Our last rotation was on the Kidney ward where we learned how to set up, monitor, and terminate dialysis treatment. There is a lot of steps and tubes to use. We cannot say even now after 2 days we would remember how to do it. It was a challenge for sure. It is great being able to learn the information and have the knowledge base so you can explain to your patients what they will be experiencing. The rest of the time we spent taking vital signs.
The interesting thing is we had to wear nursing caps. We do not wear them in Canada, because they are an infection risk. In a few years we also think they will be phased out in the Philippines as well for this reason. It was nice to be able to actually experience what the caps feel like and to work wearing them. They were not heavy and if you pinned them well they would not fall. We liked wearing it because it identified us as a nurse and people knew who we were.