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:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323045247