Enucleation. Ever have a patient pull an eye out? - page 2

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Then hand it to you, for overnight cleaning and storage? Twice, here.... Read More


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    as awful as that is, I LOL'ed. Does that make me a bad person?
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    Quote from jrwest
    as awful as that is, I LOL'ed. Does that make me a bad person?
    Yes, absolutely, evil, evil, evil!
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    Quote from SuzieVN
    Then hand it to you, for overnight cleaning and storage? Twice, here.
    Numerous times....no biggie.However,years ago when I was an aide I cared for a lady who used to evacuate her bowels with a black plastic digital stimulator which she stored in a denture cup---which she kept in the bathroom on the sink right beside her other denture cup.Get where I am going with this? I also (more recently) cared for a gal who used to just use her finger for that job. One of the aides saw her lick the dirty finger to lubricate it and go in for a second sweep. Who is laughing now?
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    Quote from jrwest
    as awful as that is, I LOL'ed. Does that make me a bad person?

    No, that makes you a nurse!
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    I was just a teenager spending a weekend in a camper with my best friend and her family. I'd spent lots of nights at their house but never any length of time cooped up together in such a small confined space. Looked up from a card game just in time to see her Dad pop his eye out. Back then I didn't even know you could pop an eye out....ran screaming from the camper like "Jason" was on my tail.

    Thanks for reminding me of that memory!
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    Well that was unexpected and gross.. My uncle has a prosthetic eye, but Uhhh never pops it out. That's a great gross out trick though.
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    I had a patient once we no eyes- just sockets closed shut. I got in report that she was blind. That was a little understated. I was glad she couldn't see me staring. She turned out to be a favorite patient of mine.
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    Ive seen people lick their trach before.
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    Quote from marycarney
    A couple years ago, a brand-new RN friend had her first code in the ICU. She was super excited that the code team was going to 'let' her do CPR. First compression, guy's prosthetic eye pops out and rolls out into the hall!
    OMG! That is perhaps the most horrifying but comical thing ever!
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    Quote from jrwest
    as awful as that is, I LOL'ed. Does that make me a bad person?
    Ha! So did I! I think it was more the visual than anything!


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