Never thought working in a doc's office would make me gag!!(graphic, for nurses only! - page 2

Okay, so this took the cake today and I tell this story here because I know that as fellow nurses no one will make a mess on their keyboards upon reading this. I thought I was going to die. I... Read More

  1. by   renerian
    LOL I am rolling just trying to picture it. Yes it sounds gross! You were nice to volunteer!

    renerian
  2. by   altomga
    Oh that was tooooooooo funny:roll
    tortellini does sound good!!!!

    We once had these docs pulmonologists group have a little competition b/w them.....
    They had to therapeutic bronchs on this pt to maintain his airway and everyday in the pt's med drawer we would find a new specimen cup with a LARGE, BLACK, GOOBER that was hard.....
    on top was a little note.....

    "LET'S SEE YOU BEAT THIS ONE!!"

    oh yea...the things we do.......

    How about when someone's necrotic toe or finger falls off...pretty fun having to pick it up huh??
  3. by   nicudaynurse
    So did it grow anything??
  4. by   mother/babyRN
    Didn't bother me either and I HATE sputum, but due to time spent on a respiratory cardiac unit, I have some background...WHY did you have to separate it?????Sputum is sputum, after all.. I think I might have had to resort to a urine strainer if there is now indeed some kind of test which requires viscous separation...Ick....
  5. by   Gator,SN
    Imagine the poor lab technicians.......I know some of the things that I collect at work are gross, but imagine it after the lid has been air tight for a while and you have to open it and then dig around in it making a slide......
    eeew!
    Gator
  6. by   Shamrock
    Bleeeechhhhh!!
  7. by   shelleybelle
    yuck.. I'd choose to be a nurse ANY day over a lab tech... yucko.. at least we see the speci's when they're fresh & new... not tightly capped in a cup or bag... blech... I'd need more than a mask & gloves!
  8. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by gwenith
    Divide it!! HeckNo Doc! If I open that bottle it might escapes and ravage New York!!!
    :roll :roll :roll O my Lord! "The Goober that Gobbled New York"-a Japanese film with english voice over....Hahahahahah.... On this weekends Creature double Feature-along with "The c-dif that rocked Chicago"
  9. by   laurasc
    Thanks for the "sympathy" fellow nurses. I'll let you know when the golf-ball sized lugie's results come back.

    It wasn't until well after the fact that I made a rather disturbing connection. Who's seen the movie "The Blob"? Remember the old man poking that blob with a stick? Remember what the blob did? It crawled up the stick and ate the man. I was poking that blob with a "stick". Man, I'm glad that thought didn't come to me then!

    Laura
  10. by   BadBird
    Hahahaha, wait until you do trach suctioning and trach care, heheheh, oh are you in for a treat.
  11. by   laurasc
    Originally posted by BadBird
    Hahahaha, wait until you do trach suctioning and trach care, heheheh, oh are you in for a treat.
    Yeah, been there, done that. I left a floor because of it waaay back. It was a general surgery floor that brought in a doc that did head and neck dissection for CA. Fresh trachs did me in! :imbar

    Laura
  12. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by laurasc
    Thanks for the "sympathy" fellow nurses. I'll let you know when the golf-ball sized lugie's results come back.

    It wasn't until well after the fact that I made a rather disturbing connection. Who's seen the movie "The Blob"? Remember the old man poking that blob with a stick? Remember what the blob did? It crawled up the stick and ate the man. I was poking that blob with a "stick". Man, I'm glad that thought didn't come to me then!

    Laura
    The diner from the movie is near here-That movie was sure scary then....The special effects are laughable now-how about the pic of the diner with the Blob oozing over it? A local guy has the actual blob-just a bucket with a blob of..well-blob in it...
  13. by   Dave ARNP
    I have to wonder how lab will seperate it to even MAKE a slide?

    Side note... I can't wait to do this to one of my nurses. I have just the one in mind! :-D

    David Adams, ARNP
    -ACNP, FNP

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