Do Rns Clean The Urine And Bowels

  1. 0 Hi Everybody,

    Im New To This Site. I Have A Bs In Biology And Thinking For Absn ( Accelerated Bsn) . I Have A Question, What Exactly Is The Duty Of A Rn ( Who's Done Absn) . Does She/he Need To Clean The Urine/stool Of Patient Too ? Or They Just Check The Vitals, Give Medicine, Start Drip, Manage Ivs, Manage Injections ? Is It All A Rn With Accelerated Bsn Do? Please Help.

    Thanks
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  3. Visit  Dashing} profile page

    About Dashing

    Joined Nov '06; Posts: 12.

    63 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  Nemhain} profile page
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    It doesn't matter what degree you have ASN, BSN, or MSN. If you're an RN working on the floor you're gonna be dealing with urine and feces... a lot.
  5. Visit  hikernurse} profile page
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    You bet we clean up poop :-).

    Basically, nurses do for patients what they can't do for themselves--sometimes that involves treatments and sometimes it means cleaning up urine/stool/vomit. It's really not a big deal; just a job that needs to be done.
  6. Visit  Dashing} profile page
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    Thanks for ur reply first. next, how do u clean up , i mean using cotton to clean patients body ( private parts) ? next the poop in the bed pan , how do u remove the poop from the pan ( the poop sticks to the pan so how u remove the poop from the pan to the commode ? ).... Next, is there any specialty in nursing that has little dealing with poop and urine ? Do u wear gloves to clean?

    Thank u all for ur replies in advance. i feel grateful to u all.
    Last edit by Dashing on Nov 5, '06
  7. Visit  WOLFE} profile page
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    We do it all........that is part of nursing. Taking care of the patient..entirely...not just medications, vital signs and charting.
  8. Visit  anne74} profile page
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    It sounds like you may have a very naive and narrow view of what nursing involves. You should shadow a nurse during her/his shift. And for most - if not all - accelerated programs, you need to have a previous bachelor's degree.

    And - yes - all RN's in bedside nursing (associate's, bachelor's or master's even) have to deal with bodily fluids.
  9. Visit  Grace Oz} profile page
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    ).... Next, is there any specialty in nursing that has little dealing with poop and urine ?
    I'm thinking you might be better off considering another career!
    Poop & pee=part of the profession!
  10. Visit  TazziRN} profile page
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    Quote from Dashing
    Thanks for ur reply first. next, how do u clean up , i mean using cotton to clean patients body ( private parts) ? next the poop in the bed pan , how do u remove the poop from the pan ( the poop sticks to the pan so how u remove the poop from the pan to the commode ? ).... Next, is there any specialty in nursing that has little dealing with poop and urine ? Do u wear gloves to clean?

    Thank u all for ur replies in advance. i feel grateful to u all.
    Pardon me for asking, but do you have a fascination with bedpan contents?
  11. Visit  Dashing} profile page
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    Plzzzzzzzzz u all , do not take me wrong . I wanted to know the details for my general information. and after all , its only a question. everyone is welcome to provide the info , but if u cant answer thats fine too,

    thanks.
  12. Visit  anne74} profile page
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    Even if you are well-meaning, your questions are bizarre. I doubt anyone will provide you with a response regarding your specific poop/pee questions. If you have an A or B (or whatever) in biology, you should be able to figure these simple things out. You bathe and toliet yourself daily, right? Not much different than that.

    Again, if you truly want to find the answers to these questions, shadow a nurse during their shift.
  13. Visit  DeLana_RN} profile page
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    Quote from Dashing
    ... Next, is there any specialty in nursing that has little dealing with poop and urine ? ...
    Yes, there are (e.g., management), however to get there you will have to make it through nursing school and most likely other areas of nursing that require total patient care.

    Pp have given you good advice - shadowing a nurse would be a good idea.

    Good luck!

    DeLana
  14. Visit  BabyRN2Be} profile page
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    Dashing, I know that I answered one of your questions in another post of yours, and I REALLY want to reiterate: you really need to take the time and research nursing. All nurses clean up after bowel movements, urine, vomit, blood and through your training, you WILL come into contact with bodily fluids on a daily basis. All nurses do. Unless you are in advanced practice, this is not something that you can get out of. You seem to have a rather skewed view of nursing. As I said in my other post, PLEASE, PLEASE take some time to research all that a nurse does rather than make a decision because it's November 2006. You also need to search your motives on WHY you want to become a nurse. Just curious, why do you want to become a nurse? And why does it have to be NOW?
  15. Visit  augigi} profile page
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    Are you kidding? If not, I'd like one of those jobs which have no contact with bodily fluids too, please!


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