Nursing: Then and Now - page 5
by tnbutterfly 86,875 Views | 188 Comments Admin
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
- 6Oct 23, '12 by tnbutterfly AdminQuote from sharpeimomLOL.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."
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
- 5Quote from merlee*middle school giggles*!!!!!/ thats what she said!!!!!!- Blood pressure devices (sphygmamonometers) had real mercury in them
- Chest tubes got 'milked/stripped', either by hand or with strippers
ok ok, im done now, time to appreciate how my profession has grown, evolved and of course, gone back to basics! :-)
- 3Oct 23, '12 by Pepper The CatQuote from SNB1014As 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"may i create a sub-post within this post???what are the old school nursing things you WISH you could still use?
- 5Oct 23, '12 by amoLuciaRemember 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.
- 8Oct 24, '12 by SweettartRNQuote from Pepper The CatAs 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.