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Poop in nursing - page 9

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... Read More

  1. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from psu_213
    Where I worked it was a "clothing protector." At least that's what we aides had to call it....the resident's call them bibs (same for the brief/diaper issue).
    Then I hope for some standardization (not really as I am a realist:-)) When I went to feed my mother at the LTC she was in the aide kept asking me if I wanted a <something> (not apron or clothing protector) I was looking at her very perplexed until she finally brought it anyway. I exclaimed "Oh! A bib! Yes!" I know my mom wouldn't have cared but I will remember that from now on.
  2. Visit  DalekRN profile page
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    Quote from Anoetos
    There are two kinds of people in the hospital: those who can't poop, and those who can't stop.
    In women's health, add to that those who can't pee and those who can't stop!
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  3. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from nursel56
    Then I hope for some standardization (not really as I am a realist:-)) When I went to feed my mother at the LTC she was in the aide kept asking me if I wanted a <something> (not apron or clothing protector) I was looking at her very perplexed until she finally brought it anyway. I exclaimed "Oh! A bib! Yes!" I know my mom wouldn't have cared but I will remember that from now on.
    For the record, I think "they" (the nonexistent people who would standardize the names) would go with 'apron'--that is the classiest of the group in my mind.
    nursel56 likes this.
  4. Visit  southernfluff profile page
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    I have very much enjoyed reading this thread. Hooray for the poop thread! I am about to start nursing school in the Fall and will most likely join the party. Thanks for all the posts explaining new perspectives. I am still naive enough to think, "It's just poop..." but I also know I haven't started yet and know nothing about the interesting fluids and odors I will encounter.

    As for the peppermint oil... I have heard about that before and asked a nurse what she thought. She said it would obviously be helpful but could also offend the patient. Thoughts?
    nursel56 likes this.
  5. Visit  Godbless111 profile page
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    Exactly! I am glad that I exposed my self to the menial side of nursing (being an HHA/CNA) before making the ultimate decision to advance.
  6. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Put the peppermint oil in the water in the toilet bowl before use and it seals off the surface. Works, too. You can also put a few drops in the bedpan or commode bucket.
    LadyFree28 likes this.


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