What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 153

: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. Visit  sauconyrunner profile page
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    Love this thread.

    A few years back we seemed to have a C. Diff epidemic in the town I worked in. All of the nursing home patients that came into my ED had it.

    ONe day the medics dropped off a lady with dementia from the SNF who Had really been ravaged by diabetes. She was in a diaper that was just filled with urine. Her BP was sort of low, and she seemed a little tachy. So after getting an IV started...I went to clean her up and was told to put a foley in.
    She was really ravaged by diabetes. She had bilateral BKA and actually an amputation of her left arm to the elbow. So I got her all nice and clean and got everything set out to do the cath. Her extremities were waving about, as she tried to move about. I get all ready, visualize the meatus...start to aim the cath...am about 0.5 in from the opening and she beigns to show that her real problem was C-diff. Because of her body or her movements....it created a fountain effect (think of those roman fountains...where the little boy either pees or spouts water! So I'm stuck there, with Cdiff spewing in a fountain. Yeah...I threw out my foley kit, went and got a yellow gown and recommenced....
  2. Visit  nitenite profile page
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    ^ Eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww!!!!!!


    Couple nights ago I had something in my ER that I've never seen before and I've seen a lot. Guy on a motorcycle without a helmet somehow ripped his entire face off on gravel when he crashed. Eyeball hanging down on his cheek, no skin from forehead to bottom lip, BLOOD AND MUCUS EVERYWHERE. Not sure how long he'll live. He's in ICU all bandaged up.

    Mucus is my weakness too. :X

    (Edited to fix a typo)
  3. Visit  nurse4newlife profile page
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    Severe MRSA of the scrotum. Enough said.
  4. Visit  goats'r'us profile page
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    fournier's gangrene debridement.
    I will never forget those two sad, uncovered testicles.
  5. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    i would have to agree with the severe mrsa of the scrotum and fournier's gangrene debridement of the penis, plus extreme case of maggots infestation and all this prior lunch-break
  6. Visit  evansmum profile page
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    I had a wretched experience while in my first semester clinicals in nursing school. I was also a few months pregnant, so the nausea was rather overwhelming...

    I had an elderly patient who needed to be changed after defecating. She was at least 90. After securing her privacy, I buckled down to the task. The poor woman kept apologizing to me which tugged on my heart strings, so I started making conversation with her whilst down there to alleviate her embarrassment....

    No joke, mid-sentence, entrenched in cleaning all that there is to geriatric southern scene, she passed flatus....in my mouth.

    I quickly turned away, certain I would gag and throw up. I didn't even know it was POSSIBLE for that to occur..but, oh, it can. I somehow managed to collect myself quickly, return to the task, and acted like nothing had happened.

    I still laugh about it with friends today. Now, I make sure to stay up wind, lol.

    Dynamic, dynamic, dynamic...dream big, achieve all things!
  7. Visit  funnygirl1 profile page
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    Shortly after graduating nursing school I was thrilled to be working as a nurse. I wore my white uniform dress, white stockings and new white shoes with the pride that "I'm a nurse!" I entered a patients room to do a treatment to her backside. The patient had been in a vegetative state and non-verbal for quite some time. As the CNA rolled the patient over so I could do the treatment...the patient had a MASSIVE, explosive, liquid BM. My entire white attire was now dripping with runny poop from my neck to my toes! The non-verbal patient who was in a vegatetive state doubled over and burst into a gut busting laugh as she looked at me! The three of us stood there as poop dripped off of me laughing hysterically! Yes...now I was a nurse!
  8. Visit  mrTibbs profile page
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    second day brand new student nurse:
    patient 85 plus year old lady with perfect beehive hair

    bedbath going along as planned started at the top worked down was at the feet when the sweet lil ol lady looked at me and asked " honey can you wash that big toe real well?" so i scrubbed it super duper then the lil ol lady asked me even more sweetly this time "honey can you wash that other big toe really well?" sure thing and i scrubbed it up real fine then with a lot less sweetness the ol lady yelled "not that big toe!!" and whipped up her gown and pointed to the "female area" !! holy crap i ran outta there and had to get the charge nurse !! ewwwwwwww
  9. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Quote from mrTibbs
    second day brand new student nurse:
    patient 85 plus year old lady with perfect beehive hair

    bedbath going along as planned started at the top worked down was at the feet when the sweet lil ol lady looked at me and asked " honey can you wash that big toe real well?" so i scrubbed it super duper then the lil ol lady asked me even more sweetly this time "honey can you wash that other big toe really well?" sure thing and i scrubbed it up real fine then with a lot less sweetness the ol lady yelled "not that big toe!!" and whipped up her gown and pointed to the "female area" !! holy crap i ran outta there and had to get the charge nurse !! ewwwwwwww
    PARTS ARE PARTS. It's only anatomy.
  10. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from franemtnurse
    parts are parts. it's only anatoemy.
    i fixed that for ya! :d
    Thought, kalycat, Duttygal86, and 9 others like this.
  11. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    Quote from nurse 18
    I was working as cna in nursing home and in school for lpn anyway pt was in geriactric chair and was puting her to bed pick her up plop something fell on my shoe mind you there white so i kinda kicked it off come to find out it was prolapsed uterus ewewewe!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ok, wait...I know this is a really old thread, but HOW oh HOW in the name of God did her uterus prolapse all the way to your shoe?!?!?!?!
    FranEMTnurse, poppycat, and nrsang97 like this.
  12. Visit  poppycat profile page
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    Many years ago I was admitting a 5 month old with lots of hair which was jumping! LICE!!
  13. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Quote from KarenfRN
    Many years ago I was admitting a 5 month old with lots of hair which was jumping! LICE!!
    YIKES!!!!!
    poppycat likes this.

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