I personally dislike patterned scrubs. Nursing has come a long way in being looked at as a profession. However, patterned scrubs in my opinion don't help this. At the very least I will wear solid scrubs because I care about my own professional image.
Checking integument as a head to toe assessment in general - in a recent case for rashes to screen for Steven Johnson syndrome. Thought I'd cast my net here for a more diverse response before asking my clinical instructor.
If it's not necessary to inspect the whole integument during a head-to-toe, then why do we do so at all unless otherwise indicated?
Hey, everyone. So I'm doing clinicals in the hospital now and I'm having difficulty. I'm finding it difficult to initiate physical examination of women (as I'm a male) that incorporates observing or touching the breast tissue and perineum. I personally believe that it isn't a big deal d/t it being necessary for proper medical and nursing care - however I just seem to not be able to get over the hurdle and put these beliefs into practice. I feel like I'm not shy, but rather nervous about them questioning why on earth I have to be so invasive and believing I shouldn't be doing such a thing.
So does anyone have advice on gaining more confidence with doing these invasive assessments on the opposite sex?
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I went from danskos to these because I kept almost braking my ankles in the danskos and they are too heavy to wear around all day. I don't do running shoes cause blood and fluids drain through the mesh and onto my feet.
Please speak to occupational health - both at clinical sites and at school. They should have non-latex equipment available. That isn't just for gloves, but other medical supplies you should be coming into contact with.