That awkward moment when.... - page 2

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... Read More

  1. Visit  SoldierNurse22 profile page
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    Quote from LTCNS
    -That awkward moment when you have an A&Ox3 male patient fully capable of washing his own man parts but throws back the covers, grins and tells you he wants you to do it for him.
    the follow up...the awkward moment when you say "no"!
    dashingdiva, nrsang97, anotherone, and 3 others like this.
  2. Visit  CindyAdriana26 profile page
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    That awkward moment when the MD writes an order to "be careful with this patient. He is very combative."
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  3. Visit  CindyAdriana26 profile page
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    Quote from LTCNS

    -That awkward moment when a patient states in front of another nurse that he would rather have you as his nurse because you're the good one.
    Oh I've had this happen to me and also an MD who would rather give me orders than the "brainless nurse" that paged him in the first place. Temperamental docs...
    nrsang97 likes this.
  4. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    That awkward moment when you ask your 78-year-old resident if there's anything else he wants while you're in the room, and he says: "You, and those boobs. In my bed. Right now!"
    Christy1019, uRNmyway, nrsang97, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    ... 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 ..."
  6. Visit  Miiki profile page
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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 ..."
    This hurt me.
    nrsang97, sharanza930, annietart, and 1 other like this.
  7. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
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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 ..."
    I've had that a few times when doing peri care or inserting a foley on little old ladies with dementia. It makes me wonder what in the world happened to her when she was younger.
  8. Visit  LTCNS profile page
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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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  9. Visit  Miiki profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  CindyAdriana26 profile page
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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...
    Stcroix likes this.
  11. Visit  Kdrenee profile page
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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!
    AnonRNC, prnqday, Tina, RN, and 1 other like this.
  12. Visit  anotherone profile page
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    when you call a pt by another pt's name.
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  13. Visit  sssT profile page
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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."
    nrsang97, LTCNS, prnqday, and 3 others like this.

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