Nursing: Then and Now - page 12

Looking back to when I was in nursing school, and then starting my nursing career, I remember many things that are no longer in use, or things that have transformed over the years. Gone are the days... Read More

  1. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    Well lo and behold! You can find almost anything on the internet.


    Here is a picture of the cap I wore.


  2. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    I found this video on You Tube today......on Nurses Day. I thought you might enjoy seeing nurses through the ages.

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  3. Visit  GM2RN profile page
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    Nice, thanks for posting.
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  4. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    At least I didn't have to wear one of these hats.






    They look like dunce hats........ Or witch hats. Actually, some of these nurses look like scary witches. LOL
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  5. Visit  eyknough profile page
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    That's awful! The restraints that must have been necessary were to prevent involuntary muscle twitching, must be?

    Wow... Although babies are still circumcised without anesthesia to this day.
  6. Visit  Pepper The Cat profile page
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    Oops! Already posted about isolation pts
    Last edit by Pepper The Cat on May 8, '13
  7. Visit  lorimeyer12 profile page
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    remember enemas till clear and I mean clear sometimes you had 8-10 a day and the nursing assistants did them
    as a night nurse remember when a patient rolled over in their sleep and the whole IV infused
    in nursing school they had just gone to pants and so we weren't allowed to wear hats as students sinc they did not go well together
    remember mixing the IV antibiotics and the IVs
    Back surgery recovery was 10 days and they weren't out of bed for several days.
    no food until you actually heard bowel sounds
    i will stop there.
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  8. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    Quote from Pepper The Cat
    Oops! Already posted about isolation pts
    No problem to have duplicates since some won't read every post.
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  9. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    Quote from lorimeyer12
    remember enemas till clear and I mean clear sometimes you had 8-10 a day and the nursing assistants did them
    as a night nurse remember when a patient rolled over in their sleep and the whole IV infused
    in nursing school they had just gone to pants and so we weren't allowed to wear hats as students sinc they did not go well together
    remember mixing the IV antibiotics and the IVs
    Back surgery recovery was 10 days and they weren't out of bed for several days.
    no food until you actually heard bowel sounds
    i will stop there.
    Yes I remember all of that.

    Feel free to add others.

    I love this stuff!! LOL
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  10. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Anybody else remember when the Ladies' Aux cart used to make its rounds with various items for sale from the Gift Shop?

    And on 3-11, we used to make up a stretcher (or cart) with all kinds of bed linens, snacks, beverages, toiletries, etc and make PM rounds. Two staff would 'buddy up' together and start one end of the hall and go room to room passing out refreshments and doing real PM care ie. we'd freshen up linens as nec, pass out snacks and EVERYBODY got pulled up with a real backrub. (Oh, those were the days when we had time...)
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  11. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from amoLucia
    Anybody else remember when the Ladies' Aux cart used to make its rounds with various items for sale from the Gift Shop?

    And on 3-11, we used to make up a stretcher (or cart) with all kinds of bed linens, snacks, beverages, toiletries, etc and make PM rounds. Two staff would 'buddy up' together and start one end of the hall and go room to room passing out refreshments and doing real PM care ie. we'd freshen up linens as nec, pass out snacks and EVERYBODY got pulled up with a real backrub. (Oh, those were the days when we had time...)
    Places I worked back in the day it was volunteers or the nice ladies from the gift shop. This was great for patients who either didn't have regular visitors and or couldn't otherwise get down to the place themselves. Male patients especially liked their daily newspaper.
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  12. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    I worked at a facility that had the cart that came around with magazines, newspapers, candy, etc. The patient's loved it.
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  13. Visit  Lev <3 profile page
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    What is Gumco suction?

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