What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 142

: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   Lahryn04
    One time I had this young guy (early 20s maybe) admitted to my unit with altered mental status. (dont you just love when you get the ones with this diagnosis??! LOL) Anyway we ran a tox screen and surprisingly it came back all clean! So I go into my patients room to do another assessment/neuro check on him and it looked like a crime scene on there! This young man had chewed thru his IV tubing and had blood just flowing out of it! There was blood everywhere including his mouth! He looked up at me and flaked me this big ol grin, having no clue what was happening, and happy as a clam! I quickly stop the fluids unhooked his IV and flushed it. Got some others in to help me clean him up and I brought him some mouthwash to rinse out hisouth with. As he was swishing with the mouth he looked up at me the same ****-eatin grin on his face - this time with blood rumning out the sides of it, and said "you know what would be real nice? If they made this in dr. pepper flavor!" Oh how i miss him!
  2. by   Kimmybee RN
    Ok so this isn't nearly as gross as some of the ones I have read so far but I've only been doing this about 6 months so I have plenty of time to max out the gross factor.
    I have a little lady on O2 and the humidifier is squealing. I grab the respiratory guy in the hall because I have never seen/heard this before. He tells me that it's because there is a kink somewhere in the line and there is so much back pressure in the water bottle. We start tracing back the O2 line and it just seems to keep going and going. I have no idea how this little old lady gotten this line so tangled up. Finally I realize that this thing is wedged up into her but crack (for lack of a better term) and going all the way through her vaginal area (Yum!) By this point she's starting to become a little short of breath because I unhooked the O2 from the wall so I could untangle it not having any idea how bad this line is wrapped. I get the respiratory guy to help me roll her so I can just hurry and unwrap it and get her hooked back up. No sooner than we get her on her side start pulling out the line and she lets out the mother of all farts. The respiratory guy having no tact absoulutely loses it in laughter while I am trying to hold my composure (semi-unsuccesfully).
    One other one I thought of was my first day of clinicals during my second sememster. As soon as we get our assignments the nurse tells me that my patient needs a core temperature. I learn quite quickly this means the doctor wants a rectal temp..... YAY!! I go in with my instructor we get her on to her side again, place the thermometer and stimulate a volcano of stool. Not just stool, but explosive diahrrhea. I thought I was going to lose it. Imagine my surpise (or lack there of) when I learned shortly thereafter she was positive for C-Diff.
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Kimmybee RN
    Ok so this isn't nearly as gross as some of the ones I have read so far but I've only been doing this about 6 months so I have plenty of time to max out the gross factor.
    I have a little lady on O2 and the humidifier is squealing. I grab the respiratory guy in the hall because I have never seen/heard this before. He tells me that it's because there is a kink somewhere in the line and there is so much back pressure in the water bottle. We start tracing back the O2 line and it just seems to keep going and going. I have no idea how this little old lady gotten this line so tangled up. Finally I realize that this thing is wedged up into her but crack (for lack of a better term) and going all the way through her vaginal area (Yum!) By this point she's starting to become a little short of breath because I unhooked the O2 from the wall so I could untangle it not having any idea how bad this line is wrapped. I get the respiratory guy to help me roll her so I can just hurry and unwrap it and get her hooked back up. No sooner than we get her on her side start pulling out the line and she lets out the mother of all farts. The respiratory guy having no tact absoulutely loses it in laughter while I am trying to hold my composure (semi-unsuccesfully).
    One other one I thought of was my first day of clinicals during my second sememster. As soon as we get our assignments the nurse tells me that my patient needs a core temperature. I learn quite quickly this means the doctor wants a rectal temp..... YAY!! I go in with my instructor we get her on to her side again, place the thermometer and stimulate a volcano of stool. Not just stool, but explosive diahrrhea. I thought I was going to lose it. Imagine my surpise (or lack there of) when I learned shortly thereafter she was positive for C-Diff.
    That is so hilarious! You certainlly had one heck of a poopy day! However, the C-Diff experience wasn't nice though.
