I guess I think too much and always will do. I have a question that has posed in my lil brain wondering why I dont see Nurses use stethoscopes to listen to heart or lungs in the medical.surgical wards. I got taught in first year of nursing 'Clinical Health Assessment' that covers all the assessments of the anataomy. Wonder why it gets taught but its never used in reality. I guess its more used in Emergency Department.
Unlike shows say Scrubs
, where I see the nurse wear a stethoscope around her neck??????
Do nurses in general surgical and medical wards, have a sthethoscope to use and listen to patients chest?