What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 17

: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   RN auditor
    I remember one time working in an ER and a young man came in. He had been drunk and had fallen from a high distance and landed on his head. Needless to say we were performing CPR on him and with every compression, blood came out of every orifice in his head. He didn't make it......
  2. by   JohnnyGage
    Originally posted by RN auditor
    I remember one time working in an ER and a young man came in. He had been drunk and had fallen from a high distance and landed on his head. Needless to say we were performing CPR on him and with every compression, blood came out of every orifice in his head. He didn't make it......
    Really? Huh. The things you learn.
  3. by   ThirdWorldGirl
    I think my 2 most gross stories were a few years ago I worked for a new M.D. (fresh out of school and this was his first practice) he and I were doing and I&D on an abdominal abcess on this elderly woman in the office, well he did the incision and the smell was making me gag, and she was just yacking and yacking (and I'm thinking how can she handle this smell) I look over to him (we had a way of talking without talking) and when he went to drain this abcess it literally squirted him in the eye. The whole time the smell is making me sick to my stomach and I'm blotting his eye with gauze and then made him let me rinse it out..... bodily fluids just attract to his eye I suppose. A few weeks later, we were doing a simple Pap and when the speculum clicked in the open position this girl's vaginal fluids squirted in his eye again.... I finally bought him some goggles and told him he was to do nothing pertaining to anyone's body fluids without them... Not as gross as some of the others but still pretty gross if you ask me. Have a good day all!
  4. by   JohnnyGage
    Originally posted by ThirdWorldGirl
    I think my 2 most gross stories were a few years ago I worked for a new M.D. (fresh out of school and this was his first practice) he and I were doing and I&D on an abdominal abcess on this elderly woman in the office, well he did the incision and the smell was making me gag, and she was just yacking and yacking (and I'm thinking how can she handle this smell) I look over to him (we had a way of talking without talking) and when he went to drain this abcess it literally squirted him in the eye. The whole time the smell is making me sick to my stomach and I'm blotting his eye with gauze and then made him let me rinse it out..... bodily fluids just attract to his eye I suppose. A few weeks later, we were doing a simple Pap and when the speculum clicked in the open position this girl's vaginal fluids squirted in his eye again.... I finally bought him some goggles and told him he was to do nothing pertaining to anyone's body fluids without them... Not as gross as some of the others but still pretty gross if you ask me. Have a good day all!
    I was helping turn a patient when she projectile vomited into another nurse's mouth (she was talking). Blech!
  5. by   CCL"Babe"
    Adult protective services will do a heavy duty cleaning, but they really only scratch the service. I went into an apartment after a heavy duty cleaning & when I opened the kitchen cabinets a horde of roaches poured out & raced around the walls like they were in the indy 500.
    OK.. I Think Valk wins with this one from the roach thread. Skieve roaches. Used to hate when people would bring their "pets" to the ED.
  6. by   kiki5451
    I once took care of a patient who stuck a AAA battery up his urethra. He came to the hospital because he had not voided in 24 hours.......
  7. by   ShandyLynnRN
    why????
  8. by   ShelleyERgirl


    Maybe he needed more energy? hehe...
  9. by   JohnnyGage
    Ow. Ow ow ow ow ow! I mean really...

    Just the proportions involved (even for a >ahem!< large man) make me cringe!

    I once worked triage in ER on a very busy night. There were two of us working the desk to maintain traffic flow. The other nurse was fielding a phone call when a gentleman walked in and sat down on the chair. Now, he was obviously mentally disabled but I wasn't expecting his chief complaint.

    I asked him what was wrong...

    He replied in a very loud voice (one loud enough to make several people in the waiting room look up), "I did a very bad thing! I put a Q-tip up my penis and it got stuck!"

    Now, if he would have moved closer and whispered something like, "You know, I was messing around and got a Q-tip stuck up my weiner," I would have been fine. No problem. I've dealt with strange things before. However, I was not expecting a full-throated explaination of this sort.

    I just about choked trying to hold back the laughter. When my partner got off the phone she asked me about his CC (she had not heard his outburst). I stiffled the laughter and got out, "You ask him!" before I ran out of the waiting area to laugh hysterically for about five minutes.

    The Q-tip was removed without incident and the man was discharged with a straight catheter to use as he saw fit.
  10. by   Nadine RN
    I yanked this contraption outta that feller down the hall,' she announced, handing over the apparatus before heading back down the hall to her own room. "Guess now he's got something to holler about!!"


    If i had a nickle for every time I've wanted to do that to some obnoxious patient... I would not have to nurse any more!!
  11. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Some of these have me beat but I'll share mine anyway.....lol

    I was required to give enemas till clear to a 30 ish male patient that was not the brightest crayon in the box and had no bowel control. I enlisted the assistance of my NA....glowned, gloved and masked with face shield which proved to be wise. The enema went in....a pause and then the most explosive expulsion of feces and water you ever did see.....all over the curtain separating the beds! EWwwwwwwwww!

    Another patient...elderly with senile dementia, had ambulated into the batheroom.....I went to check on her only to find her trying to give Picasso a run for his money as she abstractly smeared feces all over the walls........YUK! lol lol

    A thrid one, a yound man in his early 20s...parapalegic from a car accident, had a trach...and I empathized with him for he was very angry. My coworker was having troubles with him and his behavior (he acted out his anger and frustrations) so i went inot the roomto see if I could help. I noticed loogies stuck on the walls by the door and was trying to figure out how this happened as I tied a mask on and POW! a loogie went right up the sleeve of my scrub top and afixed its self to my arm pit!!!!!! I was totally grossed out (he cultured + for psuedomonas) and was less than happy and I let him know his behavior was unacceptable when we were trying to help. A spare scrub top and a bottle of alcohol made for a fine bath till I could get home......lol

    God knows how much we need sick humor and he provides it for us marvelously!

    Christie
  12. by   SavageWist
    Originally posted by storms_uk
    (english hospital funny story: sorry if you dont understand some of what im chatting about but you will get the jist)

    This is one that happened in the resus area of the Accident and emergency department where i work. We had and blue call come in with a patient who had arrested. in the department cpr was continued and he was shocked several times and the cycle was caried out several times with people swapping around with cpr and shocking this went on for 20 mins when the medical registrar on call decide to shock the patient once again and try one more cycle before stopping. She was on call and had been in clinic she wasnt wearing scrubs or a Dr,s coat but a very nice trouser suit that and had just had her hair done that morning. any way she placed tha paddles on the patient and shocked him as she did so the patient as a reflex response ejaculated straight into her hair and over the side of her jacket. The funnist part of this was that she didnt actualy notice and carried on working on the patient and couldnt for the life of her understand why all the staff in there with her kept crying with laughter whilst still working and it wasnt until the end of the arrest that anybody told her what had happend where upon she sprinted to the toilet to clean herslef up and be sick lol :roll luckily she did see the funny side to this as she has been getting wound up about it by every Dr. in the place ever since it happened :roll:chuckle

    hope u found it as funny as we did lol
  13. by   SavageWist
    this story was very funny...thanks

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