Jump to content

Yay!! I get the poop magnet award!! Who else is so fortunate?!

Posted

Specializes in ICU. Has 10 years experience.

Yay!! So today after I sent my umpteenth patient out to the hospital via EMS I was told I am the surgery center's poop magnet. Apparently I have managed to send out more patients to the hospital in the last 2 months than the center has in years!! Yay me!! Today's gem had new onset A Flutter, hypotension, and lethargy before we even started anything.... :/ To the ER you go, do not pass go!! Who else has been so fortunate to get this award?!? I know y'all are out there :)

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

I was the "Afib fairy" when I worked in CVICU. I watched allll the numbers like a hawk, checked lytes as soon as I started seeing any increase in ectopy... but I had pts go into rapid a fib all. the. time. And of course their BP never tolerated it enough to just watch it either; we'd have to start drips and/or cardiovert.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

I'm a feces magnet....so much that when my Dad was in the hospital my sisters jokingly said they wouldn't eat with me....for 3 days in a row...a guy near us choked, we when to a local restaurant and a guy coded and the third person had a seizure right next to my chair when he dropped. I went outside for fresh air....as I was walking in the "garden" area the security guard made this guy with a fancy sports car move...as he peeled out of the circular drive I though that guy's gonna kill someone...as he flipped his car over when he hit the curb. This was all in 2 weeks.

I'm a feces magnet. :whistling:

LOL, that's not exactly the scene in mind I had when I read the term "poop magnet" ... carry on y'all :roflmao:

RainMom

Specializes in PACU, pre/postoperative, ortho. Has 10 years experience.

I seem to be a magnet for pts with domestic relationship issues the past few weeks: a spousal abuse case, pt with a stalker, & most recently a potential death threat to pt from an ex....

NurseOnAMotorcycle, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Emergency, CEN. Has 10 years experience.

What a "poopy" couple of weeks, Esme!!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

What a "poopy" couple of weeks, Esme!!
It was.....but Dad recovered after a valve replacement and all was well.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

You all may be poop magnets, but I claim the title of Poop Whisperer.

Got a kid who hasn't pooped in a week? Just pencil my name on the assignment sheet, let the clock pass 7:30 and .....well, you can just imagine! No mirilax/ milk of mag/ enema needed. Just assign 'em to me and the poop will arrive. And arrive. And arrive......

You all may be poop magnets, but I claim the title of Poop Whisperer.

Got a kid who hasn't pooped in a week? Just pencil my name on the assignment sheet, let the clock pass 7:30 and .....well, you can just imagine! No mirilax/ milk of mag/ enema needed. Just assign 'em to me and the poop will arrive. And arrive. And arrive......

HAHAHAHAHA! I thought this only happened to me! It gets so the parents anticipate me coming because they know their worrying will be over.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

I was once known as the Angel of Death at my LTC when nine residents on my unit died over the course of two months, most of them on my shift. I got to be rather paranoid about it after awhile. Thankfully it stopped when Spring arrived! :wideyed:

Call me Al

Has 19 years experience.

Here lately, I seem to be a crazy magnet. When I was in nursing school, I determined psych nursing was not for me, but it cannot be escaped. I work in hospice but the last few weeks I have had pts and family that have been off the charts in their paranoia, anxiety and even aggression. Maybe I am carrying a full moon in my back pocket. I think I rather deal with poop. :-)

Morainey, BSN, RN

Specializes in Orthopedic, LTC, STR, Med-Surg, Tele.

We recently had a lady on our floor who hadn't pooped in 5 days. She was being discharged to the nursing home but of course we can't send her complaining that she is constipated. She got MOM, a Dulcolax suppository, and a Fleets. Oh boy, did she go. Nonstop. Lakes of loose stool. The ambulance crew came to pick her up for transport. The bedpan was so full I just chucked it in the garbage. It slopped out on the wall. Eeeeeuuuuugh. :facepalm:

PMFB-RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Traum Rapid Response. Has 16 years experience.

Dear OP

Please feel free to steal my avatar to wear as your badge!

PMFB-RN, I was thinking of your avatar the whole time reading this thread, and I was wondering if you would chime in!

RunninOnCoffee

Specializes in ICU. Has 10 years experience.

Yikes! I found out today little darling won herself a ticket to the ICU. A Flutter is just the beginning of her issues. My suspicions of sepsis were also confirmed a long with several other underlying issues that surfaced. How she managed to get from her care center to HD and then to us with no one else realizing she was in bad shape baffles me! I took one look at her and the "oh crap that doesn't look good!!" Bells went off. Prayers for her, but after reading a report sent to us it looks like hospice would be the most appropriate care for her.

And yes I have a talent for being the other type of poop magnet too!! Thankfully in this setting that happens far less than the ICU. One nurse I work with began to joke that she was in for it when she saw me after report because when ever we worked together we spent the entire day alternating between our patients cleaning BM after BM. Thank you immensely to whoever developed BMS systems!!

RunninOnCoffee

Specializes in ICU. Has 10 years experience.

Dear OP

Please feel free to steal my avatar to wear as your badge!

That is awesome!! I may have to steal this and wear it proudly!!

RunninOnCoffee

Specializes in ICU. Has 10 years experience.

I'm a feces magnet....so much that when my Dad was in the hospital my sisters jokingly said they wouldn't eat with me....for 3 days in a row...a guy near us choked, we when to a local restaurant and a guy coded and the third person had a seizure right next to my chair when he dropped. I went outside for fresh air....as I was walking in the "garden" area the security guard made this guy with a fancy sports car move...as he peeled out of the circular drive I though that guy's gonna kill someone...as he flipped his car over when he hit the curb. This was all in 2 weeks.

I'm a feces magnet. :whistling:

oh my!! I think I would avoid public places until your little string of good luck passed!!

dudette10, MSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Academics. Has 10 years experience.

I get the poop the poop magnet award when I work rehab or our in-facility SNF for sending patients back to acute. When the manager sees me on his unit, he always asks which one of my patients will I send back today?