Cadavers - page 2

after reading some of ya'lls remarks about your a&p class i was wondering. who had human cadavers in a&p? if you do, what type/size school are you attending? i attend a small community college,... Read More

  1. by   GPatty
    When I was in school a few years ago (started nursing school, but had to drop), we had a cadaver in school. I still think that it was amazing to see! And over our break, our instructor had just "skinned" the fellow, so we could check out his muscle groups also. I do remember it was interesting, but it was also a long time ago. Kind of wish we had one around these days.
    Julie
  2. by   Nurse Megz
    What years did you use the cadavers or the cats and such? I'm going into second semester for RN and there has been nothing said about disecting anything....We learnt our muscle groups on diagrams...

  3. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by nurse megz
    what years did you use the cadavers or the cats and such? i'm going into second semester for rn and there has been nothing said about disecting anything....we learnt our muscle groups on diagrams...

    we use the cadavers in a&p. also, i will be having a dissection class, but it is not part of the nursing program, it is just an extra class i am taking.
  4. by   NurseKimberley
    It would have been cool to have cadavers...We did the usual animals. But we did have ADAM (helpful with names of bones and junk) and our teacher arranged for us to witness an autopsy at a large city a couple hours away. VERY INTERESTING. One of the most memorable things about school for me.
  5. by   Bonnie Blue
    Way back when I had A & P the 1st time, we had cadavers that the 1st year med students had disected. This was at a large state school. I think having a med school at your school helps increase your odds of working with a cadaver. Those of you who will be working with a cadaver, remember not to wear wool or other natural fiber clothing. The preservative will cling to the fibers and you will never get the smell out.

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