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... Read More

  1. Visit  valeriamariaflynn} profile page
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    You 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????
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  3. Visit  Pepper The Cat} profile page
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    Quote from valeriamariaflynn
    You 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????
    No one said dump it one the floor. Several people said that if they were the pt they would move the commode out of the room
  4. Visit  LadyFree28} profile page
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    Quote from Pepper The Cat
    No one said dump it one the floor. Several people said that if they were the pt they would move the commode out of the room
    A poster DID say the would "dump it in the floor and call the CNO"...
  5. Visit  tewdles} profile page
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    I said I would dump it on the floor and call the cno. It will quickly get cleaned if it is on the floor.
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  6. Visit  dudette10} profile page
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    Every time I enter a room, I do a little clean up. Warning, rant ahead.

    I'm getting sick and freaking tired of not only managing my work, but also that which is clearly within the job description of the nursing assistants. Noon vitals? Tracking down the NAs because they can't seem to enter them while in the room. Blood sugars? Reminding them to dock the glucometers. Feeding 1:1s? I don't know how many times I've finished noon meds, rounded, and I've fed 1:1s with one hand while charting with the other. Then rounding again to find that lunch trays have been moved from the side tables, but not out of the room! So, that means I have to enter the I/Os before taking it out. Sometimes commodes and hats have been emptied, but there is urine and feces on the seats or hats, and I clean with a bleach wipe. I'm SICK of it.

    End rant.


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