July 3, 2006, 8:51 am

Questions and Suggestions!


How on earth did she work in those shoes?

Those look like street-walker shoes if I ever saw them!

Not that I’ve seen them.

They just seem so incongruent with the rest of her dress and demeanor.

Oh well, I guess girls just wanted to have fun even then!


The Answer Nurse would like you all to know that although she is out of the country at the moment, she is eagerly awaiting more questions.

She hopes that you will not neglect your blogospheric duties simply because you are setting off fireworks whist The Answer Nurse is setting off Guinness.

She hopes to return to intelligent, coherent requests for her infinite wisdom of all things medical.


Hey guys, don’t forget to send in your submissions for the next Change of Shift.

It is only ten days away, so write those posts or find one in your archives that is all that and a bag o’ chips, too!

And you patients and doctors, don’t think you get off easy, either. I want to hear from you!

Certainly, you have stories of nurses you have known and loved or known and did not feel kindly to.

Well, tell us why!

What can we do better? What did we do right?

Here’s your chance! Let it all hang out here at “Change of Shift”!

After all, it’s just us!


  • memalcom

    July 7, 2006 at 6:28 am

    re: question for ask-a-nurse

    1. Why does my hospital no longer stock fracture pans?

    2. Was I truly expected to believe “I was walking drunk along the side of the highway and fell down, and that’s why I have a mid-shaft femur fracture.”

  • Jen

    July 9, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    well, you asked for it…

    how many times have you seen a patient shocked? not stacked shocks, but shocked before they die (intubated), and drips will no longer work either?

    how effective ARE compressions?

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