Resident in Hosp for blood transfusion.......not pottied at all!Need to vent

  1. 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!

    Julee
    Last edit by nursecompassion on Jun 27, '04 : Reason: forgot somthing
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Sorry for that...no excuse of course. The smell alone would drive you to check out the problem...
  4. by   Destinystar
    you can still put your complaint in writting and send it to the administrator of the hospital. you can also find out the cna's name in charge of the resident and turn a complaint in the the cna board.
    Quote from nursecompassion
    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!

    julee
  5. by   meownsmile
    I agree it was totally out of line. Why did the staff that went to pick up the resident take them from the hospital in that condition? They should have stepped up to the plate and reported it to the supervisor on duty at the hospital before they took him/her out of there. And the staff on duty at the hosptal should have changed him before he left. All they had to do was pick up the phone and dial O to get the in house operator and have her page the supervisor on duty to come to the room to report what they had found, then let her take care of it.
    Although that treatment isnt right and is in no way should be tolerated, the staff from your facility shouldnt have removed him from the premises until he was cleaned and comfortable, and made sure an occurance report was filled out. Then when your DON calls the hospital to speak to someone they would have documentation to refer to. As it stands now you have no documentation on the other end, you just have you and your staffs verbal report which unfortunatly doesnt hold a lot of hope that the situation with hospital staff would be rectified on the hospital's end.
  6. by   CoffeeRTC
    Quote from meownsmile
    I agree it was totally out of line. Why did the staff that went to pick up the resident take them from the hospital in that condition? They should have stepped up to the plate and reported it to the supervisor on duty at the hospital before they took him/her out of there. And the staff on duty at the hosptal should have changed him before he left. All they had to do was pick up the phone and dial O to get the in house operator and have her page the supervisor on duty to come to the room to report what they had found, then let her take care of it.
    Although that treatment isnt right and is in no way should be tolerated, the staff from your facility shouldnt have removed him from the premises until he was cleaned and comfortable, and made sure an occurance report was filled out. Then when your DON calls the hospital to speak to someone they would have documentation to refer to. As it stands now you have no documentation on the other end, you just have you and your staffs verbal report which unfortunatly doesnt hold a lot of hope that the situation with hospital staff would be rectified on the hospital's end.
    Our ambulance service would have made the staff change him before they picked him up... I ALWAYS (Except for a 911) make sure the residents are clean before a transfer and the ambulance staff will let us know if an accident occured before they take a resident.
  7. by   CapeCodMermaid
    OMG!!!! This is a forum in which to discuss ADULT patients and residents. Not POTTIED???? Cripes..I hope y'all don't ask your residents if they have to go pee pee or make #2!
  8. by   ktwlpn
    CapeCodMermaid OMG!!!! This is a forum in which to discuss ADULT patients and residents. Not POTTIED???? Cripes..I hope y'all don't ask your residents if they have to go pee pee or make #2! >>>>>>>>>>>>>> I really don't think the OP meant ANY disrespect at all....She is a mother herself...It is very easy to slip into the old habits in LTC like calling a clothing protector a "bib" and it is a dignity issue in but I think in this case it was a completely innocent remark...PS_ I HAVE asked if a patient needed to "#2" or "pee-pee" now and then.I try to communicate with them on their level and if that is what they call it then I do,too.....
  9. by   Destinystar
    i agree with you mermaid the terminology minimizes elderly people to children. the correct word is assisted to the toilet.
    Quote from capecodmermaid
    omg!!!! this is a forum in which to discuss adult patients and residents. not pottied???? cripes..i hope y'all don't ask your residents if they have to go pee pee or make #2!
  10. by   CoffeeRTC
    Alright....lets not be hard on the OP. I make that slip every so often. Being mostly a SAHM to 3 when I do go in to work its hard to change modes..Its just a mistake...give her a break.
  11. by   canoehead
    Moving on....

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