I think you can correlate them to which wards they worked on. Grumpy - OB; Peppy - Peeds, Tough - Surgery and so on.
I don't know... I see the full spectrum represented on my own ward....
Hahhah--bang on. All of those definitely are well represented in the ED!! If I could draw I would add: -nurse who disappears for smoke break every chance she gets.-nurse who wears too much perfume and ring on every finger (often same as above nurse)-nurse who thinks she knows everything (I think these are more represented in ED/ICU/CCU)-nurse who actually does know everything-nurse who is constantly tidying/restocking/organizing
Nurse Tiger Mother: protects her patient (usually in the NICU) as if the patient is her cub and you better have a damn good reason to disturb them. Use extreme caution when pre-rounding on this nurse's patient as a resident.
Damn, I am two of those. Nurse man and I think I will keep the other one to myself.
Ahh, I do so enjoy your little cartoons haha =)
Excellent! The comments collected a few missing types--I might add Nurse Mother--thinks all the patients need a mother who knows best.I worked with one of these and I was always amazed at what she would say to grown men when she was giving discharge instructions!
All great suggestions :)
Ok. I cop to being nurse peppy. But I totally pale in comparison to CNA Pollyanna, who SINGS constantly.
"Can you start that IV antibiotics for me now?""I'm on break"
ohhh these are awesome. another one: nurse who is always frazzled, always unbelievably "busy" no matter what the assignment. walks really fast and never finishes a whole conversation
Mehaholic -- You wouldn't be speaking of Nurse VA, would you?
haha Im a nurse and that was spot on... think i work with them all and a few more! :)
HAHA @ medaholic & Old MD girl. SO TRUE. I think at every VA across the country. I'm in Boston. Once had a VA nurse tell me she didnt know why my s/p esophagectomy pt hadnt gotten vitals in over 18h, but she couldn't do them now because she was, yes, "on a break."