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What a bimbo!

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Specializes in psychiatry,geropsych,LTC/SNF, hospice. Has 22 years experience.

Working on a very busy, very acute geropsych unit, the staff accept that there will be injuries from taking care of our patients. Usually just bumps and bruises, but unfortunately there have been a few serious back injuries and once a patient broke a cna's wrist. So what happened to me Sunday evening? Taken out by a pyxis! :smackingf

Someone had left some papers on top of the pyxis that fell between the pyxis and wall while I was getting some meds. Being a nice co-worker, I figured I'd pick them up. Since there's only about an inch of space between wall and pyxis, I moved it out to make room. Wouldn't you know it though, as I reached in between I leaned against the damn thing smooshing my elbow!!

Continuing to get "ewwww" comments from my co-workers even after icing won me a trip to the ED where after several x-rays and some manhandling--oops, manipulating--by the ED doc, I was dx with a mere contusion. Good thing too, since I'll never hear the end of it as it is:uhoh3:.

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

When I was a nurse manager I was on the Safety Committee. One of our tasks was to review all the incident and staff injury reports. Mostly, they are the same old things. This one, however, should catch some attention when it is reviewed! Heal up quickly!

How can you move a Pyxis? I thought a fork lift was needed to move it? Ha! Ha!

oneLoneNurse

Specializes in Psych, Informatics, Biostatistics. Has 25 years experience.

Working on a very busy, very acute geropsych unit, the staff accept that there will be injuries from taking care of our patients. Usually just bumps and bruises, but unfortunately there have been a few serious back injuries and once a patient broke a cna's wrist. So what happened to me Sunday evening? Taken out by a pyxis! :smackingf

Someone had left some papers on top of the pyxis that fell between the pyxis and wall while I was getting some meds. Being a nice co-worker, I figured I'd pick them up. Since there's only about an inch of space between wall and pyxis, I moved it out to make room. Wouldn't you know it though, as I reached in between I leaned against the damn thing smooshing my elbow!!

Continuing to get "ewwww" comments from my co-workers even after icing won me a trip to the ED where after several x-rays and some manhandling--oops, manipulating--by the ED doc, I was dx with a mere contusion. Good thing too, since I'll never hear the end of it as it is:uhoh3:.

Thanks for this information. I can see it happening, it just never has.

Love the Pyxis. Makes my job easier and more efficient.

nursemary9, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych, Med/Surg, Home Health, Oncology.

Oh Boy!!!

Hope you'll be better!!

Sounds like something that would happen to me!!

Leslie

donsterRN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Cardiac Care. Has 10 years experience.

I don't think you're a bimbo; you were trying to do a good thing!

I hope your elbow is feeling better soon.

RanieRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in psychiatry,geropsych,LTC/SNF, hospice. Has 22 years experience.

Thank you all for the "get betters". The swelling's mostly gone, so I no longer look like I tucked a golf ball in there; and as long as I limit my lifting (yeah right, with an 18 month old?:rolleyes:) it doesn't ache too much. Yay for motrin!!

My nurse manager just called to see how I'm doing, and I swear I could hear the chuckle in her voice. I can't blame her though, it really is too funny considering how we usually get hurt.

I work peds now (got tired of being beat up by old ladies!) and one of my coworkers knocked her head really hard on a bili light. Poor thing had ice on her head all night and it still swelled up. Of course, I finally learned that instead of getting beat up by old ladies, now I get beat up by 5 year olds. Had one kick me in the boobie right before the end of shift. Had to have an ice pack down my shirt for the drive home, which I'm sure looked really cute when I went through a drive-thru.

Hope your arm feels better soon!

I don't think you're a bimbo; you were trying to do a good thing!

I hope your elbow is feeling better soon.

I thought she was calling the pyxis a bimbo. :monkeydance:

Hope you are feeling better soon.

steph

GeminiTwinRN, BSN

Specializes in ICU/PCU/Infusion. Has 14 years experience.

Ouch! Sorry about your elbow! I recently had an elbow incident myself, I strained the lateral tendon. Course, I have to blame myself for that one because I didn't ask for lifting help. duh.

Here's hoping your elbow (and your pride) get all better soon! :)

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