I was regaling a new grad the other night as to how things have changed in the 35+ years since I became a nurse.
She was appalled to hear that:
Gloves were for surgery. Only. Yes, we cleaned up messes and changed dressings/ started IVs with our bare hands
The only 'treatment' for hypoplastic left heart was to place the baby in the mother's arms.
We mixed our own TPN.
Benadryl and ibuprofen were only available with a prescription.
PLEASE share you 'back in the day' stories!