Quote from jlsRN
It seems that the basics of nursing care are being lost in a sea of regulatory overdrive demands and high tech wizardry.
this is such crap!!
it has little to do w/the demands of nsg.
we're all stressed.
but how long does it take to ask your pt, "how are your bowels? are you moving ok?"
trust me, they'll tell you.
the problem is, too many nurses get the "i'm not doing that
" attitude, and don't address these problems.
i don't know how many pts i've seen crash on me, all what started out as constipation and ended up as impaction.
the impactions are a domino effect to a whole set of secondary complications.
a pt has a lg bm, and voila, everything goes back to normal.
it's ridiculous and it's pitiful, that such a simple intervention, goes ignored.
no, it's not r/t being busy.
it's much more r/t "i'm above that", "that's disgusting", "i'm not going to do that".
inevitably, you spend a heck of a lot more time, trying to rectify the situation.
basic nsg care, has gone out the window.
i'm just waiting for a healthy dose of humility, to fly back in.