No bathroom break for 12 hours straight - A nursing record!

  1. 9 12 hours is a long time! What's the longest you stayed away from a bathroom break? Personally, I think everyone should take a bathroom break. A good 10-minute break can do everyone some good. What do you think?

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    About Brian, ADN

    Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,342; Likes: 16,441.

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  3. Visit  Flatlander profile page
    Sad, but true.
  4. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
    I once worked a 16 hour shift and left the hospital at 11:30pm thinking "I didn't eat anything, drink anything or pee all day."
    bagface, poppycat, DedHedRN, and 4 others like this.
  5. Visit  applewhitern profile page
    12 hours is no big deal. I can go that long when I am out shopping! Joking aside, if I have to pee, I will go pee. I have accepted the fact that I will never be able to sit, undisturbed, and eat lunch for my 30 minutes (those 30 minutes I don't get paid for), but if I need a bathroom break, I will take it.
    blanca0622, bagface, poppycat, and 4 others like this.
  6. Visit  ruler of kolob profile page
    I cannot believe no bathroom break in 12 hours... Unless you are a CRNA and cannot leave the OR on a 12 hour surg. Quit playing the poor me card... It sounds pathetic.
    ORoxyO, aklgap, slc1984, and 4 others like this.
  7. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
    I thought this was standard nursing practice. Wow! I have really been missing out!
  8. Visit  sallyrnrrt profile page
    ruler, it happens, we are not being pathetic we are being real.....and we also are not playing the poor me card, rather the i cant believe i was so busy i did that card ...grins
    KelRN215, mamagui, and Quit Floating Me like this.
  9. Visit  ChipNurse profile page
    I typically go an 8 hour shift without going, but my record is my wedding day 12pm-2am.. 14 hours
  10. Visit  Quit Floating Me profile page
    If I have to go pee I will. Unless I'm in the middle of a code or rapid response there is no reason why you cannot take two minutes to go pee.
    ORoxyO, ruler of kolob, aklgap, and 5 others like this.
  11. Visit  redhead_NURSE98! profile page
    Y'all that do this are going to be peeing on your way to the bathroom like the LOL's we all take care of!!!
    aklgap, NurseDirtyBird, applewhitern, and 1 other like this.
  12. Visit  That Guy profile page
    Getting paid to take a poop is never a bad thing
    JBudd, KelRN215, smartypantsnurse, and 3 others like this.
  13. Visit  malestunurse profile page
    It's easy to do 8 hours without weeing especially if you work on a warm ward. You just have to be careful you don't get too dehydrated or you pay for it when you finish your shift.
  14. Visit  imintrouble profile page
    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    Y'all that do this are going to be peeing on your way to the bathroom like the LOL's we all take care of!!!
    Exactly what I was thinking.
    Twelve hrs no BR break was nothing. Now it's down to two hrs and I better go, or it won't matter.
    I'm pretending I don't see the Depends on the horizon.

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