Musings of a Nurse (my work life)

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msnobody wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:14 am
I was observing on my drive home from work that the world just goes on about its business, while others are going through difficult times in their lives. My patient is over there in the hospital about to get some really bad news that I think he knows is coming, and there isn’t a damn thing I can do about it.
That's how it feels to me when a death has taken place. The world goes on about it's business while the world stops for those involved.

That you notice and reflect on these things makes me confident that you are in the right profession. I'm happy you are there. We need more like you. <3
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:07 pm
msnobody wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:14 am
I was observing on my drive home from work that the world just goes on about its business, while others are going through difficult times in their lives. My patient is over there in the hospital about to get some really bad news that I think he knows is coming, and there isn’t a damn thing I can do about it.
That's how it feels to me when a death has taken place. The world goes on about it's business while the world stops for those involved.

That you notice and reflect on these things makes me confident that you are in the right profession. I'm happy you are there. We need more like you. <3
Most people think of PSTD as something that only comes along with military service. No disrespect to our brothers and sisters that have served and are suffering. Many of the best nurses and medics I know are veterans who have seen combat. I think healthcare work takes the same kind of mindset. The fact is, healthcare workers are at high risk for PTSD. We view the world through a different lens and it puts us at risk for depression and suicide as well. We see and experience things that most people never will.
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Informant wrote:
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:38 am
Dr. Shades wrote:
Sat Mar 05, 2022 3:48 am
Context, please? Was he directing his original expletives at the selfsame nurse who administered the shot, or at someone else?
LOL “selfsame.”
Why the "LOL?"
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Dr. Shades wrote: Why the "LOL?"
Sorry, no offense intended.

No one talks like that. It’s archaic.
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Nothing ever "accidently" gets inserted in your rectum. - every ER staff ever.
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DaveIsHere wrote:
Tue Dec 20, 2022 12:04 am
Nothing ever "accidently" gets inserted in your rectum. - every ER staff ever.
You’re right in most cases.
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Have you ever encountered a patient who mistook a stun gun for a vibrator?
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Dr. Shades wrote:
Sun Jan 01, 2023 9:35 am
Have you ever encountered a patient who mistook a stun gun for a vibrator?
Hah, no. I’ve never been an ER nurse. I did work a while in a multi-specialty clinic that included, I suppose, a colorectal clinic. Sometimes you would encounter things you wish you’d never heard. We called it the booty clinic.

This is about as far down this road I’m willing to go.
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