do you think this is rude? - page 2

I'm in second semester of my BSN program, and I work part-time as a CNA at a rehabilitation facility. The nurses at the facility seem really rude to me. They had a patient who was in pretty bad shape... Read More

  1. by   KarenMS
    Just for my education: where should I be putting dirty linens as I change the bed, but before I leave the room? I'm only a few clinical weekends in, so I wasn't aware this was a no-no. On the unit, there are a few soiled linen bins in the hall, but not enough that I could take one into the room with me. Is it ok to place a chuck on the floor and put the linens there?
  2. by   nursel56
    Quote from KarenMS
    Just for my education: where should I be putting dirty linens as I change the bed, but before I leave the room? I'm only a few clinical weekends in, so I wasn't aware this was a no-no. On the unit, there are a few soiled linen bins in the hall, but not enough that I could take one into the room with me. Is it ok to place a chuck on the floor and put the linens there?
    My experience is that there are a rolling cart of some type with a laundry bag fitted inside it, or a chute of some type. However, infection control is something that your facility probably has written policy and procedures you would follow. You may discover that some of the employees do things differently, but best to learn it the right way from the start.
  3. by   Karou
    I cringe when my coworkers throw soiled linens on the floor. It's disgusting. I always take the time to bag it.

    I don't think I would say it was rude. Lazy, sloppy, maybe, but bot rude. It probably wasn't an intentional offensive act towards you.
  4. by   annie.rn
    Quote from annie.rn
    I agree. It was inconsiderate. The only explanation would be if there was not a linen bag in the room and they didn't have time to go grab a bag and return to bag the linen. Even then, I would've apologized to you and explained why I needed to have you do it. That's just me, though :-)
    Despite it being inconsiderate (in my opinion), I agree w/ the other posters who said not to sweat the small stuff and to let it go.

    You will come across many many rude, inconsiderate and lazy people. Take it from someone who, as a young nurse, really stressed over things like that. The stress will get you nowhere. It will not change their behavior at all and you will suffer the ill effects of said stress.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from nursel56
    My experience is that there are a rolling cart of some type with a laundry bag fitted inside it, or a chute of some type. However, infection control is something that your facility probably has written policy and procedures you would follow. You may discover that some of the employees do things differently, but best to learn it the right way from the start.
    Exactly. There is a policy for this I'm sure.

    We use the rolling carts and take them in each room.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Don't look for offense. None was meant. It was not the right thing for them to do but they did not mean it personally.
  7. by   RegularNurse
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I partially agree with you. The nurses most definitely could have taken a few extra minutes to bag the linens and place them in the dirty utility room.

    However, people who do not go the extra mile are everywhere. These people are so prevalent in the workplace that getting upset over every instance of laziness or mediocrity will result in more aggravation for you than is necessary.

    It would be nice if we were all on the same team, but that's not the reality at many job sites. For many people (including me), a good work day involves doing the minimum. My personal mantra is to not sweat the small stuff.

    Good luck to you!
    Probably the perfect response to this. People are just not always considerate, this will happen every single day in your career for the rest of your life. Don't sweat the small stuff.
  8. by   EaglesWings21
    I personally would never do this. I use something to prop my linen carts open And put all soiled things in it while cleaning. I also empty my own hampers when they are full. Some people have no consideration.
  9. by   Nurse Medicine Woman
    Quote from nursel56
    I've tried to leave the open side of a pillowcase facing the door.. .nope, can't do it!

    Is it rude to throw the linens on the floor to me is a glass half-full, half-empty thing because they changed the patient's wet linens first.

    I know how it feels to enter a room and discover bloody gauze and nasty gloves all over the place, and poop-covered instruments tossed in the sink, etc. Not sure if it's even possible to fix that kind of rude.
    I completely agree!!

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