Things you didn't learn in nursing school - page 4

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    I have worked in EMS for quite some time but what I have found that nursing school does NOT teach you is how to deal with problems in nursing care when it comes to family and patients...oh, im sorry I meant to say "clients" -

    When a problem arises, we (students) are quickly removed from the situation and then is handled by other staff. It would have been nice to see how situations and problems are handled whether it is the right way or the wrong way.

    I guess this is two fold, on one hand, it would have been nice to see how the situation is handled and on the second, we are removed from the situation to lessen the liability from us, the instructor, and the school.

    eh, each situation is different and I guess I will learn as time goes on!
    nrsang97, anotherone, and Fiona59 like this.

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    How to be a nurse.
  3. 1
    How to be less nervous and overthink what I am doing.
    anotherone likes this.
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    Never underestimate the strength of a confused little old lady
    Ginger80, potentilla, GreenApplesauce, and 15 others like this.
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    The importance of a good bowel motion in the elderly:..........
    tewdles, NutmeggeRN, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.
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    That nursing school provides the very basics. You need to be able to put all those pieces together somehow, and that a year+ goes by before you really begin feel competent in the area you're working. Like, "Oh right. This is what they meant."
    anotherone likes this.
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    That the Rapid Response Team nurses are your friends - don't be afraid to call them, and that if you are asking yourself if you need them - you do!
    AnonRNC and nrsang97 like this.
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    how to accomplish bedmaking for 20 patients in just an hour..
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    That being in my OB rotation would not prevent me from getting pregnant..... Wouldn't trade him for the world but 32 years ago it was drama to the nth degree!!!
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    How to talk with patients about death and withdrawing/continuing care and how to communicate with doctors without turning into
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    imintrouble and texasmum like this.


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