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So.... I was at work today and one of the consumers needed her colostomy bag changed.

I was just about to put in her new bag when she looks at me with this silly little grin.

She then proceeds to tell me that she's peeing.

She's lucky she is flipping cute!

by on Mar. 2, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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OneToughMami
by Ruby Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Consumer is used a lot in mental health. Where I work we call the people we support individuals. An organzation we work with calls our individuals consumers.

Quoting kitty8199: I've never heard consumer either.
Quoting ColtsFan1912:

That's what we called them when I took my CNA class. I took it via a nursing home and all the nurses called them that there. WE called the cloth ones soakers and the plastic ones chux. we always used both.

Quoting kitty8199: I've never heard them called soakers. Blue pads or chux.
Quoting ColtsFan1912:

eh. We called 'em soakers at one place where I worked *shrugs* The other place called them chucks.

Quoting kitty8199: Consumer? I know what a colostomy is. None of this makes sense. Im in the medical field. You're not even using proper terms. Soakee?
Quoting rachelsorenson: I work with people with mental handicaps. She was laying on her bed, there was a soaker underneath her. I was changing her bag when she told me that which meant now that her soakee was now wet with urine. She did not pee in her colostomy bag. Quoting kitty8199: Consumer? Peeing in a colostomy?


kitty8199
by Ruby Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 8:03 PM
Never heard it here

Quoting Anonymous: Consumer is a very common term. Its akin to client or patient.
Quoting kitty8199: Consumer? I know what a colostomy is. None of this makes sense. Im in the medical field. You're not even using proper terms. Soakee?

Quoting rachelsorenson: I work with people with mental handicaps. She was laying on her bed, there was a soaker underneath her. I was changing her bag when she told me that which meant now that her soakee was now wet with urine. She did not pee in her colostomy bag. Quoting kitty8199: Consumer? Peeing in a colostomy?
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rachelsorenson
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 8:04 PM
I've gotten used to it.

I wish she could change it herself but she doesn't have the capabilities to do it herself


Quoting Chunkymunkey922: Lol. So thankful everyone I've had with a colostomy bag can change it themselves. That smell is just horrid!
kitty8199
by Ruby Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 8:06 PM
I've heard patient and resident. Never any of the others

Quoting OneToughMami:

Consumer is used a lot in mental health. Where I work we call the people we support individuals. An organzation we work with calls our individuals consumers.

Quoting kitty8199: I've never heard consumer either.

Quoting ColtsFan1912:

That's what we called them when I took my CNA class. I took it via a nursing home and all the nurses called them that there. WE called the cloth ones soakers and the plastic ones chux. we always used both.

Quoting kitty8199: I've never heard them called soakers. Blue pads or chux.

Quoting ColtsFan1912:

eh. We called 'em soakers at one place where I worked *shrugs* The other place called them chucks.

Quoting kitty8199: Consumer? I know what a colostomy is. None of this makes sense. Im in the medical field. You're not even using proper terms. Soakee?

Quoting rachelsorenson: I work with people with mental handicaps. She was laying on her bed, there was a soaker underneath her. I was changing her bag when she told me that which meant now that her soakee was now wet with urine. She did not pee in her colostomy bag. Quoting kitty8199: Consumer? Peeing in a colostomy?

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OneToughMami
by Ruby Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Well, in the type of work I do, we are not in a residential facility. So calling them residents would not fit. Same with the organization we work with. They generally are not working with people in a residential setting. And there is no real medical treatment happening, other than med admin (which everyone in my company is certified for) and the occasional bandage or splinter removal. 

Quoting kitty8199: I've heard patient and resident. Never any of the others
Quoting OneToughMami:

Consumer is used a lot in mental health. Where I work we call the people we support individuals. An organzation we work with calls our individuals consumers.

Quoting kitty8199: I've never heard consumer either.
Quoting ColtsFan1912:

That's what we called them when I took my CNA class. I took it via a nursing home and all the nurses called them that there. WE called the cloth ones soakers and the plastic ones chux. we always used both.

Quoting kitty8199: I've never heard them called soakers. Blue pads or chux.
Quoting ColtsFan1912:

eh. We called 'em soakers at one place where I worked *shrugs* The other place called them chucks.

Quoting kitty8199: Consumer? I know what a colostomy is. None of this makes sense. Im in the medical field. You're not even using proper terms. Soakee?
Quoting rachelsorenson: I work with people with mental handicaps. She was laying on her bed, there was a soaker underneath her. I was changing her bag when she told me that which meant now that her soakee was now wet with urine. She did not pee in her colostomy bag. Quoting kitty8199: Consumer? Peeing in a colostomy?


rachelsorenson
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 8:28 PM
I love my job and my girls :)

When I first started, I was absolutely terrified then I got to know the girls and it's been the best year and half!


Quoting Shadowed_Star:

I want to hug you people because I could NEVER do your job.


Thank you!

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