Nursing: Then and Now - page 5

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The nursing profession, as a whole, as well as the role of the nurse have evolved dramatically over the past several decades. I personally have witnessed the changing face of nursing during my 30+ years in the profession. Gone... Read More


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    Quote from sharpeimom
    I've shared this elsewhere on allnurses. On one of my earliest first job evaluations when I hastily polished my white Clinics, I didn't take time to dip my laces in Clorox.

    It was just that one time, but all that was written on that week's probationary eval was "Katherine does not polish her laces when she polishes her shoes."
    LOL.

    Do you think nurses today even think about dipping their laces in Clorox much less polish their shoes........or clogs.......or whatever. HA HA HA
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    Quote from tnbutterfly
    LOL.

    Do you think nurses today even think about dipping their laces in Clorox much less polish their shoes........or clogs.......or whatever. HA HA HA

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    Quote from merlee
    - Blood pressure devices (sphygmamonometers) had real mercury in them



    - Chest tubes got 'milked/stripped', either by hand or with strippers



    More later!
    *middle school giggles*!!!!!/ thats what she said!!!!!!
    ok ok, im done now, time to appreciate how my profession has grown, evolved and of course, gone back to basics! :-)
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    may i create a sub-post within this post???

    what are the old school nursing things you WISH you could still use?
    and "what EBP nursing care that you gave tonight, do you predict will be out of touch in 5 years???

    this is not to shame, it to learn!!!!
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    nowadays, dp the MD apreciate the RN trying to round on their patient together? or it is more, im Meds, your Nursing, lets do our own thing???
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    I absolutely love hearing stories from my seasoned co-workers. One that comes to mind is they tell me they used to foil TPN all the way from the bag to the tubing to protect it from light along with other meds. I smile at the mental picture.
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    Quote from SNB1014
    may i create a sub-post within this post???what are the old school nursing things you WISH you could still use?
    As I said earlier, I think we need to return to the old style of isolation. Double bagging everything. Pts stayed in the rooms. I think there would be much fewer " outbreaks"
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    Remember the old linen chute with the hanging key that was in the hall??? When you put the dirty linen in, it would vacuum 'whoosh' down - just hope you didn't mix anything into the dirty laundry as it was now GONE!

    And the higher floor you were on, the greater the vacuum 'shoosh' was.
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    Oh yeah, just remembered too, that when the fire bells went off, someone was suppposed to tape the chute shut. Had a big role of 2 inch surgical tape hanging next to the key. Was part of the fire drill protocol.
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    Quote from Pepper The Cat
    As I said earlier, I think we need to return to the old style of isolation. Double bagging everything. Pts stayed in the rooms. I think there would be much fewer " outbreaks"

    When they stop letting patients run the show then perhaps this is a reasonable request.
    C-lion, 1feistymama, opdahlamber, and 5 others like this.


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