Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Playing Registered Nurse First Assist
That’s my daughter partaking in a classic game of Operation in the kindergarten nursing room at her school. My wife organized one of the 75 community groups that visited for a day of exploration.
Students who thought they were playing doctor were informed they were playing Registered Nurse First Assist, a class of nurse that assists with operations. The game was the most popular activity, probably due to the real surgical mask, cap and gloves students got to use and keep. There was also a skull and spinal column craft activity, vitals monitoring using hospital equipment and viewing germs on your hands using special light.
After putting out a general call for volunteers, I noticed only women had signed up, so I asked her to seek out a male role model… who turned out to be a third semester nursing student. It’s an issue I’m keenly aware of because of the fuss mothers make over the two fathers who participate in our Parent-Teacher Organization.
See previously: Surgery doll: Erwin the Little Patient (for the last photos on the page)