A few good things
I can think of a few good things that have come to nursing over the years. Fitted sheets, oh yea. Latex Gloves, you know the kind where your finger doesn't poke through the end. Ear thermometers, automated blood pressure cuffs. Heplocks and Picc lines, less poking and prodding. Disposable dressing sets. Premixed enema set ups and families encouraged to stay in the rooms with their loved ones.
Nurse Nellie says retractable injection needles are a waste of health care taxes. In twenty something nursing years, I've had a needle stick once, and this was with a clean needle. I would prefer an oven packed with warm flannels. But then I suppose it's easier to sell someone on safety needles, the selling of the safety needle has that wondrous fear factor going for it, closes the deal every time. At least that's the way Nurse Nellie sees it.