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Great moments in bad judgement

  1. 18 Reaching under commercial lawn-mower to remove stick. Mower running. Started with 10, ended with 6.
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  3. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #1 9
    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. Visit  silverbat profile page
    #2 9
    "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. Visit  imintrouble profile page
    #3 28
    "I stopped taking that medicine because it made me pee all the time."
    Admission Dx: CHF with 4+ edema.
  6. Visit  LaughingRN profile page
    #4 9
    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. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
    #5 13
    I find some of the best ER stories are preceded by some buzzed yokel saying "hey, Bob, watch this!"
  8. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
    #6 12
    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. Visit  That Guy profile page
    #7 22
    *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. Visit  Julie19 profile page
    #8 5
    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. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
    #9 16
    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. Visit  Enthused RN profile page
    #10 9
    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. Visit  BelgianRN profile page
    #11 7
    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. Visit  wooh profile page
    #12 5
    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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