Cant believe the nurse did..... - page 6

A few threads latley have had tittles that got me all excited to read the juicy "gossip", only to be very disappointed or think the OP was a little on the the nutty side. So I thought we could share... Read More

  1. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    Some of these are very funny.
  2. Visit  somenurse profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    What an idiot! I've seen multiple people use shaving cream, they say it takes the smell off better than our perineal wash, but I don't like to use things that are not for their intended purpose. If a visitor saw you doing that and the pt got an infection or something, it would immediately be blamed on the shaving cream.


    sorry for derail here,
    but, it's NOT for smell control, it doesn't much help for THAT at all,
    but
    some of us will use SHAVING CREAM cuz nothing but nothing helps remove DRIED ON poop better than shaving cream, imo. Especially kind to do for the patient, if the skin in that area is super tender, apply some NON-MENTHOL shaving cream to some DRIED ON poop and WA-LA!! The previously dried on poop just gently wipes off easy and painlessly, no scrubbing or heavy, excessively-repetitious rubbing req'd. It's also great for any oop: but for dried-on poop, shaving cream can't be beat, it's great.

    And yes, this actually works better and is LESS PAINFUL than water, or soap and water, or anything else i've ever tried.
    Imo, shaving cream should also be sold as "Dried on Poop remover", ha ha!!
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  3. Visit  PrettyMami profile page
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    omg! that is sooo freaking AWKWARD! wow lol , like what was she even THINKING!?
  4. Visit  JDZ344 profile page
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    Quote from applewhitern
    We used to make our own magic mouthwash, too. All it contained was benadryl, viscous lidocaine, and maalox. (We used to use maalox on decubitus ulcers, etc., too.) Some of us older nurses had to mix our own IV fluids, with potassium chloride, etc., and didn't have pharmacy there to mix stuff for us. There was no such thing as "waiting for pharmacy" or simply going to the pyxis for what we needed. Also, many nurses add some alcohol-free mouthwash to the bath water to help deodorize stinky patients.
    I add soap. Mouthwash is not intended to be used for cleansing the skin. I would imagine it's very harsh.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
  5. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    I can't believe a nurse asked us if she really had to crush coreg to put it down the peg because it was so small.
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  6. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
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    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Agreed. Now looking back, it probably wasn't what he said but how he said it. I worked in ICU and there were times when it was such a hassle for the patient and nurse for patient to get to the commode. A couple patients did "go" in bed, and it wasn't the end of world. We cleaned up any incontinence right away and provided as much dignity as we could.
    Well my question is, if the incontinence is able to be "cleaned up right away," why can't the patient go to the bathroom "right away?" All signs point to a resident sitting in their incontinence until med pass is over, or until the aide figures out the resident has soiled themselves.

    No, I don't work in long term care, so can't judge too much. Just an observation that when we're too busy to toilet, we're too busy to clean up too. Happens in the hospital as well.
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  7. Visit  JDZ344 profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    Well my question is, if the incontinence is able to be "cleaned up right away," why can't the patient go to the bathroom "right away?" All signs point to a resident sitting in their incontinence until med pass is over, or until the aide figures out the resident has soiled themselves.

    No, I don't work in long term care, so can't judge too much. Just an observation that when we're too busy to toilet, we're too busy to clean up too. Happens in the hospital as well.
    generally, one person can deal with the clean up (9/10 times it takes x1 to roll/clean) but to hoist somebody, it takes at least 2 staff.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 20, '14
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  8. Visit  chrisrn24 profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!

    Well my question is, if the incontinence is able to be "cleaned up right away," why can't the patient go to the bathroom "right away?" All signs point to a resident sitting in their incontinence until med pass is over, or until the aide figures out the resident has soiled themselves.

    No, I don't work in long term care, so can't judge too much. Just an observation that when we're too busy to toilet, we're too busy to clean up too. Happens in the hospital as well.
    I think it is more of an issue of needing assist of two to the commode or toilet versus being able to clean the resident up by yourself.

