All professions come with their funny moments and of course the awkward ones to. Below I have listed best five funny collection from the nurses diaries and your ribs just won’t take a break. Try not to laugh loud as you read through to the 1st – funniest! GET READY!
5. “Polygamous” patient!
“We were extubating my really sick Whipple patient. He’d gone through a major surgery, and, when we got him off the ventilator, the respiratory therapist gently reminded him he was in hospital. He replied ,’no s—!’
“Then when I asked him if he wanted me to fetch his wife, he asked ‘which one?!’ It was amazing to see he still had such a sense of humor after everything he’d been through.”
— Liz, a nurse with 2 years’ experience
4. An attack on personal hygiene
“I once had the daughter of one of my patients march up to the nursing station, slam the vitals chart down on the desk, and yell at me, ‘How dare you say my mother stinks!’
“I’m utterly puzzled by this as no one had said anything of the sort, and I asked the daughter to explain what she meant. She grabs the chart, points to the row of ‘BOs’ recorded on it, and shouts, ‘Here you even had the nerve to write it down!’
“I explained that ‘BO’ meant ‘Bowels Open’ not body odor before escaping to the staff room to laugh my head off.”
3. Last words
“We had one little, old lady on our floor that was so fixated on her bowel movements. When she passed away her family wanted to know if she said anything. We had to make something up because her last words were ‘Haley’s M-O’, the name of a popular laxative.”
— Nancy, a nurse with 45 years’ experience.
2. Labor pains
“One patient was fully dilated, she started pushing, then changed her mind. ‘I don’t wanna do this, I’m going the f— home,’ she said. And then tried to get off the table.”
1. Real odour
It was my first patient with a colostomy. He was this old, grumpy man sitting up in bed. I started taking off his bag and it smelled so bad my eyes were watering. I kept telling myself to think about his feelings and to not let anything show on my face. He looked at me and said, ‘God, you’ve got bad breath!'”
— Nancy, a nurse with 45 years’ experience