What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 41

: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   boulergirl
    in nsg school i was assisting my girlfriend with a dressing change. the woman was morbidly obese and recently had abd surg (for what i cannot remember). "N" had to change the packing. when "N" took the old packing out and saw a pool of foul (x1000) green noxious liquid . . . . she threw up INTO the woman's open abdomen! then i had to run to b/r to vomit from her vomiting into the wound.
    ..... the patient? she just said "that's ok dearie, i know it isn't very pleasant"
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
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  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from JACALA_CL
    in nsg school i was assisting my girlfriend with a dressing change. the woman was morbidly obese and recently had abd surg (for what i cannot remember). "N" had to change the packing. when "N" took the old packing out and saw a pool of foul (x1000) green noxious liquid . . . . she threw up INTO the woman's open abdomen! then i had to run to b/r to vomit from her vomiting into the wound.
    ..... the patient? she just said "that's ok dearie, i know it isn't very pleasant"
    What a kind person your patient was. A lot of them would have complained.
  3. by   Nemhain
    Eeeeew...these are all really gross. Hmm...I've had some gross ones, but so far the ones that always get me are the obese ladies who always seem to have a large quantity of vanilla pudding like vaginal discharge that smells like rotting dead animal. Funny...that's the one spot they always "just can't reach" with their wash clothes. I feel as though I should get combat pay for cleaning that. ugh.
  4. by   gauge14iv
    ER - county hospital....(not the one in Dallas)

    Patient found after 4 to 5 days of laying in his own vomit and feces - DKA (Gluc was > 1200), semi to unconcious for I dont know how long. His trousers were FILLED and overflowing from both ends with diarrhea, much of which had become the equivalent of bright green concrete. His clothing was soaked in vomitus - also much of which was crusty. The poor guy...he would rouse just enough to say "Im sorry" and then pass back out. I felt so bad for him. Couple of our EMT/Tech/EMTP's called the local fire station down the street and had them bring over the fume helmets that firefighters wear when they have to go in someplace where there is poisonous fumes, then they took him in the Hazmat room and gave him a shower on the gurney with them all suited up in hazmat gear. They told me to stay out of there since I kept retching everytime I got within a foot of the poor fellow. Thankfully - the medics on the truck had started his IV already, so I didnt have to do too much with him until after he was cleaned up. They took his clothes straight down to the incinerator, I smelled that guy in my sleep for a month I swear. I had to buy the ER techs 4 cases of beer after work over that one!
    I feel so sorry for the stinky nasty patients who can't help it - the ones who don't care - now thats another story!

    ...the Unit Clerk from hades who refuses to shower, wash her hair or wear deodarant, you can smell her 40 feet away!

    ...The lady who pulled out her foley and was happily sucking away on the balloon when we found her...

    ...The small carton of rancid milk and the twinkie beneath the breast of a 500 lb woman (Whom the doctor had written "weigh daily" orders for!!!!!!! ROFL!!!!!! Yeah THAT was happening!!!!!)...

    ...Or the little old man who gave "birth" to an 8 lb stool (Yes we actually WEIGHED that sucker!)...

    ...Or the woman who showed up in the ER complaining "My stuff stainks" -- rotten sprouting potato was removed from her vagina with forceps...I kid you not...
    Last edit by gauge14iv on Nov 20, '04
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from gauge14iv
    ER - county hospital....
    The Unit Clerk from hades who refuses to shower, wash her hair or wear deodarant, you can smell her 40 feet away!
    Here'a your answer. There is NO excuse for that, and I'm surprised she hasn't been fired!!!:angryfire
  6. by   gauge14iv
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    Here'a your answer. There is NO excuse for that, and I'm surprised she hasn't been fired!!!:angryfire
    Thank God she is a floater and we don't see her very often - we complain when Nursing Office sends her our way and then call and ask them to send her home.
  7. by   webblarsk
    Quote from 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. =(
    OMG that is so nasty.....
  8. by   webblarsk
    These are some of the funniest, nastiest stories I have ever heard. I have set here reading them all laughing and gagging, but coming back for more. LOL
  9. by   galenight
    Yesterday I took care of a patient from the local long term psych unit. She was in the self injurous unit. She stated she tried to scratch her eye out but it didn't work. Needless to say, she had a number of corneal abrasions and a possible global rupture (small). As a bonus, she is a pt who touches inappropriately and she copped a feel while I was doing her assessment. What a wonderful day it was......NOT!
  10. by   celticqueen
    I remember the time when I was a care assistant on a general ward. An old lady was admitted from the minor injuries unit with concusion after a fall. I went into her cubicle one afternoon to find her covered in blood, i thought "oh my God!!!!!". I didn't know where all the blood had all come from. On closer insepection, it seemed to be coming from her hand. When i cleansed it, to my horror i saw that she had ripped her thumb nail off and had gouged out the soft flesh underneath. The thumb got dressed. About 2 hours later i went passed her cubicle, again she was covered in blood - and again she had gouged her nail bed having pulled off her dressing. It was horrible, she kept doing this, and in the end we had to put cotton mittens on to stop her doing it. EWWWW!!!!!

    Emma :hatparty:
  11. by   matt033174
    we had a dead body come in for M.E. exam to b done. He had been dead for somewhere around 2 weeks at home. One problem. He had a dog. A mexican hairless. We it got hungrey. It started at the guys groin and went up into his abdomen. He also ate anything else soft on the guy. Needless to say they put the dog down. They didn't really trust it after that.
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from galenight
    Yesterday I took care of a patient from the local long term psych unit. She was in the self injurous unit. She stated she tried to scratch her eye out but it didn't work. Needless to say, she had a number of corneal abrasions and a possible global rupture (small). As a bonus, she is a pt who touches inappropriately and she copped a feel while I was doing her assessment. What a wonderful day it was......NOT!
    Dang!!! What a bonus. :chuckle
  13. by   JennInColumbus
    This thread is like a big car accident on the freeway... I don't want to look but I can't seem to help myself....

    I tell myself I'm not going to read anymore, I'm done... oh look I'm on page 54! I really am done

    Jenn

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