Florida Nurse posted epic rant on Facebook on Flu season

Posted February 04, 2018

A frustrated Florida nurse is urging people to wash their "stinkin hands" and avoid the "cesspool of funky flu at the ER" - unless they have a legitimate emergency.

Since she posted the video to her Facebook page almost a week ago, Lockler has become a viral video star.

"If you have a team member from your softball team who is sick or injured, you do not bring the entire softball team in to check on them". "Also, on the off chance that you don't have what I call a true emergency, this would not be an opportunity to go to the emergency room".

To close, Lockler said she gets "yelled at and cussed at" a lot because people are upset with how long they have to wait.

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Lockler said a major issue has been patients going into the emergency room for something they could've gone to a clinic for.

Meanwhile, it's reported that Lockler has been reported to the Board of Registered Nursing and her hospital for the video, according to, but an in support of the nurse has been launched and has already gained over 3,300 supporters. Half of them don't realize that they have the flu yet. Her post has been shared almost 60,000 times and the video views are over 3 million.

Lockler, who works at numerous emergency rooms in the Northwest Florida territory, said she sat down in her auto after work on Saturday with the plan to communicate something specific from a medicinal services proficient's point of view.

The ER nurse, still wearing her blue scrubs as she sits in her auto, said the flu "is spreading like wildfire". Lockler says, before pretending to sneeze into her arm to demonstrate how to minimize the risk of spreading the flu. "But guess what? Five flues came in; 15 flues walk out". Lockler speaks to her audience in an upbeat, animated tone that veers between sarcasm and a mother lecturing a small child. "I'm gonna teach y'all a magic trick, it's incredible".

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"Please don't come in and say 'I have a fever and I had one Tylenol and it didn't do nothing.'" she said.

"Also, rather than the father getting what a nurse of 10 years is imparting to him, he stated, 'Eh, it's no major ordeal, it'll construct his safe framework.' So there's an absence of comprehension and an absence of enthusiasm for recognizing what to do to secure themselves some of the time".

"It's killed some people", she said. "I tend to be sarcastic in all my speaking, but if it's taken wrong I would definitely apologize to that group that misheard my message because of my tone".

In an interview with TCPalm, Lockler gave another example to expose some of the foolish business she's seen this flu season in the ER. "The message is still right on the money, but if the tone was offensive, that was not the intention". "We're putting ourselves into the thick of some nasty germs to help".

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