Quote from nursecheryler
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...
Is this a scenario for school? What semester are you?
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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Personally, If I even went into the room with a dirty commode...... I would have moved it out of my room immediately into the hallway and my call bell would NOT have stopped until someone did their job!