It is over!

  1. Whew.I am cleanest,non-hairy person on the planet..lol It wasn't bad at all.We got to keep out bras on but had to undo them for the back rub. Thanks for all the good thoughts everyone,you helped me alot!:kiss
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Zohar
    Good grief! Thankfully, we didn't have to get that in depth into our bed baths.
  4. by   nrselisa
    Oh my! We got to wear shorts & tank tops for our baths. Aren't you glad it's over?

    Lisa
  5. by   GPatty
    See Rhona? I told you that you could do it!
    The others were as nervous as you, weren't they?
  6. by   kittyw
    Wow ... we did bed baths on the maniquens... without water.
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    rhona, i am glad this part of the skills is over for you. we will not do this to one another.
  8. by   Gator,SN
    Rhona, I'm glad that all went well!
    Ya know, I think that they do this sort of thing to students to help them realize how uncomfortable it is for patients to go through it. (helpful, or not??) anyway, Are you smiling yet???
    Gator
  9. by   RNIAM
    Oh, yes,I am smiling!!. We actually had a good time doing it. The back rub was awesome. You know what felt great for me,was when she washed my hands. She placed the pan of water by my hand and then put my hands in it.All I can say is wow! It was ,so relaxing. We had to make a mit with our cloth,did anyone else do that,what a good idea. I am amazed at how much I am learning. Now I look forward to starting clinical. Thank you everyone for being so supportive.
  10. by   LPNtoBSNstudent
    Wow! I can't believe they have you do that! Well, I think it is probably a good thing, like GatorSN said, to help you realize how uncomfortable it is for patients. I agree about washing the hands, although I've never had that done to me, but, I have always had my patients make comments about that part of the bath, when I put their hands in the water basin.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by lpntobsnstudent
    wow! i can't believe they have you do that! well, i think it is probably a good thing, like gatorsn said, to help you realize how uncomfortable it is for patients. i agree about washing the hands, although i've never had that done to me, but, i have always had my patients make comments about that part of the bath, when i put their hands in the water basin.
    and welcome to the board!
  12. by   luluann
    I currently work parttime as a home health tech. I was TERRIFIED of giving a bed bath w/o my instructor standing right there to "hold my hand" and tell me what I was doing wrong/right etc. However, it is now a breeze! The nice thing, it has helped to build up my confidence in knowing that I really want to go on and become the nurse. I havent' gotten to clinicals yet (next spring) but can't wait.

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