Jun 2, '03
Angelsuzie, nursing is at times gross. REALLY GROSS. And it's not just poop. You may have to do dressing changes on huge wounds, suction trachs, smell gross things, see gross things, etc. I suggest you shadow a nurse (because you have to be a regular nurse before you can be a CRNA) to see what they really do. Please don't be a nurse because you want a "clean" job.
Last edit by EmeraldNYL on Jun 2, '03
Jun 3, '03
and angelsuzie - nurses aren't the only people cleaning patients - pretty much any body involved w/ patient care (except for maybe nutrition and psych) cleans patients in some way or another...
by the way i am an MD and i have done my share of cleaning poop/vomit and other junk - nobody is safe
based on ALL of your postings on these boards you need to find a different profession because your decisions are obviously not based on compassion and patient empathy - instead you say (and i quote you): "i'd like to have an MD - because it would look cool on a business card" get real and grow up
Last edit by Tenesma on Jun 3, '03
Jun 3, '03
Originally posted by angelsuzie
so DO "CRNAs" clean patients or not?
What does it matter if you clean them or not? If something happenes, you just do it! While doing your ICU time, you will be cleaning paitients. If you don't want to clean poop, urine, etc. you are considering entering the wrong field. As an ICU nurse, it wll be you that cleans everything up. As Tenesma said, anybody that is involved in patient care either has cleaned, or will be cleaning. The only people that don't clean up are the people on the admissions and business side of the hospital. Good luck!
Last edit by meandragonbrett on Jun 3, '03