What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 20

: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   lyv33
    The ear wax story is just so gross. It's worse than the other posts. Yuck!
    Last edit by lyv33 on Feb 19, '04
  2. by   lyv33
    Quote from BJNurse
    These stories are great. Nothing is more entertaining than a room full of nurses talking about their most disgusting moments. Here are a few of my own, hope you enjoy...

    First one was told to me by a friend who is a resp. therapist ( I'm very glad I didn't experience this first hand) He was caring for a long term trach patient. This patient was non- compliant with trach care and had come in for a smelly fungal infection at the trach site. The therapist set out trach care supplies and started to review proper trach care when the patient told him that took to long instead she took the inner cannula out of her trach and sucked it clean!! Yes I said sucked it clean. The RT couldn't tell the story without gagging.


    The next two stories aren't that disgusting but humorous. I once cared for a parapalegic patient who used a texas cath. Well, I guess he had trouble keeping the cath in place so he decided to duct tape the cath to his penis. Needless to say he had one nasty tape burn. The next story was from my nursing school days. I had clinicals with a very hyper , Type A nursing student. She had bathed her 80yr old patient and when I went in to she if she needed any help I noticed that her patient had a prolapsed uterus and the student had washed and powdered the entire thing!

    I actually gagged over the trache story. I guess it was because I had to do trache care today.
  3. by   lyv33
    Quote from Serani
    Working in a surg ward caring for a Chinese lady who spoke no English (was visiting relatives in Aus). Very sweet little lady - lovely relatives...brought us nurses in wonderful food which we gratefully scoffed into (as only nurses can do!)....
    Emptying her colostomy bag and notice something strange -liquid faeces...tip it into a jug and see a 4 inch round work squirming about - ALIVE -
    Needless to say - we did not eat any more of those food gifts!
    Don't think I ever washed my hands so much that day.
    If you have never worked in Home Health, you just don't realize what you are putting in your mouth.
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    That trach story very nearly resulted in what little food I've eaten today bolting out the emergency exit. Thanks a lot.....BLEECCCCCCCCHHHH. :uhoh21:
  5. by   kathy26
    :uhoh21: working in nursing home and on alhemizer floor you know they nver sleep! re direct pt something fell hit my shoe . splat didnt know what it was. it was prolapsed uterus. paramedics get there i have to tell them they forgot body part . in school for lpn i had ask instuctor what it was i am cna didnt know what the heck happende? yuck.
  6. by   kathy26
    hello guys in school for lpn help any advice on drug calculations




    kathy26
  7. by   teeituptom
    just pray a lot
  8. by   kimmicoobug
    My most recent disgusting story. I was flushing a foley by taking the tubing apart and inserting a large syringe. Well, as I disconnected the tubing, this large amount of really thick, INFECTED pee got all over my forearm, down my glove, and all over my brand new watch. I wanted to puke.
  9. by   jkaee
    My story not as gross as the others ones....but here it goes.

    Had an older lady in the NH I used to work in that loved to get suppositories, have vaginal inserts, creams etc. (you know the type) Well, the one thing she enjoyed doing most was to masurbate with her call bell. Yep, her call bell. We could always tell when she was doing it because the light at the top of her door would be flashing on and off until she was....errr....done. :wink2:
    I'm surprised she didn't get electrocuted.
    It got so bad her doctor asked us one day "Why don't you just go out and get the lady a vibrator!"

    No one offered to make that trip.

    Another NH, another story....one lady used to go nuts if a male CNA did care on her. One unsuspecting male CNA went in to do care, and imagine his surprise when the resident threw her legs in the air, spread eagle, and yelled "F### me like the dog I am!"

    Lovely.

    Jennifer :chuckle
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    Last night I had a 25 YO male patient in with staph folliculitis.......of the groin. Man, I tell you, this stuff was awful......the poor kid's entire pubic area was covered in weeping sores, and did it smell BAD! Peeeee-YEW!! I felt so sorry for him, he's a former IV drug user who's now terrified of needles (he gave himself cellulitis a couple of years ago and it almost killed him), he's morbidly obese, and now he's got this incredibly ugly, odoriferous rash all over his genitalia.......PLUS a wound on his right buttcheek from a spider bite that's already been debrided twice and will undoubtedly need to be done again. WOW.
  11. by   lesley_girl
    Alright, I currently work on an Alzheimer unit as a CNA. I too was naive as I started this job, thinking that all elderly people are cute and sweet and polite. Boy was I surprised. I have plenty of disgusting stories to tell, but here's one of my favorites.
    So we used to have this one guy that was in his late 60's (sad really because he was so young). Anyway, he was a big guy...like 6'5'' and at least 270...not fat, just big, and very strong and very violent and noncompliant. Needless to say, none of us really liked to take care of him because he was so hard. Anyway, one night, at about 8pm, we see him completely naked, scooting down the hallway on his butt. We all start to run down the hall and realize that it stinks to high heaven. And then we notice the huge streak of BM on the carpet where he's been scooting up the hall. He had ripped his attends off, dug right into his BM, finger painted all over himself, all over his room, well and all over the floor. It was so disgusting. We were all playing rock, paper, scissors to see who had to take care of the mess. All in all, the worst part of it was that this man had even put the BM in his mouth and it was totally caked on the roof of his mouth and we had to dig it out. It ended up taking us the rest of the shift to clean him up and it took 4 aides. Oh, that was one crazy night.
  12. by   MikeLPN
    Had a resident hand me a hard piece of BM with vomit covering it. He said he wanted to give me a present. But the worst part is I brought it to the nurses station. Hey! ______ gave me a present, wanna see? You know, day shift and evening shift people have totally different senses of humor...
  13. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Quote from jkaee
    My story not as gross as the others ones....but here it goes.

    Had an older lady in the NH I used to work in that loved to get suppositories, have vaginal inserts, creams etc. (you know the type) Well, the one thing she enjoyed doing most was to masurbate with her call bell. Yep, her call bell. We could always tell when she was doing it because the light at the top of her door would be flashing on and off until she was....errr....done. :wink2:
    I'm surprised she didn't get electrocuted.
    It got so bad her doctor asked us one day "Why don't you just go out and get the lady a vibrator!"

    No one offered to make that trip.

    Another NH, another story....one lady used to go nuts if a male CNA did care on her. One unsuspecting male CNA went in to do care, and imagine his surprise when the resident threw her legs in the air, spread eagle, and yelled "F### me like the dog I am!"

    Lovely.

    Jennifer :chuckle
    OMG! I just got the grossest mental picture in my head and let me tell you, it wasn't pretty!... Good one.

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