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 add yours!
-That awkward moment when I had a patient that haven't urinated in 8 hours, so I pulled the curtain and started to gently massage his bladder and got overly excited when he voided. ( that meant no foley!)
-That awkward moment when a patient poops or passes gas I shout " Oh, this is wonderful" . (Patient usually gives me that " she's nuts" look)
-That awkward moment when a discharged patient walks in on me when I'm using the Bathroom close to the hospital entrance. ( I wasn't no where near the employees rest room, and a girl had to go).
-That awkward moment when you are trying to find veins on a drug user and you try your best to politely ask where to go, without offending them. ( although most volunteer to expose what is left).
- That awkward momemt when you have a patient who we found PCP in his urine, and his wife is at the bedside 9 months preggors and have no idea( shaking my head).
-That awkward moment when you have to assess a male patient who is extremly attracted to you, and says "helllllooooo nurse". (yuckers!)
These are just a few. I'm sure I have many more.... thats all for now folks.