What is the freakiest thing you have ever seen at work????? - page 3

Several years ago we had an elderly intubated woman admitted from the ER. She had resp. distress at home and ended up vented. They brought her up to us minus her post intubation film so x-ray came... Read More

  1. by   cmggriff
    I saw mine last night. 18 years of bedside nursing in ER's and ICU's, both military and civilian, I thought I had seen it all. Last night a middle aged male tells me he is depressed. Soooooooooo,
    he puts 3 AAA batteries up his penis. I thought I was gonna die. X-ray confirmed 3 batteries in the bladder. Just trying to charge up his life I guess. Gary
  2. by   Furball
    WHERE DO THESE PEOPLE COME FROM????
  3. by   LasVegasRN
    This is one hilarious thread.

    I would really like to know, well.. maybe not... WHY, no.. WHAT possesses people to stick/shove/place/push objects in orifices? Sheesh.
  4. by   RhondaRNConsult
    The day I witnessed a C.N.A. fighting with a resident over his food....... she actually took his cake......and ate it!!!

    ...simply uncalled for....

    and yes, she lost her job... on the spot.
  5. by   colleen10
    Furball,

    Even scarier, Where do these people go??????
  6. by   babynurselsa
    most bizarre one I ever saw was the guy with the jig-saw blade in his urethra. Made an awsome x-ray. I have no clue what the entire clan of family members thought he was there for initially......
    My only thought was, I would sure hate to be the neighbor who had ever loaned him a tool of any sort.......
  7. by   mtgirl63
    I don't think I can match any of your stories!!! Thank God!!!!! :chuckle The short time I worked at our small hospital here, I do remember an inmate coming in to the ER from the State Prison ---- he had swallowed peices of a coffee cup. OUCH!!!!
    It hasn't happened to me, but the noc shift crew at the Nursing Home where I'm at swears there's a ghost in the building. The nurse and 2 aides were in one room, when they went into the hall there was a residents wheel chair in the middle of the hall --- all of the residents were sound asleep. Another night one of the CNA's went in to a resident's room to check on her (this resident is immobile, as is her roommate), saw that she was wet, went out to her linen cart in the hallway just outside that resident's room, went back in and the residents bed was pulled away from the wall, as was her nightstand. Now the CNA's at night, and the nurse, who all say they've had weird things happen in that room, go in there and announce to the "ghost" "leave me alone and let me get my work done, I don't have time for your games." :chuckle Don't know if it works or not!
  8. by   erezebet
    we once had a young woman patient who was from the hills of kentucky. she kept a spitoon at the bedside and peed standing up
  9. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by cmggriff
    I saw mine last night. 18 years of bedside nursing in ER's and ICU's, both military and civilian, I thought I had seen it all. Last night a middle aged male tells me he is depressed. Soooooooooo,
    he puts 3 AAA batteries up his penis. I thought I was gonna die. X-ray confirmed 3 batteries in the bladder. Just trying to charge up his life I guess. Gary


    OOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm cringing in pain for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:imbar
  10. by   fedupnurse
    Hey Colleen10,
    Where do these people go? Silly, to management, of course! The really REALLY scary ones go to Administration!
  11. by   Fgr8Out
    Obviously disturbed patient who repeatedly maimed his penis. Put razor blades up it... a hose (no i DONT know how)...eventually managed to slice his penis in half, lengthwise (picture a hotdog left in the microwave too long)....

    76 year old patient with a zucchini firmly entrenched high up his rectum. Family kept asking us why he was having surgery (they had NO idea and nursing decided the explaination was best left to the Physician)... When the patient woke up from recovery... he insisted he "rolled over it in his sleep."

    Young patient with SBO... Xrays showed the following in his large intestine....:
    A length of bicycle inner tubing
    Bicycle tire pump (the small, straight kind carried on the bike)
    Small wooden handle...something akin to a broomstick
    Bottle of roll on deoderant.
    (Think he was going on a bike ride and didnt want bothersome body odor??)
    Needless to say... the guy bought himself a colostomy.

    Drunk male... hot summer night... swimming pool surrounded by gothic-type metal fencing with spiked tips at the top... Male climbs fence to sneak into pool... slips and falls on spiked fence... impales himself rectally.... The pool was the one at his OWN apartment and the GATE was the next segment of fence over.... :roll

    Do I mention the gal coming down from methamphetamines... her libido at a HIGH and the can of hair mousse?? No???? LOL
    Last edit by Fgr8Out on May 15, '02
  12. by   cassioo
    :roll

    When I worked on an ortho/neuro floor we had one guy who would pull his cath apart and suck on either end like a straw. It was really just gross but some of the things any of the brain injury patients would come up with now are funny
  13. by   mother/babyRN
    In no possible way can I top any of these........I HAVE to give it to you ER people but WHY in the world do you turf pregnant women so quickly when everything I have read here leads me to believe they are the very LEAST of your worries????

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