Most Embarassing Moment - page 6

:wavey: Have you had a most embarassing moment at work or when you were in nursing school? I did. It was when I was in nursing school. I was the oldest student. Went back to school after 35 ... Read More

  1. by   Deb123j
    OMG...I'm about to roll on the floor!!! :roll

    I'm starting nusing school in January - this thread scares me, because I know I'll be posting on here a lot!!!
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    The shoe incident? I did one of them once too, only not at work. I was the day I went to church. I got all dressed up in my dress clothes, but still had some last minute things to do before leaving, so I left my blue sneakers on. On to church I went. I went in, sat down, and got myself settled in to hear to sermon. When I bent down to pick up something that had dropped, I noticed them. :uhoh21: Bright blue sneakers with a very dressy outfit on. Too bad they didn't at least match. :imbar
  3. by   mary761
    Not a nursing story, but very embarrassing.

    I was driving home from class one day in FL--in August--with no A/C. Every inch of me was dripping sweat. I had the radio blaring and I was steering with one very sweaty palm on the top of the steering wheel. I went to round a corner, and my hand slipped off the steering wheel and got wedged between the wheel and the lever that turns on my windshield wipers. Before I could stop, I bounced over a curb and across the front lawn of a church and screeched to a halt about 20 feet from a funeral procession coming out of the building, with the windshield wipers going full speed on a blazing-hot day, the radio at top volume, and my horn blaring because the only thing I could grab
    was the bottom of the steering wheel with my left hand. :imbar :imbar Gawd.:imbar
  4. by   theblondeone
    My most embarassing moment happened just a few weeks ago. I had a very sweet, but very large female patient with urinary frequency. I had taken a big boy commode into her room for her to use as she wasn't able to fit into our bathrooms comfortably. The first time she used it, she rang her call bell and asked for help getting back into bed so I went in to help her. When she stood up, the commode came up with her. She was literally stuck between the side bars on the commode. I was sure she was embarassed and I really wanted to help her without making a huge deal of the situation. I tried gently pulling her skin folds out from the bars, but they wouldn't budge. She stood and I put my foot along the bottom of the railing and tried to push it off but when I did, she lost her balance and fell forward on top of me with the commode spilling all over BOTH OF US. She couldn't get up and I couldn't get out from under her or reach the call bell, so her roommate had to call to get us help. I broke her fall, she wasn't hurt, and I:imbar ended up soaked in Pee, but by D&mn that Commode came off!!
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from mary761
    Not a nursing story, but very embarrassing.

    I was driving home from class one day in FL--in August--with no A/C. Every inch of me was dripping sweat. I had the radio blaring and I was steering with one very sweaty palm on the top of the steering wheel. I went to round a corner, and my hand slipped off the steering wheel and got wedged between the wheel and the lever that turns on my windshield wipers. Before I could stop, I bounced over a curb and across the front lawn of a church and screeched to a halt about 20 feet from a funeral procession coming out of the building, with the windshield wipers going full speed on a blazing-hot day, the radio at top volume, and my horn blaring because the only thing I could grab
    was the bottom of the steering wheel with my left hand.
    :imbar :imbar Gawd.:imbar We would have to go some to top that one. I can picture it now. :chuckle

    Several years ago, a friend, and my younger sister were with me as we were going for one of them spontaneous rides. You know, the kind that when you come to a certain place, or a crossroad where you have never been before and decided to investigate? Well, as we were returning home, we caught up to an old 30's firetruck responding to a firecall. We decided to follow it to where the fire was. So over hill and dale, the three of us followed that old truck going at 30 miles an hour at top speed. When we eventually arrived at where the fire was, (an old chicken coop) I pulled the car up behind the firetruck on the shoulder of the road. One of the firemen jumped out of that truck, walked toward my car, motioned and yelled, "Come on; we may as well go fight this thing together!
  6. by   VaKidPN
    I work in a ped office. There was this family who attended church with my boss. The daughter came in for a ppd for high school. Mom asked what to look for... i was having a rough day anyway...and i tried to tell her that if it got red or swollen she would need to bring her back in. She wasnt understanding... so i said well if it looks like a bug bite... shes still questioning me.. so i meant to say if it looks like an infected bug bite bring her in.... but instead I said if it looks infucted. Well the teen girl died laughing... i turned red and couldnt even speak......
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    :chuckle Well, she can't say you didn't get to the point! :hatparty:
  8. by   a_crftyldy
    These aren't school or nursing related but just as emabarassing.

    1) It was a Tuesday, the day the Schwann's truck comes around and my youngest was being his usual hyper self (he's 7 years old by the way). Anyhow, this good looking guy get's out of the truck and rings the doorbell. I answered the door and was standing there talking with this guy when my youngest comes up and says, "hi! are you married?" With a chuckle the driver says, "no". My youngest then blurts out as he's pointing at me, "want to marry my mom?!" :imbar (Good thing my husband didn't hear that one.)

    2) This one happened when I was 17 and in my horseshow hayday. It was after a very successful horseshow and we went out to dinner to celebrate. I still had on my nice white riding breeches and shirt. Well, of all things, I ordered a hamburger. The waitress asked me if I wanted ketchup and I said yes. She leaves and brings back a bottle, sits it on the edge of the table, and walks off. Without skipping a beat and as I'm still jabbering away at the table, I grabbed the bottle and began shaking it, like I always do. Little did I know that the waitress had taken the cap off then placed it back on the bottle. Guess you can tell what happened next. The cap flew off of the bottle and ketchup went everywhere. The restuarant was busy that night and I suddenly wondered why it was so quiet. Still holding the bottle, I turn around to see a bunch of faces staring at me and what looked like a sudden epidemic of measles. :imbar From now on I make sure the cap is on tight before I shake the bottle

    As for nursing school, well, I posted this elsewhere but I guess I'll post it again.

    This happened during post clinical conference. We were having an inservice about terminal patients. Our instructor was talking about different ways to help patients relax and she decided to demonstrate guided imagery using us. Well, doing this on a Friday after everyone was already dead tired wasn't a very good idea. We all sat back, took our stethoscopes off, kicked back, and relaxed. I happened to be sitting on a very comfortable couch between two of my fellow students. As we sat there with our eyes closed and our instructors soothing voice walking us through guided imagery, I relaxed to the point of falling asleep. As if this wasn't bad enough, but I actually started snoring. Everyone got a good laugh off of that one.
  9. by   soltera
    Quote from Frances LeMay

    Have you had a most embarassing moment at work or when you were in nursing school? I did. It was when I was in nursing school.
    I was the oldest student. Went back to school after 35 years as a non-student, Well anyway, being the oldest student in the class, and most of my classmates ranging in age from 18-25, I wasn't included in a lot of the conversations the younger students were having, and truthfully, I didn't want to be in some of them.
    Well anyway, I most always ate alone, etc, basically, there were cliques. So always being left out, I had my day at the end of our shift one afternoon.
    We all got in the elevator to go change and attend post- conference. As the elevator door closed, one of the strong, silent types emitted from you know where. It wasn't long before that unappetizing odor permeated the entire inner surface of the elevator. I stood there quiet, which I did most of the time anyway, when my classmates began accusing one another of causing the event. All denied, and when I was asked, I replied, "Who, me?" The blame got laid on one of the younger classmates, and I said nothing, but surely was enjoying the moment.

    i bent over to pick up a chart from a low bin when i farted in front of the MD. i heard a few giggles from the other nurses.
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    This too is non-nursing related, but did happen at work many years ago when I was in manufacturing.

    I'd recently gained a little weight, so a friend of mine who wore the next size up gave me a few shirts and a pairs of corduroy jeans. I don't know how to state this next part any other way, it was just a phase some people, including my mother and I, went through in the late '70s.........uh, we stopped wearing underwear. I think it was out of concern for being "natural" or something. :imbar

    Anyway, I hadn't been feeling well for a couple of days due to some minor stomach virus, but I went to work at the printed-circuit board plant as usual. Unfortunately, I didn't realize what poor condition these pants were in until I squatted down to pick up a 35-pound rack of circuit boards. Just as I was beginning to lift the rack, I let out a HUGE fart, and my pants literally blew out at the same time, splitting all the way up the back to the waist line and displaying my, um, assets! :imbar

    That was the end of my short-lived "au naturel" stage, too. :imbar
  11. by   sugarnurse
    Most embarassing moment: I have a parrot who loves to sit in the shower on her shower perch and take a shower with me. Well, let me tell you that my fellow employees in ER had a field day when I had to go in to have stitches in an area I will not say, where? Well, just let me say, NEVER carry a parrot back to its cage without any clothes on, you can just guess where she bit me! All she saw were the brown spots I guess--LOL.
  12. by   sugarnurse
    Not embarassing, but really funny, not for the patient, but just the incident. I was at work one night when I heard one of my patients yelling "help". This patient had his right leg amputated from an accident, and he was still out of it from the pain meds. He was up hopping on his left foot, and pulling on his foley line. He told me, "First you *@#$%^$&* people cut off my leg, then you tie me to the bed by my D---".
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    That's HILARIOUS!! Poor guy, he must've really been confused........

    Speaking of confusion: Did you know that Versed is like truth serum for some people? I swear, they should NEVER give that stuff to me.....my face opens, and God only knows what's gonna come out. It's the best 'stoned' I've ever been in my life, but I still blush to think of the time when I had my kidney stone extraction and they gave me a snootful of that stuff in my IV. I remember suddenly becoming verbally incontinent, blah-blahing all the way down the hall to the OR; I had the anesthesiologist and my urologist in stitches, so I must have been pretty funny. But the last thing I remember was sliding over onto the operating table, and as my wrists were being secured to the armboards I made some remark like "Well, it's a good thing I'm not expecting a sexual experience!" :imbar In front of people I KNEW!!

    Last time, when I had my endometrial ablation, I noticed they didn't give me as much Versed as before........

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