filipino nurses are macgyver ( american adventuretelevision series
, produced in the united states
, about the laid-back
, extremely resourceful secret agent )
one example i remember while having my rotation in the orthopedic ward where instead of using accurately weighted sand bags we use hollow blocks and stones to pull those stings.:chuckle do you thinks its safe?
one thing that is very frustrating is we spend precious time regulating iv fluids, large volume of medications and taking vital signs of just one patients while we still have 20 patients more to attend to.
when i was a student i remember this patient he was uneasy scratching every part of his body and you can smell his body odor i ask him to take his bath but he complained that theres no bathroom in the hospital and not enough water
one thing that bothers me is that some hospitals we do reuse syringes ( we label them). does your hospital do this? sometimes post operative patients don't receive enough blanket to keep them warm that sometimes we receive them in the ward shivering having cold extremities
i'm not generalizing here just want to here you're observation and your comments or suggestions about our nursing practice here in the philippines because i think that we are far beyond.