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Has anyone accidentely got a patients urine or anything on them

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Has any one gotten urine or anything on them accidentely from a patient when you were trying to clean them or something?

About once a week for the past 3 years. You do the math. :)

It happened to me once and It's been on my mind. I've been feeling like I'm the worst aide and how could i let it happen. I know there is a risk of this happening but i was feeling down about it. Like it was my fault and i should have done something different.I'm so happy i found this web site, because you can talk about everything here that everyone is afraid to talk about in the real world. I was feeling like it was the first time in history this happened or something. No body talks.:rolleyes:

sh*t happens... literally. How bout getting pooped on and peed on in the same room...

You know you have reach a new level as a CNA when all you and your fellow CNA can do is laugh until you cry. Then you proceed to laugh sooo hard in the hallway you are not able to talk to anyone that is asking you what is wrong with you.

Seriously though, its not the end of the world just go wash it off!!

It really isn't that big of a deal. Really. It happens all the time. Some people just seem more prone to be targets to it than others.

I've only had a few "major" incidents where I was soaked/covered in foreign material that necessitated a clothing change -- i.e. someone peed *all over me.* What happens more often are the "minor" exposures. Someone with "yucky hands" (we'll leave the rest to the imagination) will grab my hand or my arm or my scrubs and get it on them. Or I'll get BM smeared on my wrists if it's a particularly bad brief change. Or getting spit on. Or someone hacking up mucus on my shoes. Or someone projectile vomiting on my arm.

Being a CNA is a *dangerous* job.

fuzzywuzzy, CNA

Specializes in LTC. Has 3 years experience.

It happened to me once and It's been on my mind. I've been feeling like I'm the worst aide and how could i let it happen. I know there is a risk of this happening but i was feeling down about it. Like it was my fault and i should have done something different.I'm so happy i found this web site, because you can talk about everything here that everyone is afraid to talk about in the real world. I was feeling like it was the first time in history this happened or something. No body talks.:rolleyes:

Geez, go easy on yourself. What makes you think getting peed on means you're a bad aide?

yousoldtheworld

Has 5 years experience.

I've been peed on more times than I can count.

I've had explosive poop attack my clothing.

I have had a resident digging in his poop then grab my hair.

I've been puked on.

I've had trach mucus coughed from my neck to my toes.

It's...well, it's gross. But it happens, and when you work with total care, disabled kids with trachs and feed tubes, you're bound to get something on you from time to time. It's never fun, but you get more and more used to it, and it becomes less traumatizing.

KimberlyRN89, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

Yes like the others have mentioned, its just goes with the territory. I just recommend wearing clothing&shoes you don't mind getting dirty.

Too many times to count along with other lovely "substances". You just learn to roll with the flow (pun intended).

AprilRNurse

Specializes in Med/surg, rural CCU. Has 3 years experience.

When i was a CNA I had a resident who was on pyridium (medication for bladder spasms, turns urine dark orange, and stains).. he went home for the day, and wore these skinny jeans...and a leg bag. Noone at home emptied it all day. When I tried to slide the jeans off him that night- the bag exploded from the pressure....spraying a good 15 ft radius (stained the floor and my new shoes orange) ugh! I dropped my new shoes in the trash on the way out- but I'll never forget it. Just one more funny story now.

Oh heavens yes, that's part of being a nurse!

ctmed

Specializes in PACU, LTC, Med-Surg, Telemetry, Psych. Has 4 years experience.

When sailing through the yellow sea with islands of brown, sometimes it can get on clothes.

That is the reason I will never wear white. It amazes me when I look back in the 60s when nurses, orderlies, and aides were all forced to wear white. How did they handle all the accidents?

As for me, I try to keep a spare set and I only purchase darker scrubs. But, Ill take brown and yellow over puke any day. I should be used to it, but puke still gets in my nose somehow and makes me have to fight puking myself. Nothing worse than drunk vodka puke.

I got pooped on for the first time Sunday, I was cleaning a woman up when she coughed and it shot onto my scrubs :no::barf01: I finished her up than trashed my scrubs..... not a good feeling, the others laughed at me because i was so upset, they told me it would happen sooner or later

I got pooped on for the first time Sunday, I was cleaning a woman up when she coughed and it shot onto my scrubs :no::barf01: I finished her up than trashed my scrubs..... not a good feeling, the others laughed at me because i was so upset, they told me it would happen sooner or later

I've thrown mine away, too, depending on which they were and how bad the mess was. I can't imagine someone's feces going all around my washing machine. :barf01:

enchantmentdis, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, ONC, Tele, Med Surg, Endo/Output.

Years ago i worked as an MA for a gynecologist. He had a woman up in stirrups, speculum in place. As i handed him a swab and a glass slide, "i want to show you something". I leaned in and as he stuck a swab near the entry to the vagina a bit of mucous splat on my nose :eek:. I could have died!

Penny82

Specializes in LTC.

One of residents constantly has loose to watery bm due to some digestive issues. I transferred him one day and his knees gave out all of a sudden. It was all I could do to get him to the toilet and keep him off the floor. During all of this I managed to get bm all over my scrub top because his backside was covered in it since he was incontinent. I didn't realize it right away though. I'm sitting there charting and chatting with my nurse and I tell her I still had the smell of bm stuck in my nose and look down and there it is. I didn't have extra scrubs, but my hall has a washer and dryer so I washed my top. Thank goodness most of residents were in bed because I had to go around in my cami while I waited for my top to dry. During all of this our new CEO decides to do a meet and greet and she happens to come by while I'm wondering around half dressed because my scrub top was in the wash. I had to explain what happened and made a joke about of it. She laughed it off, but I was so embarrassed. Long story short, carry extra scrubs. You're probably going to need them at one point or another.

I've been puked on, pooed on, pee'd on, and bled on. I carry extra uniform now :)

LaterAlligator

Specializes in geriatrics, dementia, ortho. Has 2 years experience.

Yep, regularly. I have a resident right now with a bad skin condition that weeps fluid and blood, and it's almost impossible to change her in bed without getting any on me. It'd be easier with 2 people, but I work noc so I'm on my own there! :smackingf