skunks on night shift?

  1. Does anyone else smell skunks on the night shift during the summer in their hospitals? What do you do to diminish the odor? It seems that skunks spray right near our vent system and it ends up in various places in the hospital!
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  3. by   nursedawn67
    Oh yeah!!! Happens at my facility too!!!
  4. by   debi87021
    :chuckle :chuckle :roll :roll very very occasionally, and this hospitall is in the middle of nowhere. Made me laugh though. Maybe it isn't skunks, maybe it is the sinks, some of them have traps that have filters (well sorta). I don't know!, funny though.
  5. by   canoehead
    we had a skunk las year hanging around the ER doors and every so often we'd send the maintenance guy out to chase it off. I think the skunk might have been looking for a warm spot to sleep-he kept coming back.
  6. by   imenid37
    so weird to see this. i smelled skunk at work this past night and saturday too. i have no idea what it is. we sometimes smell a sewery/cooking caggabge smell from a paper factory about 15 miles away if it's going to rain.
  7. by   Furball
    What's wrong with you people? You don't like skunks?

  8. by   dawngloves
    Skunks are nocturnal. Can't explain why they don't like hospitals.
  9. by   ERNurse752
    Maybe they're drug-seeking skunks?
  10. by   Furball
    I wonder if the shaving cream trick on stinky feet would work on a skunk?
  11. by   Chiaramonte
    Yup, it happens at least couple of times a month at our place also.
    Not enough of a drudgery that we sacrifice ourselves for the night shift but adding a pungent nightly odor is too much!

    Last edit by Chiaramonte on Apr 21, '03
  12. by   renerian
    Oh that is horrible! We have that problem at our home as we live next to a woods. WE have not found any way to deal with it either but I will watch this thread and see if anyone else knows how to help this unique, LOL, problem.

  13. by   cwazycwissyRN
    Originally posted by ERNurse752
    Maybe they're drug-seeking skunks?

    Just beware of this position:chuckle
  14. by   MelRN13
    I thought this thread was going to be about some controversial topic!!LOL

    We had a skunk in the hospital last summer. It smelled for weeks.