What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 76

: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   Med Mac
    While attending nursing school I was working as an ER Tech. One of my primary jobs was to give chest compressions. Well on this fine day of giving compressions to an elderly woman I felt warm blobs of something falling on the tops of my shoes. After we ended our efforts I looked down to see the tops of my shoes crawling with maggots!!! Yes maggots! This has been the one and only time thus far that I had to excuse myself quickly in hopes that my fellow co-workers didn't see me get sick.
  2. by   RN BSN 2009
    Quote from Med Mac
    While attending nursing school I was working as an ER Tech. One of my primary jobs was to give chest compressions. Well on this fine day of giving compressions to an elderly woman I felt warm blobs of something falling on the tops of my shoes. After we ended our efforts I looked down to see the tops of my shoes crawling with maggots!!! Yes maggots! This has been the one and only time thus far that I had to excuse myself quickly in hopes that my fellow co-workers didn't see me get sick.
    omg.. where did they come from?
  3. by   morte
    hmm might have been a little late for CPR?
  4. by   Kiwimid
    a friend of mine working er pushed a guys skull in once, he had banged it pretty hard and the skin looked normal untill she palped it and it sunk in......ewwww
  5. by   Mommy2NQ
    Wow, I hope I will have a "stomach of steel " when I finish nursing school.hehe
  6. by   CaitRN2be
    These are great!!!
    Although some quite stomach turning- still gives me the extra oomph to finish school & get into the field.

    Bumping for more!
  7. by   TazziRN
    Work ER, see it all......I thought nothing could get to me. Then one night EMS brought in a homeless man and put him in the only empty bed...in the room to which I was assigned. It was almost time for meal breaks to start. Put on a pair of gloves and started at the top. He smelled, of course, but it wasn't too horrible at first. As expected, it got worse when I took his shirt off and got a whiff of his pitts. Told the man I'd be right back, ducked into the med room and grabbed the mentholatum. Went back in with a smile. He was a very tall man and feeling weak, so when I got to his pants he honestly wasn't able to help me much. I moved down his feet and took his shoes off to tug his pants off and the smell just about knocked me over. He had had diarrhea at some point in time in the not-so-near past and it had run down into his socks and shoes. Either hadn't bothered or hadn't had the opportunity to clean himself up. Got his pants off and the dried, old feces was caked from his groin on down. Took his socks off and at that point the charge walked in to see how I was doing. Later she told me that I was almost literally turning green and looking like I was going to cry. That was the only time in 19 years of ER nursing, plus 4 years of home care before that, that I just couldn't bring myself to eat when it was my turn for a break.
  8. by   kellyskitties
    Walked into extremely obese (like u see on tv folks) pts room and realized I was standing in something that went "splat splat splat" when I walked. Looked down - lots of clear liquid? Water? Oh no, she was seeping all over - it had ran off bed into floor. Splat splat - oops - sorry, was I standing in you?

    And the runner up - necrotizing fasciatis wound about 12 inches across open with loose skin I could have put my hold hand under - on a back. I dressed up like hazmat to do dressing changes so I missed a lot of the smell.
  9. by   TazziRN
    Quote from kellyskitties
    Walked into extremely obese (like u see on tv folks) pts room and realized I was standing in something that went "splat splat splat" when I walked. Looked down - lots of clear liquid? Water? Oh no, she was seeping all over - it had ran off bed into floor. Splat splat - oops - sorry, was I standing in you?
    Uh.......skin?
  10. by   RNDreamer
    ok, umm....ew! Ahhh, still wanna be a nurse, though


    Quote from TazziRN
    Work ER, see it all......I thought nothing could get to me. Then one night EMS brought in a homeless man and put him in the only empty bed...in the room to which I was assigned. It was almost time for meal breaks to start. Put on a pair of gloves and started at the top. He smelled, of course, but it wasn't too horrible at first. As expected, it got worse when I took his shirt off and got a whiff of his pitts. Told the man I'd be right back, ducked into the med room and grabbed the mentholatum. Went back in with a smile. He was a very tall man and feeling weak, so when I got to his pants he honestly wasn't able to help me much. I moved down his feet and took his shoes off to tug his pants off and the smell just about knocked me over. He had had diarrhea at some point in time in the not-so-near past and it had run down into his socks and shoes. Either hadn't bothered or hadn't had the opportunity to clean himself up. Got his pants off and the dried, old feces was caked from his groin on down. Took his socks off and at that point the charge walked in to see how I was doing. Later she told me that I was almost literally turning green and looking like I was going to cry. That was the only time in 19 years of ER nursing, plus 4 years of home care before that, that I just couldn't bring myself to eat when it was my turn for a break.
  11. by   morte
    Quote from TazziRN
    Uh.......skin?
    i suspect, edema not obesity, and she was walking in serous fluid.....
  12. by   TazziRN
    Ah. The "walking on you" stumped me.
  13. by   a21chdchic
    Here's one for you!
    I was a young nurse, working in ICU. Had a new admit for R/O MI, a 60ish y.o. bachelor. I was the lucky soul elected to insert a Foley catheter because he was on bedrest and doc didn't want him exerting himself. So, I go in, explain my procedure to gain informed consent and proceed to insert the catheter. As I attempt to insert it, I meet resistance. So, I ask the gentleman if he had an enlarged prostate, that he knew of? He says, No, ma'am, I'm just climaxing. He says this just so calmly, so I look down at the drainage bag, and SURE ENOUGH! I was never so shocked and disgusted! EEWWWWWW!!~!!!!. Somebody else got to finish the job! Because, I certainly was NOT going to! Nasty!!!!!

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