What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 59

: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   CrunchRN
    Oh - yikes - that is awful!
  2. by   Cherry2
    I have just read every single one of these, from the beginning, over the past three days. I have laughed, till I cried, and I have learned things that I could never have imagined.

    I have eaten several meals while reading all these- and not once felt sick- no matter what I read. I think I will be able to handle nursing after all! :hatparty:

    I am hoping to start in Fall 2006- I think if I can handle all this without even gagging then I must have an iron stomach!
  3. by   CTSCOUT
    [B]
    MAN CAME IN TO ER IN MIDDLE OF WINTER, HAVING CHEST PAINS AFTER SHOVELING DRIVEWAY (WILL THEY EVER LEARN) AND COLLAPSED AND CODED RIGHT THERE IN TRIAGE...WE CALLED THE CODE, THREW HIM ON A STRECHER AND RUSHED BACK TO THE CODE ROOM...DURING THE RIDE CPR WAS BEING DONE AND HIS CLOTHES WERE BEING CUT OFF...DID I MENTION HE HAD ON A LARGE DOWN FILLED PARKA???...AS WE BEGAN TO DO ALL THE THINGS NEEDED FOR THE CODE WE BECAME AWARE THAT FEATHERS FROM THE CUT-OPEN PARKA WERE FLOATING IN THE AIR, EVERYWHERE, AND STICKING TO EVERYTING WET...HIS IV SITE, HIS GENITALS (HE WAS INCONTINENT), HIS FACE AND HAIR (MELTED SNOW), ALL EKG PADS, CENTRAL LINE, INTUBATION SITE, VENTILATOR (AREAS OF CONDENSATION) AND ALL OVER THE FLOOR SO AS WE WALKED THE FEATHERS WERE CONSTANTLY BEING KICKED UP AND FLYING AROUND EVEN MORE...THE POOR MAN DIED LOOKING LIKE A PLUCKED CHICKEN OR SOME ONE WHO HAD BEEN TARRED AND FEATHERED OUT OF LIFE...TOOK FOREVER TO CLEAN HIM UP FOR FAMILY VIEWING AND FEATHERS WERE STILL FLOATING UP AND AROUND WHEN THEY CAME INTO THE ROOM....WE COULD NOT CONTAIN THEM AND FOUND FEATHERS OUT IN THE HALL AND ALL MANNER OF NOOKS AND CRANNIES FOR DAYS TO COME...MAKES YOU WONDER JUST HOW CLEAN THEY CAN GET THE PLACE!
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from CTSCOUT
    [B]
    MAN CAME IN TO ER IN MIDDLE OF WINTER, HAVING CHEST PAINS AFTER SHOVELING DRIVEWAY (WILL THEY EVER LEARN) AND COLLAPSED AND CODED RIGHT THERE IN TRIAGE...WE CALLED THE CODE, THREW HIM ON A STRECHER AND RUSHED BACK TO THE CODE ROOM...DURING THE RIDE CPR WAS BEING DONE AND HIS CLOTHES WERE BEING CUT OFF...DID I MENTION HE HAD ON A LARGE DOWN FILLED PARKA???...AS WE BEGAN TO DO ALL THE THINGS NEEDED FOR THE CODE WE BECAME AWARE THAT FEATHERS FROM THE CUT-OPEN PARKA WERE FLOATING IN THE AIR, EVERYWHERE, AND STICKING TO EVERYTING WET...HIS IV SITE, HIS GENITALS (HE WAS INCONTINENT), HIS FACE AND HAIR (MELTED SNOW), ALL EKG PADS, CENTRAL LINE, INTUBATION SITE, VENTILATOR (AREAS OF CONDENSATION) AND ALL OVER THE FLOOR SO AS WE WALKED THE FEATHERS WERE CONSTANTLY BEING KICKED UP AND FLYING AROUND EVEN MORE...THE POOR MAN DIED LOOKING LIKE A PLUCKED CHICKEN OR SOME ONE WHO HAD BEEN TARRED AND FEATHERED OUT OF LIFE...TOOK FOREVER TO CLEAN HIM UP FOR FAMILY VIEWING AND FEATHERS WERE STILL FLOATING UP AND AROUND WHEN THEY CAME INTO THE ROOM....WE COULD NOT CONTAIN THEM AND FOUND FEATHERS OUT IN THE HALL AND ALL MANNER OF NOOKS AND CRANNIES FOR DAYS TO COME...MAKES YOU WONDER JUST HOW CLEAN THEY CAN GET THE PLACE!
    I'll bet whoever cut the down jacket regretted doing it.
  5. by   elizabells
    I finally have a story to add!

