What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 169

: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   MrNurse(x2)
    Had a pt who had a bowel obstruction. Refused NG tube, getting worse through the evening. She wasn't my patient, but my coworker finally talked her into it. Dropping tubes is my forte', so my coworker got her to accept by telling her there was someone who could do this painlessly. She had me take one of the CNAs in with me because she was a nursing student. I proceeded to drop this tube, when the woman begins erupting the most foul fecal/ gastric smelling fluid I have smelled, looking like Mt. Vesuvius. She then proceeds to code. I get the CNA (I know, I'm evil) to start compressions and this vile fluid spews with each compression. We attempted to suction to drop the ET tube and it just kept flowing. I slowly backed out of the room and let my coworker deal with it.
  2. by   WKShadowRN
    Yeah, dropping an Ngt on a bowel obstruction, triggering his gag relex, inciting him to vomit stool was the closest I came to vomit at bedside.
  3. by   thewanderingfamily
    The most memorable memory I have from my time in the ER is when a known prostitute came in complaining about lower abdominal pain. We thought it was from her many known STDs so we escorted her back to a room and told her to change so the doctor can do a pelvic exam. A few minutes later we go into the room almost being knocked down by the odor coming from her. She assumes the position and I stood behind the doctor assisting. As he opens her up we both almost pass out because as we bring the light closer we see dozens of maggots crawling around in her vagina. She proceeds to tell us that "business" had been slow and she needed to get off so she stuck canned tuna up her so a dog can lick it out and get her off
  4. by   BeenThere2012
    Quote from thewanderingfamily
    The most memorable memory I have from my time in the ER is when a known prostitute came in complaining about lower abdominal pain. We thought it was from her many known STDs so we escorted her back to a room and told her to change so the doctor can do a pelvic exam. A few minutes later we go into the room almost being knocked down by the odor coming from her. She assumes the position and I stood behind the doctor assisting. As he opens her up we both almost pass out because as we bring the light closer we see dozens of maggots crawling around in her vagina. She proceeds to tell us that "business" had been slow and she needed to get off so she stuck canned tuna up her so a dog can lick it out and get her off
    I can barely even....
  5. by   Chaya
    You would think by now I would know better than to even think there was nothing left that could surprise me...
  6. by   Davey Do
    Quote from thewanderingfamily
    As he opens her up we both almost pass out because as we bring the light closer we see dozens of maggots crawling around in her vagina.
    People really should read the label before using tuna!
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  7. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Chaya
    You would think by now I would know better than to even think there was nothing left that could surprise me...
    You've seen all, Chaya?

    Maybe you should contact the authorities!
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  8. by   Davey Do
    Quote from thewanderingfamily
    I stood behind the doctor assisting... As he opens her up we both almost pass out because as we bring the light closer we see dozens of maggots crawling around in her vagina... she stuck canned tuna up her...
    Did the doctor *AHEM!* fish​ it out?
  9. by   Davey Do
    Quote from BeenThere2012
    I can barely even....
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  10. by   Davey Do
    Anyone for something other than tuna?


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  11. by   Davey Do
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  12. by   WKShadowRN
    We had a guy the other day who was missing one of his forearms. (That was not his presenting complaint, but part of his medical history). I don't know the story behind that. The presenting complaint amounted to being screened for an STD...again.

    It turned out that he's a one-armed gigolo.

    I'm not making this up.

    The doctor said, "He must be doing alright for himself."

    I said, "Yeah, he's making money hand over fist."
  13. by   Davey Do
    Quote from WKShadowRN
    We had a guy the other day who was missing one of his forearms.
    It turned out that he's a one-armed gigolo.
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