This is a must read! HAHA! Thank God for how far Nursing has come
Here’s the link
Here’s a peek at how funny nursing requirements were during Nightingale’s era
By a sort of tacit understanding nursing is generally, we may say almost universally, regarded as a woman’s vocation. It is very
desirable that the nurse should be a young woman, and both in hospital and private practice, women are employed both in
the female and in the male wards. There are, it is true, men who adopt nursing as a calling, but compared with the women
they are few in number. The so-called “male nurse” partakes more of the nature of the valet or attendant than of the nurse
proper. In exceptional cases where a patient is extremely violent and cannot be controlled in any other way, the
services of a man may be found necessary, but practical experience shows that a delirious patient is far more likely to be
quieted by the gentle touch of a female hand than by any mere exhibition of physical strength. Whilst recognising the
occasional utility of a man as a nurse we are inclined to think that the occupation is one which is more safely left in the hands
of women. The following remarks apply almost entirely to the female sick-nurse, and are not applicable to the male
attendant, or to the nurse or nursemaid who is entrusted with the care of healthy children…..
THE NURSE’S QUALIFICATIONS.—-
The qualifications required to be a successful nurse are necessarily of a high order, and this applies not only to the trained nurse, but to her embryo sister who wishes to adopt nursing as a calling.
In the first place she must be not only physically, but constitutionally strong. She must be not only well formed, but must have certain powers of resistance. A girl, for example, who is subject to sick headaches, or who readily “knocks up,” will never make a good nurse. The best type of nursing girl is one who is tall and strong, and who has a certain suppleness of movement. One who is accustomed to play lawn-tennis, who can ride, and skate, and row, makes the best material. If she can dance, especially if she is an enthusiastic dancer, it is a great advantage, for graceful carriage is a thing to be cultivated, and nothing is more distasteful in a sick-room than a suspicion of clumsiness. If in addition to being well formed she is favoured with good looks, it is all in her favour, for doctors readily recognise the influence of an attractive person in the management of refractory patients.
The WITHDRAWAL mnemonic is a useful aid to recognizing and remembering the clinical symptoms of withdrawal.26
Hyperactive, high pitched cry, hypotonia
Diarrhea, disorganized suck
Respiratory distress, rhinorrheoa
Alkalosis – respiratory
During the IMMEDIATE PP period… What is the priority nursing action? * The NCLEX question is asking for the priority b4 the fundal massage?? but I always through fundal massage was priority?
In regards to NCLEX questions on this topic… should PP assessment/ NSG action go in this order or are these just assessments that must be completed?
What is your professional nursing belief?
I am not a fan of cheaters… you know the ones who deliberately write notes on the desk and somehow manage to get away with it… only to leave poorly erased proof their cheating… In the end it the cheaters will suffer when they go to take the NCLEX… but still it really errks me that (nsg) students do this! What would you do?