What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 78

: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   CRNI-ICU20
    Who needs a lunch box, when you have all those convenient places to tuck food??? I bet she's a riot at a grocery store.....tucking whole hams under her dress, etc....omg! I am going to be sick now....bleh.
  2. by   SmileyCNAII
    We had an OD pt last week. He drank down his charcoal (with sucrose) with no problem. An hour or two later he was out of it because of a shot of vitamin H and all was peaceful.....until he began what I though was flatulating.....oh my golly did I start to worry when I saw the brown stain on the TOP sheet as it began to appear. I picked up the edge of the top sheet and the liquidy poop was all over, it ran the length of his legs and then began dripping on the floor which of course then splashed up on the bed. What a mess..... The smell was incredible... it took 3 of us in full gown, gloves and mask to clean up that mess...... Yuk!!
  3. by   mom4josh
    Oh, my... some of these are really disgusting.

    I was a fairly new nurse, had just arrived for my 7p shift. Found the day shift nurse that I was supposed to get report from. She was hurriedly rushing up and down the hall and said she'd give me report in a few minutes. Finally she came back and told me about her patient (soon to be my patient). This little old lady with dementia had wandered out in the hallway around supper time. Decided then and there that she needed to have a BM... on the carpet. (Wait, it gets worse!) Well, as older people do, she had to examine it. She then figures she should pick some of it up, carry it into the room across the hall, and "offer" some to the other patient - while she was eating dinner! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
  4. by   TazziRN
    Ohhhhhh, I just remembered one.......20+ years ago I worked as a home health CNA while in nursing school. Several of my clients lived in an assisted living facility, a REALLY nice apartment building/bungalow complex. All the units were fully functional apartments but there was a dining room for those who didn't want to cook. I went to see one client who knew I was also seeing one of her neighbors. She and the neighbor were in the dining room for one meal. My client, A, was sitting at a different table than the other client, B. A told me that B was drinking out of her water glass when she suddenly vomited her lunch into her glass. INTO her glass, mind you. Without batting an eye B proceeded to drink the water, added ingredient and all.

    I remember skipping lunch that day.......
  5. by   Natkat
    Quote from Mirai Kangofu
    What happens to these dirty old men? I know that some of these men are so confused that they can't help but masturbate in public, but what about the men who are perfectly aware of their actions and if they were any other age, would be slapped with sexual harassment suits?
    I don't think anything happened to them.....I think they've always been that way. It has only been the last 15 years or so (remember Anita Hill?) that sexual harassment was even acknowledge. Up until men said and did whatever they wanted to women and there was nothing stopping them. They are left over from a different era.
  6. by   ktwlpn
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  7. by   al7139
    I have two gross stories:

    While I was in NS, I worked as a nursing assistant on an ortho ward (we also took medical and neuro patients).
    The first story happened with a very confused woman with dementia. She was on isolation for MRSA (blood borne). I walked into her room to do vital signs, and see if she needed toileting, etc. She had pulled her PICC line out and was bleeding all over the place! There was blood pooled on the floor, her bed, and all over her. I grabbed her insertion site to apply direct pressure to stop the bleeding (thank God I had gloves and a gown on!), and reached for the call button to call the nurse for help. She was mumbling and incoherent, and had no idea what was going on. As I leaned over her, she reached up and touched my face with her bloody hand! Yecch!!! The RN came in, and immediately called for more help so I could be "relieved of duty" to wash my face and report my exposure. Luckily, I didn't get any blood in my eyes, nose or mouth! I was treated prophylactically, just in case, but I still cringe every time I have to go into a MRSA patients room!
    Thank God for a healthy immune system!
    The second incident was not as bad but still "creepy". We had a pt who had been hit while trying to cross the highway on foot. He had obvious psych issues. He masturbated constantly, and had to be told to stop so we could take vitals, do dressing changes, etc. I am very glad he never "finished the deed" so to speak, in my presence, but still creepy nonetheless.
    I am sure as I keep working I will see worse.
    Amy
  8. by   RNDreamer
    I loved that show, and used to sing that song to annoy my co-workers


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  9. by   VegRN
    This is not nearly as disgusting as some of your stories but both of these situations nearly made me vomit.

