Clumsiest moment? - page 2

O.k, so I am probably the klutsiest person on earth. My husband cannot believe that I am a nurse and don't daily stab myself with needles or break my neck falling over my own feet:imbar The worst I... Read More

  1. by   Jolie
    I once tripped over a chair in a patient's room and dislocated my kneecap. With a newborn in my arms, I managed to ease myself into the chair and hand the baby to his mother. She noticed that all the color had gone out of my face, and not knowing what was wrong, she got up and pushed the emergency call light. The room quickly filled with my co-workers, sans the crash cart, thank goodness! I was taken to Employee Health by wheelchair, and spent the rest of the day in X-ray and the Ortho's office. How embarrassing!
  2. by   sharann
    Gee, you guys are worse than me!
    (Heather, have you considered Astroturf??)
  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by sharann
    (Heather, have you considered Astroturf??)
    We're gonna line all my shoes with it!



    Heather
  4. by   ERNurse752
    I went into a pt's room to clean and dress her infected c/s incision...went to wash my hands, and the soap squirted out sideways, right into my eye. Told the pt I would get someone else to do it, since I couldn't see and had to go flush out my eye.
  5. by   jburris
    Going back to the office from a meeting, I tripped walking up a curb with an arm load full of binders, fell on my elbow, (fractured it, had to have pins and plate), right in front of the CEO, who helped me up.
  6. by   nascargirl381
    This thread was started just for me.
    This is just my list for today

    1. Tripped on the imaginery bump in the hall coffee went flying
    2. Jacket got caught on CVP ripped the sucker right off the transducer
    3. Dropped by icecream cone on the way back from lunch
    4. Opening Betadine accidently sprayed the attending clean whit jacket. He was'nt to happy But I got a good laugh

    I think I need a good school and grace and composure
  7. by   Lausana
    Yeehaw! I've found my clutsy soulmates!

    I am always falling UP the stairs, especially at work, thank goodness no stairs at home anymore! As a kid, I'd fall so often my parents stopped bothering to check on me...they'd just wait to hear me get up or yell "I'm fine" first :chuckle

    My biggest fear is falling DOWN the stairs at work, they're steep and I just imagine being at the bottom in a heap of broken bones with my shirt over my head or something...stopped carrying anything hot up them after the hot chocolate fall

    Anyway a few weeks ago I started down the steps with arms full-not holding the railing ( ) and I lost my balance, but has able to steady myself...but my chunky heeled shoe flew off & clunks down every step. In seconds I hear "that was a person" and they run to only find my shoe at the bottom of the stairs Sorry to disappoint them!
    Last edit by Lausana on Sep 7, '02
  8. by   Audreyfay
    A shift at work was never complete, unless I has spilled at least 1 pitcher of ice water at the patient's bedside. In the days that only seasoned nurses will remember (I prefer seasoned to older!), I was filling a humidifier in a patients room at the end of my shift. The patient was sleeping, as were the rest of the unit. Back then, water for humidifiers came in big glass bottles of distilled water. I went to pour the water in and dropped the entire bottle. It smashed to smitherines. Not a closed eye in the house.
  9. by   renerian
    Funny stories. I think the clutziest thing I ever did at work was at the hospital. The elevator opened but did not line up right with the floor. I did not look took a step forward, and feel down onto the floor. It was about 6 inches to low..........of course i was not alone either............heehheh

    renerian
  10. by   ktwlpn
    This thread is so timely! I regularly FALL OFF OF MY SHOES...I trip on air,going up or down the stairs,up or down curbs,Heck-I just fall over....Just yesterday I took a dive in the center of the cul-de-sac in front of my house-in broad daylight..I don't think any neighbors were home.If they were they must have been laughing too hard to ask if I was alright....I don't know what happened-I turned away from the mailbox and took one step-the next thing I know I am flying through the air! I have ROAD RASH on my bubbies,the palms of my hands and one knee is wracked to H*ll..I hit my chest so hard it knocked the wind right out of me....Last year after a spectacular fall in front of a crowd of about 75 parents at my son's day camp I became convinced that I had ALS or something like it...One painful EMG later I am thankful that I am just clumsy....I have always been the opposite of GRACE...I do make a fast recovery-I have perfected that art of jumping up quickly and adopting the "Who fell down-wasn't ME " face....I love you ALL-we are SISTAS! Also-something must be wrong with my electro magnetic field-electronic equipment seems to always malfunction only when I am near....I LIVE Murphy's Law....I am an accident looking for a scene....
    Last edit by ktwlpn on Sep 7, '02
  11. by   JailRN
    Oh, yess, then there was the time, I went to sit down in a chair at the nurses station, and missed, ended up on a guerney in Xray with a chipped vertebrae, That was the beginning of the shift-my co-workers were pi$$ed.
  12. by   live4today
    My grown kids are always telling me that their own kids got their klutziness from me. :chuckle Poor wittle kiddies! :kiss

    A few months ago, I was opening a big double door to enter the chapel, and the bottom of the door injured one of my toes on my left foot. I happened to have on open toed shoes. My toe bled all through the service as I held a kleenex on it trying to stop the bleeding. It turned a nice purple color, swelled, and stood out over all my other toes. Hubby just looked at me when I showed him my injured toe, and shook his head. He is always telling me I can't walk straight....that I walk crooked. :chuckle Well.....he's so right about that. Don't know why I'm so "uncoordinated". :chuckle
  13. by   RNJames
    my nickname at work is Parky short for parkinson's because I am always knocking things over!!
    Urinal bottle in hand, I trip over a TISSUE on the ground and empty said urinal all over patient in the next bed!
    Bent under a patient's table to pick up pen, forget I am under table and stand up knocking vomit basin all down my back.
    Trip on nothing while holding a cup of coffee, flies across the room, hits the consultant as he walks around the corner. (We're now great friends!!)
    Access card drops out of my top pocket into a pan full of pr bleed.
    Fall flat on my face in front of a motor bike sales yard on a busy Saturday, hubby keeps walking disowning me is easier than explaining apparently!!!

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