Monday, 24 March 2014

Nil Of Note

In my mind there has always been too much waffle when writing official nursing records.
In my mind you write the important and leave out the dross.
One of my most favourite comments in the nursing kardex
Is " nil of note to report"
It's a phrase that covers a multitude of sins

Today, I have nil of note to report.
Ok, I have pottered about clearing bosoms for a while,
Ok, I slipped down the stairs zipping up my pants and squirted myself in the face with some lurid dettol bleach cleanser
( I was stupidly carrying the bottle in my mouth)
and I have spent a particular revolting half hour cleaning the arse of an egg bound chicken before I could pop the egg out with a bit of Vaseline .
Some days are " nothing" days aren't they?
I've made supper.
Tried to Marshal the troops for an emergency flower show meeting on Wednesday night ( we've lost our acting secretary)
and spent an entertaining few minutes hearing all about animal helper Pat's Hawaiian holiday!
It's been cold but bright today
Even the weather has been nil of note to report.

36 comments:

  1. Nil of note, huh! As long as you washed your hands after getting that egg! Oh, of course you did -- didn't you?

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  2. I didn't think you could get away with "nil of note" these days.
    "NAD" (no abnormality detected)was the equivalent when I was starting my profession but by the time I had retired every last f...ing detail had to be written and described in full, in longhand, in black ink, just in case some opportunist thought that he could, according to something he heard down the pub or read on Google, have a claim against us for negligence.
    It's called progress. That means you see fewer patients but spend more time describing and writing up everything you saw, even if it was perfectly normal.

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    1. I " exception report" that's it!

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  3. Please tell me you washed your hands between the egg bound chicken and the making of supper .... please!!

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  4. I dunno, getting intimately involved with the rear end of a chicken wouldn't fall under "a nothing day" for me. To each his own, I suppose.

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  5. I get days that are 'nil of note' but they are much, much nil-ler than yours. Absolutely no chicken's bums and stuff squirting into mouth! Yuk!

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  6. sticking vasoline in a chickens 'no fly zone' would have made for an exciting day for me!

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  7. Somehow what seems mundane to you is pretty exotic for the rest of us.

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  8. Marty said it all: you live an exotic life compared to mine.

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  9. and did you have the egg for tea ?

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  10. As for caring the bottle in your mouth... I usually have a flash of thought about what could go wrong with my action but it seems to never stop me.

    cheers, parsnip

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  11. After such a description, I reckon we should all be thankful that scotch eggs get their extra big outside AFTER exiting the chicken. There's be a lot more bound up eggs if they were scotch eggs. hehehe

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  12. "I slipped down the stairs zipping up my pants and squirted myself in the face with some lurid dettol bleach cleanser..." There is more to this than it might first seem. For a start, who has a zip in their 'pants' this side of the Atlantic?

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    1. Go back to the lovely Rachel.....I'm not speaking to you

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  13. I don't suppose it was a nil of note day for the chicken...

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  14. De-egging a chicken sounds traumatic to me - especially for the chicken!!

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  15. "Ok, I slipped down the stairs zipping up my pants and squirted myself in the face ..." That's not nothing!

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  16. John, YOU having a 'nil of note' day! Are you kidding me?!
    Now pull up that 'fly'! lol

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  17. Any of those activities would have hit my "unusual day" list!
    As it was, today's notable for me relates directly to you - I had my first ever Scotch egg!! And you are right - they are very good!

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  18. It's my Birthday John so it is a day of note to me! Your day seems pretty full on especially with the poop and vaseline egg popping saga! x

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    1. Happy birthday old gal xx
      Another convert!
      Ha

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  19. I was a bit worried about you carrying a bottle of bleach in your mouth - not good.

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  20. Deffo nil of note here - quite a lot lately!x

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  21. There's nothing better than an ordinary day.

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  22. Crikes that is quite a full nil of note day.

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  23. Never heard of a egg getting stuck......

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  24. I hope the chicken appreciates your help, clear and cold here today.

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  25. After all that work, I hope you made an omelet with that egg.

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  26. Actually I could do with a few days like that at the moment, when everything seems to be happening.

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  27. "Ok, I slipped down the stairs zipping up my pants" - dude that made me laugh my ass off with the mental picture in my head. Not a mean laugh (I'm glad you're ok) but it just seems like such a John Gray thing to do!

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  28. (we've lost our acting secretary)

    Very careless...

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