What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 75

: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   incublissRN
    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".
    That about made me throw up...
  2. by   incublissRN
    Quote from oneillk1
    We had a man who was up and mobilising after a TKR. He was walking along the corridor. Meanwhile we were wondering what was the horrible smell permeating the ward. Then someone realised that this man was incontinent of faeces and was dropping little pieces out along the whole length of the ward. And in their wisdom they had carpeted all the floors. And it was a sunday night and the cleaners weren't coming in until monday morning....

    That was a fun shift. After a while people stopped asking why we had sheets along the floor. They could smell for themselves.
    That is hilarious!
  3. by   staceylee67
    No, I don't work with him anymore but this icky MD was still at that hospital when I left. I've never encounered anything like that at the hospital I currently work at.
  4. by   theofficegirl
    Background: This was back in the days when we wore "whites". I worked in an LTC where the major nursing focus was size, shape and consistency of BMs. They were a bit obsessive, to say the least.

    I was to assist an LPN in administering an enema. I was standing on the right side of the bed, the nurse on the left, and we rolled the patient to her left side, hence, facing the nurse. I got the "view".

    So we prep, and the hose goes in. Nurse begins the flow. It took about 30 seconds before I start stammering, "Cccccut! CCCCUT... CUT IT OFF!!!"

    If we were in an L&D room, I'd swear the patient was crowning. The dialation of her (ahem) orifice was somewhere around 5-6 cm.

    The next thing I know, something hit me in the chest, followed by a few hundred cc's of fluid... which was thankfully clear.

    But there was no getting that child's-football sized brown spot off of the top part of my one-piece dress uniform with a couple of 4x4s and peroxide!

    Notes on that patient for that night: "Patient had large, well formed, dense BM."
  5. by   Ayrman
    A few weeks ago we had a river liver (homeless person who lives along the river bank, something you can do year-round here in western AZ) who had some "issues. Not the least was her apparent lack of reasoning skills. She'd had problems making it to the bathroom before and this time was no different.

    The aide was in there cleaning things up when she had an incontenant, formed BM right there at the bedside. The aide turned around just in time to see the patient bend over and pick out a bit of gelatin from the stool now laying on the floor (I don't even want to know how it managed to get mixed up with it) and pop it in her mouth.

    Ayrman
  6. by   muffie
    omg
  7. by   TDub
    Quote from Ayrman
    The aide was in there cleaning things up when she had an incontenant, formed BM right there at the bedside. The aide turned around just in time to see the patient bend over and pick out a bit of gelatin from the stool now laying on the floor (I don't even want to know how it managed to get mixed up with it) and pop it in her mouth.

