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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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A coworker was telling me of a MA student that was doing clinical in a doctors office. For some reason the MA student could not get the B/P of the patient using the arms, so she attempts to take the B/P from the neck ! :eek:

Thank goodness the doctor walked in as she was inflating the cuff.

Scary.

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gentlegiver is a ASN, LPN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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OOOKKKAAAYYYY!!!! Well, that was one student who really didn't think things thru now wasn't it! I can't imagine the patient was to swift either if they allowed the student to attempt it! Tho in the patients defense... dementia or youth may have played a role in them allowing anyone to try this.

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Mrs. SnowStormRN is a RN and specializes in Mental Health, Medical Research, Periop.

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YEESH! :eek: That's scary!!! :smackingf

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GHGoonette is a BSN, RN and specializes in PACU, OR.

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Sounds like an urban...or should I say hospital...legend :D

Like the student nurse who was asked to get a butterfly (aka winged infusion cannula) and was found hours later in the garden.

Or the nurse doing her theater rotation who was asked to fetch the Otis elevator...

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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Urban legend.

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merlee has 36 years experience.

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Haha! BTW - - my first roommate in nursing school asked about taking a BP around the neck. But only asked!! She later became an occupational therapist......

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Sparrowhawk specializes in LTC.

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Too stupid to be true lol

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We just had a nursing student pull out an ETT instead of the esophageal temp probe.

The list of things a student can do to a patient is endless if given the opportunity when their assigned preceptor for the day turns their back for just a second.

Of course if one is talking about a rival school or a profession considered to be very "different" than you own, by the time the story is passed along through the channels of gossip, it becomes almost urban legend quality.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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A coworker was telling me of a MA student that was doing clinical in a doctors office. For some reason the MA student could not get the B/P of the patient using the arms, so she attempts to take the B/P from the neck ! :eek:

Thank goodness the doctor walked in as she was inflating the cuff.

Scary.

I just spit coffee all over my computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Urban legend for sure (almost:confused:) but it sure did wake me up!!!! PRICELESS!!!!!!:yeah:

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