What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 80

: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   rngrad_2006
    When I was in nursing school, we were cleaning a pt who had a foley and as we turned her, her foley tubing got caught on something and came apart, thus flicking urine at me. A lot of areas to hit and where does it go "MY EYE". That is not the only thing ending up in my eye. I was doing a finger stick and the test strips we use are very rigid and it hit against the pts finger and flicked the blood up at me and oh yes it went in "MY EYE" Of all the places on my entire body, don't know why things end up there. I had to go to ER and fill out an incident report. Ridiculous!!!
  2. by   EmmaG
    Quote from rngrad_2006
    When I was in nursing school, we were cleaning a pt who had a foley and as we turned her, her foley tubing got caught on something and came apart, thus flicking urine at me. A lot of areas to hit and where does it go "MY EYE". That is not the only thing ending up in my eye. I was doing a finger stick and the test strips we use are very rigid and it hit against the pts finger and flicked the blood up at me and oh yes it went in "MY EYE" Of all the places on my entire body, don't know why things end up there. I had to go to ER and fill out an incident report. Ridiculous!!!


    I was emptying a foley and even though I ALWAYS look up and away, I felt it splash into my eye. To this day, I have no idea how it managed to do that; must have ricocheted lol. But even worse, the patient had a rip-roaring (multi-organism) UTI. I flush it out with saline and finally get the incident report stuff done (I'm a traveler, and no one seemed to know the protocol). My company tells me to go to the ER. The nurse attaches a damned suction cup to my eyeball and proceeds to empty a liter of saline into it, asking me if I'm having any pain. Not until you started doing THIS!!! OUCH!!

    But the topper was the ER doc who came in and asked what happened; when I tell him I splashed urine in my eye, he smirks, then lectures me on how it's no big deal because in survival training, you're taught to flush wounds, eyes, etc., with urine since it's considered sterile.

    :stone
  3. by   RNontheroad
    I did not witness this first hand, thank God, but I had a fellow nurse tell me about it.
    She used to work in a bariatic surgery recovery floor. The patients are very restricted on fluid intake and can only have 40cc of ice chips Q2hrs for the first few days post-op. Well, they have a tendency to be a bit dry and thirsty, due in part to morphine PCA's.
    They found one patient licking the condensation off the window. If that isnt bad enough, one crazy lady was drinking her JP drainage. Can you imagine?? She had to have a psych disorder because I would rather die of thirst then consider that an option!
    UGGGHHHH! Still makes me cringe.
  4. by   island40
    This had me in stitches. Guess I am just a little sick in the mind! I've got one for you though.
    I worked a rural ER and had a guy come in with c/o lower abdominal pain and said that he had fallen and felt that he had something in his rectum. Did the exam and was motioned to go into the hall for a "consult" with the doc. The doc just about busted a gut telling me that he had a Frenches mustard container in his rectum and I giggled the whole time I was getting the required tools to remove it. But wait..it gets better! After removal of the foriegn object I went to the desk to get his discharge papers ready and when I went back into the ER he was gone. I started to clean up and gues what? You, know it! He took the Frenches mustard container with him! Must have been a fav!!!!!
  5. by   confused101
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein
    Had a crazy old man who would climb out of his bed and into those of other patients where he'd proceed to have a BM, then return to his own bed. He even got out of restraints (placed for obvious reasons) to do so.
    This is why I couldn't work LTC.
  6. by   EmmaG
    Quote from confused101
    This is why I couldn't work LTC.
    This wasn't LTC. It was on a heme/onc unit at a large, regional medical center.
  7. by   confused101
    OH goodness. We once had a HIV pt. go to the bathroom acrossed the hall because they were confused. You want to have people show their true colors?? When that happened it all came out!
  8. by   Indy
    Hm. We had an overdose patient, a little young female, who happened to have overdosed during her time of month. No problem. Except her nurse caught sight of her digging in her peri-area and then sticking her finger down her throat to induce vomiting. If it'd been me that saw her doing that, well I'd have been cleaning up my own puke.
  9. by   dorie43rn
    I have smelled CDiff, wound infections and infected urine, but have never smelled anything as bad as this one day. I'm sure if you have experienced this, you will agree.
    My paitent was 300+ lbs, and needed her first bath since admission. Well, the woman hadn't bathed for days, and when I and another nurse lifted her belly flap to wash, I almost fainted! Not only was it excoriated, but had white smelly fungus or something under that flap! I'm telling you, it took all I had not to puke, and keep a staight face in front of the patient. I will be more cautious of the smell the next time I lift a "flap."

    Dorie
  10. by   seasonedlpn
    Quote from abnurse
    Had a 900# lady admitted during the night and I had the honor of cleaning her up the next day. While bathing her I had to lift skin folds to get the foulest smelling stink off her. I lifted her breast and there was a dead kitten in the fat fold. I nearly aspirated on my vomit. It must have been there for a while because it was infested with maggots.
    OMG!!! A dead kitten??!! Reminds me of the cartoon of the fat lady posting a "lost dog" flyer, and the Chihuaua is stuck in her butt crack! To even imagine the kitten might just be the killer for me...might have to stop reading this thread.....well....OK, a few more
  11. by   danissa
    Quote from seasonedlpn
    OMG!!! A dead kitten??!! Reminds me of the cartoon of the fat lady posting a "lost dog" flyer, and the Chihuaua is stuck in her butt crack! To even imagine the kitten might just be the killer for me...might have to stop reading this thread.....well....OK, a few more
    Holy Moly!!!!!!!!!!! that is SOOO gross! How do you even turn a 900lb patient though? hats off to all who do this!!!!!!Brave people!
  12. by   dabowhunter
    Quote from island40
    This had me in stitches. Guess I am just a little sick in the mind! I've got one for you though.
    I worked a rural ER and had a guy come in with c/o lower abdominal pain and said that he had fallen and felt that he had something in his rectum. Did the exam and was motioned to go into the hall for a "consult" with the doc. The doc just about busted a gut telling me that he had a Frenches mustard container in his rectum and I giggled the whole time I was getting the required tools to remove it. But wait..it gets better! After removal of the foriegn object I went to the desk to get his discharge papers ready and when I went back into the ER he was gone. I started to clean up and gues what? You, know it! He took the Frenches mustard container with him! Must have been a fav!!!!!
    Okay he had the condiment, did anyone bother looking for the hot dog?:spin:
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from colleen10
    :roll

    Is anyone else replaying in their head that scene from "Silence of the Lambs"..............................
    I DIDN'T FIND THAT ONE BIT FUNNY! I RATHER FOUND IT DISGUSTING!!!!!!How can anyone think something like that is funny? Our mouths were made for speech, singing, eating FOOD, and every other NORMAL thing. To even think semen is funny YUCKKKKKK!!!!!

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