Great moments in bad judgement - page 6

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  1. by   Selu
    Me - seasoned, 20+ years in ED and etc. Nights. Being a do-gooder and traveling with a monitored patient fm ED to ICU to help out a busier colleague. Granddaughter had been at bedside lotioning Gramma up. I notice some white cream not rubbed all the way in - and continue my do gooder gig. It was kind of oily feeling...and then I realized it was Nitropaste and the paper had fallen off. Luckily the tech with me had a brain. I was pretty woozified by my nitro dose. HIGHlarious. The ED crew LOVED seeing me be so stupid.
  2. by   destova
    Quote from PMFB-RN

    Another young couple discover that when a peeled banna in placed into a womans body cavity it just sort of disinigrates. After a few days the parts still in that nice warm, moist enviroment begin to rot and smell REALLY bad. No harm done, just vaginal irrigation, also I can no longer stand the smell of banna bread baking.................

    Omg!!! Hilarious! I'm laughing so hard, I'm crying!
  3. by   destova
    Many years ago, my little brother is in our front yard wrestling with the neighbor kid. I'm in the kitchen getting a snack, my mom is doing dishes and watching them through the window above the sink. I hear her say "those boys are going to break their necks". I look over at her in time to see her start knocking on the window rather hard, and then like magic her hand goes Through the window!! Blood everywhere, mom screaming for me to run and get our neighbor (a nurse whom we likely owed our lives to many times over).

    She had deep lacerations from pinky to wrist and a huge chunk of skin missing from one knuckle. Mom and nurse head to ER while I call Dad to say we are home alone. Dad comes home and just shakes his head when I tell him what happened. Mom still knocks on windows to this day when grandkids are outside playing and she wants them to stop doing something... She'll never learn!
  4. by   Flyboy17
    Roofer number 1 shoots nail via nail gun into this hand.
    Upon screaming and cussing.

    Roofer number 2 looks up to see what happened and shoots nail into his own hand.
  5. by   sauconyrunner
    Drunk woman screaming, "I need to get out of here because they won't ever give me custody of my kid back if I am in here" (In 4 point restraints.)

    5 mins later, same drunk woman screaming, "I have to get my money out of my va jay jay, I had to hide it from my BF who was trying to steal it" Woman wiggles aorund and I except to see her pull out a big roll of c notes or something..

    Comes out with an unprotected 10.00 bill.

    Kind of sad, but it def gave me an interesting night.
  6. by   Tess Deco RN
    A young man drank a few beers and decided to test his new hunting bullet proof vest. Had his buddy shoot him with a hand gun from about 20 ft away. The vest worked ..the bullet was stopped but not before the impact punched a deep, quarter size hole in his sternum.

    Our ED doctor removed a garden tool from the rectum of a patient. The ED nurse who assisted, kept the garden tool, cleaned and wrapped it up and gave it to the same ED doctor for his birthday!

    Tacky I know, but the look on the Ed doc's face ..priceless!
  7. by   IEDave
    Quote from mcknis
    ...Had another older gentleman who walked into triage with hand pain. Would not divulge when or how the pain began. Upon assesssment he unwraps his hand from a towel and is missing 4 fingertips from a table saw accident...
    Forgot the push stick, dinya? DIDN'T YA!

    ----- Dave
  8. by   dirtyhippiegirl
    Quote from mcknis
    1 kid + butane torch + gasoline tank = 1 bad trip to a childrens hospital burn unit
    Not ER-ish but two of my three patients a few weeks ago were on our unit for the same reason. Welding torch to a gasoline/kerosene tank.

    JUST SAYIN'. Another, much more seasoned nurse, explained that this is one way to create a home-made meat smoker.

    Not human meat, obviously.
  9. by   acuariaRN
    Quote from rgroyer1RNBSN
    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.
    I cannot. Stop. LAUGHING!!!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!
  10. by   uRNmyway
    Lady wanted to save some money on breast implant surgery. Decided to get this surgery in South America somewhere, and from the look of her breasts in OUR hospital, I think the surgeon who performed said surgery got his MD licence in a Cracker Jack box. SMH...
  11. by   sserrn
    Couple months ago, had a 60-some-odd female pt come in c/o she thought she was pregnant and going into labor. Triage nurse said, when was your last period? She replied, oh, about 20 years ago. Nurse says, well, what stopped your period 20 years ago? Pt replies, a hysterectomy...
  12. by   Runner1989
    "Well you see...I was just minding my own business when..."
  13. by   7feetunder
    there's one case,transfered to our center.male 19 years part time at brick-factory.
    hx:he accidently put his hand inside the "things'(well,i don't know) but makes his hand so badly and sadly injured because
    the impact of the things.
    came with multiple # on his rt.hand ,where on x-ray (the bones are everywhere) and it is almost a miracle to save his hand..
    but,i am so dissapointed that this guy have to wait 5 hours to b transferred to our center and his hand already bluish..
    but still i'm shock that this young guy so calm..-all his friend and girlfriend crying when our orthopedic surgeon explain the problem n risk..
    before his friend and girlfriend come,this young gentlemen spoke to me almost whisper "Don't let my friend see my hand,otherwise they don't eat their dinner tonight" is thinking about his friend appetite...please,your hand is more urgent !!