The day I get too uppity to clean up poop is the day I'd better get out of nursing. :stone
I'm sorry, but I have no use for nurses or anybody else who think such tasks are beneath them. How would they like it if that was their
mother or father lying in their own waste? Or how would they like to BE that patient, unable to get away from the stench and the discomfort, feeling dirty and embarrassed because they can't control their own bodily functions, maybe having a wound and feeling the pain of flesh being eaten away by the acids in the urine and fecal material?
Naturally, if I have two important tasks and only one of them requires RN knowledge and/or skill, I will delegate the less-skilled job to an aide; but more often I'm in there WITH the aide, cleaning up the patient and changing the linens. It's all about the PATIENT, anyway, not us........so why some people seem to think that their status elevates them above providing such basic care, is beyond me.