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4. Smell There is a lot that a nurse can tell just by using their sense of smell. Be it the smell of your patients urine, an infected wound or stools. Once youve established something doesnt smell right, a nurse is able to proceed with confidence.
2. The ears If a patient is unstable, they will make abnormal sounds. Sounds that indicate something is wrong with, perhaps, their airways such as wheezing, gurgling, stridor and so on. At other times, there are no sounds at all, which would also indicate a complete airway obstruction in some cases. So, using your ears, you will be able to ascertain whether your patient is making the right kind of sounds. If it is not breathing, they may cry/scream, or try to tell you something. Gather the facts with your ears and from then on, you will be able to act accordingly.
7. Both become techno-savvy Detectives and Nurses know how to use a computer and find information via the internet.
6. Both document well Detectives keep careful notes of what they find. Nurses know if they didnt document what they did, as far as the world is concerned, they did not do it.
Patient will keep a journal of total intake every time food is consumed and mark where improvement can be made. (accountability, ongoing education experience)