What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 149

: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
    Quote from leslielara
    thinking i had escaped a loogie situation clean only to place my hand on my hip and feel the warmth, and sliminess of the loogie right there on my pants.
  2. by   Calabria
    1. I was feeding a baby in our nursery one night, and I had him propped on my thigh while I supported the rest of his body with my arm while I fed him... The baby had been fussing a little bit a few minutes earlier, but stopped after he got his bottle (and subsequently started passing tons of gas... or so I thought). Well, after I finished feeding and burping the baby, I noticed my thigh felt a little warmer than usual...

    This child took the motherload of all bowel movements (for a newborn, anyway)... not only did it fill and overflow his diaper, but it also came out of the blanket he was wrapped in... and I literally had a lovely puddle of meconium soaking one of the pant legs on my scrubs (which were lightly colored, there was no hiding it). My co-worker started hysterically laughing when she saw it, but I wanted to really just take a shower right then and there.

    2. My first day shadowing in L&D in school, I worked with a nurse who was about to have a patient deliver vaginally. The patient's water broke right before the baby came out... and it literally showered the ENTIRE room in front of her with amniotic fluid. The nurse had the foresight to give me a head cover and eye shield before I went in, but some of the residents weren't so lucky .
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Calabria
    1. I was feeding a baby in our nursery one night, and I had him propped on my thigh while I supported the rest of his body with my arm while I fed him... The baby had been fussing a little bit a few minutes earlier, but stopped after he got his bottle (and subsequently started passing tons of gas... or so I thought). Well, after I finished feeding and burping the baby, I noticed my thigh felt a little warmer than usual...

    This child took the motherload of all bowel movements (for a newborn, anyway)... not only did it fill and overflow his diaper, but it also came out of the blanket he was wrapped in... and I literally had a lovely puddle of meconium soaking one of the pant legs on my scrubs (which were lightly colored, there was no hiding it). My co-worker started hysterically laughing when she saw it, but I wanted to really just take a shower right then and there.

    2. My first day shadowing in L&D in school, I worked with a nurse who was about to have a patient deliver vaginally. The patient's water broke right before the baby came out... and it literally showered the ENTIRE room in front of her with amniotic fluid. The nurse had the foresight to give me a head cover and eye shield before I went in, but some of the residents weren't so lucky .
    To both experiences.
  4. by   teeCma_futureRn
    Im a medical assistant and i work with a nurse practioner..i brought a patient back to the rooma and as i was getting his complaint he also made mention that needed a med refill for work.. not a problem right wrong!!! I asked him well what rx is it and if approved by the provider i will call it in..he goes Viagra..with a straight face(and trust me it was hard) i asked him what do you do? and with out missing a beat he goes im a male escort. smh where do they find these ppl
  5. by   Live2Heal
    I am a CNA and the only story that I can think of is when I was changing patients with a co-worker and she was talking on her phone (serves her right for talking on the phone while doing patient care). The gross part is while we are changing this man she was trying to hold the phone between her head and her sholder. Well she didn't do a good job because it landed right on the mans exposed crotch. All I could do was laugh.
  6. by   Biffbradford
    Quote from rzookrn
    The only thing that really gets me is GI bleed, like has been bleeding for days/weeks. I once had this little old lady from a nursing home, bil AKA, GI bleed, and very dead. She coded at the nursing home and was not revived enroute or in the ED. I tried to clean her up before taking her to the morgue. Oh my. Every time I would roll her over to put the body bag under her, more horrible smelling GI bleeding diarrhea would come out. Finally after running out of the room gagging (and laughing) about 4 times, I put a towel under her buttocks and zipped her up and took her to the morgue. It was unreal how bad the whole ER smelled for hours after that!!!
    That's my most gross story also. Got an ICU admission for a gent with a GI bleed. Ridiculously low H/H so they did an emergency colonoscopy right there in the bed at 3am. We had quite a gallery of on lookers as the Doc used a lot of water to keep flushing the colon so he could find the source of bleeding. The water/feces/blood filled the bed and turned into a stinky waterfall running onto the floor. We had two aids attempting to mop it up as we went along but they just ran out of mops, clean towels, etc.

    That was the nastiest, stomach turning, experience I ever had in my 12 years there.
  7. by   Live2Heal
    I have two gross stories. They aren't as bad as some of the others on here.
    1. A co-worker and I was changing a patient in the bed. All was good when he was rolled over towards my co-worker but as soon as he was rolled towards me he proceded to pee. It was bad enough that he peed all down my leg but I had crocs on (the ones with the holes ). So not only did my pants get soked in the urine, my sock got soked with it as well. It is not a good feeling to have pee between your toes. As soon as I was done I told my charge nurse that I had to leave so I could go home and disinfect myself.
    2. After showering a patient I gave him a towel to dry off with. He dried himself off. In the process he had to dry underneith his testicles. Well when he was done with the towel he decided that he was going to throw the towel at me. If I had not been paying attention the towel would have hit me right in the face. I would have defintally have had to go home and take muliple showers after that one.
  8. by   EMT-newbie
    decided that he was going to throw the towel at me
    I suppose that it's an entirely different thread or three but why do patients get away with battery with no repercussions on a regular basis?
  9. by   aachavez
    After reading about 45 pages of this stuff, I'm amazed at the amount of stories that involve maggots. And the poopy messes, when someone decides to 'fingerpaint' or whatever.. ughh

    And then eating it...HOW!??!?!

    I got accepted into nursing school yesterday, and I'm not reconsidering even a little bit.

    Also, dont believe the dead kitten story... seems just a bit far fetched.
  10. by   MomRN0913
    The guy going through DT's who felt the need to dig the crap out of his butt and paint the wall with it. That was pretty gross.
  11. by   MomRN0913
    Oh speaking of maggots? The hundreds of maggots that started crawling out of the patients nose and trach almost made me vomit. I didn't see it, but i saw the maggots in the cup. The house Dr said he has never seen that many maggots before.
  12. by   NayRN
    Didn't happen to me (thank God) but to a coworker just this week: Demented patient in ISO because he was growing MRSA and other organisms in his heavily draining scrotal wound was constantly fingering the wound, took his hands out from under the sheets and "got your nose!" We all wore masks from then on.
  13. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from NayRN
    Didn't happen to me (thank God) but to a coworker just this week: Demented patient in ISO because he was growing MRSA and other organisms in his heavily draining scrotal wound was constantly fingering the wound, took his hands out from under the sheets and "got your nose!" We all wore masks from then on.




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