I'm taking a distance learning LPN refresher course to get my licence back after 15 years away, yes, it is accredited. I haven't done my clinical yet and two of the situations I have come across in talking with the few nurses I know are the changes in freedom from restrains and confidentiality.
Back when I worked in a nursing home, we could still put people in vest and belt restraints or in a sedan chair with a tray in front so they couldn't wander. Ditto with side rails and bed restraints. I realize things have changed, and I wouldn't mind a clinical discussion as to how you ensure patient safety now.
Also, not calling patients by their last name? I also have been told that being informed of a patients HIV status is now considered invasion of privacy? Wouldn't mind hearing from anyone who is in the trenches.....
Former Army nurse and critical care pediatric LPN.