What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 141

: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   DavidFR
    As a second year student nurse on neuro-surgery, I was helping the trained nurse with a lift up the bed - a young 19 year old with an AVM that had bled and the poor guy now had a trachy. Of course he coughed as I'm leaning right over him and a big plug of sputum comes flying out of his trachy and hits me in face.

    For a while I hated both sputum and trachies. I overcame my disgust by taking my first post as a qualified nurse on a respiratory floor. The way to overcome these things really is to face them head on - I now enjoy looking after trachies, and though I can't exactly say I like sputum, I can deal with it.
  2. by   W'sMama
    This was told to me a couple years ago by one of my charge nurses..
    He was working in the ER when a lil old lady came in complaining of "leaves from my vagina".. Once examined, she indeed had some sort of vegetation down there.. She fessed up that she had a prolapsed uterus and was sticking potatoes in her vagina to hold it in place. She had forgotten one of the potatoes...The pulled out a shriveled up tater that had sprouted.
    He referred to this as his "tater tw@t" story
  3. by   rph3664
    Quote from Jacob.B
    There was a 500+ lb resident that had to have all the aids just to move him. I really liked the fellow. It was so hard to clean him up after his BM, even with the 2 other aids. His bed was a extra large hospital bed and none of the sheets in the nursing home fit, so it was even a BIGGER HASSLE to lay down multiple sheets under him. The most embarrasing moment for me was when I was performing pericare I could not find his penis to clean around it. It was so uncomfortable digging around the folds of fat. I felt really bad for him, that resident did not last long
    I once saw an order on such a patient who needed to be cathed, and they nurses couldn't find his penis either, so they called in a urologist and he had to use a vaginal speculum to expose it.
  4. by   MrAllenU
    Quote from W'sMama
    This was told to me a couple years ago by one of my charge nurses..
    He was working in the ER when a lil old lady came in complaining of "leaves from my vagina".. Once examined, she indeed had some sort of vegetation down there.. She fessed up that she had a prolapsed uterus and was sticking potatoes in her vagina to hold it in place. She had forgotten one of the potatoes...The pulled out a shriveled up tater that had sprouted.
    He referred to this as his "tater tw@t" story
    Haha that is disgusting!
  5. by   DemonWings
    When I had my peds clinicals, I was caring for a 12 y/o boy with a nasty respiratory infection with thick green sputum. Well he was playing the play station in his room while I was bringing him his lunch, the game stopped playing so he took it, spit a huge green loogy on the CD and rubbed it on his gown "to get the smudges off".
  6. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from calinurse11
    When I had my peds clinicals, I was caring for a 12 y/o boy with a nasty respiratory infection with thick green sputum. Well he was playing the play station in his room while I was bringing him his lunch, the game stopped playing so he took it, spit a huge green loogy on the CD and rubbed it on his gown "to get the smudges off".

  7. by   WIN007
    Oh Yuk!
  8. by   WIN007
    Yuk-o's. I've just gotta stop reading now.
  9. by   sharpeimom
    i'll clean up every bit of barf and poop in the universe, but sputum and mucus in general? yak! yuck!
    and ick!!
  10. by   stefanyjoy
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    Oh, my, two more: Large boil between scrotum and rectum had burst and the resulting tunneling wound being packed BID (this was a home-health case)He had been discharged from the previous agency for noncompliance (diabetic/paraplegic/ETOH) and we picked him up two weeks later as the wound had reinfected. I began unpacking the really smelly wound, pulling out the long thread of packing......and trying to exlore which way the tunneling went, I found 24 twelve inch pieces of packing that had been put in there who knows how long ago(not as one long piece as should be done) and gobs of ungodly pus and blood. A nasty fishing expedition!..............


    I've made it through many of the stories on this thread, but I think this one finally broke me down. My tummy is very sour!
  11. by   nitenite
    Couple days ago we had a homeless guy come in. His feet were infected and maggots spilled everywhere when he took off his shoes. The entire bottoms of his feet and inside his shoes were covered in maggots. Like you could not SEE SKIN or the INSOLES OF HIS SHOES because there were so many of those little wiggly b*stards. My poor assistant just about lost her lunch scraping them off so we could clean this guy up. The smell was horrendous and we even found his little toe in his left shoe.

    What did I do this morning?

    I brought in a rice dish. MY WHOLE ER IS YELLING "F*** YOU" AS THEY PASS ME AND I AM LAUGHING. (We do this kind of joking a lot).
  12. by   finn55
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Isn't it funny how we all seem to be trying to out-gross each other on this thread??

    As the saying goes: "You know you're a nurse when, in the process of cleaning up a patient who's just had an enormous liquid stool, you are reminded that you need to pick up brownie mix at the store tonight".
    The quote at the first nursing home I worked at was,"You know you're really a nurse when you can clean up a poopy (the other word starting with S was usually used) butt with one hand and eat a Snickers bar with the other!"
  13. by   finn55
    Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe
    Well, it's a good way to help on those "heavy flow" days...
    EEEEEEWWWWW! ICK!

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