Patient with the bowel problem... - page 3
by brian, ADN, RN Admin | 17,481 Views | 22 Comments
Don't hate me 'cause I like this one. I can see this happening. :D Has anyone ever run into something like this? Please share but try to keep it clean. (HaHa) Please share your stories with us. Click Like if... Read More
- 0Aug 26, '12 by SentimentalGeek, ADN, RNMakes me think of the pt with diarrhea who, having been able to hold in BM while waiting for the call light to be answered to get help to the bathroom, would start pooping the second the "pull up" brief was off in front of the toilet and then proceed to poop a streak all the way across the floor and to the toilet while going to sit down. I cleaned up a lot of poop from the floor that day. :|
(And yes, we did try to suggest a BSC but pt was hearing none of it!)Last edit by SentimentalGeek on Aug 26, '12
- 2Aug 27, '12 by MedChicaLast month!
I forget what happened, but I think it was an 'explosive diarrhea' situation.
There was just a 'trail of doo' from the front tv area...to the nurse's station to the back women's hall.
She was mine...and she's a 'walker', so there was a doo trail on every hall.
I don't know what was funnier: me, another aide, our nurse and housekeeping stooped over meeting and literally bumping into each other at the nurse's station?
our housekeeping staff putting put those little yellow Caution signs on every single 'pile'.
I mean, there was a Caution sign on...Every. Single. 'Doo pile'.
You could walk down the first hall from the door and see a landing strip.
I think, sometimes, the yuck becomes a bit 'much' for even housekeeping to deal with...and disposing of filth is their job.
I guess they were doing it for the sake of our resident's families, but...
You know - the doo was just going to dry solid... and dried 'doo' on the floor is hell to clean. You'd think that it'd retain it's semi-solid...ness. Sort of stay pliable and mushy?
But, no! Once it hurts the floor? That's it.
I know...that sounds gross.
I happen to agree.
In fact, I happen to think it slightly weird that Id have that much experience with 'doo' to even know that.
I find it even weird-er that I feel comfortable talking about doo consistency.
Would you believe that another aide and I actually grossed one of the nurse's out?