Great moments in bad judgement

  1. Reaching under commercial lawn-mower to remove stick. Mower running. Started with 10, ended with 6.
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  3. by   Esme12
    I'm particularly fond of the blocked snow blower and the patient comming to the hospital, no offense usually male, with their hand in a bloody towel....."I made a stupid mistake".
  4. by   silverbat
    "dropped sppon into running garbage disposal and tried to pull it out"- ouch-
    (a patient)
    I worked in a factory where an employee used an electric screw gun to put a screw into her finger, then after returning to work later that day with her finger in a metal protective guard, put another screw into the same finger-
  5. by   imintrouble
    "I stopped taking that medicine because it made me pee all the time."
    Admission Dx: CHF with 4+ edema.
  6. by   LaughingRN
    Left hand amputee in for non related issue, over the course of casual conversation:

    Me: "Why did they amputate your hand sir?"

    Patient: "I stuck my hand into a clogged meat grinder 15 years ago"

    Me: "Ouch"
  7. by   RNsRWe
    I find some of the best ER stories are preceded by some buzzed yokel saying "hey, Bob, watch this!"
  8. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Man trying to find a gas leak with a coleman lantern.

    Woman "trying to look underneath the front of my car" to see why the brakes weren't working right.

    Man sawing through 5 foot sewage pipe suspended 2 stories off ground, sitting on the nonsecured side.
  9. by   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.
  10. by   Julie19
    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.
    Hahahaha!
  11. by   RNperdiem
    My sister's ED story: The doctor told my sister to go x-ray the man with the snake bite. She walks in to find a man sitting down with a screwdriver sticking out of his leg.
    Snake bite?
    "Doc, are you sure this is the snake bite patient?"
    "Ya, dis de snake bite man"
    The guy had taken a stab at the snake that bit him and stabbed himself.
  12. by   Enthused RN
    I read about this one firsthand in medical records while reviewing an insurance claim a few years back: a DOCTOR tried to stop his continuous diarrhea by sticking a shotglass up there. No one would have ever known had it not broken and forced him to go to the ER for removal.
  13. by   BelgianRN
    Every time to the same nurse: don't remove the safety clip of the B.I.G. IO before it's firmly placed on the skin. One of these days...

    2 days later:

    Nurse1: Don't remove....

    Nurse2: Ouch, f*** damn it's right through
    (seeing half an IO dangling through the finger)

    Nurse1: Told you...
  14. by   wooh
    Quote from RNperdiem
    The guy had taken a stab at the snake that bit him and stabbed himself.
    That's so the kind of thing that I would do....

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Great moments in bad judgement