Friday, February 8, 2008

There's something wrong with this picture...



There's a whole bunch of these laying around at work lately.

You know what they say: The only difference between an oral and a rectal thermometer is...... wait for it..... the taste.

13 comments:

EE said...

Niiiiiiice.

whitecap nurse said...

Please tell me they are one-patient-use only.

X-Ray Geek said...

If it's miss labeled, should the FDA know about it?? They seem to like to recall things for something littler than that:)

Pond house family said...

GROSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Penelope said...

Ewwwwwww. . .

-- P

Mother Jones RN said...

What a nice post to be reading right after supper.
Gee, thanks.

MJ

Libby G. said...

Oh, ew.

Anony said...

Heh. Bet it comes with a 5-year battery and NO disposable covers.

Dean Moyer said...

Hey Monkeygirl,

Just getting caught up on all your latest posts. Funny stuff as usual.

Nurse K said...

Back on the floors, a patient on MRSA precautions had 2 disposable thermometers. They were in their original packaging and one was labeled RECTAL and one ORAL in big, black Sharpie. I saw the African immigrant aide place the previously-used rectal one in the patient's mouth to take an oral temp.

I'm in my gown and gloves, and I hiss at the aide to TAKE THAT THERMOMETER OUT OF HER MOUTH. NOW.

He's arguing with me about something something I thought you told me to use this one. Then I'm all GET OUT OF THE ROOM. NOW. in my Mommy hiss-voice.

Guess who gets hauled into the office for "talking disrespectfully" to the aide?

Dude, he just made a dying stroked-out chick with MRSA eat her own shit.

John McElveen said...

This is why I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Mommy- why did the thermometer taste like after daddy goes to the bathroom smells?

LMAO - Great Post per usual!

J

RehabNurse said...

They can't make the ends red anymore for rectal, can they?

I love that MRSA story, Nurse K. I always wonder why some of my isolation patients have more than one thermometer.

Dan O. said...

Maybe they're for those who talk out of their ass.

Sorry, it was too obvious to pass up.