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the smell of c-diff in the morning :rolleyes:... Read More

  1. by   mario_ragucci
    Im so happy that only RNs have to do stuff like this, and happy they would never ask a CNA to do this, becaus RN's get paid more.

    When Best blond taked about "getting a smell caught in turbinators" it scares me. I remember how some disection animals had a smell that stuck in my nose for at least 24 hours.

    Hello everybosy and happy reading. Take care of your eyes!
  2. by   TracyB,RN
    Ummm, Mario, hate to burst your bubble, but CNA's often are asked to assist with these "fun" chores.
  3. by   mario_ragucci
    Handling a lymphed out dead body, or being exposed to c-diff aromas, are only in an RN's job description. No RN would attempt to involve a hospital CNA with these tasks.

  4. by   bestblondRN

    Wanna' bet?????? :chuckle

    We all share the wealth when situations like this come along.

  5. by   moonchild20002000
    The smell of a tampon that has been "lost" in the vagina for about a week. The smell just permeates everything!
  6. by   donmurray
    Ten years ago, I visited a new referral with my Consultant Psychogeriatrician colleague, John. A demented old lady who mistakenly believed that her husband and brother-in-law were still alive, and living with her, and spent her days endlessly cooking for them. Once the food got cold, she would clear the table, and start over.
    The smell of rotting food met us at the garden gate! She cheerfully let us into her home, and hoped we didn't mind her preparing lunch for the "family" as we talked. The table was set for 3, with a cold fried egg on each plate, which she scooped into one of many plastic carrier bags around the room. The kitchen was full of steam from the furiously boiling saucepans on the stove. Condensation streamed down the window, and the wallpaper was peeling from all of the walls. During our conversation, John casually opened the fridge door to check she had adequate supplies, and the stench hit us like it was solid! Surrounded by stale milk was a large slab of rancid meat, literally moving with maggots. I'll never know why, (or how!) but he picked it up and put it in the sink, whilst explaining that he felt it might have gone off!! He then turned and took up a saucepan of boiling cabbage, and poured it over the meat! Suffice to say I have never been able to face Rice Crispies again! Neither of us ever wore the clothes we had on that day again, it was too much.
  7. by   Heather56
    Unfortunatly (fortunatly) I haven't any sense of smell. Of course this does make me a candidate for lots of clean up jobs!
    Once I admitted a patient to the ward and, while doing her history, asked her if she drank (standard question on our history forms) She told me she occasionally had a glass of wine. A few minutes later in the er nurse's notes I read that she absolutely reeked of booze. Had to ask one of my co-workers to go in and "smell" her and, sure enough, my nose had failed me again! Mind you, maybe she doesn't drink very much just baths in it!