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

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  2. 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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    Last edit by Joe V on Apr 26, '18
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  4. by   Flatlander
    Sad, but true.
  5. by   KelRN215
    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."
  6. by   applewhitern
    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.
  7. by   ruler of kolob
    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.
  8. by   BSNbeDONE
    I thought this was standard nursing practice. Wow! I have really been missing out!
  9. by   sallyrnrrt
    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
  10. by   ChipNurse
    I typically go an 8 hour shift without going, but my record is my wedding day 12pm-2am.. 14 hours
  11. by   Quit Floating Me
    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.
  12. by   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!!!
  13. by   That Guy
    Getting paid to take a poop is never a bad thing
  14. by   malestunurse
    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.
  15. by   imintrouble
    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.