I have what I feel to be a stupid and maybe obvious question for nursing students. When it comes to hands on training - how much are we exposed (physically as in nudity) to our classmates? Example: learning to preform 12 lead EKGs. Are we going to actually disrobe in front of the class? Sponge baths, etc. I know we have to learn on each other, just wondered if we go all the way in terms of being seen nude by one another?
Weird question...I know. Sorry, very new to all of this!:imbar
Jun 16, '08
by kat7ap, LPN
You should not have to disrobe at all! That's what the mannequins are for... The most I ever had to expose was my abdomen when I had another female student assess my bowel tones. Other than that, we learned most procedures that were actually invasive such as catheter insertion or NG tube placement on special mannequins. We also learned bed baths on mannequins. I could never imagine a school having students do that to each other, LOL! EKGs were not part of my schools curriculum so I'm not sure.
However once you start clinicals you will be learning those things on real patients. So if you have issues with seeing nudity, start getting over it now!
Last edit by kat7ap on Jun 16, '08
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