1930's Nursing style...

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    Found at Nursing Spectrum:

    Nurses Training More than 50 Years Ago
    http://nsweb.nursingspectrum.com/cff...esTraining.cfm
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    Enjoyable article. Thanks for posting it.
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    Thanks for posting this, it was realy interesting.It amazes me that there were ANY nurses at all given all they had to do back then. Although, I think they had a LOT less CYA legal BS charting to take em away from patient care. Wow.
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    I enjoyed reading that very much. Times have sure changed! I work in a county facility and our building is 8 years old. A lot of employees talk about 'the old building' which was the home of our facility before the new one was built. It sounds like it was a lot of fun to work there. A lot less stress and concern about being sued. They had Christmas parties on the premises that the patients would even join. The employees and residents were also allowed to smoke anywhere they wanted to. One girl told me, 'I remember doing patient care with a cigarette in my mouth and one in theirs'...hehehe. Boy, what a difference!
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    We were still using tablets of demerol and morphine when I started nursing in 1962. I dont think we used a heat source though, I do remember we used plastic syringes to draw the solution up.....go figure.

    When I returned to college in 1973 I remember telling my instructor there was no demerol in the narcotic drawer. Much to my chagrin they had TUBEXes of Meperidine and Morphine already mixed......boy was my face red.
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    WOW! Training for three months to make beds, learn how to give bed baths and take VS.
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    I tell you I went to LPN school in 1966, 28 years after that nurse went to school. A lot of that stuff was still around then. A lot of those nurses were still around then. Since I was so young I used to hang out with the RN students who lived in a dorm attached to the hospital. Guess what, I work with two of them still today. I remember when someone had to explain what an ADN was to me because I thought all the nurses in the world were Diploma grads.
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    Wow! This is great snapshot of nursing history! Thanks so much for sharing.
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    thanks; i enjoyed reading.
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    Neat... thanx !


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