You know you're Old School when... - page 26
Oh dear I really have set myself off on a trip down memory lane!! Recently a doctor called me "very old school" I think it was meant as a complement but unsurprisingly I was horrified but to be fair... Read More
Jan 3, '11Noahm, really enjoyed your post. Wow.
I had to chuckle tho, because in some places in the states, having a total ***** as a NM or DON (matron) is still real common
Jan 3, '11Justa,
I had a clinical instructor in 2007 who tried to harp about how wearing gloves while giving bed baths in particular made patients feel bad. She was against them. LOL!!! Needless to say I always wore gloves regardless.
Jan 3, '11i finished my undergrad nursing program in the mid-seventies and began on an ortho floor. the experienced nurses were all older but seemed to be much older. one night, i came on the floor
to begin my shift and the off-going nurses were all upset. the orderly had called off and one nurse had a
man who had to be catherized since he hadn't voided since he had returned hours ago.
women. never. catherize. men. ever! ever! ever! just isn't proper. or quite nice.
i volunteered for task. one might even say i manned up...:d
you know what? he didn't care and the world didn't come to a shuddering halt!
Jan 3, '11I am loving this thread!
Here are some of the things I remember from 1998 (probably not truly "old school") when I graduated:
- MOM and cascara ("black and white")
- Computers pretty much only used for looking up labs
- Doing the narc count pre- and post- shift with paper and pen, counting each med individually (no pyxis)
- Med-surg nurses never, ever doing IV push meds on the floor
- Hospitals being hospitals, not "hotels"
- Wet to dry dressings for pretty much every wound
- Constantly giving patients demerol for pain
I'm sure there are more I'll think of. Keep them coming, everyone!
Jan 4, '11Okay does anyone remember clysis???? This was used at my first job out ofin a nursing facility I worked in in Ohio, I was very surprised by this,it wasn't in a vein it was in the muscle they used a large gauge metal needle 18 g, it was placed into anteror portion of the thigh they either injected wydase into the surronding tissue or it was placed in the fluids, they used this for slow hydration on failure to thrive patients.
Jan 4, '11Quote from justalpnwmgWow! I have never heard of this. I'm going to look it up to find out more. It sounds very odd! LOLOkay does anyone remember clysis???? This was used at my first job out ofin a nursing facility I worked in in Ohio, I was very surprised by this,it wasn't in a vein it was in the muscle they used a large gauge metal needle 18 g, it was placed into anteror portion of the thigh they either injected wydase into the surronding tissue or it was placed in the fluids, they used this for slow hydration on failure to thrive patients.
Jan 5, '11This thread is great...I feel like I missed out! I love my "old-school" co-workers--they teach me WAY more than I ever could have learned in nursing school!
Jan 5, '11Quote from justalpnwmgWe do the 3 bottle routine (same as string of bottles) all the time on our prostate patients still You are not that oldString of bottles on prostate surg pts. This was ordered to watch the progression of bleeding usually 5 I believe each time the patient voided you emtpied it into a bottle or gave him several urinals. The surgeon usually came in later to see how he was and looked at the voidings for color and amount. I also remember a harris flush. Yes I also remember in training we never used gloves for colostomy patients or cleaning bm's that would make the patient feel dirty. We were told simple hand washing will take care of everything that was in the early 80's