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Jul 19, '11 : Reason: type o
  4. by   abbie0
    MRSA/VRE patient who thought it was funny to urinate into the air and let it rain down on anyone who came in the room.
  5. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from abbie0
    MRSA/VRE patient who thought it was funny to urinate into the air and let it rain down on anyone who came in the room.
    Too bad physical restraints are illegal; I have all KINDS of restraint ideas for this guy!
  6. by   talaxandra
    Physical restraint isn't illegal in Australia...
  7. by   forgop
    Quote from KatieP86
    i wonder if this is actually a true story, anywhere? There is a nurse at our hospital who swears up and down he took care of a woman who came to A&E with an infected stoma site and it was +ve for STDs because the husband had been "using" it. I think this story floats around every hospital! I refuse to believe it's true because it's just TOO gross! (please, nobody shatter my illusion!)
    I am a nursing student and my clinical instructor told me about an RN at the hospital that has evidently had something published talking about the use of a stoma for this very reason. It sounded as though she encouraged it as a means of exercising their sexuality between a couple.
  8. by   vampcna
    I have 3 stories that make me question my sanity for working as a cna.
    Story #1 involves a very large patient in her early 50s. Aside from being obese
    and very lazy, there is nothing wrong with her. She can transfer herself to and
    from her bed and wc, but refuses to use the toilet or bedside commode. She
    only wanted female cnas so I was assigned to her quite often. I had a feeling
    she was into women, but she confirmed my suspician. As I was doing pericare
    she started moaning and said, "You can rub harder and go deeper in there". YUCK
    Story #2 invoves me helping a cna do postmortem care on a big man. When
    we rolled him on his side, he urinated on my arm. I never thought I would ever
    have a dead man pee on me.:grn:
    Story #3 is by far the grossest. I was watching another cna's patient so she
    could go to lunch. 2 of her patients were known fall risks, so I went to check on
    them. I knew something bad happened when I was greeted with the smell of BM
    at the door. I turned on the light to find Mr. "Brown" had painted himself with his
    poop. He smeared it all over his arms, chest and face. It was dried on and smelled
    like he smelled old. I turned around and got my charge nurse. She took one look
    and stormed towards the breakroom. She told the patient's cna,"when was the
    last time you checked on Mr.Brown?" The cna said "5 minutes before I went to
    lunch" The nurse said "Really? Well he is covered in his own bm. Didn't you
    think you should clean him up b4 you go to lunch?" The cna,( who is less than
    good) replied, "Well he wanted to play in it so I thought I should let him finish
    b4 I cleaned him". Unreal!
  9. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    I can honestly say, in all my years as a nurse, I have never been peed on by a dead man......
    I can't stop giggling about that, sorry! But, at least you know he didn't do it on purpose; THAT might have been worse!
  10. by   TDub
    Peed on by a dead man... hmmm, I'd say you are in the front runners for grossest.
  11. by   sharpeimom
    posts like that one are why i'm not encouraged to read allnurses in bed! makes the bed shake too much when i laugh this hard.:d
  12. by   parumph
    Not gross, but disturbing.

    Work on a skilled nursing floor as a CNA. Patient is a chronic, and i mean DEDICATED CHRONIC, masturbator. Sits on the edge of the bed, in the w/c, where ever. Pants around his feet, having a grand ol time. Hours a day, and no end in sight. Knock, walk in, do your thing (poor nurses had to do wound care on his legs), and once your on the far side of the curtain, he's back at it. It got worse once he had a roomie we had to feed. That was a challange to ignore. And even more vocal once he had a cath put in that he couldn't figure out how to do it while it was in. And it was Rx that we provided jelly for him.
  13. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from parumph
    Not gross, but disturbing.

    Work on a skilled nursing floor as a CNA. Patient is a chronic, and i mean DEDICATED CHRONIC, masturbator. Sits on the edge of the bed, in the w/c, where ever. Pants around his feet, having a grand ol time. Hours a day, and no end in sight. Knock, walk in, do your thing (poor nurses had to do wound care on his legs), and once your on the far side of the curtain, he's back at it. It got worse once he had a roomie we had to feed. That was a challange to ignore. And even more vocal once he had a cath put in that he couldn't figure out how to do it while it was in. And it was Rx that we provided jelly for him.

    EEUUUUEEEUUUUUUWWWW!

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