Friday, June 14, 2013

You Tell the Tale: 1 Month Anniversary Contest!!

                Extra, Extra, read all about it!  Nurseables has been up and running for an entire month and we are overwhelmed by the encouragement and response it has generated.  Thank you to everyone who has commented, liked and shared Nurseables with their friends! 

                In appreciation of all our readers and in honor of our one monthaversary, Nurseables is hosting a contest to win a $10 e-gift card to Starbucks!  Coffee makes the world go round after all, right?  (Especially when you need an extra boost of energy during a shift or for an exam)

How it works:

                We want to hear from you!  You Tell the Tale is a new section of the website that we are kick starting where audience participation is vital.  In order to be entered into the contest, you must write a comment on this post about your favorite nursing school memory.  If you are not a nurse, but enjoy reading our blog, never fear!  You can participate too!  Just write a post about your most memorable encounter with a nurse or nursing student.  The best stories will be featured in a future blog post, so make sure you take the time to tell them well.  The funnier the better! 

How to enter:

1.       Mandatory post in the comment section about your favorite nursing school memory or most memorable encounter with a nurse or nursing student.
       Optional ways to increase your chances of winning:
2.       Like Nurseables on Facebook (for those who already like us, you automatically get the extra points as long as you complete the mandatory comment on this post)
3.       Spread the news about why you enjoy Nurseables!  Share Nurseables with your friends on Facebook.  Just share on your timeline or on a friend’s timeline, then copy the URL and paste it in the rafflecopter entry form for verification purposes. 

Contest Rules:

1.       Must be cognizant of HIPAA regulations
2.       Be kind and courteous in your stories and replies
3.       Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email (Make sure to provide a valid e-mail address in the entry form!  If no response is received within 48 hours of notification, prize will be forfeit and an alternative winner chosen randomly)
4.       Deadline for all entries is 6/21/2013 12:00AM (PST)

We look forward to reading your stories!  The contest will end on Friday, June 21st 0000 PST and the winner will be notified via email.  

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  1. This story comes from my grandfather who was a Marine in WWII. He told us how they were given all sorts of immunizations prior to being deployed overseas, and some of the Marines would give the female nurses a hard time while going through the immunization lines. This was back in the day when syringes were made out of glass and only the metal tip was disposable, so, if a nurse was unhappy with how the Marine treated them, they would twist the syringe in such a way that it left the metal tip in the Marine's arm. The unsuspecting Marine would then move on to the next immunization, and, since nurses have to stick together, the next nurse would do the same thing. Thus, by the time the unsuspecting Marine had finished his immunizations, he would have a whole row of needles stuck in his arm... That'll teach him!

  2. Back in the day, when we still did paper charting, I was working a long, slow nightshift and was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open. I had a very young patient with a serious lung condition. His mom brought his lung percussion device (which they called their "vibrator") from home to use at the hospital. The mom performed the treatments herself and I charted this.
    At the end of my shift, before going home, I reread my narrative charting for the night. Horrified, I realized that in my sleepy state I had charted, "Patient's mother using home vibrator with respiratory assist." Whoops.


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