Inspired by my love of the "what we used to do" threads.
What do you guys think that we -- nursing or medicine or anything else health related -- won't be doing in ten years? Or, heck, even twenty? Thirty?
What is your unit not doing now that used to be done? etc. Progress!
For instance, I work on a burn unit and burn medicine has massively progressed since the Iraq War and continuing into Afghanistan. No more daily tanks. In fact, tanking in general is frowned upon unless necessary or wanted (!) by the patient. We're also pulling away from silver-based dressings in an inpatient setting. Latest studies suggest that they don't help with healing or infection prevention. We still use them for long-acting dressings but there really isn't another option.
Also general nursing stuff -- my hospital recently tried to implement an E-ICU but it just didn't work. Is this the wave of the future?