Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I like my job. (Unlike my previous jobs in hospital med-surg nursing, 95% of my patients can walk under their own power. ) But sometimes life with my co-workers can get a little weird. Not "doing yoga at lunchtime" weird. More "out of touch with reality" weird.

Mass e-mail from the head of risk management: "Please register for mandatory training on the 15th. If you don't know what it's about, it may not apply to you. Please ask your supervisor for more details."

"I'm trying to make mandatory meetings a little more fun. So next month, dress up as your favorite super hero for the unit meeting," the big boss said. (This was immediately after he mentioned famine and mental health in Soviet Russia and how "suffering is good for the Russian soul.")

Anyone know what Nurse K looks like?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thanks anyways

Honesty may not always be the best policy. For instance, look at this quote I found in a patient's assessment:

"Military: He has never served. He says he applied in high school, but they turned him down for psychological reasons. When they asked why he wanted to join the army, he said it was so he could kill people."