Florence Nightingale wants to know! It seems like every single nurse I know is in nurse practitioner school (extra drama statement). Every...Single...One. In fact, just this week, 4 RNs have approached me to tell the exciting news that they have begun the road towards being an NP. I now know exactly what to say to… Continue reading Why do you want to be an NP?
New consult in emergency room this morning. Middle aged male. Me: So why did you decide to switch cardiologists? Patient: A friend told me about the practice. Me: But you are in the process of getting on the heart transplant list....changing doctors will definitely slow the process. This is a matter of life or death.… Continue reading Try to look past the bigotry….
Patient, female in her late 60's: (face is surprised when I walk in) Me: Hello! I am one of the nurse practitioners here. You are here for the pacemaker follow up correct? Patient: Yes, is the doctor seeing me too? I was really hoping to see (mentions handsome, forty something year old doctor who implanted… Continue reading The Seductress
Me: So your stress test is abnormal. I recommend a cardiac cath for definitive diagnosis. Have you ever seen a cardiologist before? Patient (who is a 60+ white male): Naw, my doctor home said I was fine but that was years ago. Me: We can request the records. Where is home? Patient: (starts rapping like… Continue reading New York Rap Battle
Image: Pixabay Patient: I don't think my blood pressure medication is working. Me: Why do you think that? The blood pressure log you brought in was perfect! Patient: But I found full pills in my poop! They are not dissolving!!! I don't need the medication. Me: That's completely normal. It's called the GITS delivery system,… Continue reading Gone Toilet Fishin’