Category list : A funny thing
Stories with this category.
Student takes a punt on amusing patientsSubscription
As a student I was once disciplined because I tried to involve patients in a sporting event.
New ligaments let the kettle flexSubscription
When I was a district nurse a while ago, I was visiting a lady who wasn’t terribly popular with other staff.
Running out of steamSubscription
On my first student placement, I was sent to fetch a bowl of steam by a stern-looking charge nurse.
Talking testes in the supermarket aisleSubscription
I helped a 77-year-old man with prostate cancer.
Poo proves to be a cereal killerSubscription
I told some students that I’d go over testing for “occult” glucose in faeces. I melted some chocolate and added it to crushed Rice Krispies until it was the consistency of, well, poo.
The consultation that had me in stitchesSubscription
I was new to practice nursing when a patient came in who had just had a vasectomy. He walked in cautiously in baggy jogging bottoms and said: “I have come for my stitches out.” I told him they don’t usually need taking out but I would check.