Poop in nursing - page 3
by KATRN78 14,247 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
- 6Jun 12, '13 by Parks22No poop in nursing school? She won't be that kind of nurse? What?! Maybe she should choose another profession. It's not for everyone and if she keeps that attitude she won't last very long.
Not only do I clean my patient's poop but if a call light goes on for a different patient I handle it. It's teamwork and ethical behavior.
- 8Jun 12, '13 by KelRN215
- 10Jun 12, '13 by PMFB-RNQuote from Esme12Poop ain't nothing. Just wait until she learns she is going to have to work at least some night shifts, weekends and holidays. I wonder if she won't be "that kind of nurse" too?It absolutely amazes me when I hear nurses or aspiring nurses say this......
She will also learn there are much worse things that can come out of a body, and that a nurse needs to deal with, than poop. Even today I have a hard time with the really nasty things that come out of the lungs of some patient's with trachs or intubated.
- 5Jun 12, '13 by ktwlpn
- 4Jun 12, '13 by PMFB-RNQuote from ktwlpnLots of units don't even have CNAs or LPNs. Several of the ICUs where I have worked didn't have any.You must be a student in a " poop free" school,too... Just who do you think cleans up the poop when cna's and lpn's are cut back? Most of my local hospitals are all RN or there may be ONE,maybe two, cna's on the entire unit.
- 5Jun 12, '13 by TheCommuter Senior ModeratorQuote from StayHumble11I dealt with very little poop during my four years as an LVN. The amount was minimal because, in LTC, the CNAs are usually the ones who do all the toileting and changing of briefs.Lets be honest..RN's don't deal with poop as much. They do but not like cnas and lvns
Now that I am an RN in a specialty hospital, I deal with plenty of poopy briefs, incontinent cleanups, toilet seats with smears of poop, colostomy bags, and bowel stimulation.