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Viagra 25mg Most Ridiculous MD Order Award: Conscious sedation. Viagra 25mg Patient: child with a laceration. Viagra 25mg In the middle of the night. Viagra 25mg On a major holiday. Viagra 25mg In a full ED and with 8-9 patients in the waiting room. Viagra 25mg With only two RNs, viagra 25mg one of whom would be tied up with this patient for a full ninety minutes. Viagra 25mg Let me put it succinctly: No way, viagra 25mg dude. Viagra 25mg No freakin’ way.

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Viagra 25mg Who’s The Parent Here? Award: Parent offers liquid antibiotic to Toddler, viagra 25mg who says NO!
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10 Comments

  • Heather
    Heather

    October 17, 2005 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks for making me laugh tonight!


  • Julie
    Julie

    October 17, 2005 at 11:01 pm

    Brought back a few memories of my own experiences; great stuff


  • geena
    geena

    October 18, 2005 at 10:00 am

    I loved the You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide award!!
    These were GREAT!! You should submit them to Grand Rounds.


  • kenju
    kenju

    October 18, 2005 at 1:28 pm

    Great, Kim! But I have questions.
    1. What is the alternative to conscious sedation? Is it to knock them out? This is probably a stupid question, but…..
    2. What were the multiple,penetrating thoracic traumas caused by?
    Or do I really want to know?

    That reminds me of the time I was in the ER with a lawn mower to foot injury and a girl came in with her hand caught in a meat grinder. I was about to lose my cookies over her – and so was my surgeon!


  • Kim
    Kim

    October 18, 2005 at 2:41 pm

    This was a simple laceration. For those you usually use a “papoose board” that holds the patient in with velcro straps. I call it the “Huggy board” because essentially that is what it does. They can yell but they can’t move. Then we hold the head while the sutures go in. When we are done, we are done, and so is the patient.


  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy K.

    October 18, 2005 at 9:16 pm

    I saw your comment on A day in the life of a blogger and laughed. I moved up from a flappy bird to an adorable rodent, I was so proud of myself and then the next week I was back to a flappy bird. I was crest fallen, had no idea you could go backward… anyway you comment was excellent.
    Jimmyk
    http://butthatsjustmyopinion.blogspot.com/


  • Third Degree Nurse
    Third Degree Nurse

    October 19, 2005 at 11:38 am

    What a great picture!!!! Loved the commentary, too. Hats off to you; I know the ED is not for me.


  • Dr. Deborah Serani
    Dr. Deborah Serani

    October 20, 2005 at 5:20 am

    OMG, this is totally hilarious. What great work!!!!!!!

    LOL,
    Deb


  • D.P.
    D.P.

    October 25, 2005 at 6:56 am

    LMAO!!!


  • Dennie
    Dennie

    October 26, 2005 at 10:29 am

    Hi! I love your blog! I’m a RN from TN, not working due to health problems. I made a web page in the 90. It’s should have been kind of a blog, but they didn’t have them back then. Anyway, I love to read stuff that other nurses have written, and especially when it’s well-written!

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    Love
    Dennie


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