What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 111

: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   sprintin08
    i am in nursing school, but working as a nurses aide for the summer. a few weeks ago i was getting ready to shower at patient w/ colon cancer. he is about 90 years old and cant control his poop at all. he has to wear 2 depends and poops ALL the time, he changes them like every 30 min! but he is in very good shape otherwise though. i had him undress mostly in a chair, then he got up and i held a towel under his butt until he got in the shower. he still had his depends on, so i squatted down to help him step out of them while he stood up out of the chair. he lost his balance a little, so without thinking, i moved my hand with the towel up to his hip to hold him up. poop, well it was more like diarrhea, poured out, and all down my shirt/bra, since i was squatting!!! i still feel disgusting thinking about it!
  2. by   talaxandra
    Eww! I'm fine with contained body fluids (and solids) but I don't want them on me! I can't imagine how you felt, but I'm squirmy just at the thought of it!
  3. by   mom4josh
    Quote from sprintin08
    poop, well it was more like diarrhea, poured out, and all down my shirt/bra, since i was squatting!!! i still feel disgusting thinking about it!
    OMG... that is so gross. Couldn't be enough soap and water to make me feel clean again! I feel for you!
  4. by   BEDPAN76
    I went into a post-op lady's room at 11:30pm. Said, 'hello my name is bedpan and I will be your nurse tonight. I need to take your blood pressure'. She sat up in bed, leaned over towards me like she was gonna say something, and VOMITED all over me. She couln't really help it. Thing was, the vomit was WARM! (body temperature). I rushed down to the OR to change into a set of scrubs after washing off the best I could. Put the uniform in the garbage!

    Got more yucky moments but I'm old and can't remember all of them right this minute...........
  5. by   talaxandra
    My baby brother once threw up in my eye - gross and really, really painful. But somehow less gross than a patient doing it...
  6. by   tempest
    Quote from yazisizit
    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 usual for her safety. She was our designated resident nightmare geri from hell, so she was placed near the Nurse's station.

    So we are chilling out at the Nurse's station, chatting and trying to get through another night...

    Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I see our lady in question standing in the dimly lit doorway of her room!

    I instantly leap out and run to her. As I approach her, she appears to be falling towards me, so I meet her in a bear hug...my arms around her waste, and her arms around my shoulders.

    As I catch the lady, I notice a very strong smell of feces, and I feel something warm on my hands, arms and shoulders...

    My fellow heroes come in behind me, and as the lights are turned on, my worst fears are instantly realized.

    Yes, I caught the poor old lady with a good old bear hung football catch, but I was also covered in the lady's feces.

    As I look at her, she has feces smeared all over her arms and hands... (and even her face!)

    And of course, now so did I!
    eeeww
  7. by   pca_85
    I love these stories, I feel like weve joined an elite club Heres a few: First place I worked as n STNA had a very large and strong MRDD gentlemen who was very sweet, until he was taken off his meds and his behavior changed as soon as I had him. Figures. Puts on a call light so I go to his room and am greeted by a flying colostomy bag. Thank God I got it in the chest not in the face. Spent the day in a hospital gown while my top was washed. Repeatedly. Also had a very nice blind and lsomewhat confused lady who wanted to help me by starting her own am care. Too bad she thought the toilet was the sink. Bless her heart. The mucousy stool on her face made me want a job at a bank asap! I gave her a loooong shower.
  8. by   AltruisticRN
    We boosted a pt with a rectal tube that was pulled out during the process so fast that it shotgun sprayed another nurse at the bottom of the bed. Feces in her hair, face, lips! When she left the room almost in tears I looked back at the wall at the end of the bed to find a pop outline of the nurses silhouette. Yikes!
  9. by   jnrsmommy
    Quote from AltruisticRN
    We boosted a pt with a rectal tube that was pulled out during the process so fast that it shotgun sprayed another nurse at the bottom of the bed. Feces in her hair, face, lips! When she left the room almost in tears I looked back at the wall at the end of the bed to find a pop outline of the nurses silhouette. Yikes!
    Ooooh, words can't even begin to describe this. Is there even enough hot water to feel clean after that???
  10. by   talaxandra
    No! You could shower for a week...
  11. by   rustyspoon
    Quote from AltruisticRN
    We boosted a pt with a rectal tube that was pulled out during the process so fast that it shotgun sprayed another nurse at the bottom of the bed. Feces in her hair, face, lips! When she left the room almost in tears I looked back at the wall at the end of the bed to find a pop outline of the nurses silhouette. Yikes!
    I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard at something!

    Did anyone else get an image in their head of Wile E. Coyote wearing poo-soaked scrubs?
  12. by   talaxandra
    Quote from rustyspoon
    Did anyone else get an image in their head of Wile E. Coyote wearing poo-soaked scrubs?
    Anyone else see that as Wile E. Coli?
  13. by   LyndzBenz
    I think mine is a Code Brown story as well.

    I had a patient who hadn't had a BM in a few days because she was on a heap of pain medications. Dr. prescribed her some anti-constipation drugs and behold she needed to go. Well, I put the bedside commode in there, help her on it, and tell her that when she is done call me and I will take care of her. I proceed to sit back at the nurse's desk for a few min. That is when I start getting the phone calls. First one was from telemetry. "Lyndz, what is wrong down there in ya'lls hall?" I have no idea what she is talking about, so I just said that I would check on it. I walk back down the hall whence I came from earlier and this gravitating smell just knocks me back. It was the worst thing that I have ever smelled, and I have had GI bleeds, C.Diff patients, etc. The little lady that I had put on the pot earlier was the source of this god awful methane cloud that seemed to permeate every orfice in my nasal cavity. I immediately start to gag. But, telling myself that you are a new nurse, suck it up, I get in there and help her off the bedside commode and that is when it hits me full force both nasally and visually. There in the bottom of that commode was something akin to a pyramid. Not only was it visually spectacular, what I had smelled in the hall was like magnified X10 now. Getting it out was harder because this was no ordinary poo. It would not scrape off the plastic in this commode. I had to use like 20 paper towels just to get it decent. It was the grossest thing I have ever encountered. Oh, not only telemetry called. Respiratory (which I was this close to asking for oxygen!) and Sleep study also called about the smell because we all share the same hall. It was unreal.

    I didn't have this patient, but a friend of mine walked into a patient's room to find poo all over the place, behind the toilet and of all weird places, on the wheels of the bed itself. Makes you wonder what these patient's are thinking. If they are thinking at all. Bless.

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