Bedlam Among the Bedpans - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323045247

Bedlam Among the Bedpans

1st Edition

Humor in Nursing

Authors: Amy Young
Paperback ISBN: 9780323045247
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 31st August 2006
Page Count: 176

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Includes some of the best pieces of creative and humorous writing published in the past 20 years.
  • Stories that help nurses see the humor in challenging situations they encounter every day.
  • Funny cartoons and illustrations that add even more humor to the book.
  • Compiled by an academic librarian, this book includes a carefully chosen and well-rounded collection of entertaining stories.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 IT’S A FINE LIFE

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Nurse

Top Ten Reasons to Become a School Nurse

You Know You’re 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 It’s Gonna Be a Day When…

Your Patient’s 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 It’s Going to be a Bad Shift

You Know You’re a Nurse When…


Chapter 2 LOOKIN’ GOOD BUT FEELIN’ BAD

Blood Pressure

Need You Ask?

Denture Adventures

Odious Odours

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

Passing Fads

Kidney Confusion

More “Official Explanations” of Emergency Nursing

Hold the Mayo

Medical Mishaps

Pre-op Instructions as Our Patients Hear Them

Pot Luck

How High is Too High?

Even Nurses Have to Laugh


Chapter 3 YOU’RE THE TOP

Treat Your Nurse Right

It’s Hard to Live with a Nurse Because…

True Life: The World According to a Practice Nurse

The Nurse

This Time I Mean It

What’s In a Name

Nurses Do It Better

We Are a Funny Lot

Achy Breaky Neck

Bubbles

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 Happ

Details

No. of pages:
176
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Paperback ISBN:
9780323045247

About the Author

Amy Young

Affiliations and Expertise

Academic Librarian, Wisser Library, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY