LOL - I can relate. Clinical instructors in my BSN program told us that wearing gloves could be psychologically damaging to patients - making them seem "untouchable"... so we were to only use them for sterile procedures.
We had to wear extreme isolation garb (space suits) to care for the first (diagnosed) AIDS patients in the early 80's... had no idea what caused it, just that it was deadly and there was no effective treatment. Pretty scary in retrospect.
Foley care was with Betadine.... srsly.
Bed Baths were not acceptable unless it was a very wet & soapy experience for the patient... we had to wear rubber aprons. EVERYONE got "PM care", including back rubs.
Average length of stay was ~ >5 days for routine surgery.
We only charted (manually, of course) about our patient care - no Core Measures, HCAHPS, or regulatory mandated forms... <sigh>. Most facilities actually discarded a lot of nursing documentation (including care plans
) when the patient was discharged because it wasn't considered important enough to maintain in the "medical" record.