What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 85

: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   Daywalker
    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.
    Oh, that's just NASTY!
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 9, '07 : Reason: removed edited line
  2. by   Daywalker
    Quote from staceylee67
    This MD we all hated goes into his patients room and pokes around her abdominal wound without gloves! THEN he actually wiped his hands on the curtain that separated the 2 beds. The charge nurse wrote him up and chewed him out. I can tell you many stories about that Jerk.
    Yuck! Strange how so many Drs seem to think that germs won't stick to them!
  3. by   Daywalker
    Quote from yadda_yadda_yadda
    I was working two-16 hour shifts @ a nursing home, as an agency nurse.
    I had wound care to do on an elderly, bed-fast, non-responsive patient.

    I walked into her room & greeted her, as usual..going on with ..."hi, I'm your nurse today..and I'll be changing your dressing...yadda-yadda"...and I noticed a buzzing sound as I neared the bed. My first thought was "there must be a hearing aid laying around somewhere".....No hearing aid. ---- I then looked @ the A/C unit, thinking it was about to fritz out (wanting to prevent any electrical problems)....Nothing there, either.

    So--I proceeded to reposition the patient comfortably, so I could do my dressing change. Her mouth was slightly opened...revealing the source of the buzzing I had heard.

    3 flies in her mouth.


    I wanted to freak! Fortunately, the on-call doctor readily agreed to a course of prophylactic antibiotics. What a mess that would have been to explain to the family once she set in with a cough!
    "I know an old lady who swallowed a fly, I don't know why she swallowed the fly...perhaps she'll die..." Sorry. Couldn't resist :spin:
  4. by   Kiwimid
    hahahahahahahahha...............lol.......bbbbbbbb bbbuuuuuuuuuuuuuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  5. by   happydays352
    I had a pt with diarrhea that I had to literally carry on my leg down the hall into the shower while my jeans were getting soaked with bm. By the time I had got her in there it was on her carpet, the wheelchair that I had tried to get her to stay in, the floor, all over the shower, and all over me. YUUUUUUCKKKK, I stayed up all night scrubbing the floor and doing laundry.

    Still I'd rather be pooped on any day than vomited on.
  6. by   ANG_LPN
    These stories are great and I am proud to say I am an LPN of 4 yrs and the mother of 4boys and 1girl. So needless to say, I have seen my fair share of disgusting things. (not to mention I grew up on a farm) The most memorable gross thing was one evening in LTC my best friend a CNA came to ask me to take a look at a resident's peri area due to the funk. I made the mistake of asking her to describe it to me. She immediately responded with:
    It looks like when you try to pull apart a grilled cheese sandwich.
    I haven't been able to eat grilled cheese without giggling since.

    PS That's what it looked like too! Gotta love those nurses you follow that don't wipe off the treatment cream before appyling new!
  7. by   locolorenzo22
    I think I have a new best one to add....
    Last night, I was working with 1 other tech with 26 patients....well, it's about 3AM I'm trying to change a DD individual with seizures and a little vomit coming up from a tube feeding...(brown, liquid..looks pretty obvious like a bowel obstruction...)...so he was on ISO and nobody had been masking up...I heard a little voice in my head like..."well, he's been coughing...I probably should mask up.)
    I was halfway through changing his bed, when he looks at me, coughs, and projectile vomits about 1.5 L of dark brown liquid stool-looking vomit all over the bed, floor, a/c, blankets covering siderails, etc.....thank god I had masked up!!!
    Although the nurse saw me go in, mine was the only call light on, and I had told him he was starting to cough up more vomit...the ONLY one to come help me was one of the RNs who I love to death!!!
    took us about 25 mins to clean up everything...and I will relish the next slightly bileous vomit I see...much better than stool!
  8. by   lawrence1.rice
    Back about 10 years ago I was helping with the "code brown" event of an 800# patient suffering from the "projectile poo-poo" disorder. At the time I clearly remember thinking how glad I was the I had double gowned and gloved. After I got home that night I discovered a brown smear on my back where you tied the gowns closed!... Needless to say NOBODY said a word about me having a brown smear on my back all day!!! YUCK.

    The next day a washer and dryer were installed in my home between the garage and home entrance. From that point on I'd get home, close the garage door and strip in the garage. Work clothing stopped coming into the house! Lesson learned...
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 20, '07 : Reason: moved a word with **'s
  9. by   nurse grace RN
    About 10 years ago before I decided to go to nursing school I was a med tech and we did blood rounds in the morning between 7a and 8am.I was on an orhto/med/surg floor with a male co-worker and we were almost done rounds. I went into a room to draw blood on a young guy about 30 years ols( there were signs up saying he was MPO over the bed and outside the door). I didn't know that one of the nurses ignored the sign and gave him water! I went into the room, introduced myself and he proceeded to projectile vomit on me, like something out of the exorcist! Iwas dripping wet and my basket and shoes... I was speechless.... and the nurse who gave him the water walked by the room and said"what happened"? I had to get or scrubs and completely change. The poor patient apologized every day after that.

    We had a frequent flyer on our floor, noncompliant, bipolar. He would amuse himself by constantly masturbating. One morning As I was taking his vitals and assessing him he says to me< " can I please have extra baby soap to wash up with, I masturbated all night and now I smell like semen" This same patient would constantly ask for testosterone cream and want the nurses to apply it.

    We had a mentally challenged patient who told her she had a present for her- she put a ball of poo in her scrub pocket! yukkkk
  10. by   RNnewgrad
    I went to help another nurse drop an NG after her failed attempts. The pt was on Propofol and snoring loudly....but she was unable to get the salem sump past the nasal cavity. Started to put it up his nose as she held his chin and couldn't get it through. Kept trying, which forced him to sneeze....into my mouth.
    Good thing I was wearing glasses.
  11. by   RanieRN
    A co-worker discovered and followed a "poo" trail that led her to the break room (People have got to remember to lock that door!). Inside, sitting at the table was one of our male patients with a paperplate just full of poo. We discovered later, that he had also left little "gifts" on the door handles to several rooms, including the nurse practioners' office.
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    My most recent one was produced by me. I vomited about 21/2 litres of partially digested blood all over the X Ray tech, her uniform, the machine, myself, and all over my bed. Then when my kidneys began to fail, black urine came out of me. The administrator of the place where I live said, "I don't want to hear one word about death, or what causes it. I'm still around. Gave me a whole new perspective about what can come out of our bodies though.
  13. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    My most recent one was produced by me. I vomited about 21/2 litres of partially digested blood all over the X Ray tech, her uniform, the machine, myself, and all over my bed. Then when my kidneys began to fail, black urine came out of me. The administrator of the place where I live said, "I don't want to hear one word about death, or what causes it. I'm still around. Gave me a whole new perspective about what can come out of our bodies though.
    I'm sorry that you had to go through that. But I never heard of black urine r/t kidney failure. The urine is actually black??

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