    In clinicals we were assessing a stage IV ischial ulcer on a 300lb paraplegic gentleman. There were four of us rolling him plus the instructor. Just as we got him up on his side and one of my classmates leaned over to assess the wound - bam, he passed massive gas and liquid stool with her face, like, four inches away. As she jerked back her stethescope fell from around her neck into the puddle of stool. And that's how I learned that sometimes you should put your steth on the bedside table.
  6. by   Geertje
    Quote from yazisizit
    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 usual for her safety. She was our designated resident nightmare geri from hell, so she was placed near the Nurse's station.

    So we are chilling out at the Nurse's station, chatting and trying to get through another night...

    Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I see our lady in question standing in the dimly lit doorway of her room!

    I instantly leap out and run to her. As I approach her, she appears to be falling towards me, so I meet her in a bear hug...my arms around her waste, and her arms around my shoulders.

    As I catch the lady, I notice a very strong smell of feces, and I feel something warm on my hands, arms and shoulders...

    My fellow heroes come in behind me, and as the lights are turned on, my worst fears are instantly realized.

    Yes, I caught the poor old lady with a good old bear hung football catch, but I was also covered in the lady's feces.

    As I look at her, she has feces smeared all over her arms and hands... (and even her face!)

    And of course, now so did I!
    One of my worst or funniest, depending on how you look at it, was an elderly man who was admitted into the medical ward with pneumonia who decided one day to stand on his bed and try and hit imaginary flies with urine, there he was weeing all over the place and making a hell of a mess which I had to clean up later. A close second was the elderly gent who decided to jerk off in time to music and then promptly ejaculated all over the wall and floor again I had to do the cleaning, the life of a junior nurse
  7. by   pritampaulsingh
    hi there,
    i'm a nursing( RN) student. do you have a choice when you start your job. i mean can i go or job in NICU or OB when i start.
    regards
  8. by   johnwaynehair
    Quote from pritampaulsingh
    hi there,
    i'm a nursing( RN) student. do you have a choice when you start your job. i mean can i go or job in NICU or OB when i start.
    regards

    Depends...sometimes you can get your dream job, other times you have to start in Med/Surg. It hinges on how prepared you are after graduation, and if you can find a good preceptor program that will take you right out of school. I was strong in school, and was hired while still in school by the ICU that my last clinical rotation was on. It's been hard, and I still have a lot to learn. But I love being an ICU nurse, and I can't think of another job I'd like right now. Hope this helps. Good luck in your nursing career.
    JW
  9. by   missmelanie
    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...........

    right after high school, i took a cna course and in the four months i worked in the nursing home, there was this one guy who gave me the creeps for some reason...and i couldn't figure out what it was until one time when i was giving him a shower, see, the material my scrubs were made out of showed pantylines really bad so i was wore thongs. BIG MISTAKE! every time i gave him a shower, he'd always tell me to put his shoes on for him. it struck me as odd because he could put his own shoes on. i had seen him do it before. but as i knelt down to put them on and got to struggling with them i heard him giggling. i didnt think much about it because i figured he was amused watching me fighting with the shoe when all of a sudden i felt his hand grab ahold of the back of my thong and pop it like a bra. then he really started giggling saying, "hahaha, ooh, baby, i can see your drawers!!!" he had been leaning forward and looking over my shoulder down my pants. u know i never put his shoes on for him again and i always made sure to pick things up while facing him. yucckkk!!
  10. by   mari31666
    [QUOTE=SmilingBluEyes]OH MY G-D how disgusting these are. So Guuuulad i work in OB![/QUO

    all i can say is DITTO i am now so glad to have to look at coochie and placenta all night long lol can i say it enough???
  11. by   mari31666
    Quote from pritampaulsingh
    hi there,
    i'm a nursing( RN) student. do you have a choice when you start your job. i mean can i go or job in NICU or OB when i start.
    regards
    you definitely can do a specialty without med surg experience as had been the rule in days past. i must admit it's difficult being new and doing specialty. and you do get a lot of "med surg" patients in labor and delivery. i've had several pts with blood transfusions, critical pts after a section, pre eclampsia is a critical area also. it's not just happy baby happy parents. the paper work kills you and you gotta be an octopus during and post delivery. it's a rough first yr but if it's what you really want i say go for it and don't get discouraged
  12. by   dorieabsLPN
    during one night at the er we had an elderly lady come in from the nursing home. She had fallen and fractured her wrist. I assisted the doc by providing countertraction as he attempted to realign her wrist. He was pulling at her wrist and all of a sudden all the skin from her elbow down came down and over her hand. her skin had turned inside out. It was awful I can still hear her screaming
  13. by   mari31666
    Quote from dorieabsLPN
    during one night at the er we had an elderly lady come in from the nursing home. She had fallen and fractured her wrist. I assisted the doc by providing countertraction as he attempted to realign her wrist. He was pulling at her wrist and all of a sudden all the skin from her elbow down came down and over her hand. her skin had turned inside out. It was awful I can still hear her screaming
    i'm sorry but that is just way to nasty even for the most seasoned nurse.

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