posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:49 PM
I used to work as an EMT in florida, both on a private ambulance and in an Emergency room, When I worked on the ambulance, we'd regularly pick up
patients for their dr visits or take them to the ER, the conditions they were in were DEPLORABLE, I'd come to pick up patients that were dirty,
covered in their own urine and feces.
The staff, mainly CNA's and maybe one or 2 RNs assigned would be sitting around the nurses station either on the phone or texting away. I would
refuse to take these patients until the nursing staff would clean them up. I got into more then one arguement with the staff about cleaning up the
patients before I transported them.
I know elderly folk get incontinent, but this is stuff theyve been sitting in for HOURS, if not DAYS.
When I worked in the ER, first thing I'd do when i came on shift is go around and make sure those patients that came into the ER were cleaned and
changed. You can tell most of these folk were mortified by their appearance and condition they were left in.
Damn, how can someone leave a person sitting in their own piss for hours??