What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 44

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   RNDreamer
    um, eww...


    Quote from greene
    When I was in nursing school, we were learning about foley catheters. One of the students asked the instructor, " If there is no lubricant, may I spit on the foley?". Totally freaked us all out.
    That is one person I would not want to care for me.....
  2. by   grace90
    I worked as a brand new LPN in LTC while going through the RN program. One pt was on Haldol cream that got applied and covered with an opsite several times a day.

    A dayshift nurse put the pt's Haldol cream into the applesauce mixture with her other crushed meds, and then during the pt's breakfast in the dining room set the mixture in front of the pt and walked away. :angryfire:uhoh21:The pt wheeled away from the table, leaving the uneaten med mixture sitting at the table. Another pt rolled up and ate it. :uhoh21:

    I came on during the night shift, 2 shifts later, and a CNA was sitting with her every minute and taking her vital signs really frequently. I guess she was ok, but that nurse was fired. :angryfire
    Last edit by grace90 on Jul 15, '07 : Reason: add missing words
  3. by   sanctuary
    Is Haldol Cream a gero specialty?? Have never heard of it.
  4. by   rnrae
    There are meds that can be formulated like that for hospice patients, too. Another is ABR cream - Ativan, Benadryl, Reglan. It is rubbed on the inside of the wrist.
  5. by   RNDude
    Quote from greene
    When I was in nursing school, we were learning about foley catheters. One of the students asked the instructor, " If there is no lubricant, may I spit on the foley?". Totally freaked us all out.
    That is one person I would not want to care for me.....
    Please, please tell me this was just an attempt at humor in poor taste and not a serious brainstorm of someone taking care of patients.
  6. by   rnrae
    That's ABHR cream - Ativan, Benadryl, Haldol and Reglan - Forgot the about the "H".
  7. by   Sassybottom
    I like this thread!
  8. by   Sassybottom
    Quote from adrienurse
    Just remembered another

    I had a resident on my LTC unit whose husband was in a wheelchair because of a stroke (but who still lived independantly in the community). He was visiting her in the evening around 8 pm. All of a sudden I hearing protests and a scuffle down the hall. Agency HCA was trying to undress him to "get him ready for bed".

    OMG!!!!! I am still laughing. I can't stop. Hilarious!!!!!
  9. by   Neferet
    Quote from StNeotser
    Day shift nurse gives report saying she doesn't understand why newly inserted foley isn't draining. I said I'd take a look. Foley did not drain because it was inserted into rectum.
    Someone just shoot me...
  10. by   DeLana_RN
    Quote from CRNI-ICU20
    the nurse was observed draining out the urine from the urine bag then drawing the urine up in a syringe and then pushing it IV into the central line.....yes...the patient became very ill .....tachy.....eventhough the urine was thought to be "sterile".....it was not a compatible "substance" with the blood stream...ie it' a by-product of the kidneys...high ammonia, etc....the patient almost died...and prob. would have if not for the observer intervening....ugh.
    Wow, this takes the cake. Did this nurse lose her license (in addition to her job) for gross incompetence?! The poor pt may well have lost his life, for urine is most certainly no longer sterile once in the Foley bag - and in addition to his other problems, he undoubtedly got a nice case of sepsis...

    Oh, horror! What did happen to the pt (and the nurse)?

    DeLana
  11. by   lamazeteacher
    Send the ?Nurse to ED for sudden blindness to be treated - or lack of sensation, if patient was male.
    Now I've heard it all!
  12. by   NursKris82
    Quote from jmgrn65
    I have one that is a little more lighthearted, than the rest.
    My NA and myself was assisted a patient in a semi private room, we were behind the curtain. We heard a fellow nurse giving the other patient meds, a pill fell on the floor and the nurse says "should we go by the 5 second rule or get another on" The patients family about went nuts. The patinet and family said please get another one. The nurse then replies " it might take me a while to get it"
    I am an aide in LTC, this happens all the time. Most of the time, the reidents will insist it's OK. About half the time, the nurse insists on getting a new pill.
  13. by   sticknurse
    A recent grad explained that she needed to go home, "I feel light headed, I got insulin on my arm." I'll never forget that. Oh, and there's the supervisor who slept part of the night and wrote fan (read STALKER) letters to Alec Baldwin in the middle of the night. Before I knew better I asked her to monitor my vents so I could break for a few minutes, then I RAN past her to answer the alarms she was IGNORING on my way back on the unit. She didn't like me much, I was always trying to get more than one nurse for 13 vents (we had no rt at all) and was an upstart i guess.

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