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"The Good Ol' Days!" - page 5

I was blown away to find out student nurses could not be married during school, when one of my instructors went to a Public Charity Hospital based Diploma Nursing Program. I loved hearing about... Read More

  1. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    those were the days my friends we thought they never end ♬ the seasoned nurses know the rest of the melody :d
  2. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Last one:

    Telephones in the nurse's station were always answered with floor/unit followed by one's title then name, such as "7 West, Nurse Jones speaking".

    Some physicans didn't bother to listen carefully and would begin rambling off verbal med orders to anyone who answered, only to raise heck when asked for the taker's name and "who are you" only to hear "Charles Jones, transport". *LOL*
  3. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
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    Always loved the WWII Military Nurse Posters!!
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  4. Visit  Merlyn profile page
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    Quote from gitanorn
    those were the days my friends we thought they never end ♬ the seasoned nurses know the rest of the melody :d
    the old russian folk song, love it.
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  5. Visit  DemonWings profile page
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    This discussion got me thinking about a book my papa gave me from his mother. It has to be from the early twenties, its called Excerpta Therapeutica. In the front there are medications and their uses, I got a kick out of these:

    Arsenic Trioxide- used in the treatment of malaria, gastritis, diabetes and psoriasis

    Chloroform- inhalations of chloroform have been used with good results in haemoptysis, and to relieve ear ache

    Cocaine- local anesthetic for ophthalmic, dental, nasal urethral, and rectal surgeries

    Lead Acetate- Astringent, sedative, also used for diarrhea, dysentary, and typhoid fever

    Mercury Succinimide- used for intramuscular injections for syphilis, also good results in TB
  6. Visit  CompleteUnknown profile page
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    Quote from gitanorn
    those were the days my friends we thought they never end ♬ the seasoned nurses know the rest of the melody :d
    wish i could do an extra few 'likes' on this. how very appropriate for this thread and what a great song.
  7. Visit  PeepnBiscuitsRN profile page
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    I get a kick out of reading my baby book- I was born in January of 1980, and my mom's narration is fun. I was an emergency c-birth because I was breech, so my mom got fully knocked out, and has a railroad scar over her abdomen now. (Compared to my two little discreet low transverse ones. She talked about how she was in one room, and then there was an actual delivery room, and how my dad didn't get to go with into the OR- he had to wait in the waiting room (my husband got to be present for both our children's births via c-section). She had to share a room afterwards, and the babies could only come out of the nursery during specific hours- other than that, we were lined up in front of a big gawking window on display...ON OUR TUMMIES!

    I remember when I was little, going to the doctor, and before the days of the quickie lancets, they just took a lancet-like device or something and jabbed my finger to test for something...don't recall what. When I was an LPN I reminisced with the NP I worked with that when I started kindergarten in 1985, I only had to get one shot (DTP) compared to the 4 shots I was doling out. The polio vaccine was oral, there was no Varicella vaccine yet, the MMR was given only once at age one, and that just left the good old Dip-Tet ("he's gotta get his Dip-Tet, Hi!"). Oh, and we got our shot in the school gymnasium...welcome to kindergarten, kids! I remember we got aspirin as children (until I was maybe in 4th grade or so, then they said it was dangerous) and when I had a cold or cough the doc totally recommended cough syrup or Sudafed! I can't remember what med it was I had one time but it was just awful- it was thick and tan or brown or something. It was prescribed, and it was just...BLAAH! The days before the flavor shots that they can do now in the pharmacy...
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  8. Visit  RN2LuvU profile page
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    Will one of you guys elaborate on how one "Sharpens a Needle?"
  9. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from RN2LuvU
    Will one of you guys elaborate on how one "Sharpens a Needle?"
    Administering meds via injection predates disposable needles and syringes. So like much everything else things were made of glass and or metal and were cleaned,sanitised and or sterilized (one hopes) before reuse.

    Needle tips obviously would wear down with repeated use, so they had to be sharpened as part of routine maintenance, just as one does with cutting knives.

