Saturday, March 29, 2008

Emergency Nurse Rap

In reading my nursing blogroll I came across this post from a blog that hasn't been updated in forever. Rather than try to be creative, I'm just going to lift it straight from their blog and land it here for your enjoyment. No I don't feel bad about it - I'm giving them credit. Watch this video and you will know why we ER Nurses are so cool.

Here is the video in question: It is available in Quicktime format or in Windows Media format.

In 2004, Craig Barton, RN, and other ED staff at the University of Alabama at Birmingham created an irreverent one-minute rap video, in response to a hospital-wide nurse recruitment video contest. They won. Their low-budget video is a clever and infectious slice of the life of an urban ED nurse, with a focus on nurses' life-saving skills. There's nothing angelic, maternal, or handmaidenish in it. And the joyous video gives viewers a better sense of what modern nursing is really like.

Here are the lyrics:

Ka-boom! We're the emergency room!
And we treat every single patient from the womb to the tomb!"

Any kind of patient is accepted, our skills are well-perfected.
We expect the unexpected, that’s why we’re well-respected.

We’re ER Nurses. medications, we disperses.
When things get the worses, our talents just emerges

"Room 10, there's a patient with a hurtin' in the belly,
Look, there goes the intern with the KY jelly!"

Got a cat scan in room 6, xrays in room 8
there’s a chest pain in room 1 that really cant wait

He’s got a positive history, get a 12 lead EKG,
Better draw some blood for labwork when you start that IV

Got a migraine in room 2, room 3 has the flu,
Room 4 can’t pooh pooh. room 5 is plain Cukoo.

Lots of traumas on the way, right into the trauma bay
It can get a little loud, but yo, we like it that way

Yes it’s hectic, yet it’s clear, there’s no job that can compare
But don’t sweat it, have no fear, yo, we’re saving lives up here

Yeah were state of the art , so, yo, come be a part
Of this one-of-a-kind family that's 100% heart!"

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