Anna Nicole Smith

  1. I have to wonder what kind of nurse Anna Nicole had with her when she died. From all accounts, this nurse called security when she found Anna unresponsive, and the bodyguard was doing CPR. Hmm... Are there nurses out there who haven't taken CPR/BLS?

    And how do I go about becoming a nurse for someone rich and famous and staying in posh hotel rooms doing nothing?

    Anyway, at the very least, I'm upset at the bad reputation this gives to those of us who actually know what we're doing.
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  2. 78 Comments

  3. by   Spidey's mom
    My first thought on hearing that she had a nurse in the room, was is the another occasion where the term "nurse" is used inappropriately?

    steph
  4. by   SCRN1
    Quote from paradisemakai
    I have to wonder what kind of nurse Anna Nicole had with her when she died. From all accounts, this nurse called security when she found Anna unresponsive, and the bodyguard was doing CPR. Hmm... Are there nurses out there who haven't taken CPR/BLS?

    And how do I go about becoming a nurse for someone rich and famous and staying in posh hotel rooms doing nothing?

    Anyway, at the very least, I'm upset at the bad reputation this gives to those of us who actually know what we're doing.
    I wondered the same thing about why she didn't initiate CPR herself too. From what they said on CNN, I counted 8 minutes from the time she called the desk and when the guard started CPR.

    I'm wondering if she had a nurse with her because she'd been sick and had a high fever for several days.
  5. by   paradisemakai
    Quote from stevielynn
    My first thought on hearing that she had a nurse in the room, was is the another occasion where the term "nurse" is used inappropriately?

    steph
    Do you mean like "massage" can have two meanings? Or something else?
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from paradisemakai
    Do you mean like "massage" can have two meanings? Or something else?
    I've heard Medical Assistants call themselves "nurses" or CNA's call themselves "nurses".

    steph
  7. by   UM Review RN
    I wondered why the security guard, not the nurse, started CPR too.
  8. by   paradisemakai
    8 minutes? I'm appalled. And I have to wonder why this topic isn't in the news - she had a freakin' nurse in her room and the nurse not only didn't keep her alive, she didn't aid her properly. I'm just mystified and sure would like some answers. Oh to be a fly on the wall at that scene...
  9. by   SharonH, RN
    Anna Nicole could certainly have afforded a real nurse and one who would no doubt be highly skilled. However, when it comes to these media reports I have a jaundiced eye, especially when it comes to medical reporting because they so often get it wrong, wrong, wrong. So I wouldn't get too embarassed just yet.
  10. by   TashaLPN2006RN2012
    i cant remember but it think i heard today on CNN that it wasnt actually nurse, but a companion to her and the bodyguards wife or something like that...i was only partially listening today while i filled out an application for a new job.... and i do have to agree with those that say if this was a REAL true licensed nurse, why the HECK didnt she start CPR after calling the front desk.???
  11. by   Myxel67
    Quote from tashaLPN2006
    i cant remember but it think i heard today on CNN that it wasnt actually nurse, but a companion to her and the bodyguards wife or something like that...i was only partially listening today while i filled out an application for a new job.... and i do have to agree with those that say if this was a REAL true licensed nurse, why the HECK didnt she start CPR after calling the front desk.???
    At work here in Miami the nurses were wondering if she had just had a plastic surgery procedure done. It's common here for post op care for this kind of thing consists of luxury hotel stay with nurse present. But if it wasn't a nurse, guess not.
  12. by   Franksters
    Ya know what? The truth is , the public does not trust the healthcare system. Therefore, in my opinion, it doesn't matter whether this person was a nurse or not. The media has already taged her as a nurse.

    Can't we all just get along?
  13. by   hogan4736
    her bodyguard is a medic...

    doubtful she had nothing more than an aide as her "nurse"
  14. by   TashaLPN2006RN2012
    Quote from Franksters
    Ya know what? The truth is , the public does not trust the healthcare system. Therefore, in my opinion, it doesn't matter whether this person was a nurse or not. The media has already taged her as a nurse.

    Can't we all just get along?
    Very well said...it really is a shame though that the media labeled this woman as a "nurse" and therefore makes nurses in general look incompetent. One other think i didnt like was how on CNN they were asking the "medical specialist" if the EMT/Paramedics first on the scene were competent to revive her and take care of her. And if they were doing their job. My best friend is a Paramedic and that was to the point of being offensive to his profession, to imply like the EMT's/Paramedics didnt know what they were doing. It's sad that they find anyone and everyone to blame for a misfortunate event, especially pinning it on medical personel.

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