Originally Posted by Nandi
Yes, speak with the charge nurse and if he or she is not receptive ask to speak with the "house manager" which is the boss of the charge nurses (and all the other nurses). If that is ineffective, consider writing to JCAHO http://www.jointcommission.org/
which is the organization that accredits hospitals. This is one thing that hospitals respect. Good luck and I applaud your advocacy efforts
I doubt Joint Commission would do anything. Hospitals are scared of them because they accredit hospitals but their focus is more on documentation, safety (as in, not having a bunch of crap blocking the hallway), infection control, Universal Protocol (taking a "time out" to ensure the correct procedure is done on the correct patient on the correct side), communication among staff, ect (for a complete list go here http://www.jointcommission.org/Patie..._hap_npsgs.htm
Complaints need to go to the nurse manager, house supervisor, department director, chief nursing officer, or CEO of the hospital.
And for the OP an article titled Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection and Refluxhttp://www.aafp.org
" The Foreskin and Urinary Tract Infections
A resurgence of sentiment favoring routine neonatal circumcision has occurred in the last decade because of recently described associations between an intact foreskin and urinary tract infections in infants. This association was best illustrated in a series of systematic studies by Wiswell and associates25-28 at U.S. Army hospitals. In several large epidemiologic studies, the authors found that the incidence of significant urinary tract infections in uncircumcised males less than six months of age was 1 to 4 percent. The incidence in circumcised males was only 0.1 to 0.2 percent.
Because of the data demonstrating an increase in the rate of infection, routine circumcision has been advocated by some authors. They point out the significant mortality and renal scarring associated with urinary tract infections occurring in early infancy. However, circumcision is a permanent solution to a problem that affects males only during the first six months of life. There may be alternative, nonsurgical means of preventing these infections, and the question of whether all boys should be circumcised to prevent infection in 1 to 4 percent remains debatable. It is also unclear whether circumcision would augment the benefit of antibiotic prophylaxis in boys with reflux or other urologic anomalies. "