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Old 12-26-2007, 06:04 PM
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The mint scent was very helpful, and kept me from upchucking my cookies on more than one occasion.
Thanks for reminding me. I have heard of using two STRONG mints; chew one, to get the initial burst, while sucking on the second. You can get some strong ones which are small. XXXX is one that is available in Aust.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:48 AM
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ok, this might get moderated out of the forum.... but...

old nurse orientation story here...

Quiet back ward for slow rehab psych (loosely meant 'lifers' in the mental house). Usually ran smoothly and everyone got on ok with everyone. So any opportunity for a giggle.

old charge nurse directs staff nurse to get the broom and wipe marmite/vegemite and peanut butter onto it.

new starter comes in and is getting the orientation in the office from charge nurse.

staff nurse comes in with broom saying 'one of them patients has been doing a manual evacuation again with the ward broom'.

charge nurse says 'who?'; staff nurse 'not sure'

Charge nurse takes broom, looks at it, smells it.. wipes his finger through it and tastes it. Then tells staff nurse 'That tastes like Bryn's, go check him out will you'.

New starter passes or fails depending on response.

Bodily fluids don't bother me a lot tho I've had limited exposure to them anyhow.
Back in the day, I worked nights in a post-CCU where the PM nurses were, shall we say "old fogies". In those days we would check sugars using urines (no glucometers in existance!). We gave report in the same room as the sugar testing equipment.

So one day Joe, my fellow nurse, brings in a full urinal. Only it was full of apple juice. He starts to test the urine then decides against it. He holds it up to the light like a fine wine and then takes a swig of it right it front of us!

He smacks his lips and says..."Hmmm, that's a 4+" and then walks out of the room!

Luckily I knew what he was doing, but the PM nurses nearly passed out on the bench! Ah, life in the old days......
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I second (or third) Vicks Vaporub. I just rub a little under my nose and it's all that I can smell.

Hey- is it just me or does this sheep look like he's trying to pass gas? I know, sometimes I have the brain of an eight year old.
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I second (or third) Vicks Vaporub. I just rub a little under my nose and it's all that I can smell.

Hey- is it just me or does this sheep look like he's trying to pass gas? I know, sometimes I have the brain of an eight year old.
Probably standing behind the dancing elephant
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