we learn from mistakes..no matter how bad - page 2

I once read a thread that was all about horror stories that student nurses had from clinical experiences. They described mistakes that they had made that could have seriously hurt or even killed pt's... Read More

  1. by   1styear
    Quote from shishel
    Not from my experience, but make sure the stoma bag is secured while packing a huge open wound just lateral to colostomy. If it was not - wear the mask!!!!!!!!!
    Oh speaking of that, just an FYI tip: If you have a pt with a Ileostomy or Colostomy bag and you're a gagger with bad odors ---before you go to the pt, take a sniff of an alcohol prep pad --it works everytime to numb the smell for a few minutes(work quick) and prevents you from gagging in front of the pt and having to turn away.