- Dirty Little Secrets
1. “We’re not going to tell you your doctor is incompetent, but if I say, ‘You have the right to a second opinion,’ that can be code for ‘I don’t like your doctor’ or ‘I don’t trust your doctor.’” — Linda Bell, RN, clinical practice specialist at…
Secrets Your #nurse won’t tell you
Take note med students and residents
I’m up early because of my freaking Olay. Dang #cat wanted to be fed when I was sleeping. A-Hole. I have to go to Southwest Tennessee Community College Union Campus today to pick up my #NursingSchool acceptance packet. WOO HOO!!!
Dear ANYONE WHO DOES NOT HOLD A MEDICAL LICENSE (that works in the same facility as Nurses and Doctors),
Please stop telling nurses and doctors how to do their jobs! Just because you claim you have worked in the medical field for “X” number of years does not warrant you attempting to override a physicians order. You have not obtained ANY schooling to EDUCATE you on the process of DIEASES, MEDICATIONS, SIDE EFFECTS, SURGERY, ETC. We cannot do things to convenient you. We have a law we have to follow. MY ASS CERTAINLY ISN’T GOING TO BE IN JAIL BECAUSE YOU FEEL MR. SO-&-SO SHOULDN’T TAKE THAT MEDICATION. Get over yourself. Nurse and doctors take an oath to protect our patients, not make your job easier.
Graduate Nurse vs Experienced Nurse
A graduate nurse throws up when the patient does.
An experienced nurse calls housekeeping when a patient throws up.
A graduate nurse wears so many pins on their name
badge you can’t read it.
An experienced nurse doesn’t wear a name badge for liability reasons.
A graduate nurse charts too much.
An experienced nurse doesn’t chart enough.
A graduate nurse loves to run codes.
An experienced nurse makes graduate nurses run to codes.
A graduate nurse wants everyone to know they are a nurse.
An experienced nurse doesn’t want anyone to know they are a nurse.
A graduate nurse keeps detailed notes on a pad.
An experienced nurse writes on the back of their hand, paper scraps,
A graduate nurse will spend all day trying to reorient a patient.
An experienced nurse will chart the patient is disoriented and restrain
A graduate nurse can hear a beeping I-med at 50 yards.
An experienced nurse can’t hear any alarms at any distance.
A graduate nurse loves to hear abnormal heart and breath sounds.
An experienced nurse doesn’t even want to hear about them
unless the patient is symptomatic.
A graduate nurse spends 2 hours giving a patient a bath.
An experienced nurse lets the CNA give the patient a bath.
A graduate nurse thinks people respect nurses.
An experienced nurse knows everybody blames everything on the nurse.
A graduate nurse looks for blood on a bandage hoping they will get to
An experienced nurse knows a little blood never hurt anybody.
A graduate nurse looks for a chance “to work with the family”.
An experienced nurse avoids the family.
A graduate nurse expects meds and supplies to be delivered on time.
An experienced nurse expects them to never be delivered at all.
A graduate nurse will spend days bladder training an incontinent patient.
An experienced nurse will insert a Foley catheter.
A graduate nurse always answers their phone.
An experienced nurse checks their caller ID before answering the phone.
A graduate nurse thinks psych patients are interesting.
An experienced nurse thinks psych patients are crazy.
A graduate nurse carries reference books in their bag.
An experienced nurse carries magazines, lunch and some “cough syrup”
in their bag.
A graduate nurse doesn’t find this funny.
An experienced nurse does.
Bullying is a serious and pervasive problem in nursing. This behavior can include the silent treatment, refusal to help someone, eye rolling, denigrating others, and withholding information. The often-paternalistic nurse-physician relationship accounts for some bullying. Families and patients…
Love being a nurse, and I love the humor in the profession.
To maximize the contributions nurses make to society, it is necessary to protect the dignity and autonomy of nurses in the workplace. To that end, the following rights must be afforded:
- Nurses have the right to practice in a manner that fulfills their obligations to society and to those who…