Thursday, October 19, 2006

This just in...

So, I was talking to this nurse today over the phone, trying to get some information on a patient we're following. So I ask her, "Is he on any pressors?"

She answers, "Well, he's on lopressor." And she's serious.

If you think that's funny, you may have been a nurse too long.

9 comments:

Dr. A said...

That's something I would say, but I don't think I could keep a straight face.

Anonymous said...

See me rolling my eyes?

b. perky

Judy said...

I've been a NICU nurse too long. It took me 3 or 4 seconds to figure out what was wrong with that comment.

PJ Geraghty said...

I like the ones who tell us the patient's GCS is zero (or one, or two).

TC said...

PJ, that'd be sad if it wasn't so funny.

Scott Lamont said...

Ouch . . . that is why I have perfect job security - I'm a clinical educator. If you are not teaching something new, you are re-teaching something old.

201st Airborne Squadron said...

Wow, sounds like my last call to a local hospital. RN said pt had 2 flat EEGs and a neg exam. Coord got there and pt had GCS of 8 and was moving. SHould've had him sign his own consent.

TC said...

I have walked onto a unit only to find the nursing staff whispering and looking at me guiltily. Then one nurse says, "She wasn't doing ANYTHING when I called, I swear!" It appears the pt woke from her barbituate induced sleepy sleep-rather feistily too. The moral:Narcan does not, repeat does not, reverse barbituates people.

201st Airborne Squadron said...

I love when they do the "They weren't doing anything before". Really! Something told you to call me in the first place- certainly that same thing could have told you to call back and say "Never mind, go back to bed."