What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 62

: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   goats'r'us
    anyone who's worked on a ward doing abdo surgeries will appreciate this

    had a patient with a new colostomy who was still a bit funny with it - he wouldn't look at it, even to change it, so he usually made a bit of a balls-up of it.
    this one day he was changing it and making a mess, sticking his fingers into the stoma, smearing poo all over the place, only half fastening the bag in place, and the entire time i was standing there trying my hardest to just let him get on with it.
    when he finally finished, i gave him a cloth to clean himself up, and as i was about to take it back, noticed he had a bit of poo on his fingers, so i said something along the lines of 'you missed a spot', and he shrugged and
    :stone LICKED IT OFF :stone
  2. by   Hopalong
    Quote from goats'r'us
    anyone who's worked on a ward doing abdo surgeries will appreciate this

    had a patient with a new colostomy who was still a bit funny with it - he wouldn't look at it, even to change it, so he usually made a bit of a balls-up of it.
    this one day he was changing it and making a mess, sticking his fingers into the stoma, smearing poo all over the place, only half fastening the bag in place, and the entire time i was standing there trying my hardest to just let him get on with it.
    when he finally finished, i gave him a cloth to clean himself up, and as i was about to take it back, noticed he had a bit of poo on his fingers, so i said something along the lines of 'you missed a spot', and he shrugged and
    :stone LICKED IT OFF :stone
    AND THE WINNER IS.... that is definetly GROSS, I've had pts do gross things with it,, throw it at me, etc., but never eat it. :imbar
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from goats'r'us
    anyone who's worked on a ward doing abdo surgeries will appreciate this

    had a patient with a new colostomy who was still a bit funny with it - he wouldn't look at it, even to change it, so he usually made a bit of a balls-up of it.
    this one day he was changing it and making a mess, sticking his fingers into the stoma, smearing poo all over the place, only half fastening the bag in place, and the entire time i was standing there trying my hardest to just let him get on with it.
    when he finally finished, i gave him a cloth to clean himself up, and as i was about to take it back, noticed he had a bit of poo on his fingers, so i said something along the lines of 'you missed a spot', and he shrugged and
    :stone LICKED IT OFF :stone
    A physician asked a very agitated patient who wasn't his to do that. In fact, he wiped his gloved finger on the guy's nose.
  4. by   MMARN
    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...........
    GROSS!!!!!
  5. by   Twix
    Way back when I was a CNA, My nurse told me to get a rectal temp to an old lady, I bent over to look, pt. let out a give puff and feces over my eyes and face. Its a wonder why I'm still in this field.
  6. by   nrslizzy
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    <hr style="color: #ffffff" size=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->it's not really gross in comparrison to the others yet depends which end your on.

    i was working outpatient clinic and the doc was doing a pap on a very obese woman. tipped the scale at 400. anyhow, one of the tricks of the trade with the speculum to hold some of the adipose in the vaginal cavity is to put a condom on the speculum, cut off the tip in order to view the cervix. still with me? ok, so we are in doing the exam and the vag light quits working, the doc instructed me to hold the speculum in place while he went to get another light. somehow the patient repositioned and tipped the exam table over, so when the doc walks in, i am under the patient, my head resting nicely in her crotch. yuk!!!! guess i over responded to protect the patient.
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    i want to know more about the condom trick a nurse practioner i worked for was needing a way to get the adipose tissue out of the way so she could see. if you describe in detail how this works maybe i can share this with her.
    Last edit by nrslizzy on Nov 18, '05
  7. by   Jussurfin
    If you don't like ants, don't click on this link:
    http://www.couriermail.news.com.au/c...5E1702,00.html
  8. by   nursejohio
    bump
  9. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Jussurfin
    If you don't like ants, don't click on this link:
    http://www.couriermail.news.com.au/c...5E1702,00.html
    :uhoh21: :stone
  10. by   mari31666
    the other day i was assigned to recovery in labor and delivery so i got a repeat c/s that came in contracting. it seems to be that each time i get my hair done i end up circulating in the OR. so i whined a bit. after the 8 hr wait time since patient ate 2 mins before walking into triage, i take her to the OR and she gets a spinal. i lay her down and begin to prep her belly. by the time i got to the second sponge she sat up a bit and proceeded to vomit fish, rice and carrots, some went right into my left eye. yech! i let one of the docs know but i had to keep prepping and keep going until baby was out before i could contact someone at the front to come relieve me. all the time trying to remember her hep status. it was definitely nasty. and i had to go to the ER to get irrigation, talk about my hair getting messed.
  11. by   grace90
    I narrowly missed getting hurled on by a LOL with an SBO last night. She was starting to throw up and turned to the side I was on as I was trying to get her a basin and I jumped away just as a stream of green liquid flew out of her mouth! What didn't help matters is that I'm getting over the flu so my stomach is extra queasy.
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    :uhoh21: :stone
    Gross out hunny.
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Dec 31, '05
  13. by   Bama_Jypsy1
    The earwax story was definitely gross!

    While still doing clinicals during my 2nd quarter in school, we were working in a local nursing home. It was the end of the day and we were all coasting until time to leave for the day, when all of a sudden, I look up and this old lady is sitting in a geri-chair in the hall at the NS vomiting. I took off to get some towels and wash cloths to clean her. When I got back, I found that she'd also thrown up her dentures and was licking them clean. Sorry folks, I hate to dissapoint you all but I had to leave and let her finish! I was sicker than she was! Even my nursing instructor was heaving on this one. lol This is the one thing that I'll never forget.

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