Nurses And Humor In The Time Of A Pandemic

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In the last couple of months, nurses and doctors have taken on new roles on social media. From warning against the newest fad and showing glow-up videos, a lot of them are now using social media to share their experiences with the pandemic.

We’ve found the most creative ones. Check them out below!

1. When nurses become the patients

Being on the frontline, nurses and doctors are extra vulnerable to the virus. With not enough Personal Protective Equipment, some of them fell ill while taking care of their patients. This video is the nurse edition of the famous #switchchallenge.

2. Not an easy job

Nurses can do a lot of things. Apparently, their list includes doing push-ups while wearing their PPEs. Honestly, even if the video’s just for fun, what they did wasn’t easy.

3. No touching, please.

@nursekala

Seriously… don’t touch. #coronavirus #fyp #foryou #covid19 #nurse #doctor #healthcare #washyourhands

♬ #hiteverybeat – dianelis🧿.

Just don’t. If you touch something, particularly if you’re outside, remember to wash your hands with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be an alternative. To make sure you don’t forget, remember these nurses and this song.

4. When day shift meets night shift

Handshakes aren’t ideal these days. The same goes for fist pumps. If you want to greet your co-workers, consider making your own foot shake or you can just copy these nurses’ steps.

5. Don’t forget to celebrate!

Covid-19 took a lot of people’s lives and it’s just sad. This is why it’s important to celebrate every success.

Just take a look at this ICU team. They dance and celebrate whenever they extubate one. Remember, celebrate every victory!

6. We’re all in this together.

These night shift nurses sang a song as a way to show support to all healthcare workers around the world. They picked “Lean On Me” to boost the morale of all the nurses working on the front lines of Covid-19.

7. Push it!

The story behind this Tik-Tok’s video is quite interesting.

Jorie Maddi, Lee Health Women’s Care Supervisor, wanted to make expecting mothers feel safer during the pandemic. She wanted them to know that they’re never going to be alone.

So, she gathered a few nurses who showed interest in performing with her. She sent them home and asked them to practice some moves which they need to perform for a video.

8. Never stop believing.

These nurses at New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital sing and dance to celebrate their coronavirus victories. Each time a patient recovers and gets discharged from their hospital, they perform “Don’t Stop Believing”.

9. Wash your hands.

@toppodiatry

Masks help a little but please wash your hands every chance you get. Especially if they touch anything questionable. #coronavirus #healthcare #masks

♬ Boy – ODESZA

Wearing masks isn’t enough. You need to wash your hands whenever you touch something questionable. It’s a fact.

10. Show them some love.

@joyandjournal

PSA TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ATTACKING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN PUBLIC #nursing #healthcare

♬ Roses (Imanbek Remix) – SAINt JHN

Nurses and other healthcare providers are risking their lives to save other people. Don’t hate them for doing their work. Just like you, they’re also trying to survive this pandemic.

11. Stop spreading hate.

The Covid-19 pandemic isn’t the only thing that warrants our attention these days. Racism is a serious problem, too.

12. A bit of humor

Apart from being aware and extra careful, you need to have a good sense of humor to survive this pandemic. It’s physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. Adding a bit of humor into your daily life can make a huge difference.

13. Always smile!


It’s not easy to work while wearing a full PPE. However, as you can see, even though these nurses are wearing multiple layers while working, they’re still smiling! For the patients, seeing nurses with a smile on their faces is a big deal. It helps them feel calmer, safer, and more comfortable. Thank you, nurses!

A word of caution

Social media offers a way for nurses and doctors to share not just their knowledge but their feelings, too. It gives them a way to cope with everything that’s happening these days.

However, you need to keep in mind that social media isn’t always a good thing. As healthcare providers, you have to be extra careful about what you put out there. Stick with what’s real and what’s informative to avoid triggering mistrust.

You see, patients aren’t likely to reach out to healthcare providers for help if they think that their doctor or nurse will hop on social media and create a video insulting or mocking them after their appointment.

There’s nothing wrong with using social media. However, as healthcare workers, we need to know our boundaries.

Also, social media users should also be more vigilant when watching videos on social media. Don’t believe them right away, particularly if the videos are questionable.

These days, it’s easy to wear a pair of scrubs and pretend to be a nurse on social media.

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