What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 106

:D Here is my most gross, yucky, disgusting nursing story! I was working a night shift on a tele floor as a new Nurse. We had this one poor old lady who was confused and was restrained as... Read More

  1. by   PJROR
    Not sure what the grosses is. I have been thinking about this. Probably a pt digging himself out with a spoon and later we found out it went back to the kitchen and used again. Or could be walking a room of a 80+ male masterbating. Still yet it could be the many requests for oral sex. How about the one where a pt took a dump in the dining room. Writing on the wall with stool is another. My stories are not as bad as alot of you guys but I have alot of them.
  2. by   luvbug
    Writing on the wall with stool is another.


    Speaking of this, that guy-Mike (?) on Dirty Jobs did this on an episode I saw recently. It was the one where the lady had the sewer system for hers and 3 or 4 other houses back up into her basement. I have seen a lot, but that--almost--made me gag!
  3. by   rph3664
    Quote from luvbug
    Writing on the wall with stool is another.


    Speaking of this, that guy-Mike (?) on Dirty Jobs did this on an episode I saw recently. It was the one where the lady had the sewer system for hers and 3 or 4 other houses back up into her basement. I have seen a lot, but that--almost--made me gag!
    I love Mike Rowe! When you watch "Dirty Jobs", aren't you glad we don't have Smell-o-Vision?

    Too bad ethics prevent him from job shadowing nurses!
  4. by   marmsgirl
    I still shudder when i think about it ..urine looked like split pea soup and had consistency of gravy in foley bag.
  5. by   Hygiene Queen
    Quote from rph3664
    I love Mike Rowe! When you watch "Dirty Jobs", aren't you glad we don't have Smell-o-Vision?

    Too bad ethics prevent him from job shadowing nurses!
    Ah, Mike Rowe is my man!

    Anyway, I 110% agree.

    I think about that every time I watch "Dirty Jobs"....

    I think, "Gee, I wish Mike Rowe could just follow me around all day."

    Of course, he can follow me around all night too... anytime, really...

    Bah!
  6. by   luce2008
    Quote from Stud Muffin
    I was working night duty in a medical ward when I answered a young fellows' buzzer. He asked for something to spit in to (with a full mouth). I hurriedly returned with a sputum cup, however he didn't realise there was a lid on it and he hoiked the biggest golly onto the lid that you've ever seen. I yelled at him that there is a lid on the cup and he promply sucked up the golly, took the lid off and spat it into the cup.
    I left the room heaving.
    Your story give me my first good laugh since I have been nurse for 1 year.
  7. by   Diahni
    Positively hurl-o-genic! Just noticed that this thread has been going on since the summer of 2002.
    Did you ever have dinner with nurses and civilians together? That's funny! Gross me out!
    Diahni
  8. by   luce2008
    The time I was prepearing NCLEX, as I still worked as medical assistant. it was in a outpatient clinic, some odd smell made every staff hold breath when pass through the waiting area, and complainted when thay back to nursing station.
    an man was called in to a room, coming with that strong stinging smell, everyon in the hallway turned her head or moved back avoid the smell. no one wanted to triage him. they said "Hey this will be your nurse enrtence test" so I was in the room with him.
    I asked him to take off his sneakers since his feet hurted for a week. Because he couldn't bend down to do it, I have to do it for him. as soon as the feet were off the sneakers, the smell hit me like a sting bomb but 1000 times worse. I closed my mouth tight, since i couldn't shut up my nose. I wanted to shut up eyes and ears too so it would not came into me. the room was like filled with tons of rotten eggs. people in hallway yelling "What are you doing, close the door!" I yelled back "only if you want me pass out, or you come in and countinue." the sneakers weighted more than 10 lbs, drainage was dripping from the socks. the poor man keep the feet in the sneakers for the last 3 days for he worried he wouldn't able to fit in the sneakers if he ever took them out. needless to say the feet were in very bad condition, and was sent to ER for admition. Good dicision he made was he was not going to keep the socks and sneakers and allowed us to through away.
    I passed my "nurse test", my coworker said.
  9. by   rph3664
    Quote from luce2008
    The time I was prepearing NCLEX, as I still worked as medical assistant. it was in a outpatient clinic, some odd smell made every staff hold breath when pass through the waiting area, and complainted when thay back to nursing station.
    an man was called in to a room, coming with that strong stinging smell, everyon in the hallway turned her head or moved back avoid the smell. no one wanted to triage him. they said "Hey this will be your nurse enrtence test" so I was in the room with him.
    I asked him to take off his sneakers since his feet hurted for a week. Because he couldn't bend down to do it, I have to do it for him. as soon as the feet were off the sneakers, the smell hit me like a sting bomb but 1000 times worse. I closed my mouth tight, since i couldn't shut up my nose. I wanted to shut up eyes and ears too so it would not came into me. the room was like filled with tons of rotten eggs. people in hallway yelling "What are you doing, close the door!" I yelled back "only if you want me pass out, or you come in and countinue." the sneakers weighted more than 10 lbs, drainage was dripping from the socks. the poor man keep the feet in the sneakers for the last 3 days for he worried he wouldn't able to fit in the sneakers if he ever took them out. needless to say the feet were in very bad condition, and was sent to ER for admition. Good dicision he made was he was not going to keep the socks and sneakers and allowed us to through away.
    I passed my "nurse test", my coworker said.
    My 9-year-old niece wants to be a doctor. Reads age-appropriate medical books for fun and found a picture of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman physician, online and printed it off and hung it on her bedroom wall next to her Hannah Montana poster.

