Journal of Nursing Jocularity

Journal of Nursing Jocularity

Archive for November, 2011

Next-Door Relative: Classic Nurse Humor

When a patient from a nursing home came to our emergency department with pneumonia, I contacted the next-of-kin listed on the patient’s chart. After a fairly lengthy explanation of the serious nature of the patient’s condition, I asked the family member, “So, are you the closest relative?”

She replied, “Oh no, honey! I live in Pennsylvania.”

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That Near Branson? Classic Nurse Humor

It is a well-known fact that ED doctors dislike pelvic exams.  Our ED, in the beautiful Ozarks, is no exception.  One night, a well known professional woman presented with abdominal pain.

The ED doc tried to help her relax by talking about the Ozarks.  As he began the pelvic, he said, “It sure is beautiful down here.”  As soon as the words left his lips, he turned red all the way to the top of his Friar Tuck hair.

He sputtered an apology and the lady, fully enjoying his embarrassment, leaned up on her elbow and said, “No one’s ever described it that way before.”

The nurse in the room received a commendation for professionalism above and beyond the call of duty!

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