What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 145

: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   Iri5hd4nc3r_RN
    beginning of shift, went to room for assessment... found patient in the bathroom, diarrhea poo literally EVERYWHERE - walls, floor, w/c - sitting in front of the sink that was full of "chunks of food" vomit. zofran given & clean-up ensued. got him back in bed w/ assist of several. ended up fine after fluid resus + a good night's sleep, & a bed bath of course!

    & in the middle of another nightshift... a confused man made it from his room down the hall to another - female! - patient's room & sat on the side of her bed stark naked. He had had a foley, but apparently ripped it out before leaving his room. There was blood on the floor, blood on the wall, the siderails of that poor woman's bed... needless to say, out came the heavy duty cleaning wipes - & shoe covers for the rest of the night, even after the cleaning!
  2. by   Poi Dog
    This pales in comparison to many stories in this thread. A patient pulled off her poop soaked brief, took it to the sink, and washed it. She thought she was doing us a favor by cleaning it up.
  3. by   SuziQ2
    Ohhh thank goodness there is no Smell-O-Vision!
  4. by   Isabelle49
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    Eeeyech! One wonders, were it viable, WHAT it might produce. (shiver,shudder,tremble)
    Martians?
  5. by   LaterAlligator
    I managed to gross out my charge nurse the other night with this one:
    "I just finished Mrs.X's HS care and her hand, the very contracted one? It obviously hasn't been getting cleaned. It was full of at least a tablespoon of stuff that was like yeasty tapioca pudding."

    She stopped, looked at me, and said "Now that's just WRONG!"
  6. by   ashleytrillo
    Quote from NiteNICUNurse
    Well as a NICU nurse we don't get to witness many of the lovely things that have been described...but I have one that not only is the grossest thing that has ever happened but also the thing that to this day gives me nightmares. So, if you decide to read on youv'e been warned

    The NICU team was called by L&D for a 24 week gestation delivery. The woman had walked in with her bag bulging and the babies feet were included. Well the labor had gone to far to consider a C/S so the OB resident was going to deliver the baby vag. Well as we all stand there waiting to do our thing (the mother wanted everthing done) the mom pushes and the OB pulls, out came the baby and was put on the warmer. The baby looked very strange even took me and the Neo a second to figure out what was wrong, because it was so unbelivable....

    The baby had been decapitated...all that we got was the body and the brain stem. The head had to be delivered by C/S. To this day I can not even imagine what those parents must have gone through. It was like being in a horror film. Needless to say I have never seen the OB resident again.

    May the lord bless her and the father. How terrible....
  7. by   vampcna
    OMG! How in the hell did that happen? My prayers go out to the baby's parents
    and family, as well as all of the nurses and doctors who had to witness such a
    horrific tragedy. Dear Lord!
  8. by   talaxandra
    In this whole thread that's the story that I found most horrific, and also the one I don't repeat when telling other nurses about this thread.
  9. by   goats'r'us
    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 don't get what's so gross about this. as long as it's legal and consentual..

    I mean, it wouldn't float my boat, but it's just sex.. people have anal sex and oral sex and hand sex and foot sex and breast sex and armpit sex.. I don't really think stoma sex is much weirder or grosser!
  10. by   refuse2growup
    Quote from Kaelie
    I've been an LPN for only 6 months and have already been in many disgusting situations. I will share one with you...

    I was working a 24 hour shift with a post-cva patient in her home and had to monitor her throughout the night, at 0300 i heard what sounded like running bath water. Sure enough, i entered the washroom and this elderly patient was sitting in a tub half full of water in her nightgown......to make matters worse she had defecated in the tub.....all i could see was a big mess of soft formed stool floating around the tub. That was quite the clean up...


    Sadly, the part that stood out to me most of this post was the 24 hour shift. I guess nothing phases you anymore after you do nursing for awhile.
  11. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from goats'r'us
    I don't get what's so gross about this. as long as it's legal and consentual..

    I mean, it wouldn't float my boat, but it's just sex.. people have anal sex and oral sex and hand sex and foot sex and breast sex and armpit sex.. I don't really think stoma sex is much weirder or grosser!
    I just learned something today and I'm 68 years old. It just goes to prove we can always learn something. I had no idea that so many forms of sex even existed.
  12. by   This Jenn RN
    My c-diff patient on Lactulose Q2. Fun.
  13. by   refuse2growup
    I think it is really disgusting seeing a Dominos Pizza ad right next to some of these stories!!

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