What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 128

: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   FranEMTnurse
    It would have made me nauseous.
  2. by   SolaireSolstice
    Sputum makes me gag worse than liquid stool.

    And on that note I had a patient with an impaction that we had finally cleared and he was still having small amounts of liquid stool every hour or so. He was not completely A&O, and was one of those people who seem to think they need to conserve toliet paper for some reason, so he was not getting himself very clean, and was getting a good bit of it on his hands every time. Every damn time he finish and I would go to help him from the BSC to the bed, he would grab my arm ABOVE the gloves. Finally I wised up and started catching his hand and wiping him off with wipes first, but you can bet I would go and scrub my arms down as if I was scrubbing in for surgery every time I left that room.
  3. by   POTR
    Quote from ShannonRN2010
    ... The FNP packed it with idoaform ...
    Ah... ye old hospital smell.

    Iodoform is scary too, especially if you consider how reactive that stuff can be.
  4. by   kharley76
    Quote from Dayray
    I was a new CNA in the nursing home and feeling very proud of my first step in my chosen career.

    A nice littel old man in a wheel chair waved at one of my co-workers (a pretty littel 18 year-old, fresh out of high school sugar and spice type of girl). He said "honey come over here please" as she bent down to talk to him. He moved the blanket covering his legs and SPLAT! he ejaculated right in her face and mouth. I never saw her again and thus my nursing career beagn...........


    ************THAT"S SICK!!*************
  5. by   nitenite
    Quote from SolaireSolstice
    Sputum makes me gag worse than liquid stool.

    And on that note I had a patient with an impaction that we had finally cleared and he was still having small amounts of liquid stool every hour or so. He was not completely A&O, and was one of those people who seem to think they need to conserve toliet paper for some reason, so he was not getting himself very clean, and was getting a good bit of it on his hands every time. Every damn time he finish and I would go to help him from the BSC to the bed, he would grab my arm ABOVE the gloves. Finally I wised up and started catching his hand and wiping him off with wipes first, but you can bet I would go and scrub my arms down as if I was scrubbing in for surgery every time I left that room.
    If only there were elbow length gloves for nurses...eeeeeeew!
  6. by   teeniebert
    We have a resident with right sided weakness who refuses to let anyone else wipe her after a BM...she drops the toilet paper long before it gets to its destination...and is sure that the blood in her brief means cancer...it couldn't possibly be related to her WIPING WITH HER FINGERNAILS 6 or 7 times a day...
  7. by   nitenite
    Saw a teenager come in with a compound tib/fib fracture. He was skateboarding and missed on a jump, and the tops of his tib/fib were poking out below his kneecap. There was blood EVERYWHERE and the poor kid couldn't stop screaming and crying. I felt so bad for him.
  8. by   CoffeemateCNA
    Had an obese lady that left her BiPAP mask on at home for 5 days. By the time she got to the hospital, the mask had literally "eaten" her skin into a "bedsore" the exact shape of the mask and its straps. The fissures were purple. Unfortunate for her, it scarred over and remained VERY obvious.
  9. by   nitenite
    ^ Ouch, did she have issues with dry eyes, too?
  10. by   neutrophil
    Yuck well, I guess the one that comes to mind is when I was a CNA working in a tele unit. Patient had ethol dx with encephalopathy, as as many ethols do. This one had not had a bm and could not talk or anything. So a lactulose enema was ordered, The RN just said, "you might want to gown." So I did. I think it was around 750 mL's of lacutlose. I had the bed pan ready. Well, it went in and nothing. I put some pillows to keep him in his side, put some towels around the bedpan. As I was doing this, it happened. BM came out, filled the bedpan, kept on coming, I just let the bed pan go, and he started to move, and I told him don't move, and he did, and overturned the bed pan and it was everywhere. I couldn't move him to get the bed pan out, he was so big. Well, you had to have been there. Well, maybe not, yuck!!
  11. by   CoffeemateCNA
    Quote from neutrophil
    Yuck well, I guess the one that comes to mind is when I was a CNA working in a tele unit. Patient had ethol dx with encephalopathy, as as many ethols do. This one had not had a bm and could not talk or anything. So a lactulose enema was ordered, The RN just said, "you might want to gown." So I did. I think it was around 750 mL's of lacutlose. I had the bed pan ready. Well, it went in and nothing. I put some pillows to keep him in his side, put some towels around the bedpan. As I was doing this, it happened. BM came out, filled the bedpan, kept on coming, I just let the bed pan go, and he started to move, and I told him don't move, and he did, and overturned the bed pan and it was everywhere. I couldn't move him to get the bed pan out, he was so big. Well, you had to have been there. Well, maybe not, yuck!!
    I gasped when I read this.

    It's bad enough when people are getting 15-30 mL PO. I can't imagine getting that much PR!!

    Instead of cleaning it up I would have just burned down the hospital and built a new one.
  12. by   rph3664
    Quote from CoffeemateCNA
    Instead of cleaning it up I would have just burned down the hospital and built a new one.
  13. by   teeniebert
    Quote from CoffeemateCNA
    I gasped when I read this.

    It's bad enough when people are getting 15-30 mL PO. I can't imagine getting that much PR!!

    Instead of cleaning it up I would have just burned down the hospital and built a new one.

    You win at life, CoffeemateCNA.

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