Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Super Nurse and her Apathetic Sidekick Cats
Nursing school is an adventure like never before, where Super Nurse (really Student Super Nurse, but we aren't going to get into technicalities here) leaps bedpans with single bounds and dodges exams with her amazing super powers. Her apathetic cats diffuse her textbooks into her mind with their amazing powers of osmosis! Okay, not really. Nursing school is hilarious. There is that single awkward moment where you have your gloved hand on a man's genitals, a catheter tube in the other, and you suddenly realize you dropped the lube. Oh, did I mention that there are three other nurses watching? I need somewhere to record all of these ridiculous moments, and some of the serious ones. There is all sorts of things that go on in a hospital that isn't like what you see on television. What I have discovered is most important in this business is that each and every patient that you have is first and foremost a human being. They are not the condition they have or the disease that has ravaged them. They are a human soul that needs caring for. The nurses that care for these patients are human too, and it seems to be an amazing relationship between the two. Usually the relationship is one of trust and dependence. When someone else is wiping your ass, it can get a little sticky. The doctors may diagnose you, but I am the one that keeps you alive: remember this.