Making A Christmas Tree With Gloves

Christmas time is upon us once again nurses, and I was scrolling through our Facebook page recently when I noticed that one post had been resurrected from the dead every single year.  It was one with a Christmas tree made out of surgical gloves.  Every year we receive thousands of enquiries into how these cute little boogers are made.  

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Nurse Breastfeeds Baby in the Operating Room

nurse breastfeeds baby in the operating room

A baby was undergoing surgery recently in Guangdong, China, when she began crying inconsolably.

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Nurse Li Baoxia, who was lactating, began to breastfeed the infant to calm her down and continued to breastfeed the one-month-old baby girl till the surgery was complete. 

The surgery was conducted under local anesthesia, so the baby was able to move and was crying continually.  But, once the nurse began breastfeeding the child she immediately became calm and relaxed, which enabled the surgeon to complete the procedure successfully. 

The baby's father thanked the nurse for helping his daughter and breastfeeding her. He grasped the nurse's hand and exclaimed, "'Thank you! You not only cured my child but also breastfed her. As a father, I cannot thank you enough." He went on to call her an "angel nurse."

Chinese social media sites were buzzing about the event, and many praised the nurse for going beyond her duty. Some did question the nurse's action and discussed whether she had the right to breastfeed someone else's baby. 

It is unknown where the mother of the child was. 

I don't think this is something that would happen in the U.S, simply because there are too many stipulations on what nurses can and cannot do. Procedures are carried out to the letter, without variance, unless there is written and signed consent. 

I also think cultural differences would come into play in a similar situation in the U.S.  But, apparently this is exactly what this baby needed to get through this operation, so who are we to judge?

What are your thoughts on this article?  How would you feel if someone breastfeed your child in a similar situation? Comment below.

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Crazy Medical Ads from the Past

These weird and crazy medical ads from the past are enough to make you fall off your chair. All of these are real medical ads from pharmaceutical companies and other medical companies.  Scary to say the least. We've sure come a long way baby! and thank goodness we have.

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Lloyd Cocaine Toothache Drops In the US, cocaine was sold over the counter until 1914 and was commonly found in products like toothache drops, dandruff remedies and medicinal tonics. It can still be found in the operating room, for use during ENT cases.

Ever  wondered how "Coca Cola" got it's name? Well, when the original coke came to market, it actually had cocaine in it...Truth!


Here are some of the most frightening medical procedures of the past. 

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Weirdest, Funniest Reasons for Calling in Sick



Here’s a list you may give you a pretty good laugh. It’s the funniest call-in reasons from companies nationwide.  Some of these definitely required a good imagination, while others are just downright silly. If you were the one taking the call, and you believed what you heard on the other end of the phone, then you are pretty silly too!  :


Employee just put a cake in the oven and couldn’t leave it.

Employee’s plastic surgery for enhancement purposes needed some "tweaking" to get it just right.

Employee broke her ankle because her legs were wobbly when she got off the toilet. (You can’t make this stuff up).

Employee had been at the casino all weekend and still had money left to play with on Monday morning.

Employee woke up in a great mood and didn't want to spoil it by going to work.

Employee’s arm was stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store  and EMS had to be called.

Employee caught their uniform on fire by putting it in the oven

Employee accidentally got on a plane.

Employee has no clean clothes.

Employee needs a hair-cut.

Employee’s dog needs to be walked.

Employee’s prostate was acting up again…Can you say too much information?

Employee was missing for 3 days, because he was kidnapped and tied up in someone’s trunk.

Employee has “explosive diarrhea.” 

Employee’s grandmother passed away…fourth time this year!

Employee’s vagina was too dry….(Not touching this one).

An employee broke one of her acrylic nails and had to go and have it fixed. She wasn’t even supposed to be wearing them.

Employee’s wife called because her husband “caught hypertension”.

Employee called in because his dog ate his pot.

Employee can’t come in because she has a new boyfriend.

Can’t come in because my lipstick broke.

These are all pretty funny. Do you have any that you have heard?  Or worse, have you used any that you want to share?