Who uses the restroom in your office?

  1. Hiiiiiii!

    So I'm having a bit of an issue, but wanted to consult with the pros first. Two things: first, who uses the restrooms in your office? And second, who else has keys to your office? Maybe I'm going a bit overboard, but I thought I'd ask first. Let me hear from you all! Thanks!
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  3. by   verdeacres
    My office is always open, it is in the office complex, so you have to go through the attendance secretary to get to it. It is a mixed bag of who uses the restroom, teachers for overflow, sick kids, me if I need to. I am a contract nurse - not a school employee. Might make me feel a bit different.
  4. by   BeckyESRN
    The office secretary has keys to my office, doors only-not the med cabinets, only the principal has a copy of those. As for the restroom, my first year I had a student with CP, transfer x2 who used my restroom because I was needed to assist, I also have a special needs student that uses my restroom because he just takes forever if he's in the regular restroom, I have one student that cannot behave in the restroom so he has to use mine, one on a restroom schedule the uses mine 4 times a day, and one on bowel training that uses it after lunch. The occasional teacher will attempt to use mine, but I always warn them that I'm not responsible for what's behind that door! Also any girls that need pads know that they can use my restroom anytime.
  5. by   dakotadenise
    There is a preschool across the hall one way and ECIP (early childhood) across the other way that all use my bathroom. Its much closer and less scary than the big bathroom down the hall. Plus there is room to lay on the floor and change a diaper for the SPED kids. Any kid who is sick in my office uses it. Staff rarely do.

    As for keys, my office is locked. There is an extra set for subs to use that is kept with the main office secretary. The janitors have a key to my office door, but not the med cabinets.
  6. by   NutmeggeRN
    Me, any kids in here, a select group of kids who hate the idea of someone else hearing them pee, poo or fart, and anyone else who needs privacy.
  7. by   SassyTachyRN
    Quote from JustRNingAlong
    Hiiiiiii!

    So I'm having a bit of an issue, but wanted to consult with the pros first. Two things: first, who uses the restrooms in your office? And second, who else has keys to your office? Maybe I'm going a bit overboard, but I thought I'd ask first. Let me hear from you all! Thanks!
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    Big school- Sometimes staff- they will ask me first- did someone get sick in here or have diarrhea? If the answer is no, they'll use it. I will use it, if it's first thing in the AM before the kids use it. Otherwise, clinic kids, kids in office for discipline issues. Keys- me and the secretary.

    Small school- it's a tiny toilet (early childhood)- so, any clinic kid or kid who can't use the other restroom properly (discipline), or a kid in the office. Keys- me, principal and secretary.
  8. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from NutmeggeRN
    Me, any kids in here, a select group of kids who hate the idea of someone else hearing them pee, poo or fart, and anyone else who needs privacy.
    Similar. My bathroom is high traffic as I have more than I expected shy high school poopers. The staff who have offices on my floor also ask to use it and I say okay - at their own risk.

    But then I realized how gross the high school bathrooms are: seriously, why is it so much trouble for a teenager to flush or not get pee all over the seat? (Boy and girls alike!) Or let someone know when the bathroom is out of toilet paper before the end of the day so it can be restocked (we are a smaller school)?
  9. by   Flare
    There are spare keys to my office in the elementary office and the superintendent has keys (the custodian's too, of course). I am obliged to leave my keys in the office when i leave at the end of the day. i have a spot that i stash my med cabinet keys.

    As far as my bathroom goes, i have only one regular user.
  10. by   Cattz
    Adults on my end of the building use the bathroom in my office. It is also the "milk station" for nursing mom's. I have to giggle at the abrupt, long faces of the adults that hurry in to use the bathroom quickly, only to be stopped in their tracks when they hear the steady, rhythmic hum of the pump behind the closed door. (HI HO, HI HO, it's off to the student bathroom they go. )
    My office is always open, the copy machine is in there.
  11. by   Nurse_JackieVA
    Students and a few teachers - overflow usually.

    The Principal/VP have keys to the clinic and there's an extra set of keys for everything in the main office incase I'm out.
  12. by   ohiobobcat
    Who uses my bathroom?

    Anyone who is in my clinic and needs to use it. One shy pooper who has GI issues. Me. My kids (parent privilege) No staff has ever come to my office to use the bathroom other than using the mirror to put in a contact lens or something like that.

    Who has keys?

    The office staff, for subs. My guidance secretary will come get health files for students who transfer during the summer since I am not here, so she has a key to my locked filing cabinet. The janitor. I imagine other administrative staff have keys to get in here too. My med cabinet has a keypad to get into it so only those with the code can get in there.
  13. by   Bevp
    I'm jealous, I do not have a private bathroom in my office, it's down the hall and around the corner! I'm the only school in my charter that doesn't have a bathroom in the clinic. So to answer your question, everyone uses this bathroom. I've been asking to move the clinic to a different location that has it's on facilities just across the playground, and I will continue to push, hopefully next year. Fingers crossed.
  14. by   JustRNingAlong
    Wow! Okay so here is the thing. I'm the new nurse here and I guess they got used to not having a nurse. When I go to lunch, there is one particular person who has a key to my office and she let's herself in to use the restroom. There are staff who come in to use the restroom. Some ask, most don't (and those who don't, don't even say hello). My problem is that they leave the restroom disgusting. Like pee and feces on the seat sometimes. It's gross.

    The issue with the keys is that I have to leave the med keys in my office and granted there are my backups who have keys to my office and keys to the medicine cabinet also. I don't have an issue with those people cause they have been trained on medication administration and fill in my, in the case of my absence. The issue I have is with the one lady who particularly let's herself in to use the restroom before I've even gotten to my office or when I'm at lunch. Any advice?

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