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- Sep 9, '12 by dudette10Yes, basic skills taught in the first day and practiced during the first clinical rotation (among other things).
- Sep 9, '12 by nu rnA requirement for my RN program was that applicants had to already be a CNA, so we came into the program already knowing bathing/feeding/bedmaking etc before we started. This way we could move right on to other skills. In clinicals, we were always responsible for these as part of our total care of our pts.
- Sep 9, '12 by aachavezMy mom has always been insanely picky about making her bed. During my fundamentals (which I finish this week) our first skills were hand washing, vital signs, bed making, baths, oral care, changing briefs, dressing and similar. I figured that my mom got her hospital corner skills from grandma, who was an RN for ever. My instructor was pleased with my mitred corners! The only other person in the class that did really well at bed making was the ex-military guy. He was so over analytical, that he was looking for a ruler, asking for measurements.
But in answer to the original question, Yes, these skills are being taught. During this term we learned all 'CNA' skills, and did tons of 'em at our nursing home clinical.
- Sep 9, '12 by NewbieNeedsHelpYes, graduated in 2011 and taught bed baths and bed making
Rarely do I make beds or bathe patients where I work now... Guess I'm lucky. Sometimes I think the techs have a harder job haha jk
- Sep 9, '12 by SkipsI learned how to do that in my CNA course. We did not cover that in my BSN program because one of the requirements to get in was being a CNA. We were expected to know how to do that already.
- Sep 10, '12 by BrandonLPNQuote from Good Morning, GilI haven't mitered a corner since nursing school either. If I help a CNA by getting a pt up out of bed I tell them that I got them changed, dressed and up.... but they need to go make the bed.I had to learn this in school, along with making an occupied, unoccupied bed, and the mitered corners. And, I just graduated 2 years ago. Those mitered corners went out the window after my first clinical, just not natural for me lol.
- Sep 10, '12 by BrandonLPNBesides, making beds is womens' work.
- Sep 10, '12 by sarakjpI just graduated from a 4 year BSN program and I remember very vaguely one lab day where we learned how to make occupied beds and perform bed baths with wipes. It was totally lame. I got by in clinical because I became a CNA during one of my summer breaks and learned the basics there. In the hospital where I work now, I have never even SEEN those wipes. I think they're nasty :/
- Sep 10, '12 by ukjenn231we didn't learn bed baths and making beds but a pre req to starting the program (bsn) was to complete a cna course.
- Sep 11, '12 by nursenotamaidI went to nursing school about 12 years ago (wow...that long?!) and we were taught soap and water baths with wash cloths and we also had to make our beds with flat sheets, not fitted ones.
Now, the hospital I work in does not *allow* soap and water baths. Every bath has to be done with chlorhexidine wipes and thats that. If I have a really stinky patient, I will pull the curtain and hide so I can give a soap and water bath.
The hospital also took away all razors from the bedside and gave us electric clippers that really don't do a nice face shave. :-\