Skin graft unit, military hospital. The director made rounds daily with nurse, students, etc. No gloves. Pulled off dressings, and bare handed would poke the grafts, and say "This one looks green- reschedule", "This one's puffy- it's going to fall off", and etc. Room after room, no gloves, no kidding. Nobody ever said a word to him. The graft failure rate was like 90%? This was before nursing school, and even then, I knew a thing or two about infection control. Denver, CO, BTW.
That is just gross. I have never seen anything like that. Why didn't anyone say anything to him. YUCK!
I kept trying to tell the intensivest to stop a thoracentesis when the HR was 195-200 A-Fib with RVR and he said it was fine and kept going. Thankfully the pt maintained his vs.
We had a couple of residents putting in a EVD at bedside (a drain that can measure ICP in the brain). One was standing by sterile and the other resident stabbed him with the needle that had been in the patient.
We had a pt with a femroal line placed and the guide wire was left in. It was not discovered until the next day's CXR. The pt had to go to IR to get the guidewire removed. You could see it on the xray all the way up by his neck.
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A patient was bleeding at the insertion site of his new (placed that day) subclavian dialysis cath. Bright red blood coming out at a fairly good rate. The pt's nephrologist (who was a total *******) happened to be on the floor. He was called into the room. He looked at it. Said "it's bleeding quite a bit. Call vascular [surgery] and they can deal with it." With that he left the room, walked to the elevator and was gone. Needless to say, the assigned RN charted the heck out of that one. (pt ended up being fine)
A nurse was running to a code down the hall. On the way she passed the pt's cardiologist (who had not yet seen the pt). While running by she said "Dr. C, your patient in room 11 is arresting." Doctor doesn't even say "boo." He just keeps walking, right off the unit. (code team dealt with the code, I don't know the final outcome)
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