Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Scoop on Poop

Nasty, hey? :) We had the Official Version of this chart posted in our Report Room on the Stroke Rehab Unit where I worked last year. Every morning, it stared me in the eye. We were encouraged to use the "types" in our documentation of patient's bowel movements so that we would have objective descriptions.

It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't talk about FOOD at the same time!

Good golly, I don't miss that unit.

So for all of you who keep daily diaries to show your neurologists/doctors, I proudly pass on the chart for your personal use :) Won't your docs be pleased?!


mdmhvonpa said...

Urk! What, not bits of corn?

The Rotten Correspondent said...

But I'll bet that chart didn't stop you from eating, did it? I'm not sure any of us can be properly grossed out, although that chart is a little, uh, much!

Nervus Rex said...

Oh... the visual is too much even for me, Pa!

And you would think that nothing could get US, RC, what with being Nurses with KIDS!! heh

Diane J Standiford said...

and thanks for sharing with us.


hehe...well crap, you got me!

I once heard of a psych patient's famous quote: "It takes a really big God to move the bowels of mankind".

Poo rules in the nursing world...even in psych!

Linda D. in Seattle

Carolyn said...

This. Is. So. Disgusting.

But kind of funny too. Snicker. You said poop.

CrazyCath said...

I agree re the parallel with food. This was given to son #2 to help him describe his poo! Yuk! To be told as you are eating peas that his poo was like that...

I am a nurse and I think it's gross.

The chart has now been "lost". I like the words *I* use better.