What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 130

: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   okiedokie123
  2. by   Elizabeth A
    Quote from andylane78
    Had a guy in the ER, mentally slow, with an infected stasis ulcer to the back of his calf x 1 month. Picture this, large round area of black escar surounded by a "canal" of non-existant and barely there flesh. The the decaying flesh had been gnawed away by non the less magotts which were still in residence in large numbers in his leg. The smell was so nasty!!!!! Stank up the whole ER! Then........it gets better. He decides he has to pee and can only do this standing up! Gets out of bed bleeding and dropping magotts everywhere! Then surgery decides to debride the nasty leg IN THE ROOM! EEWWWW!!! Discovered that lidocaine makes magotts "dance".
    Needless to say not much appetite that shift!
    This is the kind of case that keeps me going!
  3. by   Elizabeth A
    Classic!!
    Last edit by Elizabeth A on Aug 31, '10 : Reason: wrong post
  4. by   Vossome
    One time while working as a CNA in an ALF, a while back, we had a resident that probably should have been in a skilled facility because she was slightly more demented than originally assessed.

    Anyway, my co-worker at the time (another CNA) and I were at the nurses station when all of a sudden the air started lingering with the smell of poo. This was pretty unusual, d/t most residents being continent of BM most of the time. So my partner and I investigate...

    Upon entering this particular resident's room, we enter to first a smack in the face of smell, secondly a wonderfully coordinated path of poo from the doorway to the trashcan, as if we were Hansel and Gretel following the candy-path to the witches house. In the trashcan lies the largest BM I've seen to date. Along with a resident who was in severe need of an impromptu shower.

    As I get the resident into the shower, and into some real lighting, I begin to notice some brown in and around her mouth. Instinctively I start praying. "Oh dear, God, NO!.... Please let it be chocolate!" This naturally prompts some further investigation, and on top of the resident's nightstand, next to her bed, lies an XL, Formed BM with TEETH MARKS in it. Oh. Dear. Lord...

    "Well sweety, looks like we're going to be re-brushing those teeth tonight, too..."


    Needless to say, didn't take too long for my DON to do a re-evaluation on this one.
  5. by   KAMRN_33
    1) Trauma male pt ETOH fell asleep on train tracks brought in by ems, we quickly stabilized and transported pt to OR, I had one part of him, his shoe with his foot still inside!

    2) 80 y/o female pt trying to cath her with 3 RN's at bedside. we all know how every ladies anatomy is just a little different and we were havinf trouble hitting the urethra. This was not made any e=asier ny pt's comments: "ladies is it hard to find because I haven't had relations in a while? I just met up with an old HIgh school sweetheart of mine, I think I need a ***** lift" at which point we all busted out laughing and informed her it had nothing to do with her lack of relations...lol That was 4 years ago and still cracks me up

    3) something male ETOH and overdose of some sort but alert and moving around the room. I gave pt charcoal and told him to enjoy his chocolate shake, at which point he chugged in seconds and minutes later the room was newly decorated with black splatters.


    Ohhh how I love my job, it is stories llike these that make it easy to go back day after day. I admit sick and twisted sometimes, but hey somneone's gotta do it!!!!!!!
  6. by   Sergeant'sDaughter
    I haven't been on here in forever, but I see that the flow has stories will never stop...Good.

    The 80 y/o story made me laugh so loud I thought I would wake the house up. My fiance's mom is a nurse at a hospital down here..I have got to ask her about some stories for me to post up here. I know she'll get a kick out of that one.
  7. by   JDZ344
    These stories are making me want to puke.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
  8. by   Getreal2011
    Wow that is pretty gross. I've been reading this thread and trying to prepare myself for the worst, but some of this stuff is pretty bad. :smackingf
  9. by   Sergeant'sDaughter
    Oh, I have one..

    She didn't give me details(We were in a Waffle House with other customers around), but my future mother-in-law told me she once had a man come in with a dildo stuck where the sun don't shine. The catch? It was rotted with age. o.o
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from KAMRN_33
    1)80 y/o female pt trying to cath her with 3 RN's at bedside. we all know how every ladies anatomy is just a little different and we were havinf trouble hitting the urethra. This was not made any e=asier ny pt's comments: "ladies is it hard to find because I haven't had relations in a while? I just met up with an old HIgh school sweetheart of mine, I think I need a ***** lift" at which point we all busted out laughing and informed her it had nothing to do with her lack of relations...lol
    Thank you. that just made my day.
  11. by   Magaly63
    we once told a couple of new grads, first day on the job, that their drug test had to be repeated and that our hospital had a specially trained nurse for it. So off they went to pee in their specimen cup which we then put in the fridge. Here then comes our specially trained nurse, pulls out the first specimen cup, unscrews the lid, and just like wine, sniffs it, swishes around, takes a sip, and swishes it around in her mouth and then spits in the sink. The look on their faces was priceless, one was gagging.......Do I have to spell it out that we had prepped a specimen cup with applejuice?
  12. by   rph3664
    Quote from Magaly63
    we once told a couple of new grads, first day on the job, that their drug test had to be repeated and that our hospital had a specially trained nurse for it. So off they went to pee in their specimen cup which we then put in the fridge. Here then comes our specially trained nurse, pulls out the first specimen cup, unscrews the lid, and just like wine, sniffs it, swishes around, takes a sip, and swishes it around in her mouth and then spits in the sink. The look on their faces was priceless, one was gagging.......Do I have to spell it out that we had prepped a specimen cup with applejuice?
    One of my friends was a med tech before he became a pharmacist, and had a similar story regarding sperm samples and Coffee Mate.
  13. by   RNrobert
    A homeless person was brought into the ER because she had a cast on her lower leg for over a year. Think a scoop of mint chip ice cream melting over an ice cream cone and you have a pretty good idea of what her leg looked like. The smell was so bad even the drug seekers were running for the door.

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