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- Dec 2, '08 by canoeheadWe use iodoform gauze like streamers to absorb odor.
- Dec 2, '08 by country momI've used the iodoform gauze too, only just opened the jar and pulled a little bit of the gauze out to create a wicking action. It did work pretty well and it's something the stockroom has on hand in a pinch. Have also used this for patients with very smelly diarrhea to improve the environment. I'll have to remember the kitty litter idea.
- Dec 2, '08 by Luv2BAnurseIs it a particular type of kitty litter, or any kitty litter?
- Dec 2, '08 by Medic09About 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'!
- Dec 2, '08 by flightnurse2bwe 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.
- Dec 2, '08 by pagandeva2000This 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...
- Dec 2, '08 by leslie :-Dtray of charcoal under the bed, is just as effective as well.
- Dec 2, '08 by elizabellsQuote from jlsRNj, 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.Gee, I thought this was going to be a 'patient giving away kittens from her hospital bed' thread. :chuckle
- Dec 2, '08 by TX RNHow the heck do you bill this?