Who is cleaning poop? - page 2

I have am just concluded all my general ed, and am starting to focus on a major. Nursing holds much appeal for me, but I am interested in finding out - do the RNs do clean up work? I have been told... Read More

  1. by   TeenyBabyRN
    That is one of the many, many, many, many benefits of my specialty (neonatal ICU)!
    How much can a one pound baby poop?? (or puke, or drain from a wound, or any other expulsion of an icky body fluid you can dream up)
    Any more than about 5cc's worth and we're getting concerned about dehydration from diarrhea!

    ***I love my babies!!!***

    Other pluses:
    They dont curse at you.
    (their parents might though)
    They dont bite, kick, spit at, hit, punch, scratch, or threaten you.
    (again, their parents might, but that's what hospital security is for.)

    I love my job...couldn't dream of doing anything else!
  2. by   willie2001
    Speaking of poop!! I had to give gastografin to a patient the other day in prep for an abdominal flat plate. The physician wanted to see "if things were moving through". Well, we didn't need an x-ray to confirm the fact that things were indeed "moving through". We had a major Code Brown. There was poop on the floor, the walls, the bed and the patient!!! It was so bad that one poor pregnant nurse lost her lunch.