What is the grossest thing you have encountered in clinicals? - page 6

Thought this would be an interesting thread to start to give new students the "harsh reality" :rotfl: of what to expect as we enter our first semester.... Read More

  1. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    Not one of my residents has a decubitus ulcer on their bodies that happened while in my facility. I can think of two people of the 130 in my facility that even have decubitus ulcers and they were recieved while in the hospital. None of my residents go without treatment for their medical needs. It is very close minded of you as a student to generalize an entire area of nursing as lazy, and money loving. I work my as$ off in a long term care facility 40 hours a week and I am not there for the excelent benefits, great pay, or the modern facilities. I am there because I care for the residents and I want them to have the best quality of life they can have. I don't think that it is fair to be so critical of such a large group of people. Thank god that she recieved proper care at the hospital, if you suspect neglect and abuse you need to call the LTC ombudsman. Make that facility aware that they have dropped the ball with this patient. One of the first things you have to learn is to be a patient advocate, how to fight for your residents and to make sure that they are cared for. I had to say it! Sorry for any hurt feelings that I may cause.
  2. by   HyperRNRachel
    Not one of my residents has a decubitus ulcer on their bodies that happened while in my facility. I can think of two people of the 130 in my facility that even have decubitus ulcers and they were recieved while in the hospital. None of my residents go without treatment for their medical needs. It is very close minded of you as a student to generalize an entire area of nursing as lazy, and money loving. I work my as$ off in a long term care facility 40 hours a week and I am not there for the excelent benefits, great pay, or the modern facilities. I am there because I care for the residents and I want them to have the best quality of life they can have. I don't think that it is fair to be so critical of such a large group of people. Thank god that she recieved proper care at the hospital, if you suspect neglect and abuse you need to call the LTC ombudsman. Make that facility aware that they have dropped the ball with this patient. One of the first things you have to learn is to be a patient advocate, how to fight for your residents and to make sure that they are cared for. I had to say it! Sorry for any hurt feelings that I may cause
    Then you are the exception, not the rule. I applaude your efforts. I am sorry you feel I am closed minded, I did point out in my previous post that I am sure there may be "good" LTC facilities out there.... I have not seen a patient from a LTC facility that has reflected that type of care.
    Last edit by HyperRNRachel on Jun 13, '04
  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from OCCHCanada
    Beware of trachostomies - they can spew further than 7 ft- never ever bend over the neck of a trach patient
    I learned that one the hard way- in med-surg clinicals.
  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from SthRNBelle
    The grossest thing I saw was while I was in nursing school in our OB rotation. The doctor that was delivering this lady was a woman doctor and she was quite unique. She never wore anything to cover up. Never wore the gown, or mask or anything and wore birkenstock sandals everyday. So....this lady is pushing, pushing, pushing, and finally the head comes out. And when it does, so does amniotic fluid and it goes everywhere...even in the doctors mouth. So instead of spitting, vomiting, or trying to wipe her mouth clean, she says "yum...yum...yum..." and smacks her lips together like it was the best dessert she had ever had. I had to hold back the gagging....it was disgusting. And needless to say...OB really wasn't my idea of a good time. :chuckle

    I think this woman is taking tree-hugging just a little too far. Ugh!
  5. by   shel_wny
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    I think this woman is taking tree-hugging just a little too far. Ugh!
    Hey, I resemble that! Ehm...not the amniotic fluid eating technique but moreso the tree hugging. Uh...yeah. :imbar



    Shel

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