Nursing

Things you shouldn’t find “inside” your patient’s… but you do. 

               So you come in to work, get report everything seems normal, and the prior shift leaves. So you go back in to see the patient, and they have a rectal tube, rectal catheter, however you refer to it. So it looks…different. 

     There is liquid in the collection bag , but it’s clear, small amount. Maybe they just change the bag. So you go to flush it and light clear pink tinged water comes out. Ok. So you look closer and realize it’s inside the vagina!!!! I believe the nurse went and got a second opinion just to verify. And yup it was inside the vagina. 

     This is bad .. real bad. I mean COME ON!! besides the complications this may cause, hello!!!! This is really bad!!! How this happened no one knows. Ok one the rectal bag goes in the rectum, and  two, pretty much nothing should be inserted in the vagina. 

     If you don’t know how to do something just ask, please just ask… please!!! 

     

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