    Ayrman

    At first I thought the aide had the BM. D'oh!
  8. by   hilanman
    We had one of our peers admitted for observation after he hit his head whilst playing rugby, he was one of my friends. anyway he ws only in for a short time, he started to become cheeky and sarcastic so I thought I will get you mate. When he asked for a bottle we put a little mecuricrom and a small amount of effurence (sorry my spelling is shocking) and gave him the bottle, as he passed urine this in turn 5reacted with the substance we had added and frothed all over the place, he really freaked hehe serves him bloody well right for the cheek
  9. by   SecondGenRN
    I'm currently on page 12 of this thread... some of the grossest and funniest stuff I've ever heard... I'll be sure to add my own soon
  10. by   Angie O'Plasty
    This isn't nearly as bad as a lot of what is posted here, but I just had to share. In my first semester med/surg clinical I was on a general surg floor--lots of abdominal operations and the like. My patient one day had just had surgery to debride necrotizing pancreatitis, and had (if I recall correctly) five different drains in his upper abdomen, draining bilious drainage into colostomy bags. And this was quite a copious amount of drainage, requiring the bags to be emptied frequently. So in the morning my instructor came in to help me with the bed bath etc. and showed me how to empty the colostomy bags as some of them were starting to fill up. She got a specimen cup out of the bathroom (about the size of a urine cup, as I recall) and proceeded to demonstrate opening the bag and emptying it into the cup. Only problem was, the cup was a bit small for the amount of material in the bag and overflowed onto the bed. Fortunately, we hadn't changed the sheets yet, so we finished emptying the drains and cleaning him up, then did the bed. As we were repositioning him once the clean sheets were on, one of the bags, which was already getting full, sprang a leak, spilling bile onto the patient, the bed and the floor (and almost onto my shoe as well). Turns out the seal between the bags and the skin was a bit problematic because of their close proximity to one another and the consequent difficulty getting them well adhered all around. At this point, the patient was in so much pain despite his pain meds that we decided he wouldn't tolerate being moved around to change the sheets yet again, so we cleaned him up but had to cover the mess in the bed with Chux pads and a towel until later. This turned out to be just as well, since there was plenty more leakage throughout the day--the ostomy nurse spent a lot of time in that room trying to get things under control, which she finally was able to do, and I was kept busy just staying on top of emptying the bags so they wouldn't explode! I'm sure I'll have yuckier stories as I get more experience, but I saw this thread again and remembered that I had something to add.
  11. by   steelcityrn
    Don't have to think back too far for a gross one....hold those snacks kids...Patient s/p infection to abd incision (had colon surgery). Noticed another site above this to right side of incision, soft/tan area. Took a sterile q tip to check this site, popped right open and then literally squirted yellow thin drainage out and over onto floor. As I am opening up 4x4's, I notice his cat is now under there, you guessed it. I almost lost my lunch for the very first time. That is one image I hope diminishes in time! Of course he chased the cat away. Funny thing is that cat never came out before, now I will make sure it is secured in the future. Seen the patient since then, and he is now healing well, on levaquin with no further drainage.
  12. by   tiggerforhim
    Oh Lordy. He was a Hep C/HIV + patient, R hemipelvectomy, double-ended ostomy (never seen one like it since) on R lower abdomen with a massive abdominal wound covered in wound vac. His abdomen was seamed and lined from dozens of previous surgeries - there wasn't an inch of smooth skin, had actual trenches running across his abdomen from site to site. His colostomy was squirting out copious amounts of liquid stool. The wound vac was sucking. He springs a leak from his colostomy and the liquid stool followed a trench across his abdomen and got into his wound vac. I was a new nurse of about 5 or 6 months and about 4 months pregnant at this point. I thought I would die. I was also a float nurse at this point and not that familiar with the floor. I got the floating nurse out there to come in with me. Which is your priority? You've got the squirting ostomy and the massive wound vac (meaning about 12 inches by about 10 inches). We got to work on the wound vac, thinking it would be good to get the stool out of the open wound. I'm handing the floating nurse gauze and saline to clean out the wound with one hand while frantically wiping the stool away with a towel with the other, because he just keeps coming and flowing through the canals straight towards the wound vac. Then the sponge and sheet after sheet after sheet of the Tegaderm stuff to make a seal, tucked into the canals and craters in his abdomen. We'd been in there close to 2 hours by the time we finished with the wound vac. Two other nurses (the charge and my preceptor) came in to shoo the two of us off to lunch. I came back from my hour lunch break (this was an exceptional hospital that took really good care of the nurses, especially the float ones) and they had just finished changing the colostomy bags. I checked this patient every 15 minutes (no exaggeration) for the rest of my shift to make sure the colostomy didn't spring another leak. What do you do when there's no smooth skin to attach anything to? It was one of the worst experiences of my new nursing career.
  13. by   grace90
    Quote from tiggerforhim
    We'd been in there close to 2 hours by the time we finished with the wound vac. Two other nurses (the charge and my preceptor) came in to shoo the two of us off to lunch. I came back from my hour lunch break (this was an exceptional hospital that took really good care of the nurses, especially the float ones)
    off topic reply here, but... wow:smilecoffeecup: ! float nurses at my hospital get more dumped on than appreciated.

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