Stupid Nurse Trick... Don't try this at home... or work! - page 9

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   IlovebabyfeetRN
    How about when your earrings bang off your stethoscope? OUCH.

    I have also had to stitch up scrub pockets that have jumped onto the door handle.
  2. by   nerdtonurse?
    At our hospital, if we have a code on the unit, it blasts out the speakers (one of the nurses who won't leave the station if the place is on FIRE said she "didn't hear the code" when one of her pts brady'd down...yeah, uh huh...)

    So, anyway, I'm trying to listen to a 400 pounder's lung sounds, and I mean, I'm listening HARD, and just as I took the bell off, it went in front of the speaker and BLAM, "CODE BLUE 301!" CODE BLUE 301" right into the bell. I clapped both hands over my ears, further driving the ear pieces into my head. I'm not sure, but I may have squealed, but I ran to the code, having a nice case of textbook tinnitus...
  3. by   jayne109
    Okay, after reading these mine tricks are not bad.

    1. We moved into a new ER with new everything and about 1/2 dozen chairs were not put together properly and they were high chairs. I seemed to "seek" these out and fall from them every time! they were put together so that if you sat on them, they pitched forward and pitched you out! I wound up with a sprained shoulder in a sling and a bruised ego.

    2. Getting off at 0300 in a city like mine, you carry Mace. Well my mace was new and I was testing it. It didn't spray-it glopped right into my eye. Thankfully, my contact spared most of my eye from burns but I still wound up with 2 of Ativan and 2 Morgan lenses hooked to saline. That was an interesting experience.
  4. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from jayne109
    okay, after reading these mine tricks are not bad.

    1. we moved into a new er with new everything and about 1/2 dozen chairs were not put together properly and they were high chairs. i seemed to "seek" these out and fall from them every time! they were put together so that if you sat on them, they pitched forward and pitched you out! i wound up with a sprained shoulder in a sling and a bruised ego.

    2. getting off at 0300 in a city like mine, you carry mace. well my mace was new and i was testing it. it didn't spray-it glopped right into my eye. thankfully, my contact spared most of my eye from burns but i still wound up with 2 of ativan and 2 morgan lenses hooked to saline. that was an interesting experience.
    ouch!

    the mace sounds incredibly painful! i once ripped the metal cap off a nitroglycerin drip and had metal fragments fly into my eyes. my contacts were impaled with fragments, which was fortunate because it saved my eyes from more damage than they got. but i was in the er getting metal fragments picked out of my eye for most of the morning!

    the chairs story resonates, too. only in my case, it wasn't the chair's fault. i'd had some personal problems and wasn't sleeping more than an hour a day. i was working night shift, and could fall asleep with very little notice when i was supposed to be awake, but could not sleep to save my soul when i was supposed to be sleeping. i feel asleep in one of those high chairs while waiting endlessly on hold for a physician, and pitched forward, smacking my face on the counter at the nurse's station. i ended up with two black eyes, a nose bleed, and everyone i knew laughing at me.
  5. by   AriaRN
    And I thought I was too clumsy and accident prone to even think of nursing school....
  6. by   diane227
    I fall out of chairs even when they are put together. I trip over the tips of my shoes. And since my butt is getting bigger it gets in the way of everything.
  7. by   meintheUSA
    OMG, My sitting on the toilet when it was cleaned with Drano and the seat put down without cleaning and burning my entire personal area, sounds mild compared to some of these. It took about 15 mins for the fire to set in. I was a cashier at the time, said goodbye,and ran to my vehicle, pulled my slacks off, drove home and hollerd for my DH to bring me a blanket. Rinsed myself off and headed to the ER when I saw the burn... NEVER SIT ON A SEAT OF A TOILET WHEN YOU SMELL CHEMICALS..... OUCH
  8. by   changeofpaceRN
    Quote from SecondGenRN
    and here I thought I was the only one! It also happens frequently with my stethescope that I keep in my pocket... doorhandles and bedrails

    Yup me too.. it happens all the time. One time, the stethoscope get stuck on the door handle that I swung backwards from the pull and my face went into the side of the door. I felt so cool..:icon_roll
  9. by   TuTonka
    Have you ever worn crocs? They stop moving but you don't? Visited many a wall when I wore them.

    TuTonka
  10. by   seasonedlpn
    I was on call for Hospice when I got a 4AM death call.I am NOT a morning person! I stood in the closet whimpering that I had nothing to wear...then went into the bathroom to get ready. I grabbed my electric toothbrush in one hand, and my hot curling iron in the other...(see it coming?)...put the wrong one in my mouth!! I made it to the death in time to have the body removed before the grandchildren woke up...but wore that lip blister for a week!
  11. by   nrsang97
    I swear that I keep banging my head on things. I have hit my head on the shelf in the room for the feeding pump which is right above the suction and O2 flowmeaters. I swear I have hit my head on that so many times. I have smacked my head on the wall mounted monitor, and the IV poles that hang down from the celing.

    I just hit my head on that shelf last week and I still have a sore spot in my forehead.

    I swear being a tall nurse is dangerous.
  12. by   seasonedlpn
    I'm only 5' 2"...I just can't reach anything!
  13. by   Straydandelion
    We had a nurse (not new grad but new to the hospital) on the floor orienting with another, first day, I asked if she was finding everything she needed, she seemed very nice and told me so far she felt she was doing well, managing to find most things. About an hour later I saw her walking down the hall toward one of her patient's rooms with a long strand of toilet paper trailing behind her.... guess she found the bathroom alright. :wink2:

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