No, really - what is your EMERGENCY?

This used to be the journal of a nursing student at a prestigious 4 year university that will still remain unnamed. This is now the journal of a Registered Nurse working in an Emergency Department in a major US city. All names have been changed to protect the stupid and the mean. There is no educational value in this journal, sometimes it will be downright mean and catty - this is where I come to vent!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Long time no write

So, I got yelled at yesterday for not blogging. We are busy here at nursing school, you know! We have finals coming up and several papers have been due in the past couple of weeks. Things are starting to get tense as the semester winds down. This week many of us had an interesting experience. We had to wear ostomy bags around for the day. For those who don't know, an ostomy can be where part of your intestine is pulled through your skin and you defecate through that. They attach a bag to it (on the outside) and it collects the feces. Sounds kind of gross, but many people have these for a variety of medical reasons. In order to have us sort of understand what it is like to wear one, we did it for a day. I have to say that it was hot and itchy and my clothes didn't fit quite right. Fortunately for me, it wasn't filled with feces and I could take it off at the end of the day!

Other things we have learned lately:

Celine loves sex and doesn't mind talking about it with anyone.
Cocaine is bad according to our Pharmacology professor.
PWS (a fellow student) is an idiot and should be shot and hopefully will not pass her NCLEX and will never become a practicing nurse.
Lovenox shots suck - both giving and receiving.
My patient's dog, Tippy, was not in my patient's hospital room this week.
APA format from 2004 and from 2005 is NOT the same.
The most important thing Celine learned a few weeks ago in our most useless class was that the Japanese put a special sticker on the cars that old people drive.
Just because you are in a professional education program doesn't mean you know how to act like an adult.
And finally, if you don't get the pilot light lit to your heater by the gas company when they turn your gas on, they won't come back and do it later. This is important because it is frickin' cold here!

Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corps (10 Nov) and Thank You to all of our Veterans!

2 Comments:

  • At 2:29 PM, Blogger Sean from DocintheBox said…

    Yeah more blogging! (via Kevin) Welcome to the blogsphere! You could do with worse blogdaddies then Kevin.

     
  • At 7:01 PM, Blogger Celine said…

    I DO love sex...and now the entire N56 class knows it. I am going to go have sex RIGHT NOW!

     

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