Strangest Visitor events - page 2

How about those family members or friends who come to visit? Any interesting experiences with that?... Read More

  1. by   loriangel14
    I am still a student but I did see one thing I couldn't believe while doing a clinical placement. We had a pt that was in isolation and we needed a stool sample so I had put a "hat" in the toilet and explained to him what it was for and to ring for me when his bowels had moved. His wife was in visiting him and I checked with him a couple of times over the next hour or so but he hadn't gone yet. Later I was at the nurses station doing some charting on the computer and his wife walked up to me - carrying the hat, which contained a large smelly bm, - and said "where do you want this?" I managed to direct her back the room with it. I was so freaked out I couldn't react at first.
  2. by   RNperdiem
    I've seen a few visitors faint. "done fell out" as it is known in North Carolina.
    I wasn't actually there for this one, but it was talked about for a long time. A patient's boyfriend was visiting his girlfriend in ICU. She had been shot, was a paraplegic on a ventilator and was sedated. The boyfriend started getting restless, then more restless, then quite agitated before he started shouting out that he shot her. It was like something out of Poe's The Tell Tale Heart.
  3. by   EmmaG
    I've had to code visitors (saddest case being a mom who'd lost her teenage son to leukemia); had a female patient who shot her hubby as he walked through the door carrying a big bouquet of flowers (she had the gun under her pillow); another patient was shot by her husband when he came to visit (that made national news); another husband came to our floor in the middle of the night to blow his wife away (he spooked and ran, they caught him in the parking lot with two guns on him).

    And I worked at a "nice" hospital
  4. by   Kidrn911
    Quote from teeituptom
    Gypsys are such a cool and interesting culture
    Maybe but when we get the Irish Travlers or Gypsys in our hospital, we will remove everything out of their sight, or they take what isn't nailed down:uhoh21:
  5. by   AprilRNhere
    haha, my visitor story has more to do with the student nurse. When I was in clinicals we had a student who didn't always dress appropriately. We had a school shirt and we wore white pants with it. Well, she had "trendy scrubs" that were hip huggers. However...our shirts weren't all that long.

    So...she bent over to suction a trach.......and all the patients visitors got a great view of her skimpy thongs!!
  6. by   Diary/Dairy
    Quote from Kidrn911
    Maybe but when we get the Irish Travlers or Gypsys in our hospital, we will remove everything out of their sight, or they take what isn't nailed down:uhoh21:
    yep, we have had gypsies before and what they did at this facility was to 1. lock all the drawers on the unit, 2. assign a security guard to watch that family and that family only.

    This group of gypsies STILL managed to set off the fire alarm by setting up a grill in the lobby and making dinner!!
  7. by   kukukajoo
    Quote from diarygirl512
    yep, we have had gypsies before and what they did at this facility was to 1. lock all the drawers on the unit, 2. assign a security guard to watch that family and that family only.

    This group of gypsies STILL managed to set off the fire alarm by setting up a grill in the lobby and making dinner!!

    OMG this is way too funny!!!

    Reminds me one time when I was at a very pricey hotel years ago and went to use the lobby restroom. Walked in there a poor homeless woman was in there at the sink cooking dinner in an electric skillet!! I did not have the heart to alert the the hotel staff- I just let her keep cooking her hamburger!!
  8. by   Diary/Dairy
    Wow, that was nice of you kukukajoo!!! I am not sure I could have been so generous!!

    Nursing definitely allows you to meet people from ALL social levels!!
  9. by   bethin
    Walked into a room to get vitals. Pt (male) was sitting up in bed looking quite happy. A female was sitting next to him with her hands under the sheets doing you know what to him. Oddly, there was another woman there sitting next to pt. I slap the bp cuff on him and pretend not to know what's going on. I need these vitals 'cause the dr asked for a fresh set. Suddenly this other woman starts kissing the pt. The pt has his orgasm (in front of me) and I just couldn't move. They must have understood my look of horror. The pt says "this is my wife and this is my gf. We all live together. Let me tell you, threesome's are the bomb!" As I was leaving the dr was going in. I informed her what her CP pt was doing and she wasn't happy. He went home that night.
  10. by   Diary/Dairy
    Quote from bethin
    Walked into a room to get vitals. Pt (male) was sitting up in bed looking quite happy. A female was sitting next to him with her hands under the sheets doing you know what to him. Oddly, there was another woman there sitting next to pt. I slap the bp cuff on him and pretend not to know what's going on. I need these vitals 'cause the dr asked for a fresh set. Suddenly this jother woman starts kissing the pt. The pt has his orgasm (in front of me) and I just couldn't move. They must have understood my look of horror. The pt says "this is my wife and this is my gf. We all live together. Let me tell you, threesome's are the bomb!" As I was leaving the dr was going in. I informed her what her CP pt was doing and she wasn't happy. He went home that night.
    OMG Bethin!!!! I would have just fled the scene!!!! How horrible to have to observe!!!!
  11. by   al7139
    Heres a fummy one...
    I worked as a nursing assistant through my first year of nursing school on an ortho/neuro unit. Our unit had unlimited visiting hours, and family could spend the night if they chose (we had settees for them, etc.) . This patients husband would spend the night every night with her. Her hubby treated the hospital just like home (I assume). At night we would go in and he would be sitting or lying on the settee in his boxers...nothing else. Unfortunately we saw WAY more of this man than any of us wanted to see! We had to have our unit mgr talk to him about wearing something more than his undies while he was in the room. I don't get how he thought it was ok to dress like he was at home...or that his wife thought this was ok. Wierd!
    Amy
  12. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from al7139
    Heres a fummy one...
    I worked as a nursing assistant through my first year of nursing school on an ortho/neuro unit. Our unit had unlimited visiting hours, and family could spend the night if they chose (we had settees for them, etc.) . This patients husband would spend the night every night with her. Her hubby treated the hospital just like home (I assume). At night we would go in and he would be sitting or lying on the settee in his boxers...nothing else. Unfortunately we saw WAY more of this man than any of us wanted to see! We had to have our unit mgr talk to him about wearing something more than his undies while he was in the room. I don't get how he thought it was ok to dress like he was at home...or that his wife thought this was ok. Wierd!
    Amy
    Shoot, if it keeps a confused pt from yanking out their lines or getting out of bed without help, I don't care if they sit in there naked as the day they were born!

    I personally would wear very modest pj's were I spending the night with my dh in the hospital. But it doesn't bother me if a patient's husband (I work postpartum) is in his boxers. Sometimes when we have an antepartum pt, they are there for months and that room literally does become their home, so I try my best to accomodate them and their spouse as far as things like that go.

    Once I had a young (30-ish) female pt (med-surg) who'd spent a few days in ICU for a perfed bowel and was on our floor s/p colectomy. She also happened to be on her period. She was at the point where she could be up & about and could change her own pads etc. But she allowed her dad to help clean her up down there numerous times. I know they were very close and that's great. But there comes a point where my dad is NOT going to be seeing my privates nor hearing about my periods. Looking back, maybe there was more to that story than we knew about.
  13. by   ZippyGBR
    Quote from Kidrn911
    Maybe but when we get the Irish Travlers or Gypsys in our hospital, we will remove everything out of their sight, or they take what isn't nailed down:uhoh21:
    the romany culture is very interesting
    Last edit by sirI on Jul 24, '07 : Reason: TOS

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