I recently enrolled in an ADN program and am doing a maternity clinical right now. I was told by my instructor that I should always have a fellow female nursing student in the room with me.
I understand that this helps protect me but is this a law of some sort or is it merely a recommendation?
Also, should all male nurses have a female nurse with them whenever they have a female patient? What do you do if your patient specifically requests a female nurse. Is it always feasible to simply have another nurse take that patient??
Sorry for all the questions but this issue has been really bothering me. How do you guys typically handle this?