Poop in nursing - page 2
by KATRN78 14,257 Views | 94 Comments
I am an RN. My niece is 18 and hoping to go to nursing school. Recently she told me that there will be no poop cleaning at her nursing school or in the hospital she plans to work in. "I am not going to be THAT kind of nurse. I... Read More
- 2Jun 12, '13 by psu_213Quote from KATRN78No, she isn't. The nurse class before mine had someone earn a hospital scholarship (i.e. they pay for school, she gives them a certain number of years in return). Well, she "broke" the terms of the scholarship, quitting before her commitment was up. She told the director of the nursing program "at this hospital they make RNs deal with way too much poop and that was not what I signed up for--I'm outta there." In our class, they told us about the scholarship, but later one of the instructors said "yeah, I don't think any one you will win it. Nothing against you, but after last year's winner bailed, that hospital will definitely not be giving the scholarship to someone from our school."Yup. I bet she isn't alone either.
- 11Jun 12, '13 by KATRN78I am an RN who cleans poop everyday that I work. Usually more than twice a day. I have met some nurses who think they are above that and that it's cna work. Poop cleaning is within the scope of our practice. Many nurses will initiate the students by having them do incontinence care often.Last edit by KATRN78 on Jun 12, '13
- 7Jun 12, '13 by rachachelPreventing skin breakdown is ultimately the responsibility of the RN anyway-- who would want to risk that by having their patient sitting in feces!? Shame on those nurses! I'm not an RN yet, but all of the RNs on my unit won't hesitate to clean their own patients if they notice that they have been incontinent. It baffles me to think that nurses or other students think that they are above basic patient care.
- 6Jun 12, '13 by aachavezI've had to clean poop... most of my clinical time has been at a (disgusting and terribly run) nursing home,. the majority of our day was diaper changes
I'm sure some RN's deal with much less poop than others.
Then again, there are plenty WAY more gross things that we do get to deal with. there's times I'd rather clean the poop.
- 7Jun 12, '13 by VishwamitrThe millenium generation kids expect their iPhone to do everything for them. Please discourage her while you can before she becomes one of those miserable nurses that we unfortunately come across almost on a daily basis. I have disimpacted patients with my digits and I am not talking about 1, 2,3,......