Monday, 21 September 2015

Old Nurses Never Die, They Just Lose Their Patients -


It always amused me that at the same time that The Prof was liaising with high powered meetings about national initiatives and research about strokes  I was running a " How to Look After Your Chickens " course for beginners at the memorial hall.
Each one of us inhabiting a very different bubble eh?
This week it's a bit of the same. As deputy of the heathcare school he will be welcoming a whole plethora of academic hopefuls into the University at this busy start to the learning year....
This week I have been asked to give a " lecture" to a group of retired nurses at the old " Alex" hospital about blogging.
Hey ho
I cannot remember how the request for the talk came about but I suspect Mrs Trellis was involved in someway, she being an old midwife. Suffice to say that today I am now wracking my brains to work out just what I am going to say and how I am going to pitch it.
I bet a group of knackered old RGNs are a tough crowd!

   

39 comments:

  1. the thing i noticed at a midwifery conference was that they all had great shoes!
    I'm sure you will be a fab advertisement for blogging

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  2. RGN? Registered General Nurse? The Prof probably gets paid more than you do to educate, when you are looking after ill, very unwell and dying people. At times values in life seem so wrong.

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    1. Andrew is right. Mind you, I am not certain that the Prof is allowed to talk about farts, fanny flannels, crap and scotch eggs...

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    2. I think fanny flannels may be a step too far

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  3. Don't worry, you'll be able to regale them with anecdotes and insights. And take Winnie. You'll be lucky if the ladies even notice you're there. LOL

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    1. Oh, yes. Take Winnie. You needn't say a word.

      Love,
      Janie

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  4. Just don't mention Tom Stephenson.

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    1. Haha! Good ol' Tom!

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    2. It will be perfectly alright to mention me though..

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    3. I shall mention you, tom and everyone else xx

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  5. You can regale them with stories of the characters you've met via social media...Hope you get your remarks together easily...

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    1. I AGREE! (cause I am one of them)

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  6. 'Break a leg', John! You'll do great....just be yourself and you'll have them in the palm of your hand.

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  7. I hope they're all like my recently retired nurse sis-in-law - full of fun and open to new things! If so, you'll have it made in the shade :)

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  8. Being in the health care field myself, I find this interesting. Wonder if I took the blogging proposal to our Executive if it would fly? You just never know these days....Good luck with the lecture. You will do well to be sure!!

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  9. I see you have recovered from your escapades. you will do fine, just be your sweet self.

    yes, you and the prof inhabit different bubbles for work. but at home you are just an old married couple.

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  10. Discuss the pros and cons of having a dog vs no dog , does it increase your empathy for your patients etc :)

    My brother in law was a doctor .. he hated dogs. They have germs.
    My cousin is a nurse in (are you ready?) Alaska .. she hates doctors lol

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    1. And baffle them about the popularity of dog shit, it never fails to baffle me.

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  11. You all can swap stories that will be excellent blogging material. Just like you, there's life when you're off shift, too.

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  12. I think Venn diagrams would be interesting here to see just under what circumstances you both appear in the same bubble.

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  13. You can let them know that anything to do with farting or excrement usually results in more blog hits. And really, the biggest thing is, simply, to start. I know my efforts have been more fits and starts. Maybe if I wrote more about poop? Then, I guess that would be shits and farts.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, poop and pee and farts seem to have universal appeal.

      It seems that men, especially, never lose the enjoyment of potty humor. A good fart joke cracks my husband up just as much as it would a 10 year old boy.

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    2. Good idea...nurses love potty humour

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  14. Avoid talking about bedpans. They must be up to their dear old necks in it!

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  15. Luckily nobody's ever asked me to give a lecture on anything, I think if they did, I'd probably die of stage fright.

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  16. Mentoring is a great way to help the next generation of professional nurses,teachers or any profession!

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  17. You'll do just well with your lecture on blogging, John. Just speak as you write - excellent. I had the benefit of your chicken expertise when I lived in East Africa - and I wouldn't have had that if you weren't a fellow blogger. You rock! xx

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  18. Nobody will fall asleep during your talk, John. You will keep them laughing.

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  19. You have got a bit mixed up Jonno. The subject of the lecture is not BLOGGING, it is SNOGGING and you will be expected to demonstrate your techniques to willing volunteers. You might need a jar of Vaseline for the old chapped lips.

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  20. You will be great. Big audience or small, a blog is about having a creative outlet, a place to say the things we don't have time to say in our busy daily lives. So many people have virtually met you through your bog. Wish I could be there to listen.

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  21. But oh the stories they will be able to blog about.

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  22. You do well with old ladies (retired nurses or not) just look at how well you get along with Auntie Glad. You can always pretend you are telling her how to do it...

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    1. The average age of nurses retiring in my area is 59. Hardly old.

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  23. Horses for courses, eh? You'll knock 'em bandy, as we say up here in the Frozen Hinterland. x

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  24. Remember to mention that you are an Internet sensation .

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  25. As a knackered old RGN and RM I can honestly say that yep it will be a very tough crowd ;-)

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  27. Point out that to have an interesting blog they need at least three dogs and a yard full of poultry.

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