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by banditrn banditrn (Member) Member

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We have a young CNA at our LTC who is also taking classes to become a nurse - and she is one that I sincerely hope DOESN'T make it!! She is not a bright person, but now that she is taking her 'prep' classes, she likes to run around and try to tell the other girls what to do.:uhoh3:

The other night she came to our unit from the back and was ranting about something - which is her usual - and I said "L, it sounds to me like you have a case of cranial rectal inversion going on there." She looked at me and said "Please don't use that medical terminology!"

My two CNA's immediately almost started rolling on the floor - she looked at all of us, then turned around and went back to her unit.

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nrsang97 has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.

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HA! HA! HA! Too funny. My hubby tells me to "Speak English" when I start with the medical terminology. I ask him "What am I speaking German?"

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We have a young CNA at our LTC who is also taking classes to become a nurse - and she is one that I sincerely hope DOESN'T make it!! She is not a bright person, but now that she is taking her 'prep' classes, she likes to run around and try to tell the other girls what to do.:uhoh3:

The other night she came to our unit from the back and was ranting about something - which is her usual - and I said "L, it sounds to me like you have a case of cranial rectal inversion going on there." She looked at me and said "Please don't use that medical terminology!"

My two CNA's immediately almost started rolling on the floor - she looked at all of us, then turned around and went back to her unit.

My prayers are with you! :D

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DR2004RN has 6 years experience and specializes in med/surg, oncology.

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I once took care of this lol who's granddaughter claimed to be in nursing school, anyway, the granddaughter had the nerve to ask me why grandma wasn't on a diabetical diet.

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I once took care of this lol who's granddaughter claimed to be in nursing school, anyway, the granddaughter had the nerve to ask me why grandma wasn't on a diabetical diet.

That's ironical.

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DR2004RN has 6 years experience and specializes in med/surg, oncology.

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:lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

That's ironical.

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Keepstanding has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I once attended a CPR class and the instructor kept telling us that a

"sedimentary" lifestyle will lead to heart disease.

Ah...I think you mean sedentary ! :lol2:

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TDub has 26 years experience as a MSN, EdD and specializes in OB, critical care, hospice, farm/industr.

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I once took care of this lol who's granddaughter claimed to be in nursing school, anyway, the granddaughter had the nerve to ask me why grandma wasn't on a diabetical diet.

Perhaps she meant "diabolical"?

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santhony44 is a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in FNP, Peds, Epilepsy, Mgt., Occ. Ed.

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I worked with a nursing assistant, otherwise excellent, who occasionally got her words a bit mixed up.

My favorite: the patient was nauseated and about to vomit. Someone gave him an emesis basin. "Don't give him that little bitty thing, give him his wash basement!"

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or how about "incentitive spiro-meter". From a girl in my LPN class. Not the brightest crayon in the box, either. [sarcasm] She didn't finish, unfortunately [/sarcasm]

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