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exit96 has 3 years experience and specializes in RN.

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I found this post, not unique, many out there that say the same thing? Can't give credit to the poster because I can't locate it.

Here is the post/statement:

"Although this is not to a patient, I would also love to tell smoking nurses and RTs that they are hypocrits. I guess that they are giving those of us that don't smoke job security. Please be better role models for your patients."

I deleted my whole response before posting...guess there are still those who think this is the sole reason a person becomes a nurse...TO BE THE ULTIMATE ROLE MODEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TADA!!!!!!!!!!! Look at me I'm great!!!!!!!!!....:-( booooorrringggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MN-Nurse is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med Surg - Renal.

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guess there are still those who think this is the sole reason a person becomes a nurse...TO BE THE ULTIMATE ROLE MODEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TADA!!!!!!!!!!! Look at me I'm great!!!!!!!!!....:-( booooorrringggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think your take on it missed the real point: that nurses and RTs are human too and face the same challenges patients do when it comes to smoking.

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Woodenpug is a BSN and specializes in MPCU.

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Yes. I had hoped that attitude of being perfect would have gone away with the nursing caps and whites.

I see a lot of posts criticising the tone, typing, sense of humor, etc. as presenting an unprofessional image. I guess that while medicine is becoming more human, nursing wants to become more angelic.

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Merlyn specializes in none.

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Role model! that person should go to the library and check out a life. I'm not a role model I'm a guy doing a crazy job for money. That's it.

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Five&Two Will Do has 3 years experience and specializes in cardiology/oncology/MICU.

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Everyone has their own struggles. Perhaps I could exercise more, or eat a bit better, or take more vitamins or whatever. Maybe I smoke too many cigarettes or drink a little too much a little too often. Who cares! I am not perfect nor do I really give a hoot what anybody else thinks. We all have chains of some sort or another, perhaps some people feel compelled to be too perfect. That does not sound like a very fun existence to me. The bottom line is that I give good appropriate teaching to my patients and their families, whether or not I take my own advice is of no consequence to anyone but me!

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Hygiene Queen specializes in ......

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I could never be a role model!

No one could ever achieve my level of supreme righteousness and god-like perfection :cool:.

It would just be so so pointless.

;)

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DixieRedHead has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ED/ICU/TELEMETRY/LTC.

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When you come to the hospital, here is what you have a right to:

1. Medications as ordered and on time.

2. Advocacy for you physical and emotional needs insofar as you comply.

3. Assistance with your activities of daily living if you are not able to accomplish them.

4. Assessment of your physical condition so that it can be reported to your doctor for treatment.

I am not your role model. See you pastor, your mother, your father, or your Great Uncle Joe.

I smoke, I am not drowning little kittens. Get over it.

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I smoke, I am not drowning little kittens. Get over it.

So you don't drown little kittens, does that mean you drown BIG kittens? It's because the cigarettes make you do it, isn't it?

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Momof2inMO specializes in Oncology/Palliative Care.

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Sorry guys and gals. I can't agree and I might get flamed. No, we cannot be perfect. Yes, we can attempt to understand our client/patients' points of view, empathasize etc. We can attempt to teach them about making better choices, but they have the right to choose. Got it. I work with cancer patients. We nurses know better. Smoking is linked to lung cancer, esophageal, oral cancers, stomach cancer, GERD, you name it. I can't condone it in my peers, although I know it is incredibly difficult to quit, but ultimately it is the choice of my peer also. Just please don't bring the smell on my unit, sometimes our folks are prone to nausea/vomiting after being exposed to strong smells.

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LobotRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med Tele, Gen Surgical.

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Yup. Don't care to be a role model. However! Agree w/ Momof2inMO.....don't bring the stank with you! I don't care if you smoke, but the message to a pt is so much more sincere to quit smoking if you don't smell like it. Saw the best bumper sticker today. "The secret to making it is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you can do anything!"

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Bortaz has 11 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU.

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I am not your role model. See you pastor, your mother, your father, or your Great Uncle Joe.

I smoke, I am not drowning little kittens. Get over it.

I got you covered on the kittens. Don't worry.

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SappyRN has 22 years experience and specializes in Pediatric, adult medical, lt.

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I dont smoke anymore but when I did, my favorite response to negative criticism about being a nurse that smoked was... " you know, before I became a nurse, I was a mere human just like you"

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