What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 33

: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   smilin_ER_RN
    I guess we asked for it huh? hey i just wanted to say thank you for serving for you country!!!!!
  2. by   debRN0417
    Mine can't top some of the things I've read but anyway, when I worked in the ER we had a young man involved in a MVA. He had a very large head laceration that was bleeding all over the place. The Rescue squad had him all taped down and immobilized with a hard collar (you know the drill) and the ER doc was getting ready to sew him up. We had not cleared the c-spine yet because he was bleeding so badily we had to put some staples in to get it stopped. Anyway, he kept saying "I'm gonna puke". The doc kept saying "No you're not son, just hang on, just a minute more"...well the kid kept getting greener and greener and I said to the doc that maybe we should log roll him over cause he looked pretty bad, but the doc didn't wanna stop, so guess what....yep, he projectile vomited all over the place...it looked like a guyser...it was everywhere, runnung down the walls, in his c-collar, fortunately, I saw it coming and stepped back a little, but the doc was splattered,,,he wore this hairpiece that looked like road-kill (the doc) and there was undigested food all tangled up in his wig! The kid apologized...I was cracking-up but that wasn't the worst of it, when I was cleaning it up, there was whole pieces of french-fries and hamburger, with the cheese still on it! It was definately Wendy's....whole pickles...gag me . I haven't ate Wendy's since.
  3. by   Papercutz
    Quote from Dayray
    I was a new CNA in the nursing home and feeling very proud of my first step in my chosen career.

    A nice littel old man in a wheel chair waved at one of my co-workers (a pretty littel 18 year-old, fresh out of high school sugar and spice type of girl). He said "honey come over here please" as she bent down to talk to him. He moved the blanket covering his legs and SPLAT! he ejaculated right in her face and mouth. I never saw her again and thus my nursing career beagn...........
    OMG YOU CANT BE SERIOUS!!
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from debRN0417
    Mine can't top some of the things I've read but anyway, when I worked in the ER we had a young man involved in a MVA. He had a very large head laceration that was bleeding all over the place. The Rescue squad had him all taped down and immobilized with a hard collar (you know the drill) and the ER doc was getting ready to sew him up. We had not cleared the c-spine yet because he was bleeding so badily we had to put some staples in to get it stopped. Anyway, he kept saying "I'm gonna puke". The doc kept saying "No you're not son, just hang on, just a minute more"...well the kid kept getting greener and greener and I said to the doc that maybe we should log roll him over cause he looked pretty bad, but the doc didn't wanna stop, so guess what....yep, he projectile vomited all over the place...it looked like a guyser...it was everywhere, runnung down the walls, in his c-collar, fortunately, I saw it coming and stepped back a little, but the doc was splattered,,,he wore this hairpiece that looked like road-kill (the doc) and there was undigested food all tangled up in his wig! The kid apologized...I was cracking-up but that wasn't the worst of it, when I was cleaning it up, there was whole pieces of french-fries and hamburger, with the cheese still on it! It was definately Wendy's....whole pickles...gag me . I haven't ate Wendy's since.
    That was one time the doc should have paid more attention to the NURSE!!!! Served the boy right!!
  5. by   goats'r'us
    ok, over the past i-dont-know-how-long, i've read every post on here, and didn't feel ill once, managed to recount a few good ones over the dinner table (ie, the loogie down the throat - what a shot!), and generally had a good laugh. I must be made for nursing! Sadly, i'm still a student, and really don't have any half-decent gross stories.. a few runny poos on my bare skin, treading in pools of wee (i'm short and my trousers are too long for me), but really, nothing that compares..

    I do have a few questions though.. See, i'm from Aussie, and America calls stuff by different names to us.

    What's a CNA, and what's an RT?
    What's CP?
    What's s/p bka?
  6. by   Stitchie
    Quote from goats'r'us
    ok, over the past i-dont-know-how-long, i've read every post on here, and didn't feel ill once, managed to recount a few good ones over the dinner table (ie, the loogie down the throat - what a shot!), and generally had a good laugh. I must be made for nursing! Sadly, i'm still a student, and really don't have any half-decent gross stories.. a few runny poos on my bare skin, treading in pools of wee (i'm short and my trousers are too long for me), but really, nothing that compares..