    I will let her find out about things like this on her own, just like the resident who told me that her own 8-year-old daughter thought she wanted to be a doctor too, "until she found out that doctors have to stick their fingers up people's butts."

  10. by   oncnursemsn
    ((Diahni))) This is a bit off topic, but just attended a lovely dinner paid for by Merck drug company complete with salmon for entree. The topic? CINV- better known as Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, complete with 1 hour lecture on the mechanics of how someone gets nauseated and what triggers vomiting. In depth conversation including salivating, wretching, etc. All while the servers are filling our wine glasses and putting steaming plates of food down. gag.
    BTW, how's the wine?
  11. by   diane227
    I had a woman in the ED shock room one night who rolled over on the stretcher and vomited into my shoe. I said " have you been drinkin that Mad Dog? (slag for a fortified cheap wine called MD20-20). She was very indignant. "No, I drink Thunderbird" (another cheap wine). Sorry I offended you ma'am!!!

    I had a psych social worker come into the ED one night to a psych eval on a patient. This social worker was dressed to the 9's. All fancy with 3 inch heels and all. She had this real expensive handbag. She went into the patients room to speak with her and she sat her bag down by the bed. It was open. As she was talking to the patient, the patient hung her head off the rail and vomited (charcoal included) directly into her bag. I laughed so hard I could not contain myself. We never saw this particular social worker again.

    I had a guy one time perch himself on the side of a sink to take a dump. He looked like a raptor, sitting there waiting to fly off.

    I had a psychotic patient one night go off and get up off the stretcher, trying to fight all the staff. He was a huge guy, real fat. He had on only his underwear. We were trying to get him under control and we had him down on the floor trying to give him Haldol. He as all over the place, very hard to control. His parents were there, screaming don't hurt him, don't hurt him, all the while he was taking swings at the staff and telling one of the male nurses that he was going to jerk his balls off. I finally told the woman that the only person in danger was the staff. Just get out of the way and be quiet.
  12. by   kmarie724
    This is nothing compared to most of these stories, but I'll share it anyway.

    One night working noc shift as a CNA a resident puts his call light on. The other CNA I was working with goes to answer the light. A few minutes later she comes back, goed into the clean linen room and gets a set of bed linens and says to me "Can you come help me?" Of course I say yes and we go to the resident's room.

    When I walk into the room, I notice it smells just awful! Obviously he had been incontient of stool and needed to be changed. No big deal, I do that all the time. But when I look closer I notice that he had a massive amout of diarrhea. There was so much that it was running off the edge of the bed into a very large, very smelly puddle on the floor. I have never in my life seen so much poop come from a single person! I didn't think the intestines could hold that much! He was wearing an incontient brief, but it hadn't done a bit of good to contain it. We were in there a good 45 minutes getting him, the bed, and the floor cleaned.

    Oh, and I was 10 weeks pregnant at the time and very much in the sensitive to smells and nauseated all the time phase. How I managed not to puke, I don't know!
  13. by   sasha2lady
    Before I was a nurse I was a cna....had a woman who was pretty much a vegetable with a feeding tube....anyway...it was her shower day that day and when I had the nurse to come in to unhook the feeding tube so I could put her on a shower bed....this woman took a deeeeeep breath and somehow popped the top off of the part that was in her stomach and out came god only knows how much tube feeding right in my face and hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It smelled like old sour milk that had curdled......it grossed me out sooo bad....point taken ...from that day on ...i always put a towel around her stomach just in case she decided to squirt me again.

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