I was just wondering what you nurses or even aides would have done in this situation and if you have ever encountered similar cases. One of our residents was sent to the hospital to have a blood transfusion at 1245. At 2045 the resident was picked up by two members of our own staff. When they got there his hospital bed was completely soaked....with brown rings and all. He had the same pants on and [B]attend :angryfire
[/B] that he had arrived in the hospital in!!!!! It was apparent that in the eight hours he had been there, not once was he changed or taken to the bathroom
. How could someone do that to another human being? So, being who I am I was pissed when my fellow co-workers told me and when I saw his pants and the sodden attend (from our facility) so I called the hospital and talked to his nurse who I let have it in a very direct, but professional way. Now I myself am just an aide and nursing student, however that made me blow my lid! I told my supervisor after the fact that I had called and he did not jump my back, just told me to make sure that I inform him of the situation before taking care of it myself. I told him the facts and the nurses name and he said that he would report the hospital staff to our DON, I only hope he follows through. The nurses excuse was that she "thought her aide was taking care of him :stone ." I think she better find a new line of work! The aide should be disciplined as well and held accountable!
p.s Our hospital in not a big hospital it is located in small community and last I heard they were laying off employees. I think they layed off the wrong ones!