What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 37

: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   Adam D. RN2005
    I've got to add my two cents in here.
    In the past week, changing my 8 month old patient's diaper with my instructor standing there, I learned never to stand over a baby exposed. The baby decided to pee right into my mouth. It was a good vintage. But the worst is hospital mouth wash, I was trying to decide which was worse.
    Also in the past wee at work as a Nurse's Aid, while cleaning a trached patient, The patient coughed a huge amount of sputum out of her trach and right into (Nope, not my mouth fortunately) my hair. And this was at the beginning of my shift. Fortunately the rest of the shift got better.
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Adam D. RN2005
    I've got to add my two cents in here.
    In the past week, changing my 8 month old patient's diaper with my instructor standing there, I learned never to stand over a baby exposed. The baby decided to pee right into my mouth. It was a good vintage. But the worst is hospital mouth wash, I was trying to decide which was worse.
    Also in the past wee at work as a Nurse's Aid, while cleaning a trached patient, The patient coughed a huge amount of sputum out of her trach and right into (Nope, not my mouth fortunately) my hair. And this was at the beginning of my shift. Fortunately the rest of the shift got better.
    Aaah yes! Ode to the world of nursing. No wonder some of us have a sick sense of humor. We need it to survive incidents like these. Especially the vomit entering caregiver's mouth, the slug of mucus that landed in your mouth, and the poop you swallowed. Fun, fun, fun.
  3. by   jannecdote
    I just thought of this one from my first year in nursing.

    I needed to give an enema to an elderly patient who had a very large rear end. Another new nurse came to help me. We gave her about 500cc and waited for a while and nothing happened.

    I got a bright idea. I decided to bend down for a closer look and told the other nurse to lift the patient's left buttock. As soon as she lifted the left cheek, a blast of liquid feces ripped right past my face and hit the curtains behind me. I was so startled I fell over backwards like I'd been shot.

    We laughed so hard :chuckle we were crying.
  4. by   teeituptom
    Quote from jannecdote
    I just thought of this one from my first year in nursing.

    I needed to give an enema to an elderly patient who had a very large rear end. Another new nurse came to help me. We gave her about 500cc and waited for a while and nothing happened.

    I got a bright idea. I decided to bend down for a closer look and told the other nurse to lift the patient's left buttock. As soon as she lifted the left cheek, a blast of liquid feces ripped right past my face and hit the curtains behind me. I was so startled I fell over backwards like I'd been shot.

    We laughed so hard :chuckle we were crying.


    You are right

    that was bright
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from jannecdote
    I just thought of this one from my first year in nursing.

    I needed to give an enema to an elderly patient who had a very large rear end. Another new nurse came to help me. We gave her about 500cc and waited for a while and nothing happened.

    I got a bright idea. I decided to bend down for a closer look and told the other nurse to lift the patient's left buttock. As soon as she lifted the left cheek, a blast of liquid feces ripped right past my face and hit the curtains behind me. I was so startled I fell over backwards like I'd been shot.

    We laughed so hard :chuckle we were crying.
    I like your avatar. My brother has a toy poodle he named Bruiser.
  6. by   Nurseboi
    I have two stories, one is mine and one is my best friends.


    Best friends first. She was working in a nursing home and it was morning tea time. The residents were eating cake and sipping cups of tea. My friend went in to one of the residents room's to find that she was eating a chocolate biscuit. My friends was thinking, hmmmmmm none of the others have chocolate biscuits, where on earth did she get it?

    Anyway, on closer inspection the chocolate biscuit in question was actully not a chocy biscuit at all. It was a great big lump of POOH!!! She was munching away happily on her feaces. It took two nurses to get it out of her hands, and two to clean her teeth, one for the brushing of the FOWL dentures and one for emotional support!!!!

    My story is about a lady with cancer. She had a tracky and a fungating tumour. The lady had tried to manage at home with support from the hospital, but her fungating tumour was becoming unmanagable and her tracky was giving her grief.

    Anyway, lady comes to hospital and we remove the dressing from her fungating tumour so we can asess it and re-dress it and we see white things wiggling, then dissapearing into the proud flesh of her wound.

    After much digging and burrowing into the wound with forceps we disscover that the white wiggly things are actully MAGGOTS!!!

    The next day (I wasn't on duty) a fellow nurse is giving her tracky a suction and apperently they were suctioning maggots from the poor lady's lungs!!! *VOMIT*

    Cheers,

    Scotty.
  7. by   anndoodle
    Quote from Nurseboi
    I have two stories, one is mine and one is my best friends.


    Best friends first. She was working in a nursing home and it was morning tea time. The residents were eating cake and sipping cups of tea. My friend went in to one of the residents room's to find that she was eating a chocolate biscuit. My friends was thinking, hmmmmmm none of the others have chocolate biscuits, where on earth did she get it?

