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Limbaugh to Honolulu hospital- --caring for a celebrity ???

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I don't think this is any different than caring for any patient who may or may not poke a little of our biases.

The first day of nursing school we were told to give some thought to where our biases lay and then make sure we realize those exist and do not act upon them while caring for patients.

Being a patient advocate is the most meaningful part of nursing for me, regardless of their life choices.

I'm a huge fan of Rush - he is a really nice and quiet guy off the radio and he had a cardiac event and is in for lots of tests so I doubt he would want to debate anyone.

I've cared for a celebrity or two - they get the same advocacy that any of my patients get.

It really bothers me that a person's privacy would be violated simply due to folks getting all goo-goo eyed over treating a "bigwig". Just think about the info that was leaked about Brittany and Michael Jackson and others. Totally unprofessional. Would you want YOUR private information leaked to the media by some RN or Lab Tech or X-Ray Tech or Paramedic??

Rush - I wish you a speedy recovery. :redbeathe

steph

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One night, I cared for the widow of a former president, so the Secret Service agents were at the nurses station all night long. She had an IV, so I checked it and she slept peacefully. Sometimes she came to visit other patients, always with Secret Service. Tall guys, dark suits, talking to their shoulders. :specs:

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one night, i cared for the widow of a former president, so the secret service were at the nurses station all night long. she had an iv, so i checked it and she slept peacefully. sometimes she came to visit other patients, always with secret service. tall guys, dark suits, talking to their shoulders. :specs:

that made me laugh out loud. :d

steph

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Wow. You guys take stuff way too seriously. Of course I would treat him or any celebrity the same as I would any other patient. Way to take my words and misconstrue them to paint me as "unprofessional." I highly doubt I'd be in the mood to debate any patient. Sheesh. I was just making a lighthearted comment.

He's probably undercover to check Obama's birth records to see if he was indeed born in Hawaii and not Kenya. Ok, ok. Done with the jokes. I hope Rush overcomes whatever it is that is ailing him.

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Wow. You guys take stuff way too seriously. Of course I would treat him or any celebrity the same as I would any other patient. Way to take my words and misconstrue them to paint me as "unprofessional." I highly doubt I'd be in the mood to debate any patient. Sheesh. I was just making a lighthearted comment.

He's probably undercover to check Obama's birth records to see if he was indeed born in Hawaii and not Kenya. Ok, ok. Done with the jokes. I hope Rush overcomes whatever it is that is ailing him.

The internet makes it easy to be misunderstood. :typing:confused:

As to the "birther" stuff - Rush is not on board with that at all. So I doubt he would be looking for it.

I missed the news conference and can't find it online but the comments continue to be hate-filled and atrocious. Funny how the folks who complain about Rush's so-called "hate speech" can think of so many ways to kill him off in ugly ways.:icon_roll

I almost commented on one - a blogger was saying Rush probably got treated to care that just regular patients didn't, which is kind of what we are all saying DOES not happen. I really wanted to link him to our thread here. And someone else at the event who was Twittering said Rush chose to stand and not sit "because all of his fat would spill over" . .. ummmm, he's lost 90 pounds . . .and WHY do people still chose to mention "fat"??

Rush thanked the docs, nurses and nurses aides . .. . from what I can find of the transcript of the news conference. . . so weird that there is no link to video on FoxNews and CNN so far. Not even Youtube.

steph

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there's also rumors going around that limbaugh is dead, and that he's using pain pills again.

even though i can't stand the guy, i am appalled at what so many are writing about him.

vicious, vicious, vicious people out there.

leslie

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ReddyRN- it's normal to have your heart race when near a celebrity! Yes, even though I live in a place that's simply craaawling with them- :coollook: I am sure I'd be nervous- some celebrities get nervous around other celebrities! Just as you control your reaction to anything in nursing- ie you wouldn't look at a wound infection and say, "Oh, my God!!' and jump back- do your best to "act as if".

Oh, and if you see a cluster of people around your computer or hunched over a chart while the celebrity is in the house-- you want to stop that party right away!! :eek:

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Tests that were performed on Rush Limbaugh after he was admitted to a Hawaii hospital for chest pains "found absolutely nothing wrong," the conservative talk show host said Friday.

"It was a blessing," Limbaugh, 58, said at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, where he was admitted Wednesday.

Doctors gave Limbaugh an angiogram Thursday that revealed no evidence of arterial or coronary disease, he said.

The cause of his pain -- which he called "real" -- has not been determined. He said one possibility is a spasm in an artery.

He was discharged from the hospital Friday.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/01/01/rush.limbaugh/index.html

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I just saw the news conference - Rush made some very good points about seeking care ASAP if you have chest pains.

And he did say he wasn't treated any different than any other patient but did get great care from the docs, nurses, nurses aides, etc. . . .

So, we in health care do our best regardless of who you are. Exactly!

steph

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But, vlmusicalsound, you're kind of proving my point. A patient isn't there to make for an interesting shift for us. Rush wouldn't be "On the air Rush" unless he were well enough to be discharged, right?

Moogie, it's good to know that people at The Mayo can take a (human) moment for the OMG and then, give consistent care. As long as I could make a face or two before I had to settle down I would probably be okay.

Reddy,RN, gotta say that I worked there a lifetime ago. I would hope, however, the values remain the same as what they were way back then and that celebrities are still treated with respect, dignity and the PRIVACY they deserve.

I only had one OMG moment in the eight years I worked there. No faces, no autographs, no hysteria. No reason. A celebrity patient is first and foremost a patient. Even in my practice in the years since I was there, I refuse to treat someone differently because he/she may be a "VIP". In my opinion, EVERYBODY is a VIP.

I would also certainly not want to debate Mr. Limbaugh or any patient on his/her political philosophy or anything. Frankly, I wouldn't want to upset anyone in my care and certainly not a cardiac patient.

Not a dittohead but hoping for his recovery.

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Loose lips sink ships....

While I disagree with his philosophy I could certainly have respectful conversations with him. More than likely I would discuss cigars or golf with him but not politics....

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Loose lips sink ships....

While I disagree with his philosophy I could certainly have respectful conversations with him. More than likely I would discuss cigars or golf with him but not politics....

Yeah . . .who leaked the supposed information that he said he was on painkillers? Even if he is, that is private information.

Besides - he admitted to an addiction to painkillers for a legit back pain issue. He went to rehab. But his back may still hurt.

And at the press conference he said he was on Prednisone.

steph

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