Thursday, September 25, 2014


Who does not love the precious and delightful muppets. Their unique personalities have made us love, laugh, and admire them ever since we were little. And for the most part. We still do.

But have you ever wondered what kind of nurses these muppets would be?
Think about it. 
Let's take that journey and let our imaginations run wild.

                                                                   Kermit The Frog
Oh so sweet Kermit. Every time I think of Kermit, the song Rainbow Connection starts playing inside my head. Kermit’s strength is his ability to be a perfect leader. He is your one and only charge nurse..  He can’t sit idly either. Especially when he knows someone needs him. I can picture him giving his patients their much needed therapeutic communication, Probably, even the nurses in his team. I can hear him humming.. the lovers, the dreamers and me.

 Miss Piggy
She is my most favorite. Miss Piggy is the diva nurse who always looks at herself in the mirror, fixing her hair and looking at the back of her scrub top. Miss Piggy is the nurse who prefer her patients sleeping or resting all the time. That way she has more time for moi and enjoy her cupcake. She cannot be bothered by anything. But, if one of her patients gives her any problem, she won't have any remorse  using her stern voice and tell that patient to Shut the hell up. If only we can do that right? Watch out for those powerful Karate chops. Ai-ya!

                                                        The Swedish Chef
I've never understood a single word the Swedish Chef had ever said.! Too freaking funny. He has no facial expression whatsoever. But every time he talks, it's hilarious. We have worked with one of this characters at some point. His presence in any nursing unit is automatically good for a laugh because the guy just looks funny. I wanna listen while he gives his patient a discharge instruction!

I'm laughing so hard here, Beaker is a nervous ninny! He easily gets flustered! I can picture him running up and down the nursing unit hallway, blabbering away, running into IV poles and dirty linen baskets. Can you imagine him trying to miter the corners of a hospital bed? Better yet, trying to talk to the doc who wrote an order that is a whole page long and hard to transcribe. Thank God for electronic charting. But wait! Picture Beaker trying to lean EPIC, SUNRISE, PYXIS, DEBOLD and starting an IV stick.

                                                        Pepe The King Prawn
Can you hear him introducing himself to his patients. Hello My name is Nurse Pepe. He might appear to be selfish and egotistical. Somehow though, he always does the right thing. And those arms, he can definitely double triple multi task while explaining everything he's doing. 

                                                                   Mahna Mahna
This guy is just the coolest. He is not known for a whole wide variety of characters.  But his one line skit just seem to make all the difference. He just jazzes everything up! I can see him making his patients feel good just by merely saying Mahna mahna.

                                                                The Count
The Count is your know it all nurse. And, he is the nurse to go to if you need to have someone check your dosage calculations! He will make sure you got everything right. The count is the perfect nurse to do the narcotic inventory. - Tweet that. morphine, Two...two morphine...Twenty five morphines, ha, ha, ha, ha!

                                                         Cookie Monster
I haven't forgotten about the cookie monster. He is the nurse who only has one thing in his mind. Cookies! His insatiable appetite for cookies make him more fun to watch especially if he has to wait for the go signal to devour the cookies. As monstrous and messy he can be, his patience is what makes him very rewarding to watch. I can see a little bit of cookie monster in all of us nurses who wait for the right time to engorge our savory treats during a hectic work day. 

The cute and lovable Grover. He is so much fun to watch during the early days of Sesame Street. The most memorable for me were the times when he was a waiter. He can never get anything right! Yet. he always managed to try his very best to do the right thing. He is the nurse who will try so hard to please his patients and  give them what they want. Even if he really sucked at it. 

Need I say more?

So there you have it! . A few of the muppets who we can relate to. Each nursing unit has one or all of these  characters. The irony of it all, I feel like we nurses are not too far from being like the muppets when we are working on the floors. You feel like you are being directed in all different directions. 

But let's not forget, that no matter what, be as colorful as these muppets are.  Give yourself a pat on the back for making a difference in someone else's life. The same way like these muppets do.

Thanks to my husband. For giving me the idea to write as to what kind of nurses the muppets would be.


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