When I was working as a CNA I had just emptied an pts ileostomy into a basin and sat it on the floor (shouldn't have done that). I reclamped the bag and helped her get situated in bed. When I turned around to retrieve the basin to empty it I stepped directly in it with my foot, completely covering my shoe, with foul liquid stool. I hobbled to the garbage can and peeled off my shoe and sock and proceeded to dump them in the bag. Garbage bag in tow I walked with one shoe off to the nurses station and told my nurse that I needed to make a quick trip back to the laundry. She asked why, I told her and then showed her the bag the contained my stool covered shoe. She burst into laughter and told me to go right ahead.
I made my way out to laundry still with only one shoe on and knocked on the door. One of the laundry workers, who I was friendly with opened the door and asked if she could help me. I explained my situation to her and she also laughed. She told me that she could bleach it for me. I told her to do whatever it was that she needed to, and that I just wanted the poop off of my shoe.
So for over 1.5 hrs while she was taking care of my shoe and I walked around work with a shoe on one foot and a bright red no- slip sock on the other. Thankfully surveyors were not in the building at that time. That would have been interesting to explain.
Apr 26, '09
LOL... Always, always, always keep an extra set of scrubs
and an extra pair of shoes and socks in your locker! Now you know... :lol_hitti