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6 Comments

  • Heather
    Heather

    October 19, 2005 at 6:40 pm

    Humble pie is sometimes hard to swallow, but we have all been there. It’s great that you are open enough to learn from the situation and share with us!


  • Dr. Deborah Serani
    Dr. Deborah Serani

    October 20, 2005 at 5:20 am

    Love the part where you say to ask and listen. So much can be learned by asking a simple question!!!

    ~Deb

    PS: It took me 3 times to get the word verification right…what’s up with me?


  • kenju
    kenju

    October 20, 2005 at 5:42 am

    Don’t beat yourself up about it. I had a broken elbow from a fall down some steps and it didn’t show up on xray for 3 weeks afterward. My doc was embarrassed when it did show up – he swore it wasn’t broken.


  • unicorn
    unicorn

    October 20, 2005 at 6:20 am

    no signs at all? just pain? that is rather unusual for a fracture.

    Just make a hot cup of coco, lie down and read “chicken soup for the nurse’s soul” maybe that helps a bit.

    best wishes
    unicorn

    glad you liked my last post 😀


  • Rita Schwab - MSSPNexus
    Rita Schwab - MSSPNexus

    October 21, 2005 at 7:45 am

    Enjoyed your post. We need Emergency Department nurses, and I don’t think you could have lasted 27 years in that hectic, emotional enviroment without such a great sense of humor!

    Rita
    http://msspnexus.blogs.com/mspblog/


  • Third Degree Nurse
    Third Degree Nurse

    October 21, 2005 at 11:19 am

    I’ll bet you asked. It would be LIKE YOU to ask because you are the kind of nurse who listens to your patients. Perhaps she was crying at the time?

    Whatever. The most important thing is that she got an accurate diagnosis. Isn’t that why it’s called the health care TEAM?


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