Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First Nursing Lab Funnies

Today was our first day of nursing lab - and we demonstrated/learned bed baths, making an occupied bed bedpan use and movement/restraints. Two funny moments that made the day a bit less stressful (I was 20 minutes late since I thought class started at 8:30 a.m.):

1. During the restraints/movement part, one of the students played the patient while the other attempted to move her from a sitting position on the bed to the chair next to the bed. This was the second pair in the group, so nobody was really paying attention. The "nurse" goes to help move the "patient" and the "patient" let out a HUGE groan. The entire lab went silent, and the "nurse" froze. And then we all started laughing hysterically as the "patient" said, "I was just trying to be realistic!"

2. As one of the students was talking about why she was getting into nursing, she explained that she had worked with the blind for the past five years. Listening attentively, the instructor asked, "And do you sign (as in sign language)?" The student waited an awkward moment and said, "No, because I worked with the blind..."

YAY fun moments! Tomorrow is vital signs - yikes!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

hahaha the blind comment is awesome. yay for nursing funnies! good luck with vital signs - dont worry, they're super easy. you'll be able to take vitals in your sleep after the first week :) love you!