legal ramifications? - page 3
scenario: patient in a room in a hospital 2 days with a bedside commode with someone else's urine in it. asked several times for it to be removed instead was just moved around the room "out of the way" and come back in a... Read More
- 0Jul 1, '13 by mmc51264If I find that a pt has used the BSC and the aide is not aware, I empty it, clean it and chart it. No biggie. How something sat for that long is ridiculous. we never have them in the hall, so that would be a huge red flag to me.
Not sure if there would be legal ramifications (?)
- 1Jul 2, '13 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from nursecherylerIs this a scenario for school? What semester are you?scenario: patient in a room in a hospital 2 days with a bedside commode with someone else's urine in it. asked several times for it to be removed instead was just moved around the room "out of the way" and come back in a minute...2 days later the patient put the urine filled bedside commode out in the hallway, where it was still sitting when the patient was discharged. nurse thought the tech did it the tech thought the nurse did it...no one took ownership...
While a dirty commode is gross....there are no legal ramifications.... the staff is lazy and need to be reprimanded/fired..........unless someone was not competent/oriented/alert or a toddler who couldn't know better and drank/ate/played in the urine then MAYBE it could be argued that patient was placed in some sort of "peril"
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- 0Jul 2, '13 by mmc51264I would have moved it out of my room immediately into the hallway and my call bell would NOT have stopped until....
- 1Jul 2, '13 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from mmc51264It still would not takre me two days to get annoyed enough to move it my self. If I were not capable of moving it myself I know my fingers can do the walking in a phone call to the CEOI work ortho, they usually are either bedrest first day or stand and pivot to BSC (hence the need for the BSC). can't see them moving it LOL. usually PT helps them to BSC the first time so I hope they would dump or notify.
- 0Jul 4, '13 by Pepper The Cat, BSN, RNQuote from valeriamariaflynnNo one said dump it one the floor. Several people said that if they were the pt they would move the commode out of the roomYou clean it yourself first and ask questions later, it's your patient, you are their advocate and you make sure that room is clean. People that replied that they would dump it on the floor: really????