    I do have a few questions though.. See, i'm from Aussie, and America calls stuff by different names to us.

    What's a CNA, and what's an RT?
    What's CP?
    What's s/p bka?
    CNA -- Certified Nursing Assistant, tech, nursing assistant, NA

    RT -- Respiratory therapist (they have to ditch the most loogies)

    CP -- Chest Pain, ranging from anxiety attack to massive MI

    s/p bka -- below the knee amputation

    As for your yucky stories, you'll get them soon enough :uhoh21:
  7. by   BHolliRNMS
    When working as a home health nurse, we received a referral to take care of an elderly diabetic lady whose feet had been eaten by rats....looked like hamburger meat. She lived in a little trailer with her daughter beside a popular fish house. Her daughter was the cook at this restaurant.
    At another home, I went into the kitchen to get the IV antibiotic out of the frig. While standing there, I began to feel dizzy. The house was very hot...ms in aug with no ac....It was as though the walls were moving. Upon closer inspection, I discovered the "walls" were moving....with thousands of roaches crawling everywhere.
    In yet another home, I never took my nurse bag in, because I was afraid of what would leave with me. As I was standing in the living area, roaches fell from the ceiling onto my clipboard and head.
  8. by   2ndgenerationnurse
    i can only make it to page 10....
    don't want to see if you mentioned my weakness... gangrene.... i have already had enough to keep me on a soda cracker diet for a week...i think i may not even keep that down.

    i've seen some things.... but man not this bad!!!
  9. by   galenight
    Speaking of gangrene, day before yesterday we had a guy come in from dialysis s/p bilat aka, with chest pain (upon further questioning it was really rectal pain.. how one confuses the two I'll never know)... anyway.... his history was as long as my arm, DM, anxiety etc. Then I notice this on his med sheet "severe gangrene of penis"... hmmmm I didn't really care to look. This gentleman mentioned that they had removed part of his penis. Well... after the emergency enemas we gave we had to clean him up. Now, it didn't look like they took much of the penis, but there was some green/gray/yellow/blue.. yes blue... exudate coming from the penis. I didn't see any gangrene evident... maybe it was excised completely, maybe it was inside.. who knows... anyway.. we cultured it, like all good ER's do.. and when we got the report 3 days later it was MRSA. ugh..
  10. by   susanna
    Quote from MelissaRN
    My big gross out is bathing people that are 300 or 400 lbs. They have nasty yeast in their folds. It's so gross, you feel the gloves sliding through it and it feels all mushy. I scrubb it and dump the old yeast powder to it.
    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I'm going to cry; these stories are horrible : (
  11. by   goats'r'us
    what's the s/p stand for?

    bloomin heck, i'm meant to be doing a big important assignment, and all i do is read these darned boards! How the heck am i meant to graduate when this is all so much more interesting than my assignment of the ethical considerations of a scenario i witnessed in clinical placemet??
  12. by   lucky928
    Speaking of gangrene, I had been a housewife for 11 years, straight from highschool.We moved to Texas I was so bored. I decided to volunteer at the hospital and was the youngest Pink lady ever.They saw my energy and surgery hired me right away. I was the anesthesia clerk who made sure the proper testing was done and the pt.was clear for surgery. I was excited that they also wanted to pay me to learn to do the EKG's. My very 1st pt' to do an EKG on by myself was a 100 year old deaf/mute women. She was going to have both feet amputated and I took her wheelchair and all into the smallest room.Well I did not understand the 1st thing about gangrene but she had a pillow case around both her lower legs and it was seeping and stunk so freaking bad I gagged. She had no idea what I was doing to her,none someone was just lifting up her shirt and she was fighting me.They smell was all it took and I left the room,went and got the nurse and told her she could do it herself.The wound left the smell and icky on the wheelchair feet rest. I did volunteer to clean it up..But,I went to my boss because here I was thinking all EKG's were going to be like that...I was not going to be the one to do them. I have never ever forgot that smell..It is the one smell that has stuck with me all these years.
  13. by   Benton
    As a new grad had this happen to a pt. A confused middle-aged man in a semi-private room got up (broke out of his Possey vest) in middle of the night looking for a place to pee. He shot a stream of pee on the chest and head of his roommate, an early twenty-something recovering from a MCA. We heard the F word shouted and ran in the room to find the young man being marinated.

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