What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 4

: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   Mama Val

    tribe, natives
    those are fighting word here in alaska !!!

    be careful what you say
  2. by   saddlupasb
    I work in CCU, and one night we got in this 27 y/o GI bleed. He was a heavy ETOH user who had esophageal varices. Anyway, the guy was NPO, vomiting bright red blood, and complaining heartily about how thirsty he was. The GI doc walked into his room only to find him drinking his own bloody vomit. Pretty disgusting IMO. Unfortunately, this guy is a frequent flyer. =(
  3. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Yuck! That totally kicks my earwax story in the a$$ That is definitely the most disgusting thing I've ever heard of!
  4. by   Jackie_FutureRN
    I agree, that story makes me want to vomit!! Yuck! I am definitely repulsed.

    ~Jackie
  5. by   twells
    Once a post-op colectomy patient coded. I started chest compressions and green stool mixed with blood fountained out of one end of his incision with every compression.
  6. by   shannonRN
    Originally posted by twells
    Once a post-op colectomy patient coded. I started chest compressions and green stool mixed with blood fountained out of one end of his incision with every compression.
    that is lovely! don't you just love your job?!!:chuckle
  7. by   micro
    I think I was about one year into my nursing and I went into to change the dressing on the stage 4............

    and I literally went into........the ulcer to change the dressing.........

    ya'all catch my drift.......

    touched the bone, not just the muscle mass and fat tissue............
    flipped me out........

    but i think i kept talking normally and did the dressing change............
    must have i didn't pass out..................

    IT IS THOSE FIRST TIMES OF EVERYTHING in nursing that get you.............
    no matter how many years you have been around the block........
    every once in a while those first times. just jump up and bite you in the _______
  8. by   Beach_RN
    BARRRRRRRFFFFFF.... EWEEEEEEE

    Between the ear wax & the bloody vomit..... I am gagging over here! OH my goodness... that is my biggest fear.... that I will hurl right in front of a patient!
  9. by   Zee_RN
    Okies, how about the the guy that vomited into his emesis basin during dinner and then soaked it up with the bread from his dinner tray and ate it? True story! The entire nursing station nearly vomited (as he was in ICU, he was visible to everyone!).
  10. by   Sodie
    I had a patient one time with can\cer to the mandible. He had gone to the doctor, went through surgery, but they were unable to get it all. I was a fairly new nurse. When I began taking care of him, his face looked grusesome. By the tiime he died 6 months later, his face was literally falling or flaking off. Just about everytime I went into his room, he would be looking in the mirror and peeling pieces of his flesh off. It was really sad. The nurses were applying neosporin to thepeeling areas several times a day. When we would wipe znd clean the old neosporin off, it was like pieces of skin would wipe off. The night before he died, he had become unresponsive on day shift. I was wroking 3-11. I noticed that he was unresponsive when I came in that shift. At about 7 pm, his call light went on. It kind of freaked me out at first when his call light went off because he hadn't really moved the whole shift and I had been unsuccessful in arousing him. When I entered the room. he had family visiting (I had never seen any family before). the atient was sitting on side of the bed fully awke. He said "I need pain medicine". I went to get the shot. When I returned a gave him the shot. He then sat on side of the bed. As I stood there he began staring at me. All of a sudden out of nowhere, his hand flies up and slapped me across the left side of my face. He left tears burning my eyes. His family jumped up and told him that he could not hit the nurse. Guess what? Stupid me stood there in shock so long that he hit me again. I kleft the room, the family apolocized and left. The patient was unresponsive a little later. he died in the middle of the night !! I will never forget how bad his face looked and the look in his eyes when he hit me !!
  11. by   SandyLV
    Okies, how about the the guy that vomited into his emesis basin during dinner and then soaked it up with the bread from his dinner tray and ate it? True story!

    I thought I could get by eating some toast after reading all these wonderful stories..............Guess NOT!!!
  12. by   Dayray
    I've had a few incedents with urinals:

    I walked into the room of a very confused man who used his urinal and then set it on his bed side table. I hate it when people do that so I put it in the bathroom and told him to call when he needed it again. Came in later and the aid had taken him the urinal and it was sitting on the table full. I picked it up and dukmped it in the toliet. The man said " you littel prick! what did you do with my beer ?" the next time I walked in the aid had again left the urinal again and the man was chugging it down. YUCK!

    Once went to dump a very full urinal and noticed something sticking out of the top. It was a terd, bobing in the urine. I dont know how that guy did that
  13. by   monkijr
    It's not really gross in comparrison to the others yet depends which end your on.

    I was working outpatient clinic and the doc was doing a PAP on a very obese woman. tipped the scale at 400. anyhow, one of the tricks of the trade with the speculum to hold some of the adipose in the vaginal cavity is to put a condom on the speculum, cut off the tip in order to view the cervix. Still with me? Ok, so we are in doing the exam and the vag light quits working, the doc instructed me to hold the speculum in place while he went to get another light. Somehow the patient repositioned and tipped the exam table over, so when the doc walks in, I am under the patient, my head resting nicely in her crotch. YUK!!!! Guess I over responded to protect the patient.

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