    Anyway, on closer inspection the chocolate biscuit in question was actully not a chocy biscuit at all. It was a great big lump of POOH!!! She was munching away happily on her feaces. It took two nurses to get it out of her hands, and two to clean her teeth, one for the brushing of the FOWL dentures and one for emotional support!!!!

    My story is about a lady with cancer. She had a tracky and a fungating tumour. The lady had tried to manage at home with support from the hospital, but her fungating tumour was becoming unmanagable and her tracky was giving her grief.

    Anyway, lady comes to hospital and we remove the dressing from her fungating tumour so we can asess it and re-dress it and we see white things wiggling, then dissapearing into the proud flesh of her wound.

    After much digging and burrowing into the wound with forceps we disscover that the white wiggly things are actully MAGGOTS!!!

    The next day (I wasn't on duty) a fellow nurse is giving her tracky a suction and apperently they were suctioning maggots from the poor lady's lungs!!! *VOMIT*

    Cheers,

    Scotty.
    ....pardon me while I hurl..... *barf* That's got to be the worst I've read!!!
  8. by   merricat
    my friend had pt who had temporary colostomy bag, expected to have it for maybe three months. the pt was a complainer anyway, especially about the bag. after trying ever possible approach to help the woman, my friend dared point out that the bag was, after all, temporary, and that there are people with very serious permanent problems, like terminal cancer. big mistake! big mistake! the woman ripped off the colostomy bag, which was full, and threw it at my friend! then she was so hysterical she even ripped off the wafer and threw that too!
    Last edit by merricat on Sep 18, '04 : Reason: factual accuracy
  9. by   Nurseboi
    HAHAHA Beware of the flying colostomy BAG!!! *giggle*
  10. by   joannemojo
    I think the one about the maggots being suctioned from the lady's lungs is one of the worst on here!! That actually made me gag!!
  11. by   Adam D. RN2005
    Quote from Nurseboi
    I have two stories, one is mine and one is my best friends.


    Best friends first. She was working in a nursing home and it was morning tea time. The residents were eating cake and sipping cups of tea. My friend went in to one of the residents room's to find that she was eating a chocolate biscuit. My friends was thinking, hmmmmmm none of the others have chocolate biscuits, where on earth did she get it?

    Anyway, on closer inspection the chocolate biscuit in question was actully not a chocy biscuit at all. It was a great big lump of POOH!!! She was munching away happily on her feaces. It took two nurses to get it out of her hands, and two to clean her teeth, one for the brushing of the FOWL dentures and one for emotional support!!!!

    My story is about a lady with cancer. She had a tracky and a fungating tumour. The lady had tried to manage at home with support from the hospital, but her fungating tumour was becoming unmanagable and her tracky was giving her grief.

    Anyway, lady comes to hospital and we remove the dressing from her fungating tumour so we can asess it and re-dress it and we see white things wiggling, then dissapearing into the proud flesh of her wound.

    After much digging and burrowing into the wound with forceps we disscover that the white wiggly things are actully MAGGOTS!!!

    The next day (I wasn't on duty) a fellow nurse is giving her tracky a suction and apperently they were suctioning maggots from the poor lady's lungs!!! *VOMIT*

    Cheers,

    Scotty.
    And I decided to become a nurse because of why?!!? Oh I could be sitting in front a computer infected with a virus and its only vomit being a 3.5 floppy and CD-rom disks from the drive or the printer going nuts.
    Actually, I wouldn't trade this stuff for the world. I don't miss my career as a programmer at all. Hey I've been christened once, twice, three times so on and so forth.
  12. by   sixes
    Quote from andylane78
    Had a guy in the ER, mentally slow, with an infected stasis ulcer to the back of his calf x 1 month. Picture this, large round area of black escar surounded by a "canal" of non-existant and barely there flesh. The the decaying flesh had been gnawed away by non the less magotts which were still in residence in large numbers in his leg. The smell was so nasty!!!!! Stank up the whole ER! Then........it gets better. He decides he has to pee and can only do this standing up! Gets out of bed bleeding and dropping magotts everywhere! Then surgery decides to debride the nasty leg IN THE ROOM! EEWWWW!!! Discovered that lidocaine makes magotts "dance".
    Needless to say not much appetite that shift!
    I was doing my preceptorship on a geriatric ward. This very pleasant huge lady 350+ lbs was admitted to our unit. She had a very funny smell. I was assigned to do her admission bath. We decided to do a bed bath as I felt it unsafe to do a tub transfer.
    she had 3 large abd. folds when i reached the 3rd one I lefted it to clean
    There were little white bugs running hither and skither. There was a hugh open wound, I didn't know what to make of it so I called my preceptor.
    Gross they were maggots.
    Called the Dr. Who was a wound specialist. His orders were to clean the wound but to try and leave the maggots as they were debriding the area,
    gross
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    They and leaches are making a huge comeback in the healthcare industry for wound debridement and hemolytic procedures. But the maggots in the lungs is definitely one for the books. Poor lady. She had to have been suffering terribly.

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