Nursing School Bloopers - page 11

Anyone have any funny nursing school stories from their past? I had to change an IV bag and went in with my instructor to do so. My instructor always made me nervous but I was determined to... Read More

  1. by   ayla2004
    In a clincal skills sesion in first year we where doing injections so the days starts with some theroy tutor asks where(sites) can you give IM injections
    i answer buttocks, their is a shocked locked on his face and from the circle of my group, he asked me again in a questioning tone and I repeat buttocks(very confused as know this is a valid area)
    Turns out i may have meant to say buttocks but everyone else heard bollcks(english slang for teste) didn't go down very well, sitll get teasesd

    but on one my class on placement during a crash call held on to the end of the bed (to get a good view0 as the pt was defib and got shot across the ward and the soles of her feet slghtly toasted
    Last edit by ayla2004 on Nov 30, '06
  2. by   maliat
    I had my oral examination for my Health Assessment class. First I feel of one of those rolling stools twice and spilled my equipment on the floor. My patient was even helping me pick up my stuff. I learned after the second tome to put the tuning fork and percussion hammer on the table. Then I started the examination and partway through I realize that I had forgotten to take out the opthalmoscope kit. Luckily that was right on the top of my bag. Then my patient had a leg cramp while I was palpating his abdomen. Oh and I ran out of time (we had a 1 hour time limit.) But don't worry I still did well on the exam.
    Oh and the blooper reel did not stop after the orals. When I was writing up my results I went through 3 pens (had to borrow two.)

    Malia
  3. by   nursein08
    At the beginning of first semester, we were practicing TPR. A friend of mine was practicing with the thermometers. She had one in her mouth, when another friend walked up to her and said "Why do you have a rectal thermometer sticking out of your mouth?" We almost peed ourselves laughing so hard. Needless to say, she ran to wash her mouth out rather quickly!
  4. by   iluvnursing625
    The other day at clinicals, all the other students were talking about the "green" women in one of the pt rooms. I was curious to what they were talking about and i asked one of my friends to come in there with me. i peeked around the corner and saw her dinner tray sitting there so i was going to go retrieve it and give me an excuse to pretty much stare at her. when i went in, i could not believe what i was seeing. she had stage III liver disease and her jaundice was soooo bad that it actually turned her green. on top of that, she thought it would be cute to dye her hair a bright red and wear orange lipstick!?!?!?!! needless to say, i walked right in, her eyes opened and were bright yellow and she looked at me. i couldnt help it, my jaw dropped and i turned right back out of that room forgetting the dinner tray. wasnt worth it to me. but anyway just wanted everyone to know that I have met the incredible hulk
  5. by   TDub
    Quote from qwerty12
    it was our first clinical exposure, and i was assigned to a patient who needed her daily suppository. by the time i was about to give the meds, my clinical instructor went in to make sure that i would be doing the right thing. i was so nervous because it was my first time, and i ended up telling the patient this:

    "Good morning mam, my name is jay and i'm about to insert my suppository inside your butt."


    Classy, real classy.
  6. by   maxrn
    Oh these stories are hilarious so I must add my own.
    Our very first day in clinical (our first year of nursing school) we were told that the #code for a code blue was #3333. So, as we walked into our patients' rooms one of my fellow students discovered that her patient had expired. Well, she ran frantically out in the hall and screamed as loud as she could "3333, 3333, 3333". Of course there were about 5 nurses sitting at the nurses' station. They looked at this poor student with the most confused looks on their faces! It was hilarious. I was laughing so hard I could barely tell my fellow student that she was supposed to PICK UP THE PHONE AND DIAL #3333 not shout it down the hall. We laughed about that one for years after!!!
  7. by   Reddy,RN
    Just a little spelling error that had my health assessment instructor very worried; I meant "diuresis" but I wrote "diarrhesis."
  8. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Quote from cathy2005
    i had to give pt care wash pt up no promblem?well shes on heavy side and i lift under neath her breast she screamed ouch whats wrong i asked she said i slaped her in the face with her own breast :chuckle
    :roll :roll Hysterical!!
  9. by   dansamy
    This semester the hospital I've done almost all of my clinicals at changed their IV tubing to include a needleless port system. My patient had an IV push medication. I draw it up. My instructor goes with me. I clean off the tubing port, insert the needle, and WHOOPS!! Here comes the IV fluid (and blood return) pouring out the port. I changed IV tubing that day.
  10. by   lpnstudentin2010
    Quote from maxrn
    Oh these stories are hilarious so I must add my own.
    Our very first day in clinical (our first year of nursing school) we were told that the #code for a code blue was #3333. So, as we walked into our patients' rooms one of my fellow students discovered that her patient had expired. Well, she ran frantically out in the hall and screamed as loud as she could "3333, 3333, 3333". Of course there were about 5 nurses sitting at the nurses' station. They looked at this poor student with the most confused looks on their faces! It was hilarious. I was laughing so hard I could barely tell my fellow student that she was supposed to PICK UP THE PHONE AND DIAL #3333 not shout it down the hall. We laughed about that one for years after!!!
    that is like the time at my job (CVS) that one employee called a "code-green" over the loud speaker. apparently that is tequnically the way that you are supposed to call for change, not even then manager on duty knew that, he thought someone was shoplifting. it was quite funny.[
  11. by   LilFabala
    Whenever I'm around the nurse's station, I listen for the magic words "Have a nursing student help you." I've learnt that this is a great way to try things that you might not get a chance to.

    One day I heard this and jumped on the opprotunity before I even knew what was happening. We went into the room of a patient I had seen the day before. He had been breathing (barely) that day and I expected to have to help move him in the bed or something of that nature. Turns out he had died during the night and we had to put him in the shroud. The man was incredibly tall and in rigor, so it took us about ten minutes to get him into it. I then started zipping and the zipper fell off into my hand. We had to get the man out, get a new shroud and once again struggle to get the man in.

    To top it all off, it was the first dead body I had ever seen.
  12. by   TazziRN
    Quote from Jabber964
    I received a saline bath with the remaining fluid that was in the bag. My instructor ran to get a towel and we cleaned up the wet floor. She then asked me to step outside the room. I thought I was going to hear it. What I heard was her laughing and telling me that I had to laugh sometimes and "everyohne has a saline bath once and then it never happens again." I still don't believe her but its funny looking back now.
    That's better than a D5 bath! Years ago it was standard to hang D5W on chest pain pts. In the trauma room we had one bag of D5 and one bag of RL spiked and ready to go in a hurry. I was checking the spike date on the bag of D5 and somehow snagged the tubing on something and pulled it out. The bag was hanging just high enough that I couldn't get it down so I stood there with my thumb against the opening, yelling for help. There was a trickle of this stuff going down my arm into my scrub top. I spent the rest of the shift very sticky.
  13. by   iHeartNICU
    Our uniform for clinical is all white. Well, our very first clinical day of our 1st semester we're all standing there waiting for the last few people to arrive and then one of the girls comes walking in with pink scrubs on. It was all we could do to keep a straight face. Our instructor was not too pleased with her. One day of the semester we were supposed to wear colored scrubs when we were doing an OR observation but it wasn't this day....the student got her dates mixed up. It was hillarious and is still talked about in clinical orientation first semester about what not to do. HAHA!

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