"My mother's treatment"
About: Royal Alexandra Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Royal Alexandra Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics PA2 9PN
Posted by willowtest (as ),
My mother was taken to hospital due to a fall where she dislocated her shoulder. She remained in hospital (RAH Paisley) where where she remained for 3 months due to several falls - one resulting in her breaking her back and having to wear a back brace.
Why? because she didn't understand the use of a buzzer when she needed to go to the toilet. She was not incontinent (and is now home and still not incontinent thankfully) however the nursing staff could not handle the fact that she was not incontinent, so pads were put on and my mother, not being used to this, did not understand, and climbed out of bed to get to the toilet.
My issue is, how do nursing staff handle children in this position - ie, are not allowed out of bed to go to the toilet - I am sure they will be asked - at least at 4 hour intervals, if they want to go to the toilet - or are they, like dementia patients, told they have a pad on and to just go ahead and wet themselves?