Can I Vent?

Specialties Urology

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I watched a blood splatter on a wall, off to the side of a machine a week ago today, and it was still there today. Does it take all that great of an effort to get a bleach rag and be thorough?

What of the folks who work in the field who are clueless outside the routine? Who can't think or think to ask when they get in a bind?

For the love of Pete. Just ask instead of making things harder an then ask. Besides you could kill someone if you screw up.

and my final rant is............. What of the folks who have no comprehesion or litttle that they could kill someone.

I have been working in a per diem situation at a number of other clinics other than my own recently and to be honest. It scares the heck out of me what some folk don't know and what they choose to ignore.

Pennsylvania does not require a certification program for PCT's and to be honest. I feel that it may be a few who rot the whole basket , but what do you do there is such a need.

I appoligize folks I just needed to get that off my chest and there are not alot of folk who will listen objectivity.

Thank you all.

Much Peace Billy.

ageless

375 Posts

"I watched a blood splatter on a wall, off to the side of a machine a week ago today, and it was still there today. Does it take all that great of an effort to get a bleach rag and be thorough?"

you probably won't like my objective answer...,

If I knew that blood was on the wall or floor of my hospital for a week and have not cleaned it up, then I am just as responsible for the spill as anyone there.

Noney

564 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care.

Yep, I agree.

Noney

GTS

25 Posts

Yeah... I see their point. As much as it would frustrate me to find it there to begin with, you know they're not gonna do it so you may as well be the good guy/gal and do it for them. I find myself in similar situations sometimes and know that I will feel better myself if I just do it and get it over with. Yes, they're being lazy but your not setting the example, which is what they may need, by leaving it there. No flames intended, just my opinion. You seem like a good person. This situation is opportunity to lead by example. Just pointing it out. :)

obillyboy

59 Posts

Noney and Ageless i agree with both of you and I do thank you for your replies I think I might have had an extra rough day.

i appoligize and thank you again.

Billy

Noney

564 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care.

You know Billy I've seen things myself and not cleaned them up.

We all have from time to time.

Noney

mother/babyRN, RN

11 Articles; 1,587 Posts

Specializes in cardiac, diabetes, OB/GYN.

It was just a vent....We have all been there, haven't we? Sometimes it is just about the principal of the idea....I can imagine how you feel...In delivery, this happens way too often...Don't apoplgize....But, sometimes it is a pain to buck up and clean up when you know it should have already been done..A vent is a vent! Lol...Hope your day got better after that~

canoehead, BSN, RN

6,856 Posts

Specializes in ER.

Sometimes you just gotta see how long it will stay there.

ageless

375 Posts

OSHA can impose fines up to $70,000.00 for such spills, not to mention the exposure risks................."nuff said"

We all have a bad day and need to vent and I am all for that "mental health" release. I wish you, Billyboy would be more specific about your other complaints..they were too vague to offer a comment for discussion and/or suggestion.

GTS

25 Posts

But, sometimes it is a pain to buck up and clean up when you know it should have already been done..A vent is a vent! Lol...Hope your day got better after that~ [/b]

Very true. :)

Hellllllo Nurse, BSN, RN

3 Articles; 3,563 Posts

BillyBoy,

I, too, work with PCTs who do not need to be certified. Most at my new facility are pretty good, but they do scare me on occasion. At my old facility, they had way too much power, far too little knowledge or comprehension and their actions were constantly freaking me out.

That is one of the main of the reasons I left my old job.

I do, however, clean up lots of blood spots, daily. I do so whenever I see them, if the situation allows.

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