I created this in Poll form so we would be able to get an actual idea of how bad this problem really is! It is sprouted from the poll about bathroom policy. Medically speaking we all know the effects of not peeing when we should but I think we don't realize how this affects our own bodies and futures since we are so busy taking time to care for others that we fail to take care of ourselves. We go from thinking we have everything in nursing school
to ignoring s/s when we have our own problems and just keep going. My question is: Do you have GU problems?
Apr 12, '02
I worked telephone triage for a while. I took umbridge that the computer model for urinary incontinence which was "Do not laugh or cough, and wear a sanitary napkin". I was chastized for suggesting that we teach keagles, or at least send these ladies to see their doctors, as they might be helped.- detrol, bladder suspension, etc. Since this company existed for managed care companies, that was not cost effective. I was told by my supervisor, that urinary incontinence was not really a very wide spread problem, and we didn't need to address it. The very next day, I got my AJN. Cover story FEMALE INCONTINENCE! Even that didn't get her attention. So what is this patient advocacy stuff anyway? I hope she pees her pants q2h! Would serve her right!:chuckle
Last edit by judy ann on Apr 12, '02
May 5, '02
Would love to see more votes on the poll! So far there are more votes for nurses having GU problems than not.:uhoh21:
Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02