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Nurse looks back at 50 years in the profession

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I trained in 1978 and we were taught to look at a patient from head to toe so we woudnt miss anything? Everything was very regimented on the ward. Bath book, drinks book, denture book, pressure area check book etc. I remember on nights in A/E being sent up to the medical wards at 6am to observe cardiac patients. In my 3rd year I was in charge of an acute medical ward with an auxillary nurse on nights, I had 5 minutes to spare and was studying with my back to the door. I didnt hear the night sister come in so didnt stand up to acknowledge her, boy did I get told off. There were good and bad things about those times. We have to change with the times.

Posted date

11 January, 2013

Posted time

7:18 pm

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