Kitty litter as an order - page 2

Actually, I thought it was kind of cool! We have a patient with real bad wounds. +cdif, + MRSA. Needless to say the smell was overwhelming in the room. We have used those carbon air fresheners in... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Luv2BAnurse
    Is it a particular type of kitty litter, or any kitty litter?
    any kind is fine.

    we've been using kitty litter for years as an odor neutralizer.
    pts tend to hate those commercial deodorizers.

    leslie
  2. by   Medic09
    About 10 years ago I was at the ED in Milford-Whitensville (Mass.). They had a magical little pump bottle of, I think, diluted clove oil. One teensy weensy little spray up into the air magically deodorized a large room area in moments. It was the darndest thing I've ever seen. They guarded that little bottle like gold, and the effect certainly justified it! No after smell or residue or stuff to clean up. Just, 'smell gone'!
  3. by   flightnurse2b
    we use a spray of diluted peppermint oil. it works really, really well.

    i have seen kitty litter under the bed. when i was in nursing school i had a pt with gangrene and the MD ordered kitty litter. we just put some in a pt basin and placed it under the bed. it really does help absorb the smell.
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    This is so interesting! Never heard of these suggestions before, but will consider them if I ever have the occasion. I assume that the deodarized kitty litters may be a problem because of allergies...
  5. by   leslie :-D
    tray of charcoal under the bed, is just as effective as well.

    leslie
  6. by   elizabells
    Quote from jlsRN
    Gee, I thought this was going to be a 'patient giving away kittens from her hospital bed' thread. :chuckle
    j, you just KNOW that mgmt would try to make someone order kitty litter for that patient if they thought it would improve Press Ganey scores.
  7. by   TX RN
    How the heck do you bill this?
  8. by   DoeRN
    We have used it before too. We had a person in the ICU that had a lot of bad wounds and one of my coworkers brought in kitty litter and it did the trick. Well it had a funny smell to the room but at least you could go in there without a mask.
  9. by   DoeRN
    Quote from flightnurse2b
    we use a spray of diluted peppermint oil. it works really, really well.

    i have seen kitty litter under the bed. when i was in nursing school i had a pt with gangrene and the MD ordered kitty litter. we just put some in a pt basin and placed it under the bed. it really does help absorb the smell.
    We had peppermint oil too but they took it off the floors. It was wonderful.
  10. by   Jaybird310
    Quote from TX RN
    How the heck do you bill this?
    I was thinking the exact same thing.
  11. by   GrumpyRN63
    Does pharmacy dispense it?? or do we trot off to walgreens?
  12. by   TeresaB930
    Baking soda is inexpensive and odorless too.
  13. by   blondy2061h
    I thought this was going to be a thread about someone selling kittens out of their room now.

    We do peppermint oil as well. Works really well.

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