    ...A pt hits his call light, his nurse is on lunch so I got to answer the call light. Pt had been prepping for colonoscopy that morning. I walk into the room and he is on his commode with watery poop splattered everywhere. It is on the commode, all over the floor, on the side of the bed, on his equipment next to his bed, on the walls. I couldn't believe it, specially the splattering on parts of the wall. It ended up taking another nurse and I over 30 minutes to clean him up and to clean enough of the room up so that housekeeping would come in to clean the rest up.

    ....I was taking care of a thoroughly hick pt (I can say that because I am a bit hick too). She was in isolation for resp MRSA and I was ready to give her the abx ointment for her nares. She say she wants to do it so I say "fine" and give her the q tip with the ointment on it. She takes the qtip,smears the cream on her finger and shoves her finger in her nose to apply the cream and work it around her nostril. And then does the same for the other nare. I nearly died, I was so disgusted. I could not believe it.
    Last edit by VegRN on Jun 21, '07
  10. by   RNDreamer
    Not as disgusting as my patient who, instead of letting me clean him and his poop up, would rather stick his bare hands (with long nails) between his "cheeks" and dig the poop out...so not only do I have to clean him and his poop, but I have to scrape the poop out of his nails while he argues with me that there is no poop...Really? Then what is this? Chocolate? :uhoh21:





    Quote from VegRN

    ....I was taking care of a thoroughly hick pt (I can say that because I am a bit hick too). She was in isolation for resp MRSA and I was ready to give her the abx ointment for her nares. She say she wants to do it so I say "fine" and give her the q tip with the ointment on it. She takes the qtip,smears the cream on her finger and shoves her finger in her nose to apply the cream and work it around her nostril. And then does the same for the other nare. I nearly died, I was so disgusted. I could not believe it.
  11. by   RedWeasel
    I was precepting and there was a young peds girl who was special needs, her mom swore by (i think it was mag cit or golytely-cant remember) to keep her reg'lar. She stated that it only takes an hour to work. Well lo and behold hour is up and we were changing her diaper since it was wet with urine. One thing I never understood. Why dont pp change the bed and the diaper at the same time (i was a student-now i do different) you know roll it all tuck all the dirty and then the clean. No not this time we clean the girl up and with her bare butt in the air we are tucking the dirty linen and starting to fit the new clean sheets. My precepter felt that after that we could place a clean diaper. WELL> I hear hyperactive bowel sounds from the girl. Her face forms a grimace and before I can grab the new diaper to throw under her (preceptor had told me minutes before I didn't need to do that yet-tho I had thought common sense tells ya it will at least catch accidents from getting on the new sheets etc) she shoots liquid diarrhea 10 feet over the end of her crib and it hits the wall and runs down in many little streams. The mom just laughs. Guess who gets to clean it? Ah bless you all you students.
  12. by   RedWeasel
    I once was cathing a male and had just a slight bit of resistance so I remembered that is was normal and to raise him up a little bit to a more 90 degree angle. Went in fine but then (I have never had this happen) urine started spewing out the meatus AROUND the catheter! All over the bed. Way unprepared for that.

    Another time pt had MRSA in sputum, cdiff and VRE in urine. Had trach. Never had to sxn him before but one night he had a breathing treatment and was coughing. I gowned, masked gloved even foot bootied up (we have carpet floors ick-cant really get em clean can ya and I am not stepping on them with naked shoes with pt who has cdiff and defecates on floor sorry). Anyway pt gets ready for me to sxn him catheter goes down and pt promptly coughs-catheter slips through my fingers down onto floor as mucus and blood (mrsa) land on my sleeve and gown. I will always wear goggles or face shield when sxning from now on. Yeah.
  13. by   RedWeasel
    I know a fairly new nurse who was doing a bowel program on a pt. She inserted the supp and removed her gloves. The pt was a little anxious and asked her to do some dig stim before she left. She said oh sure. She proceeded to do her duty and a terrible look came across her face. NO GLOVES. Ackkk. I said that is why you DOUBLE GLOVE-so you have layers for something like this-in case you have to grab something quick.

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