Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Conversation with a 30 year old

My husband has (unwillingly) become my "at home dummy" (no pun intented). I am getting tons of practice dealing with noncompliant patients. :)

Our conversation the other night:

Me: Can I practice putting in a NG tube on you?

Him: Huh? Wait, is that like the thing that goes up your nose?

Me: Yep

Him: Um, HELL NO!

....maybe I could have put my knowledge of restraints to use?


  1. Haha. Poor guy. Just wait until ya'll start doing IVs. ;)

    [and omg how hilarious was the class on restraints? Or was it just my group making bondage jokes?]

  2. My hubby said he'd gladly be avail. to be practiced on for IV's, but I wouldn't know where to begin with NG tubing. Good luck and make it fun.

  3. hahahahahaha!!! that is funny... I read it out loud to my husband....apparently he didn't think it was as funny sometimes have no sense of humor...

  4. Please tell me you wouldn't really practice on your husband. That is dangerous and unprofessional.

  5. Hey Anonymous. Take the stick out of your ass. It was a damn joke. I am sure she doesn't intend on shoving an NG tube down her husband's nose.
    As far as dangerous and unprofessional, lighten up. Every nursing student has practiced a skill on family or friends [vital signs, physical assessment, bed baths ;)]. Hell, the first successful IV I started was on one of my classmates. Aseptic technique was followed and he suffered no permanent damage [the bruise went away in about a week]. It is how we learn.
    And humor is how a lot of people [myself included] deal with stress and anxiety. I have always said that if I wasn't laughing about a situation, I might be crying about it. And I would much rather be laughing.
    Also, if you are going to post passive aggressive lame-ass comments on people's blogs, at least use your name...but then again, it's always easy to be brave behind a computer screen, isn't it?

  6. I've already told my family and friends that they will be my practice dummies for various skills...and that it's absolutely required of them as I go through school ;-)
    I did tell my guy friends that I will not be doing prostate exams or foley caths. I don't really need to know them on THAT personal of a!
    As for the anonymous comment...I believe the phrase "F*** 'em if they can't take a joke" applies here. Any sane person would know you're not going to start randomly inserting various tubes into just anyone, anywhere. It's not like you're going to be practicing skills on strangers in the check-out line at Wal-Mart...sheesh

  7. LOL....too funny.

    Hey, don't dismiss WalMart too quick...great place to practice your assessment skills!