manageing urine smells

  1. I am not sure that this is the correct area to post however I have posted this in other areas - l am hoping to try and find some information on the following and would appreciate your input.

    Where l currently work we have a system of reducing the associated smells of urine and feaces that can be common in aged care settings and nursing homes.

    We would like to research and evaulate other systems that people use to reduce any smells

    I was wondering if any of you in this forum have any site you can recommend to read about methods of reducing the smells associated with this problem.

    Thanking you in advance

    Sandra
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   prn nurse
    The only solution I know of is lots of floor mopping, linen changing and patient bathing.

    Sanitation.... fastidious hygiene and cleanliness...clean, clean, clean the place.
  4. by   sehbear

    eucaltyptus oil is fantastic to use in linen washing, on beds, in mop water etc.
    Can you tell I'm an Aussie!
    :roll
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    We were always taught to manage urine odors at the source first: lots of water and lots of cranberry juice to the residents.

    That cranberry juice is amazin' stuff!
  6. by   sehbear
    Yes sleepyeyes... thats true, but that will only be of use if the cause of the smell is an infection or mucus in the urine.
    Cranberry juice is fantastic.... you only need a small amt too... usually only 4omls a day.
  7. by   Tookie
    Thank you for your responses. Nice to see another aussie on the board shebear.
    Thank you
    tookie
  8. by   renerian
    These products will take care of your urine odor. They cost a little more but you change them less often, they neutralize the ph as as well. If they have a rep in your area they let facilities do a trial on clients before they buy. Let me know if you want the number and you could get some samples.

    renerian
  9. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas


    DON'T BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    doo wah ditty
  10. by   ZORYA
    The cranberry juice works, but also chk out
    www.youngliving.com
    They have essential oils that will get rid opf anything and it works fantastically!!!! Buy the diffuser kit and talk to someone about odor removing oils..They can be expensive, but you can dilute the oils...I'm a distributor for them and I don't even care to make the commission!!! That's how much faith I put in their product
  11. by   2banurse
    Now I personally love cranberry juice, but is that really an option that you can give to patients?
  12. by   sehbear

    You only need such a small amount - 40 mls per day
    You can mix it with water, mineral water, or anything really.
    Nurses are also great at disguising medications for non compliant patients aren't we?

    Hope this helps

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