What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 52

: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
    One a story about snot that happened when I was a kid. It traumatized me so much, I still can't stand to look at or touch the stuff. Bleck!! In fact, several years ago I did some housecleaning for a woman who put hers on the wall on her side of the bed. They were still there the last day I worked for her.

    The other one has seared my mind and if I mention it, it might just give me flashbacks and nightmares again. So I'll just leave that one where it is.:stone
  2. by   michou
    I started my night shift and was given a patient that had been admitted in the afternoon. Bowel obstruction was one of the many problems he had but he refused all laxatives, enema prescribed. He was trying to tune the tv by his bedside but could not manage well because of neuropathy in his hand. One of my colleague gave him a surgical glove to help grip the button of the tv. Next time I went in his room I noticed faeces everywhere, sheets, bed rails, tv, himself... Yes he had had a good dig at removing the obstruction himself... I started cleaning him with my colleague and he kept saying " go on girls stick your finger in and get it out, that what my wife does" (SHE WAS A HEALTH VISITOR!!!).
  3. by   z's playa
    [QUOTE=Kitkat23]
    Quote from TweetiePieRN
    About a month ago, a patient was admitted to our floor from ER. She was in her late 80s and was a comfort care pt (palliative care). She reeked of horrendous BM as she was wheeled by the nursing station. She literally died about 5 minutes after being gurneyed into her room and transferred into bed. The CNA's were in her room trying to clean her up, so her family could see her before she was transported to the morgue.

    I was called into the room by the CNAs because....when they turned the pt onto her side a fountain of brown liquid was FLOWING out of her anus with tremendous force!! We were able to clean her up down there, but when it was all said and done, she probably expelled 2 liters of fluid easily. When she stopped flowing, we turned her onto her back and then she started flowing this black green stuff from her mouth, nose, and even her tear ducts!! It took an hour to clean her up!! When she got to our floor her abdomen was soooo distended....now we know why.


    :uhoh21: :uhoh21: Ohmigod! That's gross. I did hear that dead people can still pee and poop and have stuff come out of their mouths. That happened to my grandpa when he was put in his coffin and he needed a new one. (It was covered in BM.) Boy, I feel bad for the aides who had a major cleanup to do. Poor lady. Being a CNA has its not so dull moments though. :Melody:

    I was just curious how feces got in your grandpas coffin? Wasn't he embalmed?
  4. by   UnewmeB4
    When Working on the Gyn floor, we had a pt come in who had had a tampon in her for over a week. It was "stuck". In the meantime, she was still having sex. Let's just say, the odor when the Transporter lifted the sheet as we transferred her...was horrific. as in...it was enough to gag a maggot.
  5. by   teeituptom
    Quote from UnewmeB4
    When Working on the Gyn floor, we had a pt come in who had had a tampon in her for over a week. It was "stuck". In the meantime, she was still having sex. Let's just say, the odor when the Transporter lifted the sheet as we transferred her...was horrific. as in...it was enough to gag a maggot.

    Think how dumb all those guys were still going there eeeeewwwww yyuuccckkkkkkkk
  6. by   UnewmeB4
    My friend in a nursing home, saw one of his patients sitting at the end of the hall, eating something. When he got close enough, he almost gagged. The old guy, who was notorious for removing his ostomy bag, was holding it on his lap, using it as his "dip" for his crackers.
  7. by   elizabells
    [QUOTE=z's playa]
    Quote from Kitkat23


    I was just curious how feces got in your grandpas coffin? Wasn't he embalmed?
    If the anus isn't sutured, what's in the bowels can leak out. I don't think there's a way to purge the GI tract. I direct everyone to Mary Roach's excellent book "Stiff".
  8. by   EDNURSEANGEL
    One of my most unusual experiences was this.
    We had just hired a new crop of nurse externs in the busy emergency department where I work. We hace a pt come in with necrotic fingers. You know the mummfied kind that will just break off. In the course of transfering the pt to the stretcher, we broke off one of the fingers. I asked one of the externs to do some thing with it. He later told me that he had placed it in a urine cup on the counter. He didn't tell that he had poured peroxide in the cup( he thought to perserve it.) Later there was a small explosion as the gases built up and the cup exploded. I'm not sure if we ever found the finger.

    All the rest of my disgusting experiences always involve urine. My patients haved p****d in their barf bags then dropped them on the floor, small emesis basins, the trash can, and my all time fav the coffeepot we kept on the back hall for patients and their families. We no longer have a coffee pot.

    Just another p***y day in the ED.
    Angel
  9. by   SaderNurse05
    Just yesterday, a really nice patient with C Diff was on her way to the bathroom. She betn over and her poop SHOT out with such force that it covered the wall, the chair, the IV stand, her foley bag and tube. It was everywhere except on her. Seriously, not a drop on her at all. So much fun cleaning in droplet precautions garb
  10. by   melzan
    I work on the medsurg floor and we had a confused lady who we had in a geri chair at the nurses station. At one point I walked by and noticed her eating something and she was very preoccupied with what she was doing. When I looked closer she had her dentures in her hand and was taking her finger nail and scraping the white crud off the teeth and eating it! That was the closest I ever came to actually puking at work.
  11. by   melzan
    I had an obese patient one night and everytime I went into her room she had her hands down south digging around ( and not the back end either). She wasn't confused and the smell was strong. I tried to stay out of reach, but I was to slow one time and she grabbed my forearm while talking to me. The smell was awful and this whole time she is gripping my arm and talking and I can't get away. It was so hard not to just freak out and run! Of course, everyone got a kick out of it and I spent the rest of the shift scrubbing down.
  12. by   Jen,SN
    Last week was one of the few times I actually went home from work feeling dirty. Lady on hospice with a massive wound infection--she had some kind of pouching system over the main wound, on her abdomen(surgical wound, open abdomen), a j-tube and g-tube that were draining, 3 ostomy bags being used for wound drainage, plus a colostomy and a foley. It took almost an hour to empty everything and get her cleaned up. Was wearing a mask smeared with peppermint spirits and still about gagged. Went home and immediately showered.
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from UnewmeB4
    When Working on the Gyn floor, we had a pt come in who had had a tampon in her for over a week. It was "stuck". In the meantime, she was still having sex. Let's just say, the odor when the Transporter lifted the sheet as we transferred her...was horrific. as in...it was enough to gag a maggot.
    It's a wonder she didn't get toxic shock syndrome.

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