Update on Gross Out Co-Worker - page 9

Last week she came into the nurses station and urinated while she told us something that was going on with a patient. We were shocked...I'm not talking a little dribble...pant leg was clinging to... Read More

  1. by   -Midget-
    Quote from slinkeecat
    I would love to see the documentation...

    @0900 hrs Subject farted. It was really bad.
    0930 hrs puddle of yellow liquid observed @ subject's left foot...
    0945 hrs Hazmat called.

    Bahhwahhhaaa
    This thread has been quite enertaining since it's birth. Some of the replies, like above, really have me laughing hard!!!
  2. by   CametoitlateTexan
    Quote from -Midget-
    This thread has been quite enertaining since it's birth. Some of the replies, like above, really have me laughing hard!!!
    Where else but allnurses.com? What a sick bunch of puppies we are.
  3. by   Elisheva
    Quote from CametoitlateTexan
    Where else but allnurses.com? What a sick bunch of puppies we are.
    Good point, Cametoitlate! But the question is: were we sick when we started or did nursing make us sick?
  4. by   RaElrA
    Although I am still a student, thus have not had this experience, I did have a client who was a nurse on an orthopaedic floor. When she became my client, she was, probably 300 lbs. Over the years, her weight climbed to what appeared to be about 400 lbs. While this did not bother me, her hygiene declined as her weight climbed. I finally had to "fire" her as a client, and her comment was, "It's because I'm big, isn't it?" I told her that I had been concerned she would feel that way, and told her that her hygiene had deteriorated to the point that I was concerned for my health, touching her. She hung up on me. A nurse who was attending the health club where I was working overheard my phone call to her, and immediately snapped--I would not have divulged her name, but he already knew! It seems she is "discussed." This was several years ago, and while discussing hygiene with a nurse/client this week, I shared the "experience." She also immediately knew who I was referring to, and shared a similar story about yet another nurse with similar circumstances. Geez, I always thought of nurses as "squeaky clean." I would certainly hate to be a patient with a wound, and be attended to by "Nurse Nasty." Is it true that management would refuse to say anything because of fear of a lawsuit? If so, I can see that I will probably be the one to get fired for raising hell--then I could sue them. Ha! LOL
  5. by   skeeter1450
    This is definitely a health hazard and should be part of the disciplinary process. This should be escalated to the immediate supervisor or department director. Begin with documenting what happens, the nurse should be informed of the issues, then if this is a true health problem, have documentation from her physician. If this cannot be obtained, then escalate the problem further with verbal warnings, written warnings, etc. These things can be handled without the threat of suit, but you must have the backing of administration and HR.
  6. by   raremoon22
    Quote from slinkeecat
    I would love to see the documentation...

    @0900 hrs Subject farted. It was really bad.
    0930 hrs puddle of yellow liquid observed @ subject's left foot...
    0945 hrs Hazmat called.

    Bahhwahhhaaa
    :roll:roll:roll:roll:roll
  7. by   RNAnnjeh
    Quote from RunnerRN
    I, as well, am quite interested to see where this finally goes. It is my current online soap opera.....(dramatic voice over) Will the OP finally confront the phantom urinator? Or will they live in stinky squalor forever?
    I hear ya! I'm just dying to know what happens in the season opener.

    We all know that nurses have a twisted sense of humour.....that's part of our charm.

    Annjeh
  8. by   slinkeecat
    Meerkat...

    please update us about "Princess Pissy-Pants" .... and how's that documentation coming along??? I am prolly going to H..E...double hockeysticks, but I just can't stop myself..... I am soooooooo curious!!!!
  9. by   mrchat33
    The woman is a disgrace to the profession. Since she has not taken any hints your next step is to formally complain to management. If you are worried about hurt feelings please remember your duty to advocate for your patients. Please remember that hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of infection. How can you allow a nurse to perform patient care in urine soaked pants? Not only is it unethical, it is setting the stage for some major lawsuits against the nurses, DON of that department and the hospital R/T delivering sub-standard patient care and allowing a situation to persist that increases the risk of spreading infection. When the poo-poo hits the fan do you think management is going to take the blame? In the courtroom, they will most likely say they were not informed of the situation! Now-you know what to do. DO IT NOW!!
  10. by   twotrees2
    Quote from ktwlpn
    Well-I would get her a box of incontinence pads and if she continues to piddle all over the facility I would first call the department of health.I am sure the state would have a lot to say about infection control -she is not only endangering her co-workers but the residents,too. Then-I would call the state dept of labor and see if you have any kind of recourse through them.This one co-worker is creating a hostile environment for all of you....I certainly would not leave a job I enjoyed because of this-but I would not stop until she was fixed or gone...

    my opinion is they have given every chance in the world - i would first get a copy of that policy that she can use a towel for a pad ( if they actually made one or maybe it was just verbally telling her that) i would go to higher and higher ups as suggested until i got somewhere - this is just plain gross and obnoxious - there is NO reason for this as it is a continuing thing it was not just an accident or 2 - just my opinion.
  11. by   twotrees2
    Quote from gauge14iv
    yup there are great meds for incontinence...she needs to see her doc.

    think she is way beyond meds but there is a great procedure out there i recently found out about called monarc subfascial hammock - just had it done and i am down from maxipads to nothing in 2 weeks - yeahhhhhh - lol - ( thought i was gonna be like her soon and using those wonderful not diapers lolol.
  12. by   twotrees2
    Quote from -Midget-
    This thread has been quite enertaining since it's birth. Some of the replies, like above, really have me laughing hard!!!


    have to agree there- thank god for MONARC SUBFASCIAL HAMMOCK roflmao.
  13. by   PMHNP10
    y'all are acting like there is something wrong with urinating on yourself...in public...in a hospital...as an employee of the hospital...while talking with fellow employees

    I'm curious, I think I read she is a therapist; is she an occupational therapist? that would be quite ironic

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