What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 166

: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   Farawyn
    Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe
    I made future hubster read your post. I prefaced it with "see, I'm not weird!" Then I added, "and no, I didn't write this," because I am a freak like you!

    I'll get TOS'd if I type what he said after reading it.
    I'm right there with you. And ear wax irrigations.
  2. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from Farawyn
    I'm right there with you. And ear wax irrigations.
    Where I do sign up for THAT gig???
  3. by   Farawyn
    Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe
    Where I do sign up for THAT gig???
    This is my guy. Very soothing voice.

    Ear wax Removal Another load its the ear that just keeps giving - YouTube
  4. by   maxov
    Mine is when I decided to go to nursing school.
  5. by   T-Bird78
    Work in ENT and a LTC resident comes in with an ear problem. Resident had MAGGOTS in their ears--again! Doc yelled at the director of the nursing home and the health dept was called. Fortunately, this resident hasn't had any more maggots, or any insect, in their ears since! We had a pt come in saying they had a tapeworm in their nose and brought it in a plastic bag. Wasn't a tapeworm but maybe a grain of rice? I've lost count of how many popcorn kernels we've pulled out of kids ears.
  6. by   morte
    Quote from T-Bird78
    Work in ENT and a LTC resident comes in with an ear problem. Resident had MAGGOTS in their ears--again! Doc yelled at the director of the nursing home and the health dept was called. Fortunately, this resident hasn't had any more maggots, or any insect, in their ears since! We had a pt come in saying they had a tapeworm in their nose and brought it in a plastic bag. Wasn't a tapeworm but maybe a grain of rice? I've lost count of how many popcorn kernels we've pulled out of kids ears.
    what is the ENT not treating, that is attracting the flies?
  7. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from maxov
    Mine is when I decided to go to nursing school.
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  8. by   Mommavik
    As well as breast exams ;men CAN have breast cancer too!
  9. by   Mommavik
    Yeah I'm on medicare; it pays for preventive (50%)for treatment of cavities, etc. Does not pay for dentures so. .. I had an upper denture made about a year prior to my disability causing me to stop working. After 3 relines, several refittings I finally gave up on it since I couldn't handle the pain when it was tight enough to stay in place, sore spots causing ulcerated areas even with denture paste to keep it in place. Medicare will not cover a new denture, I spent what money I had for living expenses during the>2 years it took to get approved for disability. So now I walk around with about 6 teeth on the bottom (was supposed to have them out but ran out of money before they could remove them) and no teeth on top at age 55. So far haven't managed to find help to get a new set. Moral:don't judge those who come in with few or no teeth; few resources for dental help for disabled or elderly.
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Mommavik
    As well as breast exams ;men CAN have breast cancer too!
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  11. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Mommavik
    Yeah I'm on medicare; it pays for preventive (50%)for treatment of cavities, etc. Does not pay for dentures so. .. I had an upper denture made about a year prior to my disability causing me to stop working. After 3 relines, several refittings I finally gave up on it since I couldn't handle the pain when it was tight enough to stay in place, sore spots causing ulcerated areas even with denture paste to keep it in place. Medicare will not cover a new denture, I spent what money I had for living expenses during the>2 years it took to get approved for disability. So now I walk around with about 6 teeth on the bottom (was supposed to have them out but ran out of money before they could remove them) and no teeth on top at age 55. So far haven't managed to find help to get a new set. Moral:don't judge those who come in with few or no teeth; few resources for dental help for disabled or elderly.
    I did have 4 bottom teeth left when the oral surgeon decided to pull those 4. I was sorry he did, because I could have had partials on the bottom jaw and still be able to wear my dentures. However, since he made them so cheaply, I now am not able to wear dentures at all.
  12. by   Mommavik
    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    I did have 4 bottom teeth left when the oral surgeon decided to pull those 4. I was sorry he did, because I could have had partials on the bottom jaw and still be able to wear my dentures. However, since he made them so cheaply, I now am not able to wear dentures at all.
    Here I thought it was just me, lol! I feel so self conscious about my bare gums showing when I smile but I've learned to live with no teeth
  13. by   nrsang97
    I was irrigating a foley with another nurse the other night and starting CBI. The foley exploded in my face and I got bloody urine in my eye and all over my face.

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