What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 67

: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   jde8767
    about a month ago. charge nurse helping me clean a pt that had small liquidy bm. charge nurse checks for impaction, when she removes her finger. Pt expels tons of gas spraying the CN, wall, chair, and cabinet with fecal matter. I could'nt believe me eyes.
  2. by   momcat107
    jde,while we are on the subject,I was taking care of a lovely old lady who had a colostomy. As luck would have it her son brought home from work a very nasty virus,the diarrea and vomiting type.So this poor old lady was having her bag changed for like the third time,and I had just put the stoma paste on and attached the bag,all of a sudden she moaned and a huge blast of gas sent the colostomy bag flying across the room and it stuck to the wall.,she was mortified and I almost peed my self laughing. Incoming crap bag! Duck!
  3. by   mesces
    I worked Katrina.
  4. by   Chianastar
    When i was training (several years ago) i was working on very busy surgical ward. Several of the patients had chest drains in situ post surgery. At the time these were huge heavy 3 litre glass bottles under vacuum. Having been told by the dragon of a ward sister to remove one from a patient and clean it, i staggered with it to the sluice to empty it, not realising that although it was clamped off, it was still under pressure............releasing the clamp had a kind of hose pipe-out-of-control effect, and covered the sluice, and myself in 2 1/2 litres of blood contents....... EW........needless to say i was there the rest of the shift, cleaning the mess!!!
  5. by   EMTandNurse2B
    I'm a student nurse, and as part of a rotation was shadowing/assisting the team leader for a day. We went to start an IV on a new admit (for another nurse with a heavy load). This lady was in with the worse case of dermatitis I, and the nurses, had ever seen (or hope to see). Her skin was literally red, oozing, and peeling in big, white chunks from head to toe. Well, when we walked into the room she was chewing what seemed to be a wad of gum. Until I got closer... She was peeling off these large chunks of skin with her teeth and chewing on them! She had an entire mouthful of dead skin!
  6. by   PeachPie
    Quote from goats'r'us
    Aparrently this teacher knew a friend of a friend of a friend who was a bit of a hippie. she delivered her baby at home in the company of hippie helpers, spiritual assistants etc. All went well, one healthy and beautiful child safely installed in the world.

    she invited everyone she knew to drop in and meet her new baby, and prepared plenty of natural foods for everyone - fresh bread, stew, vegies and fruit.

    all this sound nice?

    she sort of looked upon the bub as belonging to everyone, not just her, so to assist her visitors to feel that the baby was a part of them too, she chopped up the placenta and put it in the stew.

    her visitors ATE HER PLACENTA unawares!

    kind of makes me think of that guy who minced someone (his wife, i think) and fed her to his neighbours in pies, lasagne etc.
    With fava beans and a fine Chianti?

    A friend of mine wanted to do the tree-planting thing too, but has never gotten around to it and the placenta is just sitting in the freezer. When I found out, I jokingly said, "Uh, Darcy, sweetie, I love you to death, but please do not ever invite me to a cookout."
    Last edit by PeachPie on Jun 28, '06
  7. by   bethin
    I work as a CNA on med/surg. I had to float to the swing bed unit (basically LTC). We were preparing a pt for a shower who had C diff. We stood the pt. up to take her depends off. They were the pull up kind that tear at the side. I tore my side, then the other aide tore her side and whipped the depends off. It had ALOT of loose, mucousy stool in it. She flung it into the chair and that's when I got hit.......right in the eye. I had stool oozing from my inner eye, near the tear duct. I was sooooo grossed out but more worried about getting the pt into the shower chair. As soon as we did I went to the BR armed with saline to flush. Luckily, I never got C diff. But it's still pretty gross to get poo in your eye.

    Also, not as gross but I had just started a shift and was taking IV poles and other stuff out of a room that the pt had been discharged. I picked up the bedside commode and it was FULL of urine. ALL of it ended up on me. I was soaked to the bone with pee. OB wouldn't loan out any scrubs so I had to wait for my mom to show up with fresh scrubs.
  8. by   banditrn
    Quote from cotjockey
    LOL...I was pissed beyond belief. I was so mad I was crying...very glad that the PA was standing there in the hall and saw the whole thing. I showered in the doctor's lounge and my house supervisor let me go home early...good thing since my bra, shoes, and socks were in the trash. Our department manager called the police and turned this patient in for urinating in public, battery, and harassment. The battery charge stuck and the guy actually got fined over the deal.
    Your dept. manager must be a saint!! Good for her! It's one thing when the patient is demented, but when they're perfectly aware, and still do that crap they deserve to be horse-whipped!
  9. by   iluvnursing625
    i was working as a student nurse and this huge lady was just admitted. there was a HORRIBLE stench coming from her room all down the hallway. myself, another student, and my instructor went in to insert her catheter. i was the one that had to hold her legs wide open... when we opened them her crotch was filled with SH*T. im talkin about all the way up her vagina and her urethra!!!!!!!! we went fishin for what seems like forever and went through like 3 catheter packages because everytime we went to insert it someway there would be crap all over it and have to start all over again. once we finally get her cleaned up and everything.. she decides to take another crap and just roll around in it.. not telling anyone.. it was so nasty
  10. by   MarySunshine
    I had a brain dead pt who had his brains oozing out from between his sutures. That was a bit much for me.
  11. by   tinarn2006
    When I was a PCA, I was assisting the RN change a dressing or something. Anyway, you guys know how when you have gloves on or something nasty is on your gloves...your nose always starts to itch? Well, I proceeded to scratch my nose with the non-gloved part of my arm...apparently my mouth was opened at the same time...I tasted something salty, but didn't really think about it at the time. Next, I looked down at my glove and there was blood on the glove...UUUGGGHHH!!!!
  12. by   Ms. Sherman
    My story happened during my first clinical in the hospital setting during nursing school. I had not yet seen the multitude of lines that could be attached to a pt, and was overwhelmed at the sight of the IV lines, PEG tube, and trach tubing my assigned patient had. Keeping that in mind, I really had no specific knowlegde of open trach systems yet. So, later on I gave my pt. a bed bath, an activity where one naturally shares a close personal space with the pt, and I feel this nice, moist warm air on my face. I thought to myself "it feels so warm right here, this is nice," and about the same time I started to smell the distinct odor of.....sputum. That was when I realized that I was letting the humidified exhaust from the trach tubing blow right into my face, and I looked down and saw a puddle of choice sputum pooled in the trach tubing. So, that nice breeze I was enjoying on my face was flowing over sputum.....Needless to say, sputum is my "gross out" fluid.
  13. by   teeituptom
    Quote from Ms. Sherman
    My story happened during my first clinical in the hospital setting during nursing school. I had not yet seen the multitude of lines that could be attached to a pt, and was overwhelmed at the sight of the IV lines, PEG tube, and trach tubing my assigned patient had. Keeping that in mind, I really had no specific knowlegde of open trach systems yet. So, later on I gave my pt. a bed bath, an activity where one naturally shares a close personal space with the pt, and I feel this nice, moist warm air on my face. I thought to myself "it feels so warm right here, this is nice," and about the same time I started to smell the distinct odor of.....sputum. That was when I realized that I was letting the humidified exhaust from the trach tubing blow right into my face, and I looked down and saw a puddle of choice sputum pooled in the trach tubing. So, that nice breeze I was enjoying on my face was flowing over sputum.....Needless to say, sputum is my "gross out" fluid.
    Is that all, that isnt bad atall

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