Bedside critical care nurse, nursing blog author, and expert Pinterest-recipe ruiner.  Note: there are some graphic medical images on this blog utlized for learning only.  Any posts/reblogs do not reflect the views of my employer and are for learning or nursey humor purposes only.  


Announcing the Giveaway Winners!

Announcing the Giveaway Winners!

Guyyyssss!  It’s time to announce the three winners of the Nurse Born stethoscope holders!

Congratulations to Erin W, Genevieve, and Rebekah!  Sarah, the owner of Nurse Born, has selected you!


Thanks to every single one of you for your entry.  We have another giveaway coming up ever so soon, so stay tuned!

Stay nursey, everyone!

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hyp-nos asked
First things first, I love your blog! Secondly, do you have any nurse/nursey/nursling related blogs to recommend?

Thanks so much!  Here’s the sites I use/read most often:  

Hope that helps!





Anecdotes by medical practitioners 

"A woman came in for a baby check with her 6-month-old and she had what looked like chocolate milk in the baby’s bottle. So he started explaining to her as kindly as he could that she shouldn’t be giving her baby chocolate milk. At which point she interrupts him and says, ‘Oh that isn’t chocolate milk. It’s coffee! He just loves it!”

"I had a patient come in for an STD check. She was very upset and continued to tell me that she only had one partner. Progressing through my assessment, she further divulged that even if he was sleeping with other people it shouldn’t matter ‘because he uses a condom every time and he makes sure to wash it thoroughly after every use’.”

"Had a lady who measured her baby’s temperature by pre-heating the oven and putting one hand in front of it while the other hand was on the baby’s forehead. She told the nurse her baby’s fever was about 250 degrees.”

"Lady has to have foot amputated and is given waiver forms to sign pre-op. Buddy asks if she needs time to think about it. She’s very nonchalant and doesn’t seem to care much what they do. He gets suspicious and probes a bit as to why she’s not more concerned. She says she gets that they have to operate and it’s OK because the foot will grow back.”

"I had a couple who had been trying to conceive for over two years. I asked all the usual questions, how often do you have sex, any previous pregnancy, etc etc. Something seemed off to me during the consult, so I continued to ask questions. Finally I asked if he ejaculated while inserted into the vagina. Both parties looked confused.Turns out the couple was not having insertional sex at all. I had to awkwardly explain to them how insertional sex works. Diagrams were required.”

"Patient comes in, she’s upset. She’s pregnant, and she doesn’t understand why. She’s on the pill. Upon talking to her at great length, I find out that she only takes the pills on the days that she is sexually active – no other time.”

"Patient comes in with her bf. They are indignant, as if somehow I could’ve prevented [the pregnancy]. The problem? Well, the pills were bothering the girl’s stomach, so, being a gallant bf, he decided to start taking them instead.”

I was explaining the treatment to the husband of a patient about to be discharged. He kept nodding and agreeing with me, but I knew it was flying over his head. Turned out a fundamental problem was that I was describing the drugs as ‘tablets’ and he had no clue what those were.

Reddit thread 


Oh my god… I can’t decide if I should laugh or cry…

i’m cryign jesus fucking christ sex and childcare and general health education needs to be improved thousand fold 

8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Entering the Nursing Practice

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Nursey Review: Nurse Born Lotus Stethoscope Holder

Check out my blog to read my review of a stethoscope holder I recently tried and enter for a chance to win one!

Anonymous asked
Hi there! I had a fabulous article from the Wall Street Journal about increasing face to face time with patients in North Carolina hospitals but it would not let me link it in the ask box :(. Let me know if there is another way I can link it to you as I do not have twitter.

I’ve actually read that article already!  Thank you so much for thinking of me though!  

Here is the link though for those of you that are interested: