Epic (Nursing) FAILS! - page 9

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I once destroyed a patient room within five minutes of starting my shift. It was fortunate that the two ladies who occupied the semi-private room were AA & O and had a sense of humor. You have to know your shift is going to be... Read More


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    These are toooo funny!!! I love these stories....keep 'em coming, folks!
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    Quote from miss81
    I Was helping another nurse change out a pt in the ER. Once we had him changed he said, "oops, sorry!" The nurse I was with asked, "Sorry for what?" The patient said, " for pooping again." We looked everywhere but could not see any bowel movement anywhere. The other nurse said, "No, you must have just broke wind 'cause you never moved your bowels." He gave us a look but we just carried on and left the room. A few minutes later my coworker went to pull out his pen and what should he pull out instead? Big ol' turd. The patent did have a bm after all and it must have just fell directly into my coworkers pocket. He was mortified but I could not stop laughing.
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    OMG that is the craziest think I have EVER heard!
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    That is more than ok
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    I was a new nurse on a med surg/cystic fibrosis floor. I had to give a blood transfusion to a mildly confused lady. I did all the things you're supposed to do: time outs, all the equipment set up, etc. And then I spiked the blood, and turned the bag over to prime the tubing:

    And SPLOOSH. Blood all over me. I had pierced the narrow neck of the tube at the bottom of the bag.

    The second worst part of this was I had to wear paper scrubs for the rest of the shift, and I looked like the Michelin Man.

    The WORST part was having to call the blood bank and tell them I wasted a unit of blood. I thought they'd reach through the phone and throttle me.

    Good thing was, I used it as a teaching point for EVERY student I precepted. And boy was I careful spiking blood bags from then on

    -girlpolice
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    I was working one night and my coworker was like 8 months pregnant and dropped a narcotic under a paeitne's bed. I got down on the floor to look for it. As I stood up the TV on a swing arm was over my head and I had no idea and "SMACK" went my head into the TV. I had an immediate headache and saw stars. My coworker and the pt asked me if I was ok. I was alright but my head hurt.

    I was just about off orinetation in the ICU I worked in. I was standing at the side of the patient's bed after changing out his A-line tubing. I kept feeling something wet. I looked and my scrubs were wet. I then realized that I punctured a hole in the NS bag and it was on a pressure bag. I had to take down the whole system and change it out. Not too bad but I still felt like an idiot.

    I was in a patient's room in the middle of the night and tripped over her IV tubing. Thankfully I didn't pull out her IV. I fell on my knee and it made a loud sound. My coworkers come running and find me on the floor and were laughing right along with me.

    This one isn't nursing related at all, but still funny. My mom and dad had a chair that just broke. My dad came home from work and sat in it and fell backward. My mom and I had told him not to sit there, but he sat down and went over quickly. We were laughing so hard we couldn't help him up. He dented with wall with the chair. I forgot the chair was broke and sat in it a few days later and did the same thing.
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    Quote from miss81
    I Was helping another nurse change out a pt in the ER. Once we had him changed he said, "oops, sorry!" The nurse I was with asked, "Sorry for what?" The patient said, " for pooping again." We looked everywhere but could not see any bowel movement anywhere. The other nurse said, "No, you must have just broke wind 'cause you never moved your bowels." He gave us a look but we just carried on and left the room. A few minutes later my coworker went to pull out his pen and what should he pull out instead? Big ol' turd. The patent did have a bm after all and it must have just fell directly into my coworkers pocket. He was mortified but I could not stop laughing.
    Okay, I just read this and peed my pants. THAT is embarrasing!
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    When I was in my last semester in nursing school I precepted on a med/surg floor. On my first day I was doing blood sugars with lancets I'd never used before. So after asking my preceptor, I felt confident and went to one of my patients' rooms to get his blood sugar. When I went to use the lancet he said he didn't feel the needle part at all. I thought it was because he had big calluses on his finger so I pulled out another one and tried again at a different spot. He said, "Nope, still didn't feel anything." To which I replied "Oh... Well I did. Ow." Yep - I had the lancet upside down. Oops!
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    I needed that laugh!!!!!
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    Years ago, I was an orderly in a metropolitan hospital. I was walking down the hallway and noticed one of our respiratory therapists in the room of a man who looked to be about 80 years old. She seemed a bit frantic. I then saw that the man was possibly in cardiac arrest. She gave him a swift cardiac thump (which was then the conventional wisdom). The man opened his eyes, looked at her and said "What in the Hell are you doing?" I had to step outside to keep from laughing in the poor man's face.
    Last edit by Orca on Dec 12, '12
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    Oww !! That had to hurt! Nubain and I are not friends. In my OB rotation in nursing school I went it to my patient. It was my ever REAL experience with an ampule and was supposed to be my first ever IVP med. Well I broke the top of the ampule off the wrong way, a small spike was left on the edge that sliced my finger. I ended up having to go to the ER and got 3 or 4 stitches. I was so embarrassed, my nursing instructor had to give the nubain. And before I left to go get my finger stitched up she was doing her best to patch it up with gauze and tape to which she exclaimed "I can deal with women pushing out babies, not with cut fingers!" It made me laugh realy so hard.!
    Last edit by DidiRN on Mar 11, '14
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