Stupidest thing I have done

  1. OK I will own up to this one.

    Every now and then I teach university students. I had told them that I thought they should learn how to do bladder palps before they used a scanner because it was deskilling, and what would they do if there were no scanners available? Anyway they became really interested in this idea. One afternoon as chance would have it a lovely man in an orthopedic ward was having trouble voiding so this was our perfect opportunity. The man was happy to help us and so I filed in with 4 of my students to observe.

    I was very professional and explained the anatomy first and then explained what we were looking for. I then proceeded to do the palp while looking at the students and explaining. I felt a small lump to the side of the baldder and became a little concerned, while still looking at the students I was felling this lump to try and figure out what it was. One of the students eyes were getting wider and wider.....but I wasn't paying any attention. Then the patient quietly says "I think thats enough don't you?"

    Yeah now I am known as the idiot that pumped this poor man's penis up by "palpating" his implant!!! AARRGGHH! I was soooo embarrassed!
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  2. 34 Comments

  3. by   sunnygirl272
    bbwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa aaa!!!!!
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    bbwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa aaa!!!!!
    I second that!

    Heather
  5. by   WashYaHands
    :chuckle :roll

    Linda
  6. by   NurseDianne

    :roll:
    I don't think anyone can top that one!
  7. by   l.rae
    so what did the pt. do/say??...what did you do when you realized what you did???? OMG!!!!.......ROTFLMAO
  8. by   Mkue
    OMG, that is sooooo funny !! :roll
  9. by   WashYaHands
    You keep that up and you'll end up on the allnurses.com student nurse "Funniest instructors I've ever had" thread.

    Linda
  10. by   ptnurse
    That is sooo funny. Here I was having a bad day and you just gave me the laugh that I needed. You are indeed a brave sole for confessing that one.
  11. by   ?burntout
    I've something similar .......

    I was a new grad putting in a foley on this one male patient and I couldn't get the dang thing to advance-he had no prostate poblems or the like. So he finally calls to the desk, after I ask him to several times. My charge nurse comes in and says, "Sir you need to deflate your penile implant!!!" Talk about being embarrassed!!!

    :imbar
  12. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by kurtz
    ....Then the patient quietly says "I think thats enough don't you?"

    Yeah now I am known as the idiot that pumped this poor man's penis up by "palpating" his implant!!! AARRGGHH! I was soooo embarrassed!
    :roll :roll :chuckle
  13. by   Rustyhammer
    HAHAHA

    Thats about the funniest thing I've ever heard!
    Thanks for the laugh.
    -Russell
  14. by   SharonH, RN
    :imbar







    :chuckle


    :roll

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