    AAHN Collectibles - Syringe Kit

    Here is a more modern view

    Re-Sharpening Needles - Disaster Preparedness - MedHelp:
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  10. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from PeepnBiscuitsRN
    I get a kick out of reading my baby book- I was born in January of 1980, and my mom's narration is fun. I was an emergency c-birth because I was breech, so my mom got fully knocked out, and has a railroad scar over her abdomen now. (Compared to my two little discreet low transverse ones. She talked about how she was in one room, and then there was an actual delivery room, and how my dad didn't get to go with into the OR- he had to wait in the waiting room (my husband got to be present for both our children's births via c-section). She had to share a room afterwards, and the babies could only come out of the nursery during specific hours- other than that, we were lined up in front of a big gawking window on display...ON OUR TUMMIES!

    I remember when I was little, going to the doctor, and before the days of the quickie lancets, they just took a lancet-like device or something and jabbed my finger to test for something...don't recall what. When I was an LPN I reminisced with the NP I worked with that when I started kindergarten in 1985, I only had to get one shot (DTP) compared to the 4 shots I was doling out. The polio vaccine was oral, there was no Varicella vaccine yet, the MMR was given only once at age one, and that just left the good old Dip-Tet ("he's gotta get his Dip-Tet, Hi!"). Oh, and we got our shot in the school gymnasium...welcome to kindergarten, kids! I remember we got aspirin as children (until I was maybe in 4th grade or so, then they said it was dangerous) and when I had a cold or cough the doc totally recommended cough syrup or Sudafed! I can't remember what med it was I had one time but it was just awful- it was thick and tan or brown or something. It was prescribed, and it was just...BLAAH! The days before the flavor shots that they can do now in the pharmacy...
    Oh the joys of "old school" L&D and maternity wards/floors. *LOL*

    Babies and moms for that matter often had to adapt to the nursing routine/schedule, not the other way round.

    Fathers to be remained in their own lounge from the time the mother to be was admitted (often at the first signs of labour) until she delivered. Afterwards often baby and mother went separate ways. She to maternity floor and the infant to the nursery where apparently every other female (nurse) was allowed to hold the wee one except the new mom.

    Infants only came out at set times for feeding. They'd be loaded onto trolleys or nurses would take one or two and hand them over for feeding and a visit with mother. When the babies were out the floor went onto lock down. Fathers were allowed if during visiting hours, but that was about it. No Aunt Jenny and your sixteen cousins.

    Infants were swaddled to within an inch of their lives (is this still taught?), and woe betide the mother who "unwrapped" her child because she didn't feel baby like it.

    Smoking? Oh yes.. New mothers smoked in their rooms as did everyone else.

    Cute cartoon printed scrubs? No way. It was either whites or the OR dress and depending upon one's rank or area a cap completed the outfit.

    Enemas and a total shave were almost routine.
  11. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    Yikes. Sorry about the typos in there. Neuropathy makes your fingers do weird things when you're typing, and auto-correct doesn't help. I can see when I've made a typo, but when auto-correct changes a word, I don't always notice.
    I'm right there with ya....hence, I edit.......ALOT!
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  12. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from calinurse11
    This discussion got me thinking about a book my papa gave me from his mother. It has to be from the early twenties, its called Excerpta Therapeutica. In the front there are medications and their uses, I got a kick out of these:

    Arsenic Trioxide- used in the treatment of malaria, gastritis, diabetes and psoriasis

    Chloroform- inhalations of chloroform have been used with good results in haemoptysis, and to relieve ear ache

    Cocaine- local anesthetic for ophthalmic, dental, nasal urethral, and rectal surgeries

    Lead Acetate- Astringent, sedative, also used for diarrhea, dysentary, and typhoid fever

    Mercury Succinimide- used for intramuscular injections for syphilis, also good results in TB
    I hope you hang onto that book. It sounds like a treasure.
  13. Visit  SandraCVRN profile page
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    FYI back to the original post..I work with a cardiac surgeon that still spends the night next to pts that are not doing well.

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