Stupid Nurse Trick... Don't try this at home... or work! - page 7

Ok, here's one for the books. I was attacked by my stethoscope yesterday. It flew into my eye HARD. Jammed my hard contact into it. I now have a corneal abrasion & have to be off work at least 3... Read More

  1. by   ShelleyERgirl
    I was doing a H/P questionaire on a new cardiology patient when I went to sit on stool when you guessed, I missed it. It went out from underneath me! I ended up skidding across tile floor and banging my head on the exam room door. Talk about feeling like an idiot. To make matters worse, the patient was new to our practice and had her two small children with her who looked at me like I was the biggest dufus in the world. Talk about making a first impression!
  2. by   Seishiro
    The worst thing I've done so far is really, really hurting my ear drums with my bell hit against the side of the bed.
  3. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I am just the right height that the sleeve of my scrubs manage to get caught on the door handles (the ones that have a paddle sticking up on the outside and down on the pt side of the door, I start to leave and then get pulled back...
  4. by   Seishiro
    Oh, I HATE that. I'm glad someone else feels my pain.
  5. by   Shenanigans
    I once pulled up the patient's curtain - it was one of those roller ones, but it hadn't latched correctly, i bent down to pick up something and WHAM it hit me on the head. I actually wondered if I had a mild concussion cos I needed to sit down and felt horribly nauseous and my vision was blurred for about an hour! But I had to keep working, someone had decided not to show up - they went out of the grog the night before and called in saying they were "ill" meaning "hung over".

    I still cringe when I see those roller curtains!
  6. by   squeakykitty
    About the only thing I've ever done is tear my scrub pocket on a wheelchair handle, and got a urine bath emptying the bucket on a commode.
  7. by   Hilinenursegrl
    Quote from santhony44
    I worked with an LVN in a clinic who had never seen an epipen until she had to use one.

    She grabbed it and popped herself in the thumb.

    She was very uncomfortable for a while but was OK. (So was the patient- there was a second epipen on hand).
    This happened to me not long ago. My first time with the epi pen, trying to waste an expired one into the trash. I have no idea how it happened but it went off into my thumb! I feel so much better now that I know I am not the only one! LOL!
  8. by   chabliz
    I really enjoyed reading all your posts>>>LOL and OMG!!!
  9. by   truern
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I am just the right height that the sleeve of my scrubs manage to get caught on the door handles (the ones that have a paddle sticking up on the outside and down on the pt side of the door, I start to leave and then get pulled back...
    5' 2", huh?? I've been jerked back too many times to count
  10. by   sharpeimom
    I lived in a circular dorm that had phones located in alcoves around the perimeter. A friend was pinning up a pair of jeans. Someone yelled that I had a call and I took off running. Just as I reached the alcove, I tripped into the corner. I ended up with 2 black eyes and a broken nose and was bleeding like a stuck pig. At the ER, I had some problems convincing staff that my six foot nine football star boyfriend hadn't done it to me. So for eight weeks, when people said, "What happened?", I answered that I bumped into the wall...

    sharpeimom
  11. by   Seishiro
    I remember I was hanging up laundry outside on the line when I saw one of my clients running toward the high way, I dashed as fast as I could to get him away from danger, when I ended up getting clothes lined around the neck and landing on my butt. I had rope burns for about two weeks. I'm just glad nothing more serious happened from this incident.

    PS client was not harmed in the making of this nurse trick.
  12. by   prowlingMA
    I always get the pocket of my tops caught on the door handle and get jerked back. Always graceful.
    I have hit my head on cabinets so many times I probably have brain damage.
  13. by   Seishiro
    Yeah, and does anyone have break rooms where they have hanging lamps, the type with the stained glass dome types above the tables? I've hit my head so many times on them now it doesn't even phase me anymore.

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