Just wanted to know if others thought that too many nursing student's expectations of nursing are maybe jaded by the nurses on ER or other t.v. shows? We are almost done with our first set of clinicals, and one girl dropped out of the program last week because as she said "I'm sick of seeing BM and lifting and moving pts. This is not what I expected of nursing." :angryfire
What did she think--we were going to go in, fresh into nursing school & clinicals to boot, and start giving medications? Call me simple but I love when the family members thank me for doing whatever I did to help their sick loved one. Not to mention the fact that we have also learned trach care, PEG tube flushing, NG tube insertion, and lots of other things hands on. Guess its just different strokes for different folks.
Mar 24, '04
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I have a question...how DO you all deal with the BM's, messy or otherwise? Answer: Very carefully
Do you wear gloves? :stone Ummmm....yeah: gloves, plastic apron too
How do you deal with the smell? :stone you really don't...after a while I guess you just get over it.
Do you just get use to it? I'm not sure about anyone else but after the first two clinicals, didn't really bother me much.
I have children and animals so I am use to smelling and cleaning up poop but I want to know when it comes to other people who aren't your family, how do you deal with it?
Thanks so much in advance for your answers!!
Hopefully I've answered your questions (see above). Trust me, its not like cleaning up after a child or an animal, but you certainly don't want someone lying in it if they can't clean themselves so you do what ya gotta.
Last edit by Luv2banurse2004 on Mar 25, '04