Okay I am starting nursing school
sept 2010 and I have heard, not sure I believe this but... do we as students practice inserting nasogastric tubes into eachothers noses or just work on simulator dummys for that? I know this is a silly ques. But I am curious and a bit freaked out about having it done on me. Also, how far into your nursing clinicals do u start practicing this? Please respond if ya don't mind. Any tips on how to perform procedure is welcome too. I have a baseline idea on how it can be done, I saw my mom get one in the hospital and the nurse walked through the steps for it. Thanks.
Jun 19, '09
Quote from diane-rn in michigan
at my school (university) we never practiced invasive procedures on one another, nor were we allowed to, inside school or outside of school. i agree... would not be a comfortable situation at all.
i have heard nurses who have been in practice for 20+ years talk about having to start foleys on one another when they were in school (shudder).
the most 'invasive' thing you may have to do is a bed bath (where the person you bathe is wearing t shirt/tank top and shorts).
wow, this gives new meaning to the phrase "up close and personal"!!!!
i've been practicing 24 years and when i was in school we never started foleys on each other. i cannot imagine any school permitting that. someone is pulling your leg. we gave ourselves (and other students)im injections with normal saline though after practicing on an orange. we never did the practicing of ng tubes(may have been in the second year of the rn program which i opted not to continue) but i had a friend who went through the rn program at a different school and she told me of her experience. she'd eaten a peanut butter sandwich prior to returning for class and that's when they practiced the ng tube insertion--on her---she said its removal was not a happy time!
Last edit by Midwest4me on Jun 19, '09
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