What freaks you out? - page 29

Okay, people. It's time for a nice, fun, light-hearted discussion to blow off some steam. WHAT FREAKS YOU OUT? What bodily fluid can't you STAND? What wound gives you the absolute WILLIES? ... Read More

  1. by   ktwlpn
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by moonrose2u
    [B]>>OMG, what absolutely horrible stories! I love being a nurse!

    OK, things that smell are usually what get me... no one vomits alone in my presence. The sound, the smell, the sight....>>>>>>>>>>>Yesterday was a particularly trying day for me-One of my residents had a syncopal episode shortly after lunch-after we picked her up(4 of us) she vomited.Warm tuna fish-yum...I had to walk away...I had been drooled on earlier,as I knelt in front of a resident ,had stepped in poo and when I assessed a large growth on another resident's hip as I touched it it popped and squirted juice 3 feet across the bed....I hit my door running last night-straight to the shower for me....TUNA FISH!!!!! NEVER AGAIN!......
  2. by   RN-PA
    :imbar , ktwlpn!!!

    Many of the things I've read here and elsewhere on this board I call "Floor-kisser" shifts-- When I finally get home, I get down on my knees and kiss the kitchen floor, THANKFUL to be home and EXTRA-THANKFUL if I'm off the next day!
  3. by   scrappy
    Originally posted by RN-PA
    :imbar , ktwlpn!!!

    Many of the things I've read here and elsewhere on this board I call "Floor-kisser" shifts-- When I finally get home, I get down on my knees and kiss the kitchen floor, THANKFUL to be home and EXTRA-THANKFUL if I'm off the next day!
    ROFLMBO!!!!!

    Ditto, I like that and I couldn't agree more!!!!!
  4. by   frosteefire
    I have just gotten through this whole thread, and i dont think i have ever been so grossed out AND laughing so hard at the same time....i still cant forget the dog thing....that is hilarious!!!!!!!
    I am a RN student, second year (out of four), and so far my stomach has held together nicely!!! (yeah!) So far i've seen plenty of blood, poop, urine, etc. etc.......the only thing to make me feel light-headed SO far was the day i got sent down to OR to observe a surgery......and i chose a knee replacement. YECHHHHH!!!! I had no idea ortho surgery was so barbaric! The i dont think it was so much the smells as the drilling, pounding sounds and the sights of chunks of bone being chiseled and drilled away. I was leaning up against the wall mighty hard for the first few minutes, feeling pretty hot and cold and sweaty and dizzy at the same time LOL. Pretty proud of myself though - i was stubborn enought not to faint, and not to leave the room LOL.
    I am NOT looking forward to seeing my first eye injury, that's one of the few things that gives me willies just thinkin about it...AND this summer i do my clinical rotation in OB....not sure how i'm gonna handle that.....just the thought of an episiotomy....owwwwwwwwiie!!!! Well, we'll see how I do - but i'm pretty sure i'll come out of the experience swearing off having children!! :chuckle
    Wish me luck!!!
  5. by   kmp297
    I'm an RN and I can't really think of anything that gross's me out.
    But it reminds me of a funny story (at least to me) that grossed alot of my fellow staff members. We had this >600 lb patient admitted to our unit. He had a large bm shortly after he arrived on our unit. In the stool was at least 20 whole mushrooms with not even a tooth mark to prove it was eaten. The Dr said would should slice the mushrooms up and fry them for a snack. No sense in letting those mushrooms go to waste. Most of the nurses still get quesy when you mention it.
  6. by   JBudd
    I can handle the mucus no prob........call me. But never again will I assist an ENT with sticking a large bore needle up a nare, and listening to the sinus bones crunch, and letting the green pus pour out the needle into the pan I was holding. It wasn't the pus, it was the CRUNCH.
  7. by   Ted
    Originally posted by JBudd
    I can handle the mucus no prob........call me. But never again will I assist an ENT with sticking a large bore needle up a nare, and listening to the sinus bones crunch, and letting the green pus pour out the needle into the pan I was holding. It wasn't the pus, it was the CRUNCH.
    I can also hear that CRUNCH too!
  8. by   Cindy_A
    OK, I am curious. What was that procedure for? Sounds awful!
  9. by   fedupnurse
    The grossest thing I ahev ever seen was a few years ago when we had a patient that had a crani. Her cerebral edema was so bad that the area where her skull had been cut split apart and, yes folks, her brain started to ooze out.
    Another thing that grosses me out is snake like creatures. We had a patient that required leech therapy a few years ago and I just couldn't stomach handling those smelly disgusting things! eeeeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!
  10. by   TopazStone
    Had a pt come in for psych eval after cutting her arm and getting sutures. I walk into the room and there is the >300# pt digging her fingers into her fatty tissue after puling out her own stitches. Tried not to gag and calmly said "Oh dear, that is going to have to heal from the inside out now". Also the patient who refused to let us into the home for two weeks. Finally got the key and found him stuck in bed (literally) from a mix of urine and feces. Needless to say, I peeled him out of bed, showered him and then called the squad for an involuntart admit (those ER nurses should be thanking me). Finally was the 80+ year old man with a parasite infestation who asked for the bedpan. He insisted in sitting in his chair so as I leaned in to place the pan, he begins defecating and flatulating right in my face (I mean inches here) ERRRGHH!
  11. by   eagleRN
    I had bought my alzheimers chocolates for Valentines Day this year. The day after he was in the beauty shop(yes, we have one in our center) and the beautician had to escort him out because he got the chocolate and his feces confused. Needless to say he received excellent oral care that day.
  12. by   boobaby42
    You know, I guess that cruton (sp?) that was pulled out of a patient's nose was the worst. It had been up there a few weeks. Began to smell. That's why they came in.

    Or

    The tampon that had been lodged up inside this patient for 2 months. Again, the horrible smell prompted an office visit. Her husband didn't think that his semen was that foul. heehee
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Ladies and Gentlemen... 2 words...

    Wharton's Jelly

    Now I must vomit...

    Heather

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