What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 71

: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   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from KRVRN
    this is why I work NICU
    This is exactly why I want to follow you....
  2. by   banditrn
    Quote from msncdk
    About ten years ago I use to work at a nursing home. And when we did rounds there was this little old lady, who use to masterbate. So one night we went into her room to turn her and as one of the cna leaned of the lady, she hit her right in the mouth and her hand was full of vaginal juices.The poor cna didn't know what to do, rinse her mouth out or scream. As she looked back at us someone said "well i guess you can't say you never tasted coochy before".
    Now THAT is the most disgusting thing I've ever heard!!
  3. by   msncdk
    eHoney do you need something for itching?
    Once I had a patient who was being restrained with soft mittens. As I was walking by his room I noticed that he was standing on all fours in his bed. When I came closer I could tell he was trying to jack off with the mittens on . So I just left him too his business. Later on during the shift the R.N. asked me if I could help her change his bed. He had pulled his tube feeding apart. So I went in to help her and his mittens were covered in semen and in jevity. As we were trying to clean him up he started to rub his mittens across his penis to start jacking off again. And the poor R.N. didn't understand what he was trying to do, so she just kept asking him " Honey do you need something for itching?" I never could tell her what he really was doing.
    Last edit by msncdk on Oct 4, '06
  4. by   TDub
    Quote from 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!

    Oh my goodness, that actually made me gag out loud. A first!
  5. by   Romeo4u-RN
    Oh my God, that was really gross, and nasty. I don't blame you for not having much of an appetite after what you went through.


    Quote from andylane78
    Had a guy in the ER, mentally slow, with an infected stasis ulcer to the back of his calf x 1 month. Picture this, large round area of black escar surounded by a "canal" of non-existant and barely there flesh. The the decaying flesh had been gnawed away by non the less magotts which were still in residence in large numbers in his leg. The smell was so nasty!!!!! Stank up the whole ER! Then........it gets better. He decides he has to pee and can only do this standing up! Gets out of bed bleeding and dropping magotts everywhere! Then surgery decides to debride the nasty leg IN THE ROOM! EEWWWW!!! Discovered that lidocaine makes magotts "dance".
    Needless to say not much appetite that shift!
  6. by   sdmama
    omgosh that is gross!
  7. by   BlueYYsRN
    I shouldn't have looked at this thread right before hubby brings home dinner. Wound care is so not my thing!
  8. by   arms
    Quote from blueyysrn
    i shouldn't have looked at this thread right before hubby brings home dinner. wound care is so not my thing!
    several times whenever my cna is not around, i have to answer call lights of my patient. unluckily, when my patient says that she has made a bowel movement in her diaper, so i have to clean and change it. everytime i open the diaper and smell the poop, i always gag, teary eyes, and almost vomit in front of my patient and straight to the sink i go to continue gagging and do vomit sometimes. i couldn't take the smell and even the looks of long standing urine, feces, emesis. one time, a resident physician came to the room and saw me and asked what happened. she felt sorry for me when i told her because i'm one kind of gaggy person when it comes to terrible smell.
  9. by   lvs2nrs3535
    This one is probably pretty tame by the 'standards' that have been set on this thread, but, ..... my first really blocked catheter, (I am a new nurse, have done quite afew caths, pretty confident, (read cocky) in my aptitude). Had to DC a foley cath which had been bypassing all night, pt told me that he didnt like the night nurse, didnt want her touching him,which is why it had been more than 24 hours. My fellow nurse, with her 17 years experience, allowed me to DC the cath. To her credit, she was prepared, though I was not. I deflated the balloon, and as the cath FLEW out, a huge gush of steaming amber colored foul smelling urine gushed about 4 feet into the air. (seriously, it almost hit the ceiling.) My wonderful coworker slapped a towel over the mans genitals, thereby saving me from a faceful of this steaming loveliness. My only hit was my gloved hand, and I dont know how it happened, but my gloved hand was full of putrid urine. I maintained my composure, stepped to the sink, rewashed my hand, regloved, and inserted the new cath, even maintained sterile procedure. Then I stepped out of the room, went to the bathroom, and threw up. Arrgh. Usually I am okay with everything except mucus in copious amounts, but this urine was the most foul smelling, hot, nasty and biggest suprise of my life. This was two days ago. Ahhh nursing. Gotta love it!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I still need a couple more days before I can really laugh about my gloveful of 100.9 degree body fluids. (How did that glove fill up like that when the opening is on the opposite side of the patient?)
  10. by   tammy10221961
    I don;t now if I should post this here but this happened several years ago.

    I was working in a LTC facility when my pt. came back from PT and wasn't feeling very well. I checked with my RN and she told me to lay the pt down, so I did. Well the pt stopped breathing and I called for my RN. The pt didn't have a heartbeat so we started CPR while the pt was in the bed. I was thinking to myself that we needed to get the pt onto a backboard for the compressions to do any good (or something hard beneath her)
    The RN had already stated mouth to mouth, (this was before we had our own personal masks)
    So here we are doing CPR when the pt VOMITS into the mouth of the RN. I didn't handle the situation at all appropriately, I started laughing. I ended up having to leave the room because I had a case of the giggles afterwards.


    Did I forget to mention that I didn't like the RN.
  11. by   Era
    Quote from yazisizzit
    Once I had an HIV pos street druggie to care for of in an ER holding room.

    He was violent and was in four point restraints. He was cursing us, spitting and just plain not very pleasant.

    So I gowned, double gloved and face mask and eye shielded myself all up and went in...

    ...as I entered the room, the good gentlemen hacked up a large boggy and then spit at me in an arc ...

    ...which reached just over my eye visors and landed smack dead centre on my unprotected head!

    One of the most amazing shots I have ever seen!

    Needless to say, it was just a little gross cleaning the good gentleman's wad of phlegm out of my hair!

    Ugh!
    Eeeeeeewwww
    I can stand anything that comes out of the human body except thick greeny sticky phlegm!
  12. by   Rachel937LPN
    we had a patient once who was this old lady. the story i heard was she was diagnosed with face cancer and didnt see a doctor for 13 years. whether thats true or not i dont know but what i saw is no lie. this woman had no face. she had no nose and what was her "face" was bloody red and black flesh. she was also blind, wouldnt eat, obviously mental, and refused all treatment. it gets worse!! she would pick flesh off her face and throw it. the housekeeper went in every hour gagging, mopping up the floor. so i peeked in at her to see how she was doing and i caught her eating her face!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   PeachPie
    Quote from rachel937lpn
    we had a patient once who was this old lady. the story i heard was she was diagnosed with face cancer and didnt see a doctor for 13 years. whether thats true or not i dont know but what i saw is no lie. this woman had no face. she had no nose and what was her "face" was bloody red and black flesh. she was also blind, wouldnt eat, obviously mental, and refused all treatment. it gets worse!! she would pick flesh off her face and throw it. the housekeeper went in every hour gagging, mopping up the floor. so i peeked in at her to see how she was doing and i caught her eating her face!!!!!!!!!
    how appropriate for halloween!
    Last edit by PeachPie on Oct 31, '06

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