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Aibu to wonder how a nurse can get this wrong?

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Graphista Thu 14-Jun-18 18:37:22

Watching £100k drop on catch up.

I'm an ex nurse haven't practised for almost 2 decades but still remember the basics (I hope)

Answers:

Lacrimal
Parotid
Sebaceous

Q tears are produced from which gland in the body?

The only one she even recognised as a gland was sebaceous and that's what she put ALL their money on.

Nurses and ex-nurses can you answer this

A without googling
B knowing what the other glands do and where they are?

I knew it instantly and I'm quite shocked a currently practising, probably fairly recently qualified nurse didn't know this! Surely it's basic A&P?!

Not even my area of expertise.

Arriettyborrower Thu 14-Jun-18 18:40:55

I am a nurse and would’ve known with just the question without the choices BUT a&p fascinates me so I read up whilst training and continued that post qualifying.

I currently oversee approx 90 RN’s, I would say a large proportion wouldn’t know the answer.....

reallybadidea Thu 14-Jun-18 18:41:02

Do we know that she's definitely a registered nurse? Because I know someone who's a nursing assistant/HCA and I've known her describe herself as a nurse hmm

heateallthebuns Thu 14-Jun-18 18:41:04

I'm not a nurse but I'm pretty sure it's lacrimal?

IWantMyHatBack Thu 14-Jun-18 18:41:07

Not a nurse

It's lacrimal

Ohyesiam Thu 14-Jun-18 18:41:31

Yes.
Haven’t nursed for 15 ish years.
Lacrimose is a word for tearful so it’s really surprising she didn’t get it.

Arriettyborrower Thu 14-Jun-18 18:41:34

A&P just isn’t in the training in a basic form anymore

Katescurios Thu 14-Jun-18 18:41:37

Guessing here as a non-healthcare professionals but sebaceous is something to do with skin, guessing lacrimol has something to do with lactation so parotid???

Katescurios Thu 14-Jun-18 18:42:42

Oh no, got it wrong.

Arriettyborrower Thu 14-Jun-18 18:42:50

I think it’s also about having an interest in language and where words originate from which is born out by above posters replies who are not nurses!

MargotLovedTom1 Thu 14-Jun-18 18:46:34

Lacrimal - tears.

Parotid - saliva.

Sebaceous - skin.

Bombardier25966 Thu 14-Jun-18 18:47:06

It's from the Latin lacrima, that's how I know it.

I can understand why a nurse that doesn't work in that specialism wouldn't know. Equally I wouldn't expect a nurse working in ophthalmology to know the intricacies of the vagina.

daisypond Thu 14-Jun-18 18:47:42

I'm not a nurse and know it. I don't need the multiple choice. I'm interested in languages, though, so I find this sort of stuff really easy.

lisasimpsonssaxophone Thu 14-Jun-18 18:47:56

Not a nurse but I guessed it because of studying Latin at school. I’ve no idea whether nurses are expected to be able to name every gland though!

ZibbidooZibbidooZibbidoo Thu 14-Jun-18 18:48:14

Not a nurse, have zero medical knowledge and I guess lacrimal. Don’t know why. I know sebaceous is to do with oil/sebum? Don’t know what parotid is. But lacrimal jumped out at me.

Allegorical Thu 14-Jun-18 18:49:06

Allied Health care professional - knew instantly it was lacrimal.
That’s pretty shocking to be honest that she didn’t even consider it. But I am often surprised as the daft questions i get from student nurses when they come to spend a bit of time with me these days.

BalloonSlayer Thu 14-Jun-18 18:49:14

Not a nurse but lacrima means crying in Latin so I would go for lacrimal.

LizzyBennett Thu 14-Jun-18 18:49:35

I only know this because we poke people in the eye with lachrimal probes in my current post - before this job I worked in T+O and had no clue.

Like a pp said - a&p just isn't focused on in basic training. I didn't know all the long bones before I worked in Ortho [shame]

ZibbidooZibbidooZibbidoo Thu 14-Jun-18 18:49:54

Ooh I also did Latin at school. It must have rung a bell in my head somewhere.

I have often thought Latin should be compulsory in school for this reason. It forms the basis of so much of our language.

CherryBlossom23 Thu 14-Jun-18 18:50:08

I'm not a nurse and know because I suffer from dry eyes 😂. Learned it from the optician Google

AtSea1979 Thu 14-Jun-18 18:50:29

I was a nurse and no I didn’t know this. It wasn’t covered in lessons not on any of the wards I worked at.
I was a mental health nurse is that makes a difference but I did the usual general rotation.

agedknees Thu 14-Jun-18 18:52:20

She should have known this. I trained in 1981 and still remember my a&p.

timeistight Thu 14-Jun-18 18:53:57

I'm not a nurse and I know that. I think it's quite worrying that the contestant didn't.

Willow2017 Thu 14-Jun-18 18:59:36

Havent nursed in 12 years but basic anatomy sticks with you. But when i trained we did 3 years of both college and ward experience. Its totally different now.
I am shocked she doesnt know basic anatomy. Its nothing to do with specialisation its the basis of all training.

AppleKatie Thu 14-Jun-18 19:03:34

Not a nurse and didn’t know.

I like to think of myself as reasonably well educated. I didn’t study Latin however, which I suppose is my downfall here.

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