Destruction at work: What have YOU broken? - page 4

i got the idea for this thread from another thread, and rather than hijack the thread about "financial damage at work" i thought i'd start a new one. i suspect we all have funny stories about... Read More

  1. by   jimthorp
    Quote from P_RN
    A night nurse decided she wanted to photocopy her.....".gluteus area" so she sat on the glass screen........and.........the ........screen.......couldn't hndle the weight and..........it.....

    BROKE!!
    How many sutures?
  2. by   P_RN
    Hooo boy that WOULD have been a bunch as she was rather on the 40+ BMI scale!!!. But no it just kind of dropped down onto the light source.
  3. by   ToxNurse
    I am laughing so hard....
    I am the biggest klutz...

    I fell on a patient.. patient was sleeping, I went in a 7:30 AM, tripped over my own two feet and fell face first across her legs and lower abdomen.. She woke up very surpirsed to see her nurse laying on her...

    We use portable phones -- SpectraLink --- Dropped one in the bathroom when the clip came off my scrubs... $800 down the toilet... Had to be replaced... No charge phone...

    Dropped an empty evacuated 1 L container in the utility room... The vacumn causes a HUGE BANG like a bomb and I was showered with tiny bits of glass, and every staff member thinking the sky was falling on them from the explosion...

    I also spiked through IV bags.. and worst of all... an expensive TPN bag and the pharmacy has to make up a new bag pronto....

  4. by   ToxNurse
    Oh...I forgot the employee incident report I had to fill out..... Chair was angled wrong for computer work and I could not get lever under seat to work.. I got up, stood in front of the chair, leaned down and pulled the lever.. The chair flew forward and hit me in the head causing me to go down to the floor, and have a massive headache, dizziness and a very large goose egg... 2 days later I had raccoon eyes from the injury... How do you write that up?? The employee health coordiantor was trying not to laugh too hard when she called me.....
  5. by   navynurse06
    Speaking of spiking through bags...almost forgot about that one...I was hanging blood on one of my CA kids and I spiked through the side of the bag. Blood every where...and needless to say a whole unit of blood wasted. I felt like such a DA!
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from toxnurse
    oh...i forgot the employee incident report i had to fill out..... chair was angled wrong for computer work and i could not get lever under seat to work.. i got up, stood in front of the chair, leaned down and pulled the lever.. the chair flew forward and hit me in the head causing me to go down to the floor, and have a massive headache, dizziness and a very large goose egg... 2 days later i had raccoon eyes from the injury... how do you write that up?? the employee health coordiantor was trying not to laugh too hard when she called me.....
    [font="comic sans ms"]omg! this post should have had a beverage alert! i laughed so hard i spewed coke at my screen!

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