y'all ain't going to believe this one!! - page 2

I have been debating over whether to share this or not. I've been up laughing all night though, and it's 0517! OK, so i put the patient in high stirrups for perirectal abscess. The other nurse helps... Read More

  1. by   ebear
    Wow Siri !
    Res Ipsa!
  2. by   ebear
    MarieLPN, absolutely right!
  3. by   SarasotaRN2b
    I thought it was the MD that is doing the procedure that marks the spot.
  4. by   sirI
    Quote from SarasotaRN2b
    I thought it was the MD that is doing the procedure that marks the spot.
    Ideally, it should. When the one performing the procedure cannot, this can be done by someone else. There must be policies/procedures in place at the facility that addresses this. And, the patient should not be the one who marks the site.
  5. by   RN Zeke
    It is quite obvious.........The Nurse was covering her own a..
  6. by   babynurselsa
    That is just freaking awesome
  7. by   TracyB,RN
    surgeon marks site at our place....
    I'm thinking it wasn't a nurse who marked the anus, but a surgeon, being wonderfully sarcastic after getting written up for not properly marking the site.

    I'm pretty sure it was the clinical educator in our dept that the anus-marking surgeon was trying to piss off..bwahh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
  8. by   ebear
    Hmmm.... yes, I can see it now! Sounds like some surgeons I know, too! Can you imagine the poor patient though? What must they think of that????
  9. by   cuddlebug
    I Wonder What Happened To pen that Was Used To Mark The Rectum. I Hope The Other Nurse Threw It Away And Isn't Using It On Other Body Parts.
  10. by   ebear
    EWW!! May have used it to mark inside somebody's throat. (The pens are disposable.)
    Last edit by ebear on Oct 13, '07 : Reason: addition
  11. by   agent66
    Along the same lines, we told a new orderly years ago who was barely out of highschool, that he had to mark the condom catheters with his name, date and time,and a happy face so we would know for sure that he had done peri-care on the patient and changed the condom. Needless to say he tried to do all this AFTER he had applied it. And it went on for shifts and shifts, we laughed and laughed...Nurses can be soooooooooo bad!!:spin::spin:
  12. by   ewattsjt
    While this all may seem strange to some; it is not to me. Our facility requires the patient to mark the site if able or the pt’s family or the admitting nurse. You have to remember that sometimes schedules can be rearranged to accommodate what is occurring such as a patient that drank a glass of water in the morning so they were switched to the end of the day. It would be possible for a patient in this case to go in for a peri rectal abscess and have a lap chole performed. OOPS.

    In our facility, every patient deserves that they get the “same standard of care”. Not only does the patient have yes marked on single anatomy parts but “NO” on any bilateral parts. The patient verbally identifies what the procedure is being done to the team when entering the room and then there is a “time out” to confirm with the doc that it is the correct procedure and to the correct side if applicable.

    While somewhat funny it is in the best interest of the patient!
  13. by   Annabelle07
    That's hilarious! Thanks for the laugh; it was much needed!