Strange things that you saw when you were a student - page 5

what is the strangest thing that you saw when you were a student...the one that sticks out in my mind is also on the subject of male/female nurses. when we did our ob rotation, the teacher did... Read More

  1. by   AngiRN
    In nursing school, OB rotation, 1 of my patient was 1st timer and wrote out a 20 page wish list for how the labor/delivery/etc. would be handled, such as, absolutely no analgesics, not even tylenol..on and on....which that was fine, so...I head into her room and low and behold, there she is buck naked on all fours...boyfriend, his dad and 2 brothers sitting in the room! That was not even the worst part, boyfriends mother was standing behind her at her butt with both hands cupped together and the patient was relieving herself of a bowel movement!!!!
    I booked out of the room, SHOCKED....I was a nontraditional student at the time and had already delivered 1 baby and never in my wildest dreams, could have been in the buff on all 4's, with the Ol' mother in law, catching my bodily functions! WITHOUT GLOVES, MAY I ADD!!
  2. by   shelleybelle
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by AngiRN

    OMGGG.. Angi... PLEASE tell me this didn't really happen!!
  3. by   AngiRN
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by shelleybelle
    Originally posted by AngiRN

    OMGGG.. Angi... PLEASE tell me this didn't really happen!!
    I wish, I could erase it from my mind! I immediately marked OB nurse off my list upon graduation!
  4. by   Nursie30
    A man was recovering from surgery, he was very goodlooking and english accent, the whole Hugh Grant thing was working for him......The nurses that were working that day, came and asked one of us students if we wanted to remove his catheter......everyone said no, and was embarrassed by the fact he was goodlooking, I took on the challenge, but his big breasted, scantily clad girlfriend watched every move I made, after I finished, the nurses informed me that he was there recoverying from surgery for STAB WOUNDS inflicted by the girlfriend.............they were too scared to go in and mess w/ his catheter while she was there and unbeknownst to me, sent me in to be the Guinea Pig.........ha ha Jokes on me
  5. by   kimmicoobug
    I once changed four complex dressings on a heroin addicts. She had tunnels the size of my fist on either side of her upper arm with tunnels that led to second ulcers on her forearms. She got this from dirty needles. On both thighs, she had huge ulcers that went very deep into the muscle. It was just a disgusting procedure to do, but fascinating as well. The smell was terrible. It is amazing the stuff a person will do to themselves.
  6. by   yannadey
    AngiRn I actually fell off the sofa laughing. Thats keeping it all in the family.:roll :roll :roll :roll
  7. by   AllieElizAbeth
    wild nursing stories!!!!!!!!! LOL @ toenails were like the horns. the description of the of nasty thick toesnails gags me. When I worked as a cna, we had a patience that would throw BM at you.
  8. by   nursebucky
    I had a mentally ill patient who seemed to be in high spirits. When I walked into the ER room and noticed she had a pair of clean white Hanes underwear tied to her hair. I guess she needed a scarf. Across the front of her forehead, it said...Hanes Her Way.
  9. by   New CCU RN
    Originally posted by OrthoNutter
    Necrotising fascitis (for the spelling fanatics out there, sue me) of the scrotum, complete with maggots and I'm pretty sure some weevils or something too.



    I have seen that too..... wonder if it was the same pt...... soooo disgusting.
  10. by   babynursewannab
    I was shadowing a midwife one day and we delivered a baby boy who ended up with a 6th toe on his right foot.

    As I was cleaning him up, the dad came over and I desperately tried to cover the foot (it had been seconds since delivery) and I did not want to be the one in the position of telling him. All he says is "What's that?" I actually asked, "What's what?" "The toe. What's that toe?" At a loss and internally panicked, I smiled and joyfully said, "Oh that. That's a bonus!" There was a long pause and he looks at me, then looks at the foot and with his chin in his hand he says as in deep thought and very calmly, "No. No I don't think I want a bonus."
  11. by   LaVorneRN
    Originally posted by babynursewannab
    I was shadowing a midwife one day and we delivered a baby boy who ended up with a 6th toe on his right foot.

    As I was cleaning him up, the dad came over and I desperately tried to cover the foot (it had been seconds since delivery) and I did not want to be the one in the position of telling him. All he says is "What's that?" I actually asked, "What's what?" "The toe. What's that toe?" At a loss and internally panicked, I smiled and joyfully said, "Oh that. That's a bonus!" There was a long pause and he looks at me, then looks at the foot and with his chin in his hand he says as in deep thought and very calmly, "No. No I don't think I want a bonus."
    Love it when ya'll make me laugh out loud!!!!!:roll
  12. by   longtermcarern
    Seen something tonight I have never seen before in over 20 years of nursing my co-worker said her new lady had something growing on her buttock and wanted my opinion as to what it was. when I went to help her with the assessment, found a 3 inch growth that had a definite glans penis at the end of it growing from her left buttock. :imbar Resident said it had been there for years
  13. by   NurseChick
    While doing my OB rotation, we got to watch a C-section. After the baby was born, the Dr. takes a towel and stuffs it in the uterus and wipes it all out nice and clean then takes out the uterus and lays it on the ladies stomach. He then holds it up and starts to show us the fallopian tubes and such. I was just thinking......oooowwwwwww, I'm glad she can't feel that. The proud new father even took a picture of me and the other 2 students that were in the room!

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