What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 27

: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~in~CT
    Quote from critcarenurse16
    Brace yourself for this one. I was suctioning a newly trached patient in the ICU and went a little too far causing the patient to gag and cough. Luckily I wear a face shield right? Well after her coughing jag I removed my face shield and leaned over the patient to comfort her. She suddenly coughed and out of her trach came a fair sized mucous plug...that flew into my mouth and down my throat! I was the one gagging after that. Now I never-ever remove my face shield until away from the bed.
    Ok, you win....this one did me in!
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from critcarenurse16
    Brace yourself for this one. I was suctioning a newly trached patient in the ICU and went a little too far causing the patient to gag and cough. Luckily I wear a face shield right? Well after her coughing jag I removed my face shield and leaned over the patient to comfort her. She suddenly coughed and out of her trach came a fair sized mucous plug...that flew into my mouth and down my throat! I was the one gagging after that. Now I never-ever remove my face shield until away from the bed.
    Eeeeeewwwwww, Yuck!!!! That's enough to make a pig gag.
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Apr 8, '04
  3. by   nurseunderwater
    Quote from critcarenurse16
    Brace yourself for this one. I was suctioning a newly trached patient in the ICU and went a little too far causing the patient to gag and cough. Luckily I wear a face shield right? Well after her coughing jag I removed my face shield and leaned over the patient to comfort her. She suddenly coughed and out of her trach came a fair sized mucous plug...that flew into my mouth and down my throat! I was the one gagging after that. Now I never-ever remove my face shield until away from the bed.

    OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!!! oh my gawd, oh my gawd....

    I'm gonna pass out.... i can't believe it.....my worst nightmare...
  4. by   Stitchie
    OK the above post made my husband and I both gack. You win.
  5. by   NursesRmofun
    YOU WIN! YOU WIN, CritcareNurse! (Wish I had a prize for you cause you deserve something!! ACK!)
  6. by   critcarenurse16
    Quote from ACanadianNurseInUK
    Ok, there are some pretty nasty stories here. Mine doesn't really comptete, but any way I can make one of you feel nauseous, it's good enough for me!

    Actually I'm not sure this story counts, as it was before my training, when I was an assistant on a General ward, as a cleaner. But anyhow, we had all types of patients, and there was a lot of minor procedures that went on on the ward.
    Anyhow, so I'm emptying all of the yellow bins when I notice I have scratched myself somehow on my forearm. And to this day, I don't know why I did it (initial instinct I guess), but I sucked the blood off the top, you know, just until I can dress it(does anyone else do this, or am I just weird?), only there is no wound underneath!
    Luckily I hadn't swallowed, and spent the following five minutes gargling water in the sink!
    Beautiful moment..
    To me this is worse than my airborne swallowed mucous plug nightmare! Cheers
  7. by   girlnurse83
    The other night at work I was going up the hall and saw a call light turn on, so I decided that I would just grab it real fast. The lady said that she had to go to the bathroom, I went and got one of the techs to come help. As we were getting her up she said "I'm gonna go now". I grab the bed pad and tried to cover her up. Obviously I didn't cover her well enough. It shot out like a cannon, splashed off the floor and sprayed all down my legs and all over my white shoes! Needless to say I was horrified!
  8. by   walterrn
    While in nursing school, I had to take care of an end stage AIDS client. The staff had me gown, glove and mask, which turned out to be a good thing, since this gentlemen spewed projectile bloody vomit on me from head to toe.
  9. by   dansamy
    Is a cast iron stomach stomething you develop in time?
    Nope. You're born with it. At least I was, anyway. None of these stories have done anything more than make my stomach do a little flip. Other than that, no gagging, no spewing, no dry heaving. I even ate lunch while reading this thread. (BBQ chicken - very thick, dark brown BBQ sauce.) No problems.

    I guess I really am going into the right field.

    (Oh, and I perpetually have a stuffy nose & ears from allergies. I can't smell a d@#n thing!)
  10. by   karenG
    Quote from girlnurse83
    The other night at work I was going up the hall and saw a call light turn on, so I decided that I would just grab it real fast. The lady said that she had to go to the bathroom, I went and got one of the techs to come help. As we were getting her up she said "I'm gonna go now". I grab the bed pad and tried to cover her up. Obviously I didn't cover her well enough. It shot out like a cannon, splashed off the floor and sprayed all down my legs and all over my white shoes! Needless to say I was horrified!


    well I guess the answer is wear black shoes............ we do over here!!

    Karen
  11. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from dansamy
    Nope. You're born with it. At least I was, anyway. None of these stories have done anything more than make my stomach do a little flip. Other than that, no gagging, no spewing, no dry heaving. I even ate lunch while reading this thread. (BBQ chicken - very thick, dark brown BBQ sauce.) No problems.

    I guess I really am going into the right field.

    (Oh, and I perpetually have a stuffy nose & ears from allergies. I can't smell a d@#n thing!)
    There is one that stands head and shoulders above all the rest. It's the mucus plug story. A patient spewed it out, and it went down the nurse's throat. That one definitely grossed me out BIG TIME!!!!!
  12. by   girlnurse83
    Quote from Frances LeMay
    There is one that stands head and shoulders above all the rest. It's the mucus plug story. A patient spewed it out, and it went down the nurse's throat. That one definitely grossed me out BIG TIME!!!!!

    THAT IS BEYOND NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   explorer
    Quote from girlnurse83
    THAT IS BEYOND NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That is discusting.

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