What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 51

: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   kizmwah
    i'm a new registered nurse and i don't have much experience yet...but the experience i can't forget was the BKA i assisted when i was still a student. the amputated leg was sooo gross...it looks like the ones in horror movies (kinda scary looking, making it hard for me to sleep that night.
  2. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    I was listening to the police scanner the other night, the fire department tone went out for a car accident. When EMS got on scene they pronounced a 10 yo male DOA. The father was critical and they radioed for a medivac unit to fly him to the trauma center. As my cousin and his partner from the ambulance service were giving report to the crew of the chopper, you could hear the patient in the background at first I thought he was moaning and then I realized that I was hearing his breathing. It reminded me of a dog that had been hit by a car whose lungs were collapsed. I cried and then slapped myself and told myself that if this were my patient I can't cry, they were too critical for me to go outside and take a crying fit. I felt like buying :redlight:EMS:redlight: a few drinks. I know that had to suck for all involved.
  3. by   ERNurse752
    Quote from happthearts
    Thanks ER I think this could be it.

    Glad I could help!
  4. by   jolie chatte
    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...........

    no way. that is revolting. BLECH!!! poor poor sugar and spice girl...
  5. by   mysteri
    Quote from NiteNICUNurse
    During the SAE they claimed that it was caused by a strong cervival contraction at the same time the OB was attempting delivery...that along with it only being a 24 weeker. Only time Iv'e seen or heard of it and hopefully I never will again!
    I never saw that but as nursing supervisor the L&D girls were telling me horror stories one night. They had that happen a couple times when the baby had been dead in utero for days or longer.
  6. by   BLAZE 007
    I once had a pt with mersa.He had it in his mouth ,urin ,and parts of his body.This guy was the biggest ***.I could never go in and wash him by myself.He use to spit at the aids and pull out his tube from his stomack.Then he would fling his piss bag around and try to get us wet with his infected urin.He new he had mersa and he just never cared.
  7. by   MamaT
    There are no more! I found this two nights ago and have stolen away to my computer every chance I could find! I am fascinated. I used to be an EMT, but it seemed that my runs (pardon the pun ) were all pretty tame. I'm now waiting to get into the nursing program, and can't wait to jump in with both feet (properly covered, of course)!
    ~T
  8. by   luvin2nurse
    I had just finished assisting an obnoxious third year resident with a vaginal swab he had just obtained from a patient. He touched his nose with the swab while performing the whiff test for trichamonis!!! It was so funny to see the panic on his face as he scrambled to wash his face!!! :chuckle
  9. by   jannecdote
    True story. A morbidly obese woman who had died was being transported to the morgue or funeral home via ambulance here in the city. While going over a busy overpass, the back doors somehow opened and the body fell out onto the highway.

    I have always wondered what was in the minds of the people who happened to be driving behind the ambulance when this happened.
  10. by   mcmike55
    Talking about gross, and yucky. Here's mine.
    1) Years ago when I was an orderly, I was helping take care of a man that had some sort of massive internal infection. Looking at him, he was serious sick, but looking close, you could see what looked like stretch marks, with green underneath!!! The smell was beyond belief, and one time turning him, I swear, his buttock fell off in my hand!! Never did figure out his problem.
    2) When I was in nursing school, I worked on a local ambulance service. We got called to the report of a man down. He had been working in a home, on a step ladder and went down. We were thinking initially maybe electrical shock, etc. Decided eventually heart, however on our arrival he was in full arrest. We started CPR, and I was doing rescue breathing. Guess what???
    He had just finished lunch....I not only did I see it.....but tasted it too!!
    This was in the 70's when personal protection was not thought of, and we had maybe one, ambu...safely in the ambulance, not on the scene with me.
    P.S. Chicken salad sandwich and coffee, I think.
    Mike
  11. by   Pachinko
    I had a patient with a swollen scrotom and bubbling penis
    Now THERE'S a visual I won't soon forget.
  12. by   Hrtnurse14
    One night on 3-11's I had a male patient who was in for CHF w/ hx of diabetes. He was fluid restricted and at snack time had asked for a sandwich and a drink. He became very confused when I went in to pass his 9:00 p.m. meds. As I sat him up to offer him his pills and his drink he kept shaking his head no and saying No Drink! Right after this I summoned for help to put him back in bed and his drink spilled on my pants. Apparantly it was no longer apple juice but urine as he used his cup in place of a urinal.
    Mary Ann
  13. by   NurseReek
    At one nursing home I worked at, I came in one day to find that one of the nurses had been "let go". This wasn't a particularly well liked nurse, so of course I wanted the dish. When I asked what happened and if anyone knew why she was fired, everyone started gagging and turning green. One STNA even ran to the bathroom! Well when I got the story, I wanted to hack myself. Apparently at dinnertime, a nurse was looking for assistance and went to find this fired nurse. She went by a room and overheard the nurse talking to the patient saying "one for you and one for me"....the nurse was giving the patient a bite of food then taking one for herself!!!!!!!! Mind you, this patient was very sweet, but had very badly decayed and plaqued teeth (what few were left), horrendous chronic halitosis, and as you would expect, received pureed food. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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