I'm in nursing school, and they just don't seem to teach the important things . . .
I'd be interested in anything you have to share.
I wish they'd taught:
You will clean loads of excrement.
Sometimes you have to dig to find a person's private parts. :imbar
For female foleys, lift and separate.
Not everyone is circumcised, and you have to know what to do about it. :imbar
When parting legs, lift and spread at the same time or you could dislocate a hip.
When inserting an NG, send it straight back, not up. Stick the end in water to see if you're in the lung (it will bubble).
Mar 21, '05
I'd also like to add what they shouldn't teach ...
There's a bunch of gooble-de-gook that's, quite frankly, worthless.
It's almost like they put a bunch of worthless junk in the textbooks so they can justify the outrageous prices they charge. And the teachers teach this stuff because it's part of the "cirriculum."
Don't get me wrong. Some of it is useful, but too much of it isn't.
Personally, I'd rather have extra days in clinical than in class. You learn a lot more clinical. And the charts are much more educational than any textbook.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 21, '05