What a great thread!!! Remember when...
~We used GREEN SOAP to wash everything down
~Used different color ink(one color/shift)to do charting
~Pre-cordial thump for CPR
~Mixed sugar,maalox,methiolate/betadine sol for decubeti
~Gooseneck lamps for decubiti
~pouring pills into those little blue and white paper cups
~Restraints were a nursing measure
~glass syringes for injections
~everything was autoclaved, no disposable anything
~starched white uniforms-NO pants!
~We even put pts. on gurneys on their abd and stuck their butts in the sun/20 min per day on the sun porch to heal decubiti.
~Get this...I work with a nurse who, as she said,"back when I was a little girl in China, they tested the amount of sugar in your urine with ants! They placed the unine in a cup and set it outside the door. Depending on how many ants in a certain time frame, that's how much regular insulin they gave the pt...1-10 ants, 2units. 11-20 ants, 3units. Etc." Do you believe it???????