I violated the Prime Directive!!!

  1. So everyone knows (or should know) the Prime Directive of pediatric nursing.

    NEVER leave little boys uncovered whilst changing a diaper.

    Yes, my clothes are soaked, I had to strip and change my patient and his bed at 4am, and he's now wide awake and ready for action.

    I will never violate the Prime Directive again......I will never violate the Prime Directive again.....I will never violate the Prime Directive again.....
  2. Poll: I have violated the Prime Directive at least once in my life and paid the price!!

    • Yes

      36.27% 280
    • No

      32.12% 248
    • I'm wearing wet clothes right now!

      31.61% 244
    772 Votes
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  4. by   NICU Guy
    He must really like you. He was marking his territory letting all the other boys know that you are HIS nurse.
  5. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Little girls will do the same, only the nurse doesn't get wet.

    I once had a little man who was on cytotoxics totally soak me from the waist to the knees. He was sitting on my lap in a rocking chair and was bagged for a specimen inside his diaper. Well, the seal between the skin and bag let go. I didn't realise that we were wet until I stood to put him back to bed and suddenly felt cold...
  6. by   wooh
    Quote from janfrn
    Little girls will do the same, only the nurse doesn't get wet.
    Oh sometimes they DO get wet.
  7. by   meanmaryjean
    Well, my little home care guy is now concentrating on the distance events!
  8. by   PedRN86
    Happened to me on Sunday night! I went to do 0400 VS on my little friend and noted he had a big, heavy diaper. As soon as he felt the diaper come off he got me, himself, and his crib really good. Those little boys are big trouble
  9. by   KelRN215
    They love to do it when you're weighing them (naked) too. I've had boys and girls do that.

    In the Rugrats movie, the babies are able to create a rainbow with their collective stream of pee. This thread made me think of that.