What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 44

: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   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from wensday
    OK I kept it together pretty well until the fingernail one! Bodily fluids are fine, you can always wash up, but that fingernail thing made my toes curl! thank God I haven't experienced these things! Worst I think was when I worked in a nursing home and went to wake and dress etc a woman for breakfast. Went up and she was on the landing, naked apart from the poo squelching between her toes, in her hands and everywhere her hands had been incuding her hair and mouth. After heaving slightly, I led her into her room by the elbow - not covered in poo! - to find her trail. Evidently she had needed to visit the bathroom and had ignored the call bell on her pillow (was still lying there), crawled down the bottom of the bed around the cot sides, past her commode and into her bathroom leaving a lovely trail the entire way. Yes I said a commode. The lid was up and everything 'just in case'. she had then walked around in the mess and left footprints of the stuff all over her room and all over the landing. she had been over to the lift and thank God hadn't managed to find the button or i dread to think were the trail coud have lead....
    I took a big intake of breath and got to work tidying up and pulled the call bell for a bit of help as she was in a huge mess.
    The boss wandered in 'problem Debbie?'
    Errr, I looked around pointedly....
    'S**t'....(yes I did smirk) 'looks like you will be late for breakfast' and walked off.
    Took me hours to get it back to normal.
    She was a lovely lady, tiny and had a great sense of humour when lucid, saw her obit in the paper the other day.
    You know you're a nurse when the first page you turn to when reading your newspaper, is the obituaries to see who died while you were not at work. I used to do it all the time, and is how I learned when a friend of mine died.
  2. by   debinohio
    I remember that when I first started to work for the place I am at now, I was in a room doing trach care on a patient. I was already upset because of the patient load and the heaviness of the team I had with an RN that night. I was praying that someone would poop on the supervisors shoes or something. No sooner did I finish that thought did the supervisor open the door, the patient coughed and she had a nice big green slimy glob on her midchest. Not just the small kind that you can wipe off but the ones that leave a stain that even bleach can't remove, you know? Vindictive I know but PRICELESS! :icon_cool cool or what?
  3. by   angelic_cherry03
    :chuckle i am a nursing student and have spent about 4-5 hours reading all 57 pages of these stories, anyone who came near me at home or on the computer thought i was nuts because i was laughing so hard i was crying and really almost peed my pants! i told my instructor a couple of stories from here and she told me to get a hobby! my mom thinks i've lost my mind and my friends boyfriend thinks i'm sick, my friend tho a lpn laughed w/ me. i had a bad day yesterday and got on here and laughed so hard the 4 hours i got of sleep last night before clinicals didn't bother me today, i smiled almost all day! as soon as i got home from clinical today i got straight on here to finish the last 5 pages. thank you to everyone who posted! i feel slightly more prepared for what could happen to me. the test books give you the basics but this gives you real life! keep them coming! i have gaged in skilled nursing at the things i saw,felt, and smelled but i now feel better because not once did i get sick reeading this!! i even at dinner both night while reading these! i don't remember the last time i laughed so hard!
  4. by   Adam D. RN2005
    This is my almost my most gross and yucky nursing horror story. A few days ago, another tech and I along with a nurse were helping get a pt off the pan and the other tech held the pan right above my head. As I went to stand up, my head hit the pan and almost spilled the contents of urine and a rather large BM onto my head. I hate to think what Iwould have done if it fell on my head. Thank god this is an almost story, and not a real one.

    -Adam
    174 days til graduation
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from angelic_cherry03
    :chuckle i am a nursing student and have spent about 4-5 hours reading all 57 pages of these stories, anyone who came near me at home or on the computer thought i was nuts because i was laughing so hard i was crying and really almost peed my pants! i told my instructor a couple of stories from here and she told me to get a hobby! (honey, ya already have one; this. and laughter is indeed one of the greatest kinds of medicines in existence.)i had a bad day yesterday and got on here and laughed so hard the 4 hours i got of sleep last night before clinicals didn't bother me today, i smiled almost all day! as soon as i got home from clinical today i got straight on here to finish the last 5 pages. thank you to everyone who posted! i feel slightly more prepared for what could happen to me. the test books give you the basics but this gives you real life! keep them coming! i have gaged in skilled nursing at the things i saw,felt, and smelled but i now feel better. i don't remember the last time i laughed so hard!
    my all-time favorite one is the defibrillator one 300 jews....convert
  6. by   Ethel
    My story happened on my first day. The Rn taking me on a round was busy explaining how you get a nasogastric tube to drain by milking it ever tried..... with that the patient said she was not feeling well and vomited all over my beautiful white uniform yuk green stomach content right down my front. All the Rn said was go to your room and change.... which I did the following day when I came on duty she said:"I knew you would make a good nurse" :stone still not sure what she meant but a lot of others did not last........................
  7. by   dsmcar
    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...........

