Katherine Lockler had just come off a grueling, 12-hour night shift in the emergency room and had clearly grown tired of the poor hygiene habits she observed among visitors to the E.R.
The network also reports she's thinking about getting T-shirts made that say "Wash your stinkin' hands!".
"It is a cesspool of flu - a cesspool of funky flu at the ER right now", she said in the video, explaining how - hypothetically - players on a softball team should not come to the hospital to visit a sick or injured teammate.
"The biggest problem for me was seeing people come in to visit and not only being exposed to this bad flu virus, but not taking the correct precautions to get themselves disinfected before going out in the world", Lockler said. In part of the video, she says "there is a cesspool of funky flu at the ER right now".
Lockler shares ER horror stories, like the father who let his baby to crawl on the floor, and the softball coach who brought his whole team.More news: Venkaiah Naidu, Narendra Modi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
She added that some people might have been offended but at the end of the day the video had gone viral and successfully delivered some valuable information to people.
The video, called "After Work Thoughts", has been shared almost 89,000 times on Facebook and viewed by more than 4.6 million people. Her reasoning? If you go in there for one ailment, you'll probably catch another, namely the flu.
"We are in the middle of something called flu season..." "Watch this - I'm going to teach you all a magic trick".
Oh, and she also has a message for everyone yelling at her about the long wait in the emergency room these days: "If you ain't dying now, you're going to have to wait a little bit longer", she says.
"I think there's a little bit of sarcasm in my voice because the instructions were given so many times and they were not received well", Lockler told TCPalm.More news: Samsung Galaxy S9 battery details leaked, 'S9 Active' likely underworks
So if you see a doctor or nurse, thank them for the work they're doing, Lockler asked.
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.
"I have a tendency to be mocking in all my talking, yet in the event that it's taken wrong I would apologize to that gathering that misheard my message in view of my tone".
"It's killed some people", she said. "The message is still right on the money, but if the tone was offensive, that was not the intention". The CDC reports that we're in the middle of the worst flu season in nearly a decade, with widespread cases of the infection in every state save for Hawaii. "We're putting ourselves into the thick of some nasty germs to help".More news: United States warns countries against aiding terrorists eyeing nuclear weapons
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