What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 117

: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   Cindy_A
    "as i was bending down to get the bed pan the man kicked me in the butt and i went face first into the bedpan."

    Did he kick you on purpose?!?!?
  2. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from amberdawn88
    i just started as an lpn in a nursing home that i had been a cna in for 2 years. we were really short the second night of me being the only nurse on my floor. the 2 cnas on the floor were very busy. and a light had been going off for a few minutes. so i went in to see what the man needed. he was on the bedpan. so i took him off the pan and cleaned him up. i had set the bed pan ( that was full of bm ) on the floor until i got him all cleaned and covered up. as i was bending down to get the bed pan the man kicked me in the butt and i went face first into the bedpan. needless to say i ran to the bathroom and vomited for 20 minutes. then went to take a shower. thank god i always have an extra pair of scrubs with me.



    kathy
    shar pei mom
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from island40
    I've been nursing for 16 years so I have the usual poop, pee and assortied liquid stories but the funnies thing happened when I was a patient. I had my ileostomy converted to a kpouch at cleveland clinic and got an ileus. About 5 days post-op I and still on liquid only diet I told the nurses I was nausiated. I only had that little bean shaped basin and put my call light on for something more usefull. No answer and when I started to projetile vomit green liquid over the foot of the bed my room mate started yelling "nurse, nurse!" The nice young lady who rushed into the room came to a stop at the end of my bed- and you guessed it- got splatted with about 500ml of green liquid spewing from my mouth. Sorry....but I told you I was nausious.
    They should have paid attention. That little bean shaped emesis basin IMHO, is just good enough for spit. I have projectile vomited from my bed all the way into the bathroom entrance. Ya need a bucket, dang it!!And once it was 2 1/2 litres of systemic blood. You should have seen the look on the poor x-ray tech's face. It was priceless.
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from beachmom
    We had a woman with a colostomy and "short gut syndrome." After she would eat, her body would shove the food through her gut so fast, she couldnt' get nourishment, and they were trying various things to try to make her gut hold onto the food.

    On the day I had her, she was eating humugous high calorie meals. About an hour later, she would put on her call light because her gut had finished "digesting" and sending out the food. She would empty her colostomy into two or three water pitchers. All I did was measure them and empty them into the toilet, but I had to fight not to gag. The colostomy contents included colorful bits of undigested food mixed with bits of soft brown, liquidy stool. The texture was that of vomit. The smell was a mixture of vomit and diarrhea.

