truckinusa (4,996 Views)
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Uh, yeah.....had I been that laboring mother I would have complained too. How long did you stare?
I stuck around long enough to realize I didn't belong , about 20 secs, instructor was in the room. I did knock.
Headed to my first OB rotation in a few hours. I will let you know if I am allowed in a room.
That is not correct. We had plenty of male students, myself included, in L&D, plus doctors and one male nurse who worked there for years. Male OB nurses are rare but not unheard of. My L&D rotation required that we be present for at least one birth. The only minor quibble was that some younger first-time moms were shy or had cultural requirements that male nurses not come in the room. They were always very polite about it.
That's perfectly fine, and your right. But you're consistent.
I just wonder about those who refuse male nurses, but happily accept male MDs, looking at, touching etc. the exact same body parts.
Its not the same thing. You have a long established relationship with your OB. I have been going to mine for 13 years. Also, nurses are the backbone of labor. They are the ones who coach and reassure a laboring woman. My nurses were champs. They were on the same level because they had been there.
I chose my OB for his expertise. I would choose female labor nurses for theirs as well. The difference is theirs is personal. A male nurse can't tell you about his natural labor. A male nurse can't commiserate with you about how breastfeeding sucks. So basically it boils down to wanting someone who knows your pain. Not a man who no matter how much he has read or seen it. will never know it
All the answers are no. I've done intimate care alone many many times in the nursing home environment as a CNA. I don't really like doing it on females. I think it is probably a lawsuit waiting to happen. I just kinda decided after this that I don't need these kinds of headaches. I'm going to be an engineer or do something less noble.
I'm confused, were you kicked out for starring at the patient or for bringing a tray in her room ?
Essentially I upset the hospital, instructor and patient. I was not welcome back by any of them. Patient was in labor and I "stared" at the patient. My staring may have been realizing I wasn't welcome. I did not see anything, the patient was completely covered. I thought the same thing about if this situation was a female student would the outcome be the same? It was a stupid move on my part, maybe I should have ensured that the patient wanted me in their room and/or was escorted by my instructor. I believe the food tray was complimentary for the father. I set it on the far wall way away from the patient. I was never within less than 15 feet of the patient.
Like I said, stupid move, but wondered what folks thought. I believe I am through with nursing.
This story doesn't make sense. Someone had to have handed you the tray to tell you to take it to room X. In addition, you should have knocked and announced yourself asking if it was ok to enter the room.
I agree with Bucky that there is too much missing holes in your story to actually give you help. Hope this is a learning experience and good luck in however you chose to deal with this.
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I don't even know why the instructors make passing trays such a big issue, but they do. I thought it was my responsibility. I think its stupid to pass trays in RN training. I am not one of these people that thinks certain duties are beneath them, I just don't see the point..[/QUOTE]
I think this may be more of an issue than anything else. It's not beneath us as students to do ANYTHING that is asked of us. If the instructor wants you to do it, you do it.
As for why you were dismissed, seems odd, details are missing. It seems harsh to dismiss you for staring. Any student could stare if they saw something that they were unfamiliar with. It happens. Part of the student process is gaining a poker face.[/QUOTE]
I was very tired that day and I might have stared a little too long. I saw a patient with a sweaty forehead and realized maybe I should leave. Nothing too exciting. It was such a non event I left the room and completely forgot about it until I had a meeting with my director. I wasn't sure what the big ordeal was?
The funny thing is if I am this horrible creeper then why am I allowed to retake the class?
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