You know you’re a urology nurse when…

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This list submitted by one of our readers made us gasp! We simply couldn’t resist sharing. To celebrate all nurses whose job revolves around that area “down there,” we present this hilarious list:

You know you’re a Urology nurse when…

10. You’ve seen more penises than a mohel.

9. Your patient has more than four drains and it doesn’t scare you.

8. You’re not surprised to have continuous bladder irrigation going wide open and it still clots off.

7. You get excited knowing your patient is passing gas.

6. Your favorite song is “Deck the Halls with Lots of Foleys.”

5. You already know what the orders will be just from the name of the surgery.

4. Vomit = NG tube set to LIS.

3. Your NAs like CBI patients because that’s one less drain they’ll have to empty.

2. Ditropan is your patient’s best friend.

1. You wouldn’t have it any other way!

This list is by April Essary, RN.

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3 Responses to You know you’re a urology nurse when…

  1. Nan

    This was my first specialty after graduating from nursing school. I loved it!! 90% of the patients were men, most had the same problem–they couldn’t pee. My time in urology was back in the mid to late 70’s. Boy, that list was so spot on!! I just howled. Kudo’s to the authoress!!!!!!

    • 007keiko

      As a male patient new to intimate urological care I am seeking understanding first as to why women would seek out male urological care; are female nurses aware of the distress/humiliation/embarrassment their male patients experience whether or not they admit it; and without reverting to how you feel about the process(es) how would you counsel so I can overcome my deep seated rejection of intimate female care and seek the attention i need.
      Thank you.

  2. Bladder irrigation was always one of those things that I hated and loved all at the same time. On the one hand you always knew you were pretty much going to stay in the room, and manual irrigation was some backbreaking work. However, when you got that sucker going clear and you could DC it or when you irrigated the heck of it one good time and didn’t have to touch it again that night were some awesome moments. Such a feeling of satisfaction.