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Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.

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AngelfireRN has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in med-surg, psych, ER, school nurse-CRNP.

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Just curious as to what you would say. Mine goes something like this: You are reading page 175 of Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

hiddencatRN specializes in ..

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You should have been a plumber not a nurse. I would happen to agree with the names your patients call you. I am ashamed to be lumped with you in the category of nursing.

Have you read this ENTIIIIIIIRE thread? Because many of the things we'd like to be able to say are just direct truths we have to dance around.

And venting about a few frustrating patients isn't evidence of a complete lack of compassion. These are all things we DIDN'T say: how do you know how we actually responded?

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AngelfireRN has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in med-surg, psych, ER, school nurse-CRNP.

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I am glad you are not my nurse. Obviously you have never been a patient or had anyone you know as a patient. These people are under a lot of stress. I've been a nurse for 22 years and learned your patients will treat you with the same respect you give them. Maybe that's why you are so jaded after such a short career.

Yes, and stress is no excuse for the way most of the ones we've referenced act. Glad you've had such a rosy career. My patients have and will get every bit as much respect as they give me, and in most cases, more.

I'm not really sure how familiar you are with the site, but the mods don't like it when people say "I'm glad you're not my nurse" Just FYI. And I was born jaded. My career just enhanced it. I have been a patient, and I never acted remotely like some of what has been mentioned here. Had plenty of friends and loved ones as patient's, too. They acted like they had sense as well.

At the end of the day, if it bothers you that much, don't read. Please. Just don't. We're enjoying ourselves and venting, and we can do without the killjoy. I hate that you don't get a hoot out of the thread like most have. But that's why there's the little red box at the top of the screen. Maybe the other threads here would be more to your taste. We kinda like this one. I hope you find one that suits you, too. And I hope you have another 22 years of stellar patients. It's nice to know that someone doesn't have to put up with whatall we ranted about here. Good luck to you, hon. Hope it continues to go well for you.

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celticgirl has 4 years experience and specializes in Med surg,.

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back on the subject!!!

Just happened the other day!!!! Wake up you're here because you chose to drink a bottle of vodka a day, It's ruined your brain, your liver and your ammonia level is out of this world if you think I enjoy giving you lactulose enemas get with. I don't care if it tastes bad and makes you want to vomit suck it up and drink it down like a real man!!! I dont like looking at your yellow fat ass anymore than you like drinking the stuff!!!

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.

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you should have been a plumber not a nurse. i would happen to agree with the names your patients call you. i am ashamed to be lumped with you in the category of nursing.

 

if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck --- er, troll . . .

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redhead_NURSE98! specializes in Med/surg, Quality & Risk.

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I am glad you are not my nurse. Obviously you have never been a patient or had anyone you know as a patient. These people are under a lot of stress. I've been a nurse for 22 years and learned your patients will treat you with the same respect you give them. Maybe that's why you are so jaded after such a short career.

You've either not been here long enough, or you got this post confused with "Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell coworkers and get away with it." If it's the former, come back when you get the hang of the site.

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No, you cannot have my phone number. No, really, you can't. I've already told you that's inappropriate. And what the heck makes you think I'm attracted to you in any way? I promise you I'm not. Oh, you're getting discharged in a couple of days? Good for you. No, it doesn't mean anything to me. Stop reading my full name on my name tag in that creepy voice like you're memorizing it so you can look me up in the phone book and stalk me later (yay for not being listed!). Sir, I assure you that your flirting gets you nowhere. I do believe you watch too many "films" that involve "nurses" and you've really got the wrong idea about us. Look, dude, I've been here since 5:55 this morning. The last time I peed was 5:20 and the last time I ate was 5:30. It's now 1:25. I'm a fat girl and this white uniform makes me look a little bit like the Stay Puft marshmallow. There is nothing sexy about any of that. Yes, I'm leaving now. My day is done. No, you absolutely cannot have my phone number! I've told you before that it's inappropriate. I don't care if you think it's ok because you're not my patient anymore. Ugh!

Wow. That was long. It was my last day as a student and he was really annoying.

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AngelfireRN has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in med-surg, psych, ER, school nurse-CRNP.

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Yeah, Ruby, I wondered when troll season started around here, lol. Looks like June!

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hiddencatRN specializes in ..

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No, I don't think you have the makings of a major lawsuit due to your scratch. No, I'm not going to photocopy your prescription so your lawyer can see that we discharged you with a prescription for neosporin: it's illegal for us to copy prescriptions and that information is all in your discharge paperwork anyway and I am ONE MILLION PERCENT SURE that no one is going to be impressed by you getting that hardcore drug. Maybe it's time for a Plan B retirement plan?

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PeachPie specializes in EC, IMU, LTAC.

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You are denying pain meds to the same woman who gave birth to you? Oh, it just "kills" you to see her take a med that would make her stop crying and cringing in pain? There is a special hell for you. The difference between you and an interrogator is that at least an interrogator isn't in denial about the torture and pain they cause. I wouldn't wish your mother's pain on many people, but with you, I'd be willing to make an exception.

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Look! It's a bird...it's a plane....oh, wait, it's just a high horse...

ROFL!!!!:yeah::yeah:

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Get off that cell phone and have the common courtesy to LISTEN to me when I'm talking to you and/or assessing you!

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Brea LPN has 5 years experience and specializes in LTC.

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To the visitor who proclaims "EWW, gross" when I bring the resident's meds crushed in pudding per residents request: it is very rude to the resident when you say that because right after you do that's the very same medicine they have to take.

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