That awkward moment when.... - page 3

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Sometimes nursing drains the living daylights out of me. However, I love what I do. It is never a dull moment. However, lately I've had some pretty awkward moments and thought I'd share. Feel free to add yours! -That awkward... Read More


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    Quote from GrnTea
    ... when the old lady who had been telling you for months about her beloved Mama and Papa becomes more confused and incontinent, and her butt gets broken down, and as you are cleaning her she says, "No, Father, no, stop, Father, that hurts, Father, no ..."

    How terribly sad
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    That awkward moment as a new nursing student giving a male a bedbath for the first time and pulling back the foreskin wasn't as smooth and easy as you thought it would be.
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    Quote from Miiki✿
    That awkward moment as a new nursing student giving a male a bedbath for the first time and pulling back the foreskin wasn't as smooth and easy as you thought it would be.
    Same thing when you're doing a Foley on a male with foreskin and you have to keep rolling it back trying to keep a sterile field...eek...
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    That awkward moment in CNA clinicals when you are trying to do peri care on a little old man, and you can't find the penis anywhere and your teacher is standing behind you tapping her pen on the table!
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    when you call a pt by another pt's name.
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    That awkward moment when your preceptor tells you (in front of the patient) to put the condom catheter on just like you use a regular condom... but you've never used a condom before. Followed immediately by that awkward moment when you go to put on said condom catheter and learn what the nightshift RN meant by "difficult anatomy."
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    in fundamentals clinicals when you go to give a man a bed bath and have never seen an uncirced penis! (my first thought was WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!?!?! - not voiced of course LOL)
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    Quote from CindyAdriana26
    Same thing when you're doing a Foley on a male with foreskin and you have to keep rolling it back trying to keep a sterile field...eek...
    especially when said male patient is large and his penis is like a second belly button!
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    ~~that awkward moment when your new 89 year old patient is insistant that she is going to see her "momma" and that the new patient assessment can wait. Bringing up flags of possible dementia...asking said patient, do you know how old you are (during a new patient assessment). I certainly do miss! I turned 89 three weeks ago! With that said I reply, if you are 89 do you think its possible that maybe your mom has passed?

    ***really awkward..patients eyes get as big as saucers and she says..."I just SAW her right before you came in the room! How? What happened?!"

    only to be notified by the other nurse who had overheard the conversation that this patients 'momma' was a patient at our LTC on another unit. Yup, my 89 year old patient had an alive and well 103 year old Mom on the other unit. 103 year old mom had my patient at the age of 14.

    Pixie apologizing profusely and realizing you can never just assume! Ughh!
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    Quote from CT Pixie
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    only to be notified by the other nurse who had overheard the conversation that this patients 'momma' was a patient at our LTC on another unit. Yup, my 89 year old patient had an alive and well 103 year old Mom on the other unit. 103 year old mom had my patient at the age of 14.

    Pixie apologizing profusely and realizing you can never just assume! Ughh!
    That has got too be the best one!


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