Update on Gross Out Co-Worker - page 4

Last week she came into the nurses station and urinated while she told us something that was going on with a patient. We were shocked...I'm not talking a little dribble...pant leg was clinging to... Read More

  1. by   muffie
  2. by   Meerkat
    Quote from cyberkat
    Has this woman ever wet herself or passed any other body fluids/odors in front of a patient or their family members? Although many are too polite to bring it up to management you know somebody out there will raise Heck about it.
    I don';t know---she's a therapist and her sessions are private. Good question though.
  3. by   Elisheva
    Quote from kelliegrl
    This makes me think maybe you could just whap her on the nose with a rolled up newspaper each time it happens..:trout: Just kiddin'...
    Whap her nose with a newspaper....I am laughing my a** off.
  4. by   Meerkat
    Well, I didn't mean for the thread to be entertaining, but I guess when you've got lemons, you make lemonade (no pee jokes here please)...
    I've been off work the last three days---it will be interesting to see if anything has changed when I go back tomorrow.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from kelliegrl
    This makes me think maybe you could just whap her on the nose with a rolled up newspaper each time it happens..:trout: Just kiddin'...
  6. by   luvkitties
    Quote from Dom's mom
    leave her an anonymous note telling her to go to allnurses.com and check out this thread!

    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle

  7. by   grace90
    Ditropan! Detrol!
    There is help available for these problems. Keep us updated, I'm curious to see what happens, and I'm doing kegels as I type this because I don't want to end up like that.
  8. by   muffie
    do they make female condom catheters?
  9. by   chelli73
    Quote from rnannjeh
    that is just plain [evil]wrong! [/evil]

    someone previously mentioned the infection control, pr and harassment issues....but i'd tack on professionalism/code of conduct, and a threat to public health and safety. is there a chapter in whimis that covers co-workers and urine?

    i really hope that someone has documented and reported this behaviour (yes, there is a "u" in behaviour...i'm canadian!! :wink2: ). has there ever been a patient complaint?


    good luck !!

    this story is too much!!!! i could not imagine working with someone like that!!!

    ps- (offtopic) i know there is a "u" in behaviour, but is there or was there ever a "d" in congradulations??? i see it spelled "congratulations" everywhere here in the usa!!!!!! whas up with that???
  10. by   grace90
    Quote from muffie
    do they make female condom catheters?
    If anybody ever invents one of those, I sure hope they send 'em this way. No, not for me, for patients!
  11. by   flashpoint
    I don't think a female condom catheter would work...you would have to hold it on with super glue or staples or deck screws (most other screws would rust) or something...I don't think tape would hold because it would get wet.

    And since the question was asked...it is congratulations...I know you see congradulations all the time, but it is either being misspelled or someone is making a play on words or whatever for a graduate...
  12. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from santhony44
    I agree with Celia. I think she's got both psychological and physical issues.

    Normal people don't subject their co-workers to their personal physical problems. Accidents happen, but the millions of dollars of incontinence pads/briefs etc. sold annually attest to the fact that most of us don't want other people to know about them.

    Your management needs to document the issues and deal with them. Disability or no. Even people with mental disabilities aren't allowed to walk around in public undressed, for example.

    I think your co-worker needs both a physical and a psychological evaluation.
    Does anyone other than me think perhaps, brain disease or tumor with mets to the brain?

    This is not normal behavior FOR ANYONE!!! I cannot see the person getting through any health program, and passing with these issues. And it seems to be "escalating" in severity. And that the psych issue is also deteriorating.

    There are a number of conditions of the brain/neuromuscular system that can have psych components.

    (I just hate to think that this person is just this big an idiot, without a cause)
  13. by   RGN1
    Is it just me who is having trouble believing this is for real?

    I can't imagine a hospital putting up with this from an employee or no-body putting in an official complaint?

    It is amusing but I just can't get my head around it being real!