Student Nurse 60'S Style

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AuthorHouse, Sep 30, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 188 pages
Nursing has come a long way since the days of Florence Nightingale. But a hospital run with the help of cadet nurses and student nurses learning on the wards where they practised. Starched uniforms with little caps. Nothing thrown away, everything re-sterilised and used again, it seems light years away from todays hospitals. Would you know how to set up a major accident procedure? Read about our first attempt at organising a major accident runthrough. If you want to wonder down the path of memory lane then this is the book for you.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
23
CHAPTER THREE
41
CHAPTER FOUR
63
CHAPTER FIVE
79
CHAPTER SIX
101
CHAPTER SEVEN
115
CHAPTER EIGHT
127
CHAPTER NINE
137
CHAPTER TEN
149
CHAPTER ELEVEN
165
Author Biography
179
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About the author (2011)

My age group is classed as the baby boomers, and when you've lived sixty odd years there are bound to be many changes in life, none more so than in nursing. When I left school in 1966 I became a cadet nurse. Cadets filled a useful gap between leaving school and starting training, these days there are no cadets. My training as a student nurse was based on the apprenticeship model, which meant we did most of our learning in the workplace. Today's student nurses are based in universities, with only a minimal placement in the workplace. I live in the beautiful county of Cumbria in the north of England. My home town of Barrow-in-Furness had several hospitals back in the 60's each specialising in one thing, such as peadiatric or maternity, geriatric or gynaecology. During my thirty odd years as a nurse one of the many changes I saw, was the closing of all the local small hospitals; usually built in the Victorian times, to make way for one big hospital with all speciality's based on one site. I was married in 1970 and we have two children together, that meant I worked part time for a number of years before working full time in casualty. I am retired now and one of my biggest joys in life is looking after my two grandchildren, along with gardening, writing and keeping fit, I now have a very relaxed lifestyle, not like the often frantic days when I was nursing.

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