Great moments in bad judgement - page 4

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  1. Visit  jrbl77 profile page
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    I am sitting here laughing out loud! love some of these " accidents" Another accident that I am aware- young man decides to light farts - match to butt, burnt shorts. Luckily no injury!
  2. Visit  nursemae profile page
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    Young Soldier (Gods bless Privates...) finds a training UXO (unexplored ordinance). Tries to detonate said UXO, no luck. Takes it back to camp. Tinkers with it some more. Tries again to detonate it, no luck. Dismantles it some, tinkers some more. It finally detonates, while he's holding it of course. Fortunately he had thick leather gloves on, which took a large amount of the thermal damage. One was half gone, half fused to his hand. Remarkably, he retained all his fingers but won himself a lengthy round of wound care...As he was explaining the saga during triage, he stopped at one point and said "Now that I'm saying all this it was a pretty dumb idea Ma'am..."Yes honey, yes it was.
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  3. Visit  thelema13 profile page
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    The RN (me) that turned around and punched the wall after a patient/bed combo rolled over right foot. Boxer's fx and great toe fx, and a worker's comp claim in the works. Wonder how that will go?
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  4. Visit  Dixielee profile page
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    Quote from thelema13
    The RN (me) that turned around and punched the wall after a patient/bed combo rolled over right foot. Boxer's fx and great toe fx, and a worker's comp claim in the works. Wonder how that will go?
    Ouch!! Note to self: Always hit wall with open hand, not fist!
    Isn't this job sooooo rewarding
  5. Visit  rgroyer1RNBSN profile page
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    Quote from Dixielee
    Ouch!! Note to self: Always hit wall with open hand, not fist!Isn't this job sooooo rewarding
    Haaaaaahaaa! I had an x-ray tech roll a portable, broke my big right toe, ed docs thought this was hilarious and wanted to resus. my toe and defib it, then they had the same tech with same portable xray my foot, as they all thought this was hilarious since I was the charge nurse, I still give those same docs hell.
  6. Visit  merrywhiterose profile page
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    Hah! I was going to make the same comment about "usually male".
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  7. Visit  merrywhiterose profile page
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    Male teenager trying to explain how he "fell" onto a curtain rod, impaling it in his anus.
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  8. Visit  silverbat profile page
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    Male teenager trying to explain how he "fell" onto a curtain rod, impaling it in his anus. >>>


    was he playing spiderman???? LOL
  9. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from That Guy
    *insert object name here* inserted squarely up the butt......"I fell on it". Uh huh you have barbie dolls just littered around your house huh.
    I had a patient with a carrot....they said it was an accident.......I said sure.....like you slipped and fell Butt naked in the vegetable bin..... Yeah right...
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  10. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from nursemae
    Young Soldier (Gods bless Privates...) finds a training UXO (unexplored ordinance). Tries to detonate said UXO, no luck. Takes it back to camp. Tinkers with it some more. Tries again to detonate it, no luck. Dismantles it some, tinkers some more. It finally detonates, while he's holding it of course. Fortunately he had thick leather gloves on, which took a large amount of the thermal damage. One was half gone, half fused to his hand. Remarkably, he retained all his fingers but won himself a lengthy round of wound care...As he was explaining the saga during triage, he stopped at one point and said "Now that I'm saying all this it was a pretty dumb idea Ma'am..."Yes honey, yes it was.
  11. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from LilyRoseRN
    Had a 50-something year old male patient s/p carotid endarterectomy from Yugoslavia who spoke very little English. Usually very simple patients, they go home the day after surgery. The morning after surgery, he gestures that he wants to go in the bathroom. I was a new nurse, very busy with my other 3 stepdown patients, so I help him into the bathroom thinking he either has to have a BM or just wants to wash up a bit. He ambulates perfectly, I wasn't worried about him at all. He had a Foley, so he must know that he can't pee, right?

    Wrong.

    After noticing he'd been in the bathroom for about 5 minutes, I knock to see if he's ok and open the door to what looks like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, blood everywhere, and one very sheepish looking patient holding the Foley that he RIPPED OUT, balloon intact, saying, "I sorry, I sorry!" One GU consult and coude catheter placement later, his wife arrived and I had to explain why he would be going home much later that day, and with a catheter for several days. Then followed a loud string of what I assume was Yugoslavian expletives in what could only be described as the international wife-to-husband language of "You f***** idiot!!!"
    I've seen this senario.....
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  12. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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    My brother was trying to help out the not-quite-yet in-laws when his now wife's father had back surgery by taking care of the mowing for him. Mowing steep bank, ran over foot. Even though he was wearing steel toed boots, he earned the nickname nine and a half toes. FIL told him later that they don't mow the bank, they just go after it with a weedwacker- much lighter and tends to do much less damage to toes.

    Me, when I was ten. Playing games in church basement. They had tried to disguise all the pipes running across the ceiling by putting that fake wood paneling around it, which cut a decent amount of height from the already low ceiling. Running around, across the chairs instead of the floor (I know, I know, not smart) and ran into one of the wood panelling boxes. Head stopped moving, body kept flying forward. Landed hard flat on my back on the very thin carpet covered cement floor. Got to ride in the ambulance that time. Freaked my mother out big time because I wasn't able to breathe for several minutes. Luckily nothing major wrong, but the section of my back that hit first is often in pain.
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  13. Visit  shoegalRN profile page
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    I had a pt come into ER as a trauma, young 25 year old girl. Was attempting to play "spiderman" and swing down to the balcony under her because "my friends dared me". ETOH on board. Hit railing of balcony and ended up with a broken pelvis.

    About 2 months later, had another girl attempting to swing down to another balcony under her. Was up 4 stories, and instead hit every railing on her way down to the ground, several broken teeth found at scene. ETOH on board as well as other drugs (cocaine, weed). Came in to ER as a trauma. Ended up with a small pnuemothorax, broken leg, and broken jaw. Taken to ICU, left ER talking. Went to oral surgery two days later to fix broken jaw. Was intubated, never extubated upon completion of surgery. Taken back to same ICU. Went into PEA a few hours later. Blot clot found logged into ET tube. Ended up being an organ donor.


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