    I just laughed so hard I almost choked to death! I will take this story to work with me tonight and every time I feel overwhelmed, I will read it. Thanks again. dsmcar
  8. by   dsmcar
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    As I was assisting a patient out of her bed to the BR along with several of my fellow RN's she informed us that she felt like she was going to fall. I immediately locked my shoe against her foot so she would stop sliding and we could get a better grip on her situation. Well, she was indeed slip sliding away due to the fact that she was urinating down her legs and unfortunately right into my shoe. :uhoh21: I couldn't move due to she would fall and she just stood there and peed until she was finished. When she finished, she said "well, I guess we don't need to go to the BR now eh?" Someone asked me, why didn't you move your foot? I replied "it was already to late, and she would have fallen. I hate those fall reports worse than pee in my shoes I guess." Man I loved those Nike shoes.
  9. by   wvmtneer
    I had a patient once who had a pretty bad infection in her mouth that we could not seem to get a handle on. The cultures came back positive for e. Coli (not the kind from bad beef). The Dr. asked her about any way she could have gotten it, and she replied that she and her husband liked to have anal sex along with oral sex. Even now, that grosses me out.
  10. by   CRNA Someday
    Hello, I'm new and loving this site!! Here are some of my grosser stories from my CNA days (just graduated and haven't worked as an RN yet). They are tame compared to some I've read so far, but here goes:

    1. The Barf-o-rama: A transporter was bringing a pt. back from a procedure and as we were beginning to slide him from the stretcher to his bed, he vomited all over my arm and covered the entire bed. After giving him a basin to finish the job, I washed my arm and we cleaned his bed and finally slid him into bed. As the pt. seemed ready to vomit again the transporter asked for the basin, which I quickly handed to her across the bed. She grabbed it and yanked it so fast that the vomit already in the basin sloshed out and covered the entire side of the patient's face (filling his ear) and all the way down the transporter's pants and shoes. She ran into the pts bathroom and also vomited. Luckily, I have a strong stomach, but by the end of that fiasco, I certainly couldn't eat my lunch!

    2. We had a patient who had to have his entire right lung removed, then he got a terrible MRSA infection in the wound and by the time I met him, he'd had 2 ribs removed to facilitate the wet-to-dry dressing changes. I was helping the nurse change the dressings and by the time she grabbed the last one, her arm was almost in up to her elbow. I looked inside and it was black and green and the cavity was HUGE!! I have never seen anything like that. The poor fellow ended up being released to a nursing home and we got a note a month later that he had died.

    3. We had a obese female, probably 350-400 pounds come in with Pickwickian Syndrome (too fat to breathe) and she smelled horrendous due to the fact that the folds hadn't been cleaned in a LONG time and she was too big to wipe. I was given the task of showering her, so I donned a gown and shoe covers and gloves, and went to work. As I cleaned her folds, I found something that looked like a BIG slug . It didn't have eyes, but it was slimey and GROSS!! Afterwards I was drenched (water from the shower and sweat from the work of the job) and disgusted.

    Alison, RN
  11. by   DR2004RN
    Many years ago when I was an stna, a fellow stna and myself were cleaning up a resident who had a very large BM. We had it all over our gloves. She was standing on one side of the bed and me on the other. Well when she went to take her gloves off, she flipped them off rather fast and SPLAT!!! I looked down to find feces on my nametag! If that wasn't enough, she was nice enough to point out that I also had it in my hair!!!! Needless to say, I ran straight for the shower room to wash my hair!!! I was so grossed out I nearly died!
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from wvmtneer
    I had a patient once who had a pretty bad infection in her mouth that we could not seem to get a handle on. The cultures came back positive for e. Coli (not the kind from bad beef). The Dr. asked her about any way she could have gotten it, and she replied that she and her husband liked to have anal sex along with oral sex. Even now, that grosses me out.
    Eeeeeeewwww, YUCK!! Bleck!!!!Sooooo disgusting!!!!
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    During my most recent stint in the hospital, an elderly fill-in doc came to see me. He asked me if I had a BM since I was in there, and I answered in the negative. A short while later, a nurse came in with a glass of what looked like ice water, but when I began to drink it, it tasted more like Alka Seltzer, only worse. A few hours later, another nurse came in my room and handed me an elixer of something or other. I drank it, recognized the taste as the same stuff. Another few hours went by when a third nurse brought yet another dose of that awful stuff. After I downed it, I recognized the taste. It was epsom salts with a fancy name attached to it. It got my bowels moving alright, along with me projectile puking all over the nurses, myself, and my bedding. The nurses all agreed that was what made me sick, and I said I'd love to give the old ahem, doc those same 3 doses in a nice cup of coffee; I'll even make it a gormet coffee if he'd like. Then see if he gives anyone else ever again that nasty stuff.

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