Nurses’ Notes

Trust me. I'm a doctor
Trust me. I’m a doctor

“A nursing supervisor at University Hospital in San Diego was helping an arrogant male resident access his email system.  As it turned out, his password had expired and he had no idea what to do about it.  So the nurse brought up the proper screen and asked the rookie what password he’d like for log-on.  Anxious to embarrass the seasoned nurse, whose competency had annoyed him for months, he told her to enter, ‘Penis.’  Without blinking she did so, just before bursting out laughing at the computer screen response:


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(Urban legend put to rest):  It is not – repeat not – true that former Olympic skier, Picabo Street, RN, answers her nursing station telephone, “Picabo, ICU.”

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At St. Louis Children’s Hospital a pediatrician posted a note in the staff lounge:  “Don’t ever forget. The first five minutes of life are the most dangerous.”

Underneath, a veteran RN had taken the time to scribble, “Yeah, and the last five are kind of risky, too.”

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(Student nurse to veteran RN):   “What’s the difference between a general practitioner and a specialist?”

“The first treats what you have.  The second really, really wants you to have what he treats.”

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Have a great week, readers.


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