Bedlam Among the Bedpans
Humor in NursingBy
- Amy Young, Academic Librarian, Wisser Library, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
A must-read for nursing professionals, Bedlam Among the Bedpans: Humor in Nursing, includes over 100 of the funniest and most creative stories about nursing collected from nursing journals, books, and the internet that highlight the humor in the situations nurses face every day. Inspired by the experiences of real nurses, the stories relate situations with insights that only nurses who have "been there" in the field could have.
Paperback, 176 Pages
Published: August 2006
- Chapter 1 ITS A FINE LIFE
Top 10 Reasons to Become a Nurse
Top Ten Reasons to Become a School Nurse
You Know Youre a Nurse When
You Might Be an Emergency Room (ER) Nurse If
Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the Music of Nursing
So What Really Made You Become a Nurse?
You Know Its Gonna Be a Day When
Your Patients a Nurse When
10 Signs You Have Become Obsessed with Home Care
You Might Be a Nurse If
Top Ten Reasons Why I Went into Nursing
You May Have Too Much Experience as an Emergency Nurse if
Top Ten Signs That Its Going to be a Bad Shift
You Know Youre a Nurse When
Chapter 2 LOOKIN GOOD BUT FEELIN BAD
Need You Ask?
What a Weekend!
The Crisis of Today
Not Just Window Dressing: Gowns as the Latest Fashion
Twas the Night before Christmas: Codes for the Holidays
Fire Drill Protocol
More Official Explanations of Emergency Nursing
Hold the Mayo
Pre-op Instructions as Our Patients Hear Them
How High is Too High?
Even Nurses Have to Laugh
Chapter 3 YOURE THE TOP
Treat Your Nurse Right
Its Hard to Live with a Nurse Because
True Life: The World According to a Practice Nurse
This Time I Mean It
Whats In a Name
Nurses Do It Better
We Are a Funny Lot
Achy Breaky Neck
Can You Hear Me Now?
Nurses Whose Names Give Away a Tad Too Much
Beware: Mum Under Training
Woe to be The Kid of Nurse!
Chapter 4 SHALL I TELL YOU WHAT I THINK OF YOU?
Praise Nurses and Your Patients Will Live Forever or Die Happy
Bugs are Not Funny Syndrome
3 Doctors & 3 Nurses
Meeting Her Needs
A New Speech Therapy Technique
Skipping the Beat
A Doctor, a Nurse, and a Shredder
Fast! Warm! Fuzzy! Emergency!
Creating the Wow Experience
Chapter 5 COULD WE START AGAIN, PLEASE?
Help Ive Misplaced My Pronoun!
Charting Bloopers: Spelling Errors
Lost for Words
The Study of Ology
More Charting Chuckles
Medical Terminology 101
Top Ten Odd Medical Record Statements
CPT Codes That Will Make You Chuckle
Quotable Quotes from Transcription
My Trips Over the Language Barrier
Mr. Jones Diary
Chapter 6 NIGHT AND DAY
Finding Humor in Our Workplace
Desperate Strategies for Last-minute Staffing
Top Ten Reasons (and More) Why I Want Star Treks Medical Beds in My Unit!
What Does R.N. Really Stand For?
A Mind of ITs Own
Do You Know Me? Im a Nurse
I Wish Id Shaved My Legs
Yep, Thats My Job Too!
Images of The Perfect Nurse
What are YOU Like?
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Twas the Night
Chapter 7 THE ROAD YOU DIDNT TAKE
Professor Plumes Letters
My Most Humorous Moment in Nursing
Constipation among Operating Room Nurses: Flatulence as Evidence
Do Your Own Homework
Pie-eyed and Deskless
But is it Sterile?
Stating the Obvious
Keeping Them in Stitches: Humor in Perioperative Education
Best Excuses if You Get Caught Sleeping at Your Desk
Expert Nurse vs. Educated Nurse
Chapter 8 LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING
Modern Nurses Need a Perfect Body
Memorandum: Addendum to the Employee Handbook
A Cost Saving Memo
The Six Million Dollar Nurse
Reengineering for the Birds
Arsenic and Old Remedies
The Joys of Aging
Cuts by Any Other Name
How to Know You Are Growing Older
30 Thoughts for 30 Years
Im Too Old for This!