Drunk people, please make sure you have someone to watch you if you do stupid things when drinking. A woman came into the ER waiting room yesterday, laid on several chairs, and began touching herself. She looked to be in her fifties. The registration clerk looked at me and said, “Can you go talk to her.” I looked over and there she was masturbating in front of about fifteen other people. I was currently with a hypertensive patient in a wheelchair in need of an EKG. I quickly spoke to and assessed her to be sure no stroke symptoms or something emergent. She smelled of strong alcohol odor. I told the clerk call security. I came back out to the waiting room area and she was now standing and stumbling. A wheelchair was offered to her and she refused by stating ‘Go f*#!k yourself’. One of the other charge nurses was standing with her to be sure she didn’t fall. We asked if she wanted to be seen as a patient and she said no. The police were called, but of course they didn’t come for about another hour. She went outside, laid down on the sidewalk in front of the entrance, spread her legs, pulled up her shirt and began touching herself again and yelled out,”Don’t you f*#!*#*g touch me! I know my god damn rights.” Wow. Really? Only in the ER.
So how is it, some assholes get to grope and feel on people? I have known a lot of nurses over the years whom have had to deal with guys being inappropriate af. This is not okay. I worked in a Catholic hospital a few years ago and the damn chaplains (TWO!!) were always talking about how hot I was or telling other nurses how hot they were, asking for dirty pictures, asking to go out, feeling women up, looking at body parts so we would see it, etc. This is crazy shit. Not only do a lot of nurses have to deal with disrespect from a lot of the public but they also have to deal with this type of shit/abuse. Continue reading Inappropriate Behavior
Hello and welcome! I am an emergency room nurse for 15 years. I have seen a lot over these years. I am using this area as a journal to share my thoughts, stories, opinions, and anything I feel the need to voice. I am a mother, have a big heart, and I feel I have a great sense of humor. I cuss too much, love to vacation, love the ocean (should have been a mermaid), love wine, try to eat well, and am a romantic. I have an opinion on a lot of things and love to share. I realize not everyone agrees with me on everything, as I don’t always agree with everyone else all the time. I do, however, respect the fact that everyone is allowed to feel the way they do, right or wrong, and I don’t judge. I’m not always grammatically correct, so I apologize now. If I offend you, it’s not personal. If something on here seems to be about you or someone else, it’s not. Shit. Maybe I made it up—-but that is HIGHLY unlikely. So much crazy shit happens in the ER that you need to make anything up! I have some warped thoughts on some issues and maybe that makes me an awful nurse. Or person. Some names will be changed. I realize not all nurses or even some of the general public will agree with everything I say. I’m fine with that. We are all different and have different backgrounds. Some of us are more politically correct than others and some just have better morals and ethics. Mine are sometimes twisted. If you don’t like anything on here you are free to leave. It is not my responsibility to make you like me. I’m just here to share and hopefully make you laugh or think twice about something. Just have fun in life and don’t take anything too seriously!