right or wrong?
I had an argument with a friend about this. At a government hospital the chief nurse had called upon the caregiving students and have them try to do IV insertions on a patient for the sake of 'experience'. I questioned why they are allowed to do this when it is not part of their job, and I said they should not not do IV insertions because they are incompetent and they do not cover this in their training. I also asked what's the point of the certification if just about anyone can do IV therapy?
Members of my family, caregivers and not, disagree with me, saying that I am trying to belittle caregivers, and that I am denying them the freedom to learn.
And now my friend is afraid to go back to the hospital because the chief nurse and other nurses might chew her out because I made such a big deal out of it.
I know that in the Philippines, ethical and legal aspects are not so observed in the clinical areas, but when the patient is poor, cannot afford private health care, and seeking our help, should we still deny him/her a dignified health service, even though it is not the best possible? I believe IVT is not something caregivers should meddle on, with or without nurse supervision.
I really pity the patients who are taken advantage the most.