What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 164

: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   Oedgar
    These stories make mine about spilling NG tube drainage all over my leg sound just plain boring.
  2. by   nursecathi
    Leonca, as a dog owner I knew what you were saying. As a nurse,I'm ashamed of those you are saying you don't belong on a nurses forum. But you have to remember, those are probably the ones who eat the young nurses too. Welcome.
  3. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from nursecathi
    Leonca, as a dog owner I knew what you were saying. As a nurse,I'm ashamed of those you are saying you don't belong on a nurses forum. But you have to remember, those are probably the ones who eat the young nurses too. Welcome.
    Please, no NETY. Her post was confusing. I am a dog owner but it wasn't straight forward as this is AllNurses.
  4. by   AcuteHD
    Quote from Leonca
    Today I learned not to try to medicate a patient outside while it is jumping up and down in a puddle of its own urine...
    Quote from Leonca
    Sorry. I knew there were a few other vet techs here, so I didn't realize it might be confusing.

    I wouldn't swear to it, but it sounds like they were just having a bit of fun with your post. It was a pretty easy target. I'm sure nobody meant nuthin'
  5. by   calivianya
    Quote from Oedgar
    These stories make mine about spilling NG tube drainage all over my leg sound just plain boring.
    No, that's pretty gross. I hate the smell of partially digested tube feeds. HATE it. I would be extremely unhappy if I spilled some of that down my leg.
  6. by   Nurseynurse369
    I work in LTC. We had a husband/wife couple who still engaged in "extracurricular activities". They were known to do this quite often (and, as I found out afterwards, they don't care who sees them). I had obtained an order for a UA per I/O cath for the wife d/t increased confusion and behaviors. Myself, 2 other nurses, and a CNA entered the room to obtain the UA. I knocked on the door several times and heard a voice say "come in". As we entered the room and walked towards the bed I tripped on the bedside table. In an effort to catch myself I grabbed the privacy curtain which proceeded to come off the tracks which resulted in me flying into bed with the naked couple. Worst thing was, as I was scurrying to get out of the bed I placed my bare hand in a puddle of warm, slimy goo. All of this witnessed by the 2 other nurses and CNA. That was 9 years ago and I still get crap to this day about being the third wheel in their relationship. Needless to say my hand were almost raw by the end of the day from washing them and applying hand sanitizer. I still wash my hands every time someone brings it up.
  7. by   Tkelley96
    Not really so gross but funny...

    When I was working in a nursing home I had a lady who would sway back in forth in the hoyer lift intentionally to try and get a rise out of aides. I told her if she didn't stop she was going to fall and that I wouldn't be able to catch her when she did. So she stopped, still slowly swaying slowly to a stop, looked me right in the eyes and defecated. Lucky for me it was a hoyer sling with a convenient hole cut out for toileting assists. Still love that woman she's got some serious sass.
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Tkelley96
    Not really so gross but funny...

    When I was working in a nursing home I had a lady who would sway back in forth in the hoyer lift intentionally to try and get a rise out of aides. I told her if she didn't stop she was going to fall and that I wouldn't be able to catch her when she did. So she stopped, still slowly swaying slowly to a stop, looked me right in the eyes and defecated. Lucky for me it was a hoyer sling with a convenient hole cut out for toileting assists. Still love that woman she's got some serious sass.
    CODE BROWN!!!!
  9. by   Neural
    I had a new (48 hours post-motorcycle-accident) paraplegic patient shart in my face as I was cleaning him up during orientation in my first nursing job. He had no sensation down there, and we had given him a suppository laxative.

    Early on, I had developed the bad habit of dealing with smelly tasks with my mouth open in order to reduce how much I was forced to smell.

    Thankfully, I didn't get any in my mouth, but it came close.

    Pretty mild compared to some of these stories, I know.
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    Still a pretty poopy job.
  11. by   blackmamba123
    Like many of these posts, my ickiest moment involves poop. I was a new grad LPN (had been there about 6 months), and working at an LTAC. The higher acuity patients were upstairs and they were very short staffed due to a call off. I offered to go up, and was given a patient who had a rectal catheter. It had to be irrigated every few hours. One nurse showed me how. I went in the second time to do it myself and met resistance when I tried to insert water. So, I put some pressure on the syringe, and SMACK! Back came an enormous amount of watery, multi-colored, poo all over me, from head to toe. I screamed out loud and every nurse came running thinking my patient coded. What a laugh they had when they saw I was covered in s***. Because we were so short, I cleaned up as much as possible, put on a patient gown, and finished the shift. But all night long I kept spitting, over and over again, thinking I got it in my mouth! When I got home, I stepped out of everything on my front porch, left it all sitting out there until I finished showering for an hour, lol. I think I brushed my teeth for an additional 45 minutes! I just thought about this when the other night I had my first patient with a fecal management system. I jokingly announced that if it had to be irrigated, I'm quitting right now.
  12. by   BensMama
    I'm a little late to this dance but here goes...

    I was pulled from the ICU to the ED to help with an influx of critical traumas. I was assigned to go in the CT scanner and assist with a massive head trauma. I was hanging blood and blood products as fast as I could on the Level1 blood infuser. A new cooler of blood came in the room and I walked around the back of the scanner and slipped in something on the floor. I looked down and yep, you guessed it, grey matter! The woman was herniating through a skull fracture. Poor lady died a short time later.
  13. by   Stillworking66
    Here's an OB story for you. I was working Labor and delivery around 1988 or so- just after AIDS became a focus. So we started garbing for deliveries like hazmat workers-hats, gowns, gloves, shoe covers, face shields that covered your whole face but were open at the top. One of the docs was sitting at the foot of a delivery bed waiting for the pt to push and when she did her water broke like a tsunami- hit his mask and went up and over it-filled the thing up- he was drowning in amniotic fluid. Really gross.

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