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Does a CNA have to wipe butts? - page 6

I am thinking about becoming a CNA but I have heard some bad things, for example that I will have to wipe butts/ Is this true? Is there any where I can be a CNA and not have to do this? How can I get... Read More

  1. Visit  Kribensis profile page
    #65 1
    I'll put it too you this way. Whenever I have children, I will be able to bang out a brief change while driving and smoking a pipe packed with Captain Black in under 2 minutes.
  2. Visit  cna23 profile page
    #66 1
    Quote from sssssaidthesnake
    I am thinking about becoming a CNA but I have heard some bad things, for example that I will have to wipe butts/ Is this true? Is there any where I can be a CNA and not have to do this? How can I get around it? What parts of the hospital can I work in that are not so totally gross. I can deal with surgery , just not poop.

    Are you serious????/ We are the brave ones that do the things no one else will or wants to do. not only will you deal with poop, you've got vomit, c-diff, pneumonia, MRCA, VRE, Dementia,UTI, Depression, Wandering, punching,Hep. A, B and C, biting, kicking, slapping, bathing, dressing, toileting, dying.....I can go on and on, but that would take days. I hope you get the point. and next time, look it up on this wonderful thing we now call "THE INTERNET"

    Now that all of us hard working nurses and cna and what have you got a Reallllllllllyyy good laugh from this one, I hope your question has been answered... This really sound like this is not for you. Dont you have kids??? or wipe your own butt????

    Now go on, and work as a "med-surg cna" filled with rainbows and candy and smiles, and have fun. Oh and by the way, is there a way to get me on working with you????
    Last edit by cna23 on Apr 8, '12
  3. Visit  DarkLotus profile page
    #67 1
    Oh no of course not, being a CNA is such a glamorous job that we can all afford to have bidets installed in or bathrooms so we no longer have to wipe our own buts.
  4. Visit  RhandaH profile page
    #68 2
    It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Would you want to be sitting in your own filth? With any job in the medical field you will have to do SOMETHING dirty.
  5. Visit  breezycna profile page
    #69 1
    Butts get wiped. The medical field is one severely intimate with the human body. That's the point.
  6. Visit  AmberJGardner profile page
    #70 0
    I don't think this question is a joke and I think it's rude to pretend like she said her problem is a fear of poop. I've heard the saying "Nurses eat their young". Is that what this is? Pride rearing it's head and eating up the ones who don't have a good understanding and some fears? I thought it was the right idea to bring her concerns straight to the source, and get real opinions and advice, but obviously not because there is very little to be had here.

    I'm about to take a CNA course myself and my greatest concern is about touching other people's genitals. Not the poop. And I have a feeling that is what this questioner's main concern is too. Laying your hands on other people's private parts. These people may have STD's, or are just perverts. It's not something people are exposed to throughout their lives.

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