What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 21

What has other peers done intentional/unintentional to freak you out? Good or bad. Happy or sad. On my FIRST day as a LVN, (LTC) a res was screaming in her room as I was walking out to leave. I... Read More

  1. by   daisey_may
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Ok, that would be me that did that.

    Insulting someone's natural physical appearence because they aren't wearing makeup is rude and uncalled for. :stone
    Maybe it meant she was used to a different physical appearance on her, not necessarily insulting her.

    i think what she said was meant to be a light joke...which others have joked about on here too (see post about scaring cats).
  2. by   teeituptom
    Quote from daisey_may
    Maybe it meant she was used to a different physical appearance on her, not necessarily insulting her.

    i think what she said was meant to be a light joke...which others have joked about on here too (see post about scaring cats).

    It wasnt an insult on that particular nurse she and I have worked together for almost 15 yrs, and were friends. She remembers that day also and jokes about it too.
    Never seen without makeup since. Thank God.
  3. by   rnmommy23
    Ok, I've got a few

    1. This grossed me out more than freaked me out but... CNA emptied foley bag into urinal and then dumped it down the sink, the toilet was about 2 feet away

    2. Actively dying hospice pt on a morphine pump, resps slowing ect. Nurse decides she's overdosed on morphine and gives narcan and then she's all in pain again and he can't understand why the family would be upset

    3. Nurse was talking to me before report and was preparing to give TB test to pt. When she was putting the cap back on she poked herself in the finger, so she set it aside and drew up another one. I went to wait in the report room while she gave the TB test. During report she says that she had just administered 2 TB tests. She used the needle she stuck herself with!

    4. Flu clinic nurse decided that it would be ok to mix the flu vaccine with pneumonia so that she would only have to give one shot. Ended up with some nasty cases of cellulitis.

    5. Orange juice IV for a low blood glucose.:smackingf Pt got really sick, but hey the blood sugar went up!

    I'm sure I'll think of more later, but these are the ones that stick out.
  4. by   MarySunshine
    I think OJ IV may win.
  5. by   mayflower2000
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    This is a CNA story but it was so funny at the time

    Ill never forget the time my CNA was showering a female patient. She took her to the shower and the next thing I know she steps out the door white as a sheet she said ..."UH hello nursie down there...UH denise come here please, we have to have a talk".. I thought the lady was dead or something.. I go down there and she says..."The next time i am about to shower a female with a penis will you please tell me before hand"....I said "WHAT" . The lady had a prolapsed uterus and her cervix was hanging out...
    omg. :roll :roll :roll :roll :lol_hitti :chuckle.
  6. by   texas_lvn
    I was working HH, the mom of the pedi pt, (a nurse for over 18 years!!!!!!), grabs pts urine measuring cup (for straight caths), swishhhes it with water, puts ice in and pours herself a coke, and starts drinking it. I stop her saying THATS _______URINE CUP!! The pt mom shrugs her shoulders, takes a drink and says, well urine is sterile.
    :smackingf
  7. by   mayflower2000
    Quote from SMK1
    This isn't my story, but last spring during clinicals one of my friends at another clinical site was watching a wound being debrided and cleaned. The patient had MRSA and the nurse was clipping the dead skin around the wound site and the dead skin was flying everywhere and it was landing on the chart and other folders! The nurse then simply took off her gloves and didn't wash her hands or anything and picked up the now contaminated charts and went down to the nurses station to chart!
    yikes! :imbar
  8. by   corvette1973
    A copy of the incident report, or whatever you wrote up on the situation, should go to your State's Nursing Board!!!
  9. by   sabRN2b05
    Quote from hrtprncss
    LOL this made me chuckle and made my day, too funny.

    I can't stop laughing at this one!!!
  10. by   Nurset1981
    OMG I damn near just fell off my chair. I worked with this nurse who we suspected of diverting. It took us forever to prove it. Anyways, she relieved me one night at 11 after a 16 hour shift. I was due back at 7AM. The count was correct when I left. When I came in the next morning theres a bag of 4 amps of Morphine crushed and broken sitting on my desk. I looked at it and looked at her and she says "Omg I had the worst fight with my boyfriend and I was mad so I kicked the med cart" and I'm like so..its a ******* steel box. Are you mighty woman? Turns out she took the morphine and replaced the liquid in the bag with water. The worst part is that she took this medication from a woman who was dying of sickle cell anemia and in so much pain it was heart breaking. She was fired and then ended up working at another facility where my dad was the house supervisor. She didn't last long. She diverted meds from there too. It took the state 2 years to nail her.
    I worked with a nurse who took a BP on a dead guy and tells me its 90/40. You sure about that?
    I Gave a nurse a UA/C&S report and she says "what are those little R's and S' for?" Umm hellooooooo. I worked with another nurse who passed 8AM meds at 11AM in front of the state surveyor. Needless to say we didn't pass that year. I had another nurse give a pt and abx that she was allergic to. Her reasoning "she's only a little allergic". and the anaphalaxic shock she went into was only a little bad. I can't believe these people hold licenses.
    One more...when my dad was an ER nurse they were in trauma and someone primed a line but missed the trash can. So dad is standing in saline and this new nurse turns around with the paddles and zaps my dad. That one went down in hospital history.
  11. by   pagandeva2000
    My goodness, the narcan one is scary...
  12. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from texas_lvn
    I was working HH, the mom of the pedi pt, (a nurse for over 18 years!!!!!!), grabs pts urine measuring cup (for straight caths), swishhhes it with water, puts ice in and pours herself a coke, and starts drinking it. I stop her saying THATS _______URINE CUP!! The pt mom shrugs her shoulders, takes a drink and says, well urine is sterile.
    :smackingf
    My head is truly shaking...:uhoh21:
  13. by   oldshoes
    Her "technique" for keeping her assignment quiet was to tape their mouths shut! I'm not kidding, I'd find infants and toddlers with pink tape over their mouths, often keeping a pacifier in place. Yes, I talked to her/reported it to the management staff, etc. She was warned. She didn't do it anymore but always held it against me..."gee, what's your problem? It works!"...sigh.

    How was she not fired for that?!? It's got to be illegal, not to mention, you know, dangerous.

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