Sometimes it's impossible not to giggle... - page 3

by AtivanIM

I'm a psych nurse in an acute care psychiatric hospital. Nothing seems to phase me anymore when it comes to psychosis. Just when I think I've heard it all, a patient will do or say something so off-the-wall it's nearly... Read More


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    The other night, prescription drug OD, very combative 50s-ish female is getting a foley while 3 of us are holding her in place. She is bearing down all she can to keep it from going in. She farts (loudly) and all of us involved in holding her down and the RN putting in the cath jerk back fearing something else is going to come out and when we realize it was only a fart, all bust out laughing. She laughed too which also allowed the cath to go in. A win win.
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    Quote from SweetCorn
    The other night, prescription drug OD, very combative 50s-ish female is getting a foley while 3 of us are holding her in place. She is bearing down all she can to keep it from going in. She farts (loudly) and all of us involved in holding her down and the RN putting in the cath jerk back fearing something else is going to come out and when we realize it was only a fart, all bust out laughing. She laughed too which also allowed the cath to go in. A win win.
    Oh gosh...this reminds me when I was doing my OB rotation and watched a woman deliver a baby. After delivery, when the doc was sewing her up, she kept passing gas...LOUDLY...and there were quite a few people in the room so the poor girl was mortified.

    The doctor lifted his leg up and said "Ahhh" as if he were relieved. Then, when she did it again, he was like, "I knew I shouldn't have had those beans for lunch."

    It was so funny and I'm sure in some weird way it made her feel better!
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    An otherwise cognitively intact patient had an acute episode of delirium/psychosis including extreme paranoia.

    The doctor arrives on scene and the patient, who had been trying to escape and rescue the other trapped patients on the way, admitted he was hearing offers of sexual favours over the PA.

    The doc looks at him and says, "And you want to leave!?"
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    My favorite on an acute psychiatric unit: A older man decided to rub butter on his chest and put mustard on his penis then run up and down the hallway naked. I will never be the same after seeing this.
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    I work in LTC part time and one night we had a lady who was sitting at the locked door in her wheelchair trying to escape... Next thing we know the fire alarm was going off. She had pulled the fire alarm. When asked why she did it, she responded that the firemen were going to take her away so she could do God's work. She was very disappointed when the firemen left without her
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    Quote from Kay28
    My favorite on an acute psychiatric unit: A older man decided to rub butter on his chest and put mustard on his penis then run up and down the hallway naked. I will never be the same after seeing this.
    sounds like some brain bleach is in order!
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    A psych pt. insisted in keeping his ears frothy with soapsuds...ALL the time.

    His reasoning? To keep the devil and the thoughts of...uh...um...his world out. Soapsuds would not only block
    the evil but keep his thoughts pure. Yes, the soap was 99.99% pure.
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    My husband just shared a story with me while I was brushing my teeth. Guess where all the toothpaste and spit water ended up?!

    When he was in wound care rehab at the end of winter, one night he was reading late when a nurses aide came rushing into his room. She was absolutely breathless and, when she could speak again, said "I just don't
    know what to do! I have to write up my observations to give the nurse... and...she's always saying I should use
    nursing vocabulary...and...and...what do you call that wrinkly bag your balls live in?"

    He answered (as calmly as he could muster) "The scrotum."
    She: "Well, that's a weird word!"
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