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OnlybyHisgraceRN is a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC and School Health.

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noyesno has 9 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP.

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One time I was spelling a patient's name to a MD over the phone and he wasn't able to understand me. I proceeding with the whole, "C, as in cat," thing. When I got to "D" I said, "D, as in darn it." Apparently, I was getting frustrated. It seemed funnier at the time, my coworkers were cracking up.

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silverbat has 22 years experience and specializes in Care Coordination, MDS, med-surg, Peds.

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Once, while working in a behavior unit with attempted suicide pts, I made a comment like, WOW, If I don't get what I want for my birthday, I oughta just kill myself..... duh.......

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GitanoRN has 48 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR.

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once, while working in a behavior unit with attempted suicide pts, i made a comment like, wow, if i don't get what i want for my birthday, i oughta just kill myself..... duh.......

now that's a ooops! lol

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I walk into my patient's room.

Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"

Patient and family break into peals of laughter.

Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."

That is HILARIOUS!!!! I was dying laughing, I had to show my husband ( who LOVES Bojangles) lol

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These are making me laugh so much!! It makes me think of the time me and a nurse was changing a butt dressing on a quad pt. fixing to roll the pt on his side I asked him if he would reach over and grab the side rail!!!! I wanted to crawl under the bed! Thank God he had a good sense of humor

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GitanoRN has 48 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR.

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These are making me laugh so much!! It makes me think of the time me and a nurse was changing a butt dressing on a quad pt. fixing to roll the pt on his side I asked him if he would reach over and grab the side rail!!!! I wanted to crawl under the bed! Thank God he had a good sense of humor

Don't despair I did the same, many moons ago...Aloha~

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Not_A_Hat_Person has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.

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During my tour of nursing home Hell, I had 2 patients sharing a room who I'm pretty sure had some kind of undiagnosed psych issue. One became hysterical while I was in the room, and the other's issue fed off of that." It took 20 hair-raising minutes to calm both of them down.

I knew they shouldn't be in a room together, and I was at the end of my rope. I marched to the nurse's station and oh-so-professionally said "Those women are out of their **** minds, they're feeding off of each other, and they need to be separated!" I also charted it, less colorfully.

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GitanoRN has 48 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR.

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During my tour of nursing home Hell, I had 2 patients sharing a room who I'm pretty sure had some kind of undiagnosed psych issue. One became hysterical while I was in the room, and the other's issue fed off of that." It took 20 hair-raising minutes to calm both of them down.

I knew they shouldn't be in a room together, and I was at the end of my rope. I marched to the nurse's station and oh-so-professionally said "Those women are out of their **** minds, they're feeding off of each other, and they need to be separated!" I also charted it, less colorfully.

And the look on your colleagues faces when you said that :uhoh21: ...Priceless!....Aloha~

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I think I've shared this before but once I had a patient in her 80's tell me she was going to call her mother (in LTC). I tried to reorient her but she insisted her mom was still alive. Whatever. I walked to the nurses' station and shared this with the other LPN. Turns out her mother WAS alive and over 100 and living in another nursing home.

So yeah, never assume. :rolleyes:

I have patients in LTC who have living parents also!

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Pumpkinn has 1 years experience.

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Bump!

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cree0165 specializes in LTC.

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While doing a straight cath on an elderly gentleman:

Me: Ok. It'll be in and out before you know it.

Him: Sigh. Well, you sure ain't the first woman who's told me that!

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