Does a CNA have to wipe butts? - page 7

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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... Read More


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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    I wonder if in France, if the PCT's or aides wipe butts, they may use those budets (Spelling?) Those butt fountains, I have used one while staying in a Hotel in Switzerland, but as an American, I still craved toilet paper!!! I felt wierd all week, and finally snatched some napkins from the Concierge.

    So, don't let the fear of wiping butts get in the way of your dream career!!!! Go to France!
    Wouldn't you still have to wipe anyway, to dry off? You'd be nice and damp down there. o.O
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    Don't feed the trolls...
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    Trolls are good for comic relief.
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    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.
    Seriously? Nursing in general involves body fluid and cleaning it up. C.N.As, R.Ns, and L.P.N's clean up body fluid. If that is an issue an office job would, probably, be ideal for you. Best of luck. Oh, and there is body fluid involved with surgery.
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    Quote from Orizza
    Wouldn't you still have to wipe anyway, to dry off? You'd be nice and damp down there. o.O
    Talk about a fungal infection. Wipe that damp dark area!!!
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
    interceptinglight likes this.
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    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.
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    Butts get wiped. The medical field is one severely intimate with the human body. That's the point.
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