Do Rns Clean The Urine And Bowels

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    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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    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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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?
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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.
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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.


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