Ok I know nurses have to clean up poop among other things, but I did that when I was a CNA.
Please tell me all
your time is not spent cleaning up poop as an RN as well??? A majority of your time is spent doing other things right??
Or can you work somewhere where that stuff is minimal like a walk in clinic or doctors office?
May 3, '06
Sure you're going to be cleaning up poop and somedays are better than others. There are going to be those days where you have the patient on lactulose (or "colon blow") or Mag Citrate or Go-Lytely (Super and Mega Colon blow respectively) and all you will be doing is cleaning poop. Then there are the days where you wish all you had to do is clean poop and not the 75yr old train wreck trying to die on you. But that's nursing, we're there to take care of the patient regardless.
I had a ICU nurse tell me on a clinical rotation (with a little tongue in cheek) that you should be able to clean poop just as well as titrate a drip 'cause that's nursing.
As for jobs lacking poop...well ambulatory surgery, public health, school nurse (well not so much there...), clinic nursing, management :wink2: (but I've seen my mgrs up to their elbows before).
Just my worn out 0.02 worth.
May 12th, Baby!
Last edit by Spatialized on May 3, '06
: Reason: Can't type tonight, guess I can't proofread either