What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 16

: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   darlastna
    I have worked in a nursing home for 2 yrs.now.The funniest thing I have seen recently,was as follows.A co-worker,also an stna,was showering a res.I offered my assist.b-cuz the res.was combative.when my co-worker removed the res.undergarment,and drypride,a small piece of feces flew up and landed on her lower lip.She started jumping around and screaming like someone stuck her with a hot poker.She has earned the nickname -Pottymouth.
  2. by   darlastna
    you should be ashamed of your comments and offer a fomal appology.God created us all equal,and you chose your profession.you should not label people by their race,creed,color,or origin.some professional you are!
  3. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Originally posted by darlastna
    you should be ashamed of your comments and offer a fomal appology.God created us all equal,and you chose your profession.you should not label people by their race,creed,color,or origin.some professional you are!
    What?
  4. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by darlastna
    you should be ashamed of your comments and offer a fomal appology.God created us all equal,and you chose your profession.you should not label people by their race,creed,color,or origin.some professional you are!
    huh???? could ya let us know at whom this is directed?
  5. by   ShandyLynnRN
    yeah, I was wondering the same thing...
  6. by   RockiNbarbi
    Well, got two goodies to add here...
    back in my first year of nursing school I had an observation day in the ER. An older prostitute came in complaining of abd pain and had some discharge. Apparently 'mattress mary' (as the staff knew her as) was a frequent flyer there. Doc's exam revealed a sizeable object in her vagina, and it was removed. It was a roll of money, but all old and slimy and covered in pus (never mind the smell)!!! ICK, ACK, URK...
    The second event was probably the grossest incident I have had (I'm sure something else will eventually take it's place). I had an admission of an elderly lady with a bowel obstruction. She had that awful fecal breath smell. So anyway, she managed to vomit what seemed to be about a litre of liquid poop all over the place, and aspirate a good lot of it. So as we're cleaning her up, all's I could smell was rotten crap and she would try to talk and the smell still emanated. She died within a few hours.
    Bleck.
  7. by   PennyLane
    blech.

    blech.

    and blech.

  8. by   RED_ALERT37
    We had a "Prim and Proper" Gastro Doc (you know, the ones that stand on a pedestal and think their **** dont stink ), He was called in to do a exam on a patient complaining of abdominal pain and GI bleed. As good nurses do, we informed the Gasto guy this man (according to the flat plate abdomen Xray) was full of ($*%, but us being "Dumb Nurses" , didnt know what we were talking about as we stood back and watched as he proceeded to pump air into this man and take a look see with the scope..... THEN SUDDENLY a beautiful silloute of the doc was sprayed all over a freshly painted wall !!!! GOT TO LOVE THOSE GASTRO GUYS !!!!!
  9. by   kitty2u2
    All these stories makes me wonder why we love our jobs sooooooooo much!!!!!
  10. by   ShandyLynnRN
    Originally posted by RockiNbarbi
    Well, got two goodies to add here...
    back in my first year of nursing school I had an observation day in the ER. An older prostitute came in complaining of abd pain and had some discharge. Apparently 'mattress mary' (as the staff knew her as) was a frequent flyer there. Doc's exam revealed a sizeable object in her vagina, and it was removed. It was a roll of money, but all old and slimy and covered in pus (never mind the smell)!!! ICK, ACK, URK...
    That's what you call dirty money!!!! Did she get to keep it? If she did, I wonder what she paid for with it, and if the poor sould taking the cash noticed anything strange about it.... and better yet, I wonder if it's still in circulation!!! EWWW!!! <insert puking smiley here!!!>
  11. by   ayemmeff
    Originally posted by ShandyLynnRN
    That's what you call dirty money!!!! Did she get to keep it? If she did, I wonder what she paid for with it, and if the poor sould taking the cash noticed anything strange about it.... and better yet, I wonder if it's still in circulation!!! EWWW!!! <insert puking smiley here!!!>
    There you go!


    Aaawwww!!!!! That's just such a baaaad thought!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   mastiff38
    Well, I have to tell you... I am not a nurse yet, and haven't even started school yet... but I now know that I am making the right decision to leave my current career & go into nursing. Apparently, I was born for it. I've been reading these stories while I eat my lunch. They are completely cracking me up (except for the few sad ones), and not one of them made me put down my fork! Either I was meant to be a nurse, or I have a really serious food addiction! :-) Keep the stories coming!

    Kathy
  13. by   spot
    It was my first job as a new grad. I was working telemetry nights. Often I would sit next to the monitor tech and watch and learn. "What's wrong with that one," I said. "She's dying!" the tech replied as he vaulted over the desk into the patient's room. Naturally, I followed. Patient is asystolic by now. I began doing chest compressions. This was a sixty something female, s/p ventral hernia repair. It was my very first code!!! After about 30 seconds of compressions, her suture line split, and her entrails spilled all over her lap!! Now, that's what I call a code!

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