What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 25

: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   NursesRmofun
    Quote from teeituptom
    thats called a Code Brown
    Code Brown isle 10, Code Brown isle 10.
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Twright49015
    I have worked in a Nursing Home for 7 years now....One of my patients was this little old lady who had dimentia but she was with it and knew what she was doing. After we put her to bed one night we went back in a bit later for rounds....usually we don't turn the big overhead lights on at night in the rooms just the over sink lights. This time for some reason we turned on the big light.......what came next is funny now but not at the time..... This lady had a BM sometime after we lied her down, she took the BM made it into little round balls, and lined them up on her bed rail, the minute we turned the light on she started flipping them at us......we had to grab the curtain between us CENA that were in the room and the flying BM balls until she flipped them all. She thought it was funny laughing all the time she did it. From that day on we all had to peek around the corner to make sure there were no BM balls waiting for us before entering the room.
  3. by   UK2USA
    Quote from Laurlaur
    When I worked in a nursing home an elderly woman had diahhrroea, she did it all in the beed, it even had carrots in it!I went in to dress her in the morning and found her like it, totally naked and covered in faeces from her belly to her legs. I smell kept making me retch. Anyway I washed her down. I then left the smelly, dripping sheets in the laundry room (thinking the laundry person would do it, it was my second day and I didnt know any better). One of the senior carers told me I had to stand at the sink and scrub the dirty sheets which were covered in poo, which I did. Needless to say I only lasted 2 weeks there!!And now am training to be an RN in peds! (at least they dont do as much poo!)
    Don't you believe it.... many is the time that I have been looking after a child on PICU who has had diarrhoea so bad that it has been pouring off the bed (and I mean from both sides of the bed). The first thing you have to think of is "where am I going to stand so that I am not covered in this". Good luck in peds!!!!
  4. by   UK2USA
    I am at the point of tears.... these are so funny.

    Here is my contribution:

    I was a first year student nurse and had just started clinical placements. For my first placement I was sent to an adult surgical unit. On day one I was introduced to one of my first patients, a man of 40 who had had a laparotomy the previous day. Anyway, he is complaining of abdo pain - which I report to my supervising nurse. Nothing gets done and about 2 hours later his belly is discoloured and shiny. It turns out that he was bleeding profusely. An emergency laparotomy later and the problem is rectified. However I am left feeling like a waste of space and very shaken up.
    The next day, in an attempt to restore my confidence, I ask to look after him again... and this is where it gets bad. He tells me that he needs to open his bowels, but doesn't like the bedpan so can I get him the commode... no problem. When it comes to the end he asks me to wipe him clean.... again no problem. He leans over the bed (please remember I am a very new student at this time) and asks me to make sure it is really clean. Unsure of how rigorous I should be I ask him to direct me so that he is comfortable. The next thing I know he has backed up onto my fingers and is thrusting like a good 'un. Speechless, I had to leave the cubicle and go to vomit in the sleuce. Yeeugh!!!
  5. by   missmercy
    Quote from NursesRmofun
    Code Brown isle 10, Code Brown isle 10.
    We were in general orientation for the hospital -- receiving our "Security Briefing" -- reviewing the Emergency codes. You know... code red=fire
    code adam = child abduction etc. All was going well until the big burly security guard gets to "Code brown" The nurses in the group were in stitches immediately -- then one of them says -- "you actually announce those overhead here?!" and gales of laughter erupted from our section again. :chuckle The poor guard! then he says "I can tell where all of the nurses are sitting today and NO! That is not what a code brown is...it means that an adult patient is missing. We all tried to sober up for the rest of this guys presentation until -- no joke --about 45 seconds later, over the PA system, we hear "code brown 3S....Coude brown 3S...code brown 3S.... It was too funny and we dissolved into hysterical laughter.
  6. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from missmercy
    We were in general orientation for the hospital -- receiving our "Security Briefing" -- reviewing the Emergency codes. You know... code red=fire
    code adam = child abduction etc. All was going well until the big burly security guard gets to "Code brown" The nurses in the group were in stitches immediately -- then one of them says -- "you actually announce those overhead here?!" and gales of laughter erupted from our section again. :chuckle The poor guard! then he says "I can tell where all of the nurses are sitting today and NO! That is not what a code brown is...it means that an adult patient is missing. We all tried to sober up for the rest of this guys presentation until -- no joke --about 45 seconds later, over the PA system, we hear "code brown 3S....Coude brown 3S...code brown 3S.... It was too funny and we dissolved into hysterical laughter.
    The timing was perfect, it seems! Makes for a fun day in orientation!
  7. by   akvarmit
    Ya know, this thread reminds me of something in a "nursing book" I'm reading. It sums up nursing saying we witness all of the intimacies and vulnerabilities of life. But because of that, you don't often hear people boasting about their nurses like they do their doctors. We remind them of things they'd rather forget.

    In public, they may see their Doctor, point him out, and explain how he bypassed 2 blocked arteries. ...............They see their nurse, and turn tail hoping she doesn't remember how they got confused the day after surgery, stripped naked, and called 911.........
    Last edit by akvarmit on Mar 31, '04
  8. by   akvarmit
    Okay, now I do have a story.
    I took care of a patient once with a colostomy that was a frequent flier and known to be of poor hygiene.

    I walked into his room and found him sitting on the edge of the bed, bathing with his basin on his overnight stand. As he's dipping and wringing out his washcloth.......I start assessing him.......and lo and behold, his ostomy stoma is exposed with no bag?! I said "where's your bag?" ........and he lifted up his "washcloth" out of the basin........yep, his ostomy bag, contents and all in the bath water.

    Blech! :imbar
  9. by   Future_RN
    What is RN in peds? I would like to know plz
  10. by   Gompers
    Quote from Future_RN
    What is RN in peds? I would like to know plz
    Peds=pediatrics=sick kids

    They poop just as often as adults, but it's a smaller diaper so less mess. Usually, LOL.
  11. by   studentnurse74
    Okay, you guys have really grossed me out! Why, oh why did I choose this field? I'm a student, but I have a lovely story from my nurse aide days. I worked in a hospital that specialized in colon/rectal surgeries. This guy had a brand new colostomy, and I was standing behind the doc who was checking him out. The surgery site was red and very swollen, and the pt. hadn't poo-pood in his bag yet. So the Dr. removed the bag, and pressed down on the swollen area, and bam! Runny poop SQUIRTS up into the air, and all over the Dr., and the floor, the bed, etc. Thankfully it didn't get on me, but the Dr. was NOT happy and started shouting at me to bring him rags and this and that. The smell was the most unpleasant part. My only request when I graduate is that I don't want to work in poop all day. Is that possible?? Blood and gore are fine, but please, no poop!
  12. by   missmercy
    Quote from studentnurse74
    My only request when I graduate is that I don't want to work in poop all day. Is that possible?? Blood and gore are fine, but please, no poop!
    Hey! It's always good to have a dream to shoot for!
  13. by   jaid
    Had an old woman in the nursing home to vomit in her plate at supper and then proceeded to eat it.

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