    Things are not perfect in LTC. The majority of the time we do okay, but sometimes if a person needs AX2 to the bathroom and the aides aren't available, I'll say "I can get you on the bedpan myself or I can get someone to help me get you to the commode but it might be a few minutes."
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  9. Visit  Anna Flaxis profile page
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    I don't have any funny stories to add, but I just wanted to comment that I have appreciated many of BrandonLPN's posts over time, and he strikes me as a conscientious nurse that I would be happy to have taking care of my loved ones. One LPN and 3 aides to 49 residents is so inadequate that it is not humanly possible to give those residents the care they deserve, and I can only express my sincere admiration for those that try anyway. Thank you for what you do, BrandonLPN.
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  10. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Well, thanks to everyone who understood where I'm coming from. I appreciate it. Everyone who doesn't, well, Im sorry if you were offended by my candor.

    I want to say, that's it's not as bad where I work as it perhaps sounded. The fact is the vast majority of my residents either can't or won't tell if they need to go. Most simply go in their briefs and are changed during rounds. There's
    only a few residents who can tell when they need to go but are time consuming to get up. Usually we get them up in time. We know what we're doing (mostly). The aides have a toileting schedule for these residents. But sometimes no one is available and the resident has to be told "your aide is busy, but I'll let her know. If you don't make it, we will clean you up ASAP." that has to be said sometimes in LTC. Not all the time, but sometimes. Usually things go more smoothly.


    As for people who think I should stop my med pass and hunt down staff to help with a lift.... well, no, I don't let myself be interrupted unless it's emergent. It's not about the inconvenience (my entire job is inconvenient) it's about safety. If a nurse stops the med pass between every resident errors happen. I don't care how organized you are, with a med pass that size, constant interruptions WILL lead to errors. And I have a "no interruptions" policy that is stricter than most. A CNA reports a change in condition? A call with lab or x Ray results? Yes
    I'll stop and address it. But most everything else will wait. I've been at loggerheads with management because I refuse to talk to Resident's family when they call
    during my med pass. You need to know how Mom is doing or have a question about her care? Ok, take a message and I'll call back later. It can and will wait. Oh, unit coordinator, you have some new
    policy I need to read and sign or some pharmacy audit or something? Ok, but I'm not gonna even look at it till med pass is done. I do NOT stop med pass for anything non emergent and I don't apologize for that. Too many potential errors.
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  11. Visit  OnlybyHisgraceRN profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    Well my question is, if the incontinence is able to be "cleaned up right away," why can't the patient go to the bathroom "right away?" All signs point to a resident sitting in their incontinence until med pass is over, or until the aide figures out the resident has soiled themselves.

    No, I don't work in long term care, so can't judge too much. Just an observation that when we're too busy to toilet, we're too busy to clean up too. Happens in the hospital as well.
    Because the patient is 350lbs and it will take less time, people and resources to hoyer them to the toilet.
  12. Visit  lillymom profile page
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    I'm a CNA in LTC and this happens. There are more people than you would imagine that claim that they cannot use a bedpan but can in a bed. Sounds crazy but it's true.

    Our facility has 2 hoyers for appx. 90-110 residents. It can take up to 10 minutes alone just to find and get a hoyer if both of them are being used. Aside from that if it happens to be the CNA's break time there is only one CNA on the hall and one nurse. The CNA is not allowed leave the hall so the nurse has to go in search of the hoyer. A bsc is not used because these residents that I am referring to will not use a sliding board at all and cannot sit up properly without assistance.

    Real life a resident will have to wait at minimum 20 minutes. I have to find the lift, find a lift sling - different pt needs a different clean sling, finding an available employee, putting the sling under pt. and hooking them up. It takes a lot longer than people realize and what if a 1 assist person calls needing to go to the bathroom at the same time?

    There is no solution really except for better staffing and management is fully aware of this but if the company does not allow for it then that's the way it is. It's not that anyone is being a bad nurse or CNA it's more like being able to do what you can and prioritizing what you can do.

    I tell patients that if you can wait I will be happy to help you but if you cannot I will clean you up promptly and apologize that a better option does not exist.
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  13. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Well said, lillymom.
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