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I work in LTC. Small facility. Everyone knows everyone that type of thing. A nurse taking care of a resident who was obviously in his last days of life did something that upset everyone working... Read More
Aug 21, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: correctional, psych, ICU, CCU, ER ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 620; Likes: 85First, before we run to the BRN and have her crucified
let's find out, (because it wasn't stated,) does this nurse have a hx of evil=doing, or was she just stuck on stupid that day?
If she has a hx of malice, why was she still employed ther in the first plsce? If, she's otherwise a good nurse, counsel her and hope she doesn't repeat the same mistake. THEN cricify her.
Aug 21, '02Occupation: pre-nursing student, secretary - non-medical Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 1,761; Likes: 46Did she spray it on the wounds? Wouldn't that hurt like heck?!
Isn't that bad for the skin and the wounds, to have Lysol sprayed on them?
Aug 21, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 399; Likes: 8The nursing shortage is no excuse for keeping an abusive nurse around. GET HER GONE!!!
Aug 21, '02Occupation: Critical Care Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 2,629; Likes: 20I just can't believe that someone did that, how awful for the poor patient!!!
Aug 22, '02Occupation: Occupational Health, W/C Coordinator Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 88; Likes: 1What if that had been her Mom or Dad? Would she have sprayed them? My God, but that is HORRENDOUS! I have heard some stuff, but that is really rank! Spraying the room (away from the patient) and putting a deodorizer in there would have been much more compassionate, as would have changing the dressings more often!
There is also the issue of the patient's potential sensitivity to the contents of the spray. Inhalation problems and contact dermatititis come immediately to mind, as well as allergy to the components of the spray. SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED, AND REPORTED TO THE STATE.
Aug 22, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 3,725; Likes: 458How horrid....
That person is not a nurse at all...
Something should have been done....
Aug 22, '02Occupation: CCU Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 572; Likes: 6I missed something somewhere. LTC stands for Long term Care I thought? Am I right or wrong? If I am wrong I apologize, but if it does I am just wondering how bed sores of such magnitude developed to begin with if everyone was on their toes.
Aug 23, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 1,654; Likes: 2,622From the sound of your post, the substance used was a disinfectant for environmental surfaces, and probably included a stated warning against applying it to skin. At the very least, the nurse should have been fired and reported to the BON.
This person should not be allowed to practice. This act was at best irresponsible and abusive.