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Has this ever happened to you?

  1. 7 I'm in my 4th semester of my BSN program, working as an aide for a local hospital. Today I accidentally farted in front of a patient and his wife; a very nice older couple. They were awaiting discharge instructions and I went in to get one last round of VS. I was so embarrassed I had to avoid eye contact and leave as fast as possible. Thankfully I was sitting 1:1 most of the day!
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  3. Visit  roser13 profile page
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    My first day of Fundamentals of Nursing class consisted of learning how to make a bed with a patient in it. We were in groups of 3 with 2 making the bed and 1 playing the role of patient in the bed. I was the patient in the bed and remember, these were my fellow students that I would spend the next two years with, but hardly knew at the time.

    So when it came time for them to move me up in the bed with the draw sheet, apparently I tensed up and of course, farted. I was so humiliated. I don't remember one of the girls, but the other girl and I studied together alot and she always teased me about it. In the nicestossible way, of course
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  4. Visit  CodeteamB profile page
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    Lmao... Ok, you should read this. (Warning, there are some controversial things on this blog and not everyone will find it funny. If you are sensitive maybe give it a miss).

    http://serenitynowhospital.blogspot....te-to.html?m=1

    Made me feel better to read this after a particularly bloated night.

    I used to work with a nurse who would shout down the hall "don't come down here! I farted!"
  5. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    funny....my very first thought was to respond with, "aaaaand breathe" (as a yoga teacher or xray tech would say).
    or the old go-to: "who stepped on a duck?"

    other than that, i would probably blurt out one of the others' names.
    or i would die.

    sorry this happened to you, but i am still giggling.

    leslie
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  6. Visit  tryingtohaveitall profile page
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    Quote from CodeteamB
    Lmao... Ok, you should read this. (Warning, there are some controversial things on this blog and not everyone will find it funny. If you are sensitive maybe give it a miss).

    http://serenitynowhospital.blogspot....te-to.html?m=1

    Made me feel better to read this after a particularly bloated night.

    I used to work with a nurse who would shout down the hall "don't come down here! I farted!"
    Hi.lar.i.ous.
  7. Visit  FlorenceNtheMachine profile page
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    Yes. Yes. Yes. Haha!! You think you are alone in a room..
  8. Visit  CodeteamB profile page
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    Quote from tryingtohaveitall

    Hi.lar.i.ous.
    I know, right!?! Crop Dusting!
  9. Visit  jchilds profile page
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    Oh know. In fact this happened less than 30 sec after the doc left! I couldn't leave fast enough.
  10. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
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    Forget about trying to be discreet!
    I worked with an aide who delighted in letting them rip over the intercom on the night shift.
  11. Visit  Wrench Party profile page
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    As much as I'm sure you wanted to put a on your head, it's just a fart. You didn't endanger patient safety with it.
    I've had plenty of patients who would pass some gas as we've boosted them in bed or walk the halls, and couldn't be happier- meant that their GI systems were returning to normal post-surgery!
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  12. Visit  Orange Tree profile page
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    I just laughed so much that my cat got scared.
    roser13, beckster_01, sharpeimom, and 3 others like this.
  13. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    I'm sure both of these people have farted before in their lifetime. I doubt they cared. You don't care if THEY fart in front of you, do you?
  14. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    try holding your farts until you're washing your hands. The running water obscures the noise. Or, better yet, wait till you empty a urinal and flush the toilet. Hospital toilets are as loud as jet engines. In a job where you're constantly around patients for twelve hours, it can be hard to find a "private" moment to discretely let one rip.
    sharpeimom, LTCNS, KelRN215, and 2 others like this.

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