    I was truly thankful she emptied her own colostomy. I hope they figured out how to fix her as it was a horrible thing to live with.
    Poor lady.:heartbeat I hope they figured out how to fix her too. Can you imagine how humiliated she must have been? This is why I try to clean my own messes.
  5. by   Kwitty
    Once in nursing school I had a rotation at the local VA. My pt was a homeless man who was struck by a vehicle. Long story short, he would pee into an empty styrofoam cup and drink it.
  6. by   ShavonKirk
    Another CNA and I had the pleasure of giving a shower to a large sized woman who had been impacted for a few days and had been given a trail mix of stool softeners and colon cleansers. We get her in the shower chair, and the other CNA hands her a wash rag, while I started washing her hair. Something told me to back away from the lady, and no sooner than I had started to move, she power crapped! it bounced off the floor and splattered on the bottom part of the shower room wall. The other CNA got crap on her pants and shoes. The lady was in good humor over it, and was laughing. Since she was not embarrased, we started laughing too. A moment later, she power craps again, and I had to leave the room with the other CNA in there with her. I was laughing to hard I almost peed my pants. I walked up to her nurse and said "problem solved", and walked away still giggling.
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from ShavonKirk
    Another CNA and I had the pleasure of giving a shower to a large sized woman who had been impacted for a few days and had been given a trail mix of stool softeners and colon cleansers. We get her in the shower chair, and the other CNA hands her a wash rag, while I started washing her hair. Something told me to back away from the lady, and no sooner than I had started to move, she power crapped! it bounced off the floor and splattered on the bottom part of the shower room wall. The other CNA got crap on her pants and shoes. The lady was in good humor over it, and was laughing. Since she was not embarrased, we started laughing too. A moment later, she power craps again, and I had to leave the room with the other CNA in there with her. I was laughing to hard I almost peed my pants. I walked up to her nurse and said "problem solved", and walked away still giggling.
    At least the lady was a good sport about it.
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Jan 18, '10 : Reason: Adding words
  8. by   Nevada_RN
    Wow, that is gross. Poor woman! I thought some of the stage 4 pressure ulcers were bad. I've seen pressure ulcers so deep that bone is exposed. Not to mention the gangrene associated with it. That story takes the taco.
  9. by   idahostudent2011
    I was working in surgery as a scrub tech, and the anesthisist was extubating the paitent. I was still completly covered(goggles, mask, gown gloves) but the orderly that was standing at the foot of the bed, ready to assist with the moving of the paitent off the table was yaking away, the anesthesist extubated, the et tube had a nice big loogie on the end of it, that loogie flung off and flew right into that poor guy's mouth...it was so nasty it was funny, he went running out of that room so fast...So reminder to everyone-don't stand at the foot of the bed without having some sort of protection over your face...
    oh yea...if you are ever working with nasty smelly stage 4 ulcers, don't let your collegues put bubble gum smelly stuff on your mask...every time I smell bubble gum, it remindes me of that lovely stage 4 ulcer...I can't chew bubble gum now....makes me sad
    Last edit by idahostudent2011 on Jan 20, '10
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from idahostudent2011
    I was working in surgery as a scrub tech, and the anesthisist was extubating the paitent. I was still completly covered(goggles, mask, gown gloves) but the orderly that was standing at the foot of the bed, ready to assist with the moving of the paitent off the table was yaking away, the anesthesist extubated, the et tube had a nice big loogie on the end of it, that loogie flung off and flew right into that poor guy's mouth...it was so nasty it was funny, he went running out of that room so fast...
    I bet that orderly didn't or doesn't yak so much anymore if he's standing at the foot of a bed to assist in a surgical table transfer, and no doubt he wears a mask if asked to do another one.
  11. by   Fuzzy
    I just assisted in removing a 12 pound pus filled uterus from a 50 pound 8 year old dog. It was an open pyometria that could be smelled for miles. Green pus and blood dripping out of the vulva. Another reason to have your pets spayed.

    Fuzzy
  12. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from fuzzy
    i just assisted in removing a 12 pound pus filled uterus from a 50 pound 8 year old dog. it was an open pyometria that could be smelled for miles. green pus and blood dripping out of the vulva. another reason to have your pets spayed.

    fuzzy
    poor baby! some humans are idiots! all of our kitties were rescues from some pretty awful situations.
    while i do very very grudgingly admit that there's a difference in the intent of a pet owner who has a furkid without knowing anything about that species, someone who knows about what is involved but chooses to ignore that info and neglects to provide love, good food, nurturing, and still more love (quoting our wonderful vet here,) and/or michael vick, i firmly believe there's a special corner of h*ll waiting
    for all these folks!

    o.k.! off my soapbox for now. time to give our latest furkid rescue his bubble gum flavored antibiotic
    which he would not need if he had been treated humanely. grrrr! and aarruuuuggghhh!!

    give your recovering baby a special hug and kiss from me, please.

    kathy
    shar pei mom
  13. by   Sue Damonas
    This isn't as bad as some of the stuff I've read on here but it grossed me out. I'm a home hospice and palliative care nurse and I recently had a pt who died at home. I will spare you on the details of her condition, it was really awful. Her skin all over was really dry and scaly and leaking. When the funeral director got there I helped get her on the stretcher her foot went way deep into my pocket. There were pieces of scaly skin and drainage in my pocket. I took my jacket off and threw away everything in it and washed it in clorox when I got home

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