Can someone please help me with planning our capping ceremony?

  1. I am getting capped in April and we are planning on doing a skit on the past, present and future of nursing. I would really love some ideas. We would start with Florence Nightingale , of course.

    Thanks so much, April
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    Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 31
    LPN in ICU/Stepdown


  3. by   nesher
    Really? A capping ceremony? I wasn't aware this was still in the vogue anywhere. Tell me you don't have to wear caps where you will work....

    Maybe you need to make up the image of what your nurse of the future will look like, act like, dress like. This aspect is probabaly where you could have the most fun with this idea. I would skip the past and present and since you and your cohort are the furture - have fun with imagining whats to come.
    Good luck
  4. by   Mystery5
    I have a great collection of antique nursing books. If you come over to my house I'll show you them. Ever hear about a turpenetine enema? Well, they used to do them!
  5. by   begalli
    Ohhh!!! Mystery5 I LOVE old nursing books. I have a few as well. Like the turpentine thing (forget about projectile, more like volatile!), I've found similarily weird things in my books from the 20's-40's.

    Have fun with this adean. I'm sure you'll get some great replies here.
  6. by   Mystery5
    The Art and Science of Nursing 1935

    Anthelmintic Enema: This is an enema given to expell worm. Some thread-worms will be carried away with a soap suds enema with turpentine....

    Kerosene Enema: This form of treatment is given frequently in amebic dysentery.....

    Egg and Ether Enema: This is sometime used, but often as a last resort, in the relief of distension....

    Yeast Enema: This is one quart of warm water and one-half cake of yeast, thouroughly mised and given very warm.

    Purgative enema: ..... The ingredient are on pint of soap-suds, one half ounce of magnesuim sulphate crystals, one ounce of glycerine, and one-half ounce of oil of turpentine. Beat the glycerine and oil of turpentine into an emulsion and add the other ingredients.....

    1)another purgative enema is ordinary soap-suds to which is added fifteen grains of powdered ox-gall. This usually produces drastic results.
  7. by   Mystery5
    This is compsed of eight ounces of milk, and eight ounces of molasses. The mixture may also be in proportions of six to six. This is especially efficient, as the sugar of the molasses with the milk form gases which distend the bowels causing frequent copious bowel movements. Starch-water may be added to a six to six mixture to the extent of four ounces.
  8. by   Mystery5
    And then there's the lost art of using Counter Irritants!!!

    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle