You know you're Old School when... - page 26

by snoopy29

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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 when I look back so many... Read More


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    I 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!
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    Okay does anyone remember clysis???? This was used at my first job out of nursing school in 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.
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    Quote from justalpnwmg
    Okay does anyone remember clysis???? This was used at my first job out of nursing school in 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.
    Wow! I have never heard of this. I'm going to look it up to find out more. It sounds very odd! LOL
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    This 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!
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    Darn positional IV's that needed an exact drip rate, going by gravity.
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    Quote from justalpnwmg
    String 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
    We do the 3 bottle routine (same as string of bottles) all the time on our prostate patients still You are not that old


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