Stress/Incont Nurses

  1. I created this in Poll form so we would be able to get an actual idea of how bad this problem really is! It is sprouted from the poll about bathroom policy. Medically speaking we all know the effects of not peeing when we should but I think we don't realize how this affects our own bodies and futures since we are so busy taking time to care for others that we fail to take care of ourselves. We go from thinking we have everything in nursing school to ignoring s/s when we have our own problems and just keep going. My question is: Do you have GU problems?
  2. Poll: Do you have GU problems?

    • Frequent UTI's

      13.79% 8
    • Stress incontenence

      48.28% 28
    • Incontenence

      6.90% 4
    • Have normal GU function

      39.66% 23
    58 Votes / Multiple Choice
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  4. by   micro
    gee huganurse.....
    talk about below the belt
    good ?????????
    yes, our lovely work lives could probably lead to something like this.......yeehaw!!!!!
  5. by   Huganurse
    That is good micro! LOL.
  6. by   betts
    When it gets to the point that my eyes start watering.....I'm going!
  7. by   kids
    Originally posted by betts
    When it gets to the point that my eyes start watering.....I'm going!
    I wish my eyes would water...then I would have a little warning that I'm going!:imbar

  8. by   kaycee
    God forbid I have a coughing spell at work. Bring on the depends!!!
  9. by   prn nurse
    A doc was explaining it to us....nearly all incontinence is caused by a hysterectomy. Twenty years after the hys, you have incontinence. The uterus supports and holds a lot of the lower pelvic organs in place. When it is gone, the bladder falls down (and out) the vagina. Stress incontinence follows the time. It isn't putting off the need to pee when you have the urge. It is the lifting, and loss of pelvic support--uterus-- that causes the problems. Docs---ever mindful of $$$$...know when they get your uterus dollars....your incontinence dollars arent far behind...
  10. by   night owl
    I still have the old uterus. It may not be mine, but I still have one...Ours were always falling out and rolling on the floor when we lifted those pts back in the days of yore. Even labeled them with our names! Maybe in a rush I picked up the wrong one and STUFFED it back in without reading who it belonged to...I don't know. Even thought about a trade in...:chuckle If most incontinence is caused by hysterectomies and I had one, I wouldn't have to wait 20 years to be totally incontinent, I'd just tell them to leave the foley in. No more baby diapers for me. All I can say is stress incontinence is like a vacuum sucks!

  11. by   micro
    night owl,
    yeah, got mine too even though it it just sorta sits there.....
    gee.....ROFLMAO.....maybe yeah, in the rush I stuffed someone elses in there.........
    all I can say is gotta go, gotta go , gotta go, gotta go.......
    buying stock in detrol and attends.....
    micro ROFLMAO after brb.....gotta go, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go
  12. by   night owl
    What really sucks is when you get bronchitis and all you do is cough, I spend half the night in the BR! And I'll tell them, *cough cough* "You'll know where to find me if you need me!" *cough cough* I gotta go *cough* OOPS! I'm always saying (as I stuff another baby diaper in my jacket pocket) "Now it's my turn to change my diaper" Geeze
  13. by   Huganurse
    There are an estimated 13 million people that are incontinent. I am beginning to think that they are all either our patients or ourselves (nurses)!
  14. by   judy ann
    I worked telephone triage for a while. I took umbridge that the computer model for urinary incontinence which was "Do not laugh or cough, and wear a sanitary napkin". I was chastized for suggesting that we teach keagles, or at least send these ladies to see their doctors, as they might be helped.- detrol, bladder suspension, etc. Since this company existed for managed care companies, that was not cost effective. I was told by my supervisor, that urinary incontinence was not really a very wide spread problem, and we didn't need to address it. The very next day, I got my AJN. Cover story FEMALE INCONTINENCE! Even that didn't get her attention. So what is this patient advocacy stuff anyway? I hope she pees her pants q2h! Would serve her right!:chuckle
    Last edit by judy ann on Apr 12, '02
  15. by   Huganurse
    Would love to see more votes on the poll! So far there are more votes for nurses having GU problems than not.:uhoh21:
    Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02