Why is everyone's username not their real name? - page 2

Why do nurses use fake names on this website. Im quite famous in the real world but won't disclose any information for my own protection. Just wondering because im a car guy with my bro and people... Read More

  1. by   ImTheCuteBoyNursesLove
    Which proves my point about silence. Don't post unless it's legal. Hiding your name to get away with illegal postings is still breaking the rules. Like my teacher said, "if you think it's bad then it probably is.
  2. by   Farawyn
    Quote from Petergriffen
    Which proves my point about silence. Don't post unless it's legal. Hiding your name to get away with illegal postings is still breaking the rules. Like my teacher said, "if you think it's bad then it probably is.
    Who said it was bad?
    I just don't want my fans beating down my door.
  3. by   ImTheCuteBoyNursesLove
    Why would they beat down your door? That's sad
  4. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    You know what? It isn't necessarily about "breaking the rules."

    Sometimes you just want to vent about your feelings or events gone throug, to people who do the same kind of work, which the general public might not understand and take wrong.

    And you'd rather not have those feelings held against you. It can complicate life and hurt others, which we TRY not to do.

    You don't have to be talking about specific patients or coworkers.

    You can be discussing things that friends or family don't necessarily "get", and it is nice to get validation for those feelings, knowing that others have them, too.

    Unlike what you have said, we don't need to bring in benefits that come from advertising or word-of-mouth. Our job is not about people liking or approving of us. Although that is nice, it isn't what we are here for.

    Life ...or illness, injury or death...is not always a happy-go-lucky thing. And yet, while we can be deeply emotionally affected, we also find black humor in things that would horrify non-medical people.

    The anonymity gives us space in a place of understanding, where who we actually are in the rest of the world, our day-to-day identities, is not pertinent toany of the discussions or comments.
  5. by   wondern
    Real name~What fun would that be?
  6. by   Farawyn
    Mine is.
  7. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Farawyn
    Mine is.
    Well, I do go by your majesty in areas outside of AN, so I guess mine is too!
  8. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Nos't Arsin m'Eyes

    That's my real name ; it's French. Or Dutch. Or Swahili.
  9. by   2210485
    Well, for me its legal in nature. I work for an extremely well known institution and in the field of Electrophysiology everyone knows everyone.

    Last thing I need is someone I know reading a post and viewing it as misrepresenting the official position of my institution.
  10. by   2210485
    Quote from ImTheCuteBoyNursesLove
    Which proves my point about silence. Don't post unless it's legal. Hiding your name to get away with illegal postings is still breaking the rules. Like my teacher said, "if you think it's bad then it probably is.
    It doesnt even have to be illegal. It could just be politically unsavory, or make someone feel uncomfortable.

    What if someone asks me what to do for symptomatic bradycardia?

    I can say atropine -> pace.

    This is both the correct answer and the official acls algorithm. This treatment is within my scope of practice. It is not illegal to post such information.

    My license however does not apply in a situation in which I am not working under a Physician.

    What if someone misreads my response as "The opinion of major institution 2210485 is atropine -> pace" as opposed to "2210485 believes that a physocian is likely to follow the acls algorithm abd atropine -> pace in a hypothetical situation"?

    Am I liable? Yeah I am.. Anything medical related I post without a signature or standing order from a physician is grounds for termination, at least on the basis if the unacceptable legal risk Ive invited. Even if it is correct, even if it is within scope and even if no harm comes from the post. I wouldn't lose my license, but an uneasy lawyer could easily fire me.
  11. by   Hygiene Queen
    I actually use a real photo of me as my avatar.
  12. by   toomuchbaloney
    Clearly, only a young person without a professional license or practice asked the naive question.
  13. by   nursej22
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    Clearly, only a young person without a professional license or practice asked the naive question.
    toomuchbaloney, you must use your real name, because aren't you married to notenoughbaloney?

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