Crazy stuff can happen

  1. Tell me your story, or something you did or experienced that was either a no-no, an uh-oh, or just downright unusual! on the nrsg unit!
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  3. by   TazziRN
    How about missing an MI for 10 hours?
  4. by   jill48
    How about finding maggots in a wound where the dressing hasn't been changed as ordered.
  5. by   Ophelia78
    When I worked L & D we had a young patient having her first baby who, last time she was checked, was just 4-5 cm dilated. Her OB had the habit of calling his patients himself in their rooms so he can see how they were handling things. He liked to give personal attention, I guess. There she was, sitting in her bed, talking to the doc, her friend sitting in the room with her. He asked her how she was doing and she says "I think I just had the baby." We get a call from the frantic doc saying "go check on so-and-so". Lo and behold, a baby girl was laying there between her legs and the young mother was sitting there looking kind of surprised. She didn't have an epidural. We couldn't believe it. She hadn't made a sound. The baby was alright, thank goodness.
  6. by   meownsmile
    I havejust a plain ewwww..... gangrenous toe fell off,, found in covers.
  7. by   TazziRN
    Quote from meownsmile
    I havejust a plain ewwww..... gangrenous toe fell off,, found in covers.

  8. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from meownsmile
    I havejust a plain ewwww..... gangrenous toe fell off,, found in covers.
    Boy, I didn't need to read that one. I've had a lot of trouble with morning sickness and was trying to get some chicken soup down. I really need to be careful of what I read on allnurses until the nausea clears up.
  9. by   jill48
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    Boy, I didn't need to read that one. I've had a lot of trouble with morning sickness and was trying to get some chicken soup down. I really need to be careful of what I read on allnurses until the nausea clears up.
    Awww honey.:flowersfo
  10. by   edgwow
    As a new grad, I worked on a unit and was doing 6:30 AM rounds and pulled the covers down and a man's gangrenous penis fell off in the covers. Talk about wondering why I became a nurse!!!!!!
  11. by   jill48
    Quote from edgwow
    As a new grad, I worked on a unit and was doing 6:30 AM rounds and pulled the covers down and a man's gangrenous penis fell off in the covers. Talk about wondering why I became a nurse!!!!!!
    OMG NO!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know whether to laugh or cry or throw up. Jeez.
  12. by   StacieRN
    One unusual that I did - leech therapy on pts with reattached parts.

    Two severe no-nos that were done at different facilities I worked at:
    1. Nurse intended to give a unventilated pt in icu vancomycin, she accidently hung vecuronium. Thankfully, when alarms went off, mistake was discovered. Pt intubated.
    2. Nurse gave meds intended for g-tube down pt's trach tube. Of course, pt developed aspiration pneumonia. :trout:
  13. by   crissrn27
    Quote from StacieRN
    One unusual that I did - leech therapy on pts with reattached parts.

    Two severe no-nos that were done at different facilities I worked at:
    1. Nurse intended to give a unventilated pt in icu vancomycin, she accidently hung vecuronium. Thankfully, when alarms went off, mistake was discovered. Pt intubated.
    2. Nurse gave meds intended for g-tube down pt's trach tube. Of course, pt developed aspiration pneumonia. :trout:
    OMG, how do you accidentally give gtube meds down a trach?
  14. by   navynurse06
    I didn't do this (thank goodness) but here's one for you:
    Hep Locking a Gtube...yes hep lock a gtube...someone put heprain in the gtube to "lock" it like you would an IV.

    scary

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