New Nurse's Assessment

The young man had a large gash on the lateral side of his right hand,
The serous fluid drained onto the surrounding reddened area,
Appeared to have been serrated,
Beefy red meat exposed at it's center in strands,

Doctor call came and she reported, "This looks infected".


Handing the file to the physician so he could inspect it,
To her horrid surprise, somehow laughter, she injected,
He handed the file to a colleage, with a sheepish grin, it was rejected!

Again the assessment was read by another,
Bursting with made her shudder,
Why on earth are they mocking this? What seems so funny?


And one of colleagues, stopped laughing and said, "Honey,

This is truly a serious matter, we've heard,
And your assessment is fine, except for one little word,
See when there's a wound oozing with purulent fluid draining,
To say there's pussy drainage coming from it, really distorts the meaning!!"



10:24 PM 4/27/2013 ©

Author's Notes/Comments: 

True Story... Embarassed

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9inety's picture

funny, but still a wee bit painful

it is interesting that those in your profession


( I know quite a few )

have that splendid sense of humour





"One of the best results of life, is the torment of love"

Dylan Eliot

nightlight1220's picture

Oh yes, Dylan. Well, it also

Oh yes, Dylan. Well, it also can depend upon the type of nursing the nurse does. Those who do hands on work are all about pee poop and boogers. People say to us..."how do you even eat lunch??" And those paper pushers are twisted in another way... i am glad to be not-so-familiar with. But now in my years close to retirement, that red tape can get stuck under my dentures at times ;-)



...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "