Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Works For Me Wednesday

This is hosted by the clever lady over at Rocks In My Dryer. The idea is that you post a tip of something that "works for you". Now, since I am a nurse, I was thinking of coming up with a tip that would possibly have some relevance to my nursing friends that come here to read my blog. I have many nursing tips and tricks that I have found over my relatively short career, but this one actually may apply to the moms that come here that are potty training their toddlers as well.

Have you ever given your patient/toddler a bedpan/potty only to have them have a bowel movement (with or without the benefit of Bowel Buddies or Flavourful Fibre) and then be faced with the task of rinsing and rinsing and gagging and rinsing and spraying-risking-getting-poopy-backsplash-on-your-uniform followed by more gagging??????? My indispensable tip for you is, TOILET PAPER IN THE BEDPAN/POTTY!!!!! Before giving said patient/toddler the bedpan/potty, line the bottom with a generous layer of toilet paper. Then when the patient/toddler lays one down for you, it just easily slides out into the toilet. Only the minimal of rinsing needed. VOILA!!!!

There, that post should garner me some much needed comments. Poop posts seem to be the "bomb" when it comes to comments.


Kim said...

I don't deal with patients or toddlers - but thanks for the tip.

My son also got me hooked on Stone Sour - Through Glass. I have it on my MP3 player.

Just wanted to say Hi as I am an almost 40 yr old Canadian (Ontario) leo.

Oh ya I also have a well adjusted, well behaved almost 10 yr old (going on 30!).

I'm just starting out in the blogging world - drop me a line if you get the chance.


Oh, The Joys said...

I think you should send that in to a nursing magazine!!

Amy Jane said...

This I like.

Of course, it would require me to plan ahead...

Sheri said...

ok that is a great tip. Should I line my hubby's drawers with paper as well to cut down on the skid? lol omg - did I just tell the internet that?

Iris said...

Hey Kim! Thanks for stopping by!
OTJ, I am not sure if there is a magazine that would take it!
Amy Jane, it really works!
Sheri! LOL!!! You definitely said it!

luvmypeanut said...

You are a funny funny girl.

Any tips for the litter box? Besides driving the pesky animals back to the shelter, which has crossed mind.... LOL!

Iris said...

Sorry Rhonda, I don't do the litter box. My cat goes outside, where he is supposed to.

Anonymous said...

I am not a nurse...but that is pure genius!!! Should I ever need to clean someone's bedpan, I will definitely use this tip! :)

Nikki said...

That's a great tip.

I'm getting ready to potty train Super Kid and I'm so glad you put that up.


Sara said...

huh huh huh - you said POOP!

Just kidding - that was my bad Beavis/Butthead imitation. Just about enough talent THERE to start you gagging again, huh?

Good tip - I've gotta remember that one since I *DO* have a toddler getting ready for the potty thing.