Enucleation. Ever have a patient pull an eye out?

  1. Then hand it to you, for overnight cleaning and storage? Twice, here.
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  3. by   martymoose
    ewww. why lick it blechhhh
    I just provided a denture cup and said"here ya go..."
  4. by   SuzieVN
    Dementia. And the thick green crud that leaks out of the socket, too.
  5. by   martymoose
    barf. oh well, better they take it out and get it cleaned(by us)than not get cleaned at all.but still blech. That rates right up there with emptying suction canisters . gag.
  6. by   SwansonRN
    Oh my god.
  7. by   martymoose
    no, it's Oh.....My.......Gawd!!!
  8. by   nurseprnRN
    You know, that's not a lot different from people wetting their contacts with saliva. I know, I know, they aren't supposed to do that either. But still.
  9. by   SuzieVN
    Even worse if you weren't aware/prepared the patient even had a prosthetic eye, yes?
  10. by   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!
  11. by   SuzieVN
    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. And that's coming from an atheist!
  12. by   martymoose
    as awful as that is, I LOL'ed. Does that make me a bad person?
  13. by   nurseprnRN
    Quote from jrwest
    as awful as that is, I LOL'ed. Does that make me a bad person?
    Yes, absolutely, evil, evil, evil!
  14. by   ktwlpn
    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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