baumiller, Canfield, Ohio True Tale A young woman with purple hair styled into a punk-rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing, burst into the ER complaining of abdominal pain. The ER attending quickly determined that the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for immediate surgery. When she was completly disrobed on the operating table, the staff noticed with amusement that her pubic hair had been dyed green, and above it there was a tattoo that read, "Keep off the grass." Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patient's dressing, which said, "Sorry, had to mow the lawn." Sign at the Nurse's Station This Job is a Test. It is only a test. Had this been an actual Job, You would have received Raises, Promotions, and Other signs of appreciation. Nurse Stats A study by the Joint Commission on Accrediatation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) found that almost one-quarter of all unanticipated patient deaths and complications result from a shortage of nurses. The study examined over 1,600 patient deaths and injuries and found that low nursing staff levels were a contributing factor in 24 percent of the cases. Murphy's Law for Nurses * You walk out of a patient's room after you've asked them if they need anything; the patient will put the call bell on as you are about three-quarters of the way down the hall. *The patient farthest away from the nurse's station rings the call bell more often that the patient nearest to the nurses' station. Caffeine is My Shepherd Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze. It maketh me to wake in the lecture hall, It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses. It restoreth my buzz; It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction, I will fear no decaf. For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me. Thou preparest a tall latte before me in the presence of fatigue. Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over. Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life: and i will dwell in the House of Java forever. -Anonymous True tale A preschooler often overheard her nurse mother's medical conversations with family members. One day her preschool teacher told the mother she could tell Shelly was definitely the daughter of a nurse. Apparently a little boy had been acting out that day and Shelly said to the teacher, "Ryan is agitated, give him some Ativan." True tale A young mother brought her ten day old baby into the ER. The umbilical cord had fallen off and she was concerned because " there's a hole there now." True tale The brand new RN doing home care called a physician to report worsening shortness of breath in a patient with end stage COPD. Her sat was 78% and her lips were blue tinged. Still she adamantly refused to go to the ER. The doctor asked if there were any beers in the fridge. The puzzled new nurse found some but could not understand why. The doctor said, "What are you waiting for? Give her one or two, and then call me back." Magically, after the patient consumed most of one bottle, her rate slowed down and she could concentrate on pursed-lip breathing, which she couldnt do before because anxiety. Her lips pinked and her sat climbed back to her usual 89 percent. The things they don't teach you in nursing school. How many nurses does it take to change a lighbulb? Five. One to change the lightbulb, one to check policy and procedure, one to document, one to maintain quality assurance, and one to represent the Task force on Hospital Lighting. Nurse's Kid You know you're a nurse when your twelve year old daughter in the backseat of the car asks, "Mom, what date was I due on?" and then proceeds to figure up on a stray gestational wheel when she was conceived. Unapproved Acronyms from the Maternity Ward Vitamin P- Pitocin NILOTD- Not in labor, out the door. Murphy's Law for Nurses *You have been working flat out all day (or night) without even a coffee break, but the moment you sit down, your supervisor walks around the corner and sees you doing nothing. *You never use foul language except when the charge nurse is standing right behind you. Hope you enjoy these... I'll send more later on!! Amanda --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  8. AmAnRN

    Popular Baby Names

    my best friends name is piper tiffany. (just fyi)
  9. AmAnRN

    Popular Baby Names

    my favorites for a girl are: karlee, kylee, mckenzie, savannah.. for boys: kyle, shane, austen zachary, dallas michael, gavin blake, lucas trevor.. i have a whole list printed out and i am not even married yet!! lol.. a girl i worked with named her boys jackson and parker. i thought those sounded cute together!!
  10. AmAnRN

    I'm just so proud to be here!

    hey everyone! i havent been to this site in a while, and i am glad to see the new state forums!! I am from columbia. i work at MRH. on OB hall . i love it! i graduated in may of 2002. i have been on ob since january 2003. glad to see so many from tn!!
  11. I really enjoyed Chicken Soup for the nurse's soul. i am hoping they will come out with a second edition (and third...and fourth...etc). anyone know if they are? thanks!
  12. AmAnRN

    Need Ideas for Graduation

    at our pinning ceremony, we played the theme to "E.R." as we were leaving the building!!
  13. AmAnRN

    Need Ideas for Graduation

    at our pinning ceremony, we played the theme to "E.R." as we were leaving the building!!
  14. AmAnRN

    is it oriented or orientated?

    oops.. i couldnt even spell that right!! (someone) in prev. post. sorry!!
  15. AmAnRN

    is it oriented or orientated?

    I hate when someon says "nauseous" instead of nauseated!!!!
  16. AmAnRN

    Hypothetical Question re: prn meds

    One thing i often think about is- you sometimes cant take away all thier pain, but you can lessen it!

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