Malnutrition, dirty clothing and chronic dehydration – it’s disgusting how some patients let themselves go. Thankfully, to solve this the government today announced that new nurses will spend their first year devoting themselves to basic nursing care. Here The Daily News looks at what a typical day in hospital will look like for nurses in training.
0630. Check your elderly patients. If any appear to be unresponsive, test their cognitive skills, eg hold up the front page of the Express and see if they shout something angrily. If they don’t they are possibly dead. Cover with a sheet and move on. This is called triage.