When giving routine postpartum discharge instructions, I told the new parents nothing should go into the woman’s vagina, and defined ‘nothing’ as ‘no tampons, no douching, no husband.’
The couple looked at each other and the husband asked, ‘What about oral sex?’ (more…)
A toddler got into his mother’s purse and swallowed several coins. Of course, he was rushed to the ER.
After some time had passed, the grandmother called to check on the boy’s progress.
The nurse who answered the phone had to report that there’d been no change yet.
I was teaching a communications course about ten years ago. One of my
students missed class and a test and had not notified me prior to the test.
Prior notification was required in order not to receive a zero on the exam.
So she was in big trouble. (more…)
Hi Everybody! Welcome to the March edition of JNJ, our Student Nursing Spectacular!
Student nurses are near and dear to my heart: over the years I’ve been both a student nurse and a nurse instructor. It’s precisely when you’re learning the ropes and routines of nursing that humor proves its value.
The humor we need — for ourselves, and for our patients — is therapeutic humor. This is the healthy, healing humor that can be used to lift the spirit. Make no mistake: healthy, healing humor can be dark at times, sophomoric and silly at others. Laughter happens when we’re confronted with the uncomfortable, unpleasant or unusual — which is pretty much a normal day in the life of a student nurse! (more…)
Jack: “My brother was sick and went to the doctor.”
John: “Is he feeling better now?”
Jack: “No, he has a broken arm.”
John: “How did he break it?”
Jack: “Well, the doctor gave him a prescription and told him no matter what happened, to follow that prescription. And the prescription blew out of the window.”
John: “How did he break his arm?”
Jack: “He fell out of the window trying to follow the prescription.”