What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 89
: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
Dec 22, '07Well I think I made the right career choice, only a few of these made my stomach flutter. And I enjoyed snacking while I was reading. In 6 years of LTC, I have experienced the finger licking finger painters, chocoholics, projectile vomiting. So far I haven't incountered anything that gave me the oogies.
Dec 22, '07<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=6 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset"> Originally Posted by Dayray
I was a new CNA in the nursing home and feeling very proud of my first step in my chosen career.
A nice littel old man in a wheel chair waved at one of my co-workers (a pretty littel 18 year-old, fresh out of high school sugar and spice type of girl). He said "honey come over here please" as she bent down to talk to him. He moved the blanket covering his legs and SPLAT! he ejaculated right in her face and mouth. I never saw her again and thus my nursing career beagn...........
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Yes, this post
Exactly. I was traumatized by an individual once by this, and every time I read something like it, it makes me feel like vomiting. That happened back in 1967, and I still can't seem to erase it from my mind.
Dec 23, '07I was once asked by a colleague what would be the worst thing about a lung transplant? Their reply was - coughing up somebody elses sputum. On the subject of sputum - I knew of a nurse who worked in neurology and when taking care of a pt with a trachy - all the family around the bed - the pt coughed and a plug of sputum shot out of the stoma and straight into the nurses mouth - he stunned -family watching in horror - just swallowed!!
This one is not really that bad - when I was a student on the post natal ward I was with the Sr when she was doing her rounds, we went to one room and she picked up a naked little boy just as her started to pee - straight into her mouth. The mother and I couldn't move for laughing - I kept trying to reassure the Sr that babies urine is probably sterile - I think??
There a loads of stories about maggots and was horrified when I nursed a pt who had massive lymphoedema of her legs and the skin was covered in thick scales - these became infected and flies laid eggs and resulted in a maggot investation. The irony is that we actually use maggots or laval therapy as it is referrred to, to clean pts infected wounds.
Dec 23, '07Had a female, street worn, exorcist look-a-like pt, quite ghoulish, and was very agitated.
On a bed alarm, she kept getting out the bed, over the rails, after she raises the bed, highest it can go.
Ativan given, thinking, ok, she's out in 30 minutes.
It's nightshift, LTC, halls can be empty.
I bend the corner, and who do I see, crab walking, on all fours, belly.
Looking scraggly and ghoulish.
For 2 seconds, she seemed supernatural. I know she must have the ativan in her system.
I'm almost too scared to go down the hall.
Nevertheless, We put her back to bed.
And luck would have it, I'm terrified of the exorcist, which is who she looked exactly like.:uhoh21:
Dec 25, '07About 5 years ago I was a CNA. There was a large woman on my floor that had both legs amputated due to DM. Being the size she was and not very healthy, she had really given up on life in general. She hit the call bell to be put on a bedpan. Needless to say the pan disappeared under her size, but that's not the bad part. When I came back to take her off, she was so large she could not wipe herself (#2), so I, being the pleasant CNA I was, proceeded to clean her. She was a dark skinned African American lady so I did not notice the "raw" area around her rectum. When I wiped she yelled and clenched her butt cheeks, which lodged my hand in there!!!!! Her "gluteal cleft" was so "deep" that my whole hand seemed to disappear, all the way up to the edge of the glove!!!!! I had to quickly pat her thigh with my other hand and tell her "OK sweetie, you're going to have to relax and take some deep breaths and let me have my hand back." I was so scared the glove was going to be sucked off and I was going to have to go in after it. Well, she relaxed, I got my hand back (glove and all), and have been much more careful to notice any raw spots on anyone's bottom!!!
Dec 25, '07"I have an interesting one that my caregiver told me about this morning. She has a friend who's an ER nurse, and she had the following experience:
A young couple came into the ER. He with an injury to his penis, and she had a head injury.
As the nurse was taking the patients history, she learned that they were at a restaurant having a wedding anniversary dinner. While they were waiting for their meals, he said to her, "I dare you to get under the table and service me." The loving wife did as was told, and during the process, she had a seizure. That was when she received the head injury. Her husband was stabbing her in the head with a fork to get her to loosen her grip."
I've heard that one a number of times over the years. I think it's a nursing urban legend.
Dec 26, '07Quote from oneofHIsThat's a good oneAbout 5 years ago I was a CNA. There was a large woman on my floor that had both legs amputated due to DM. Being the size she was and not very healthy, she had really given up on life in general. She hit the call bell to be put on a bedpan. Needless to say the pan disappeared under her size, but that's not the bad part. When I came back to take her off, she was so large she could not wipe herself (#2), so I, being the pleasant CNA I was, proceeded to clean her. She was a dark skinned African American lady so I did not notice the "raw" area around her rectum. When I wiped she yelled and clenched her butt cheeks, which lodged my hand in there!!!!! Her "gluteal cleft" was so "deep" that my whole hand seemed to disappear, all the way up to the edge of the glove!!!!! I had to quickly pat her thigh with my other hand and tell her "OK sweetie, you're going to have to relax and take some deep breaths and let me have my hand back." I was so scared the glove was going to be sucked off and I was going to have to go in after it. Well, she relaxed, I got my hand back (glove and all), and have been much more careful to notice any raw spots on anyone's bottom!!!
Dec 29, '07Quote from Advocate1I can believe it. I worked with a urologist, caring for a woman (~25 years old) who had not followed up after a cervical cancer dx & removal of early cancerous cells and as a result, the cancer recurred. She didn't seek help until she had both rectovaginal and urovaginal fistulae, meaning that both urine and stool were coming out her vagina. Prognosis? Less than 2 years.Turns out the stuff is comming out of her vagina- Nasty nasty Nasty. A sample was sent to /the lab as well as a U/A. The urine in the foley was clear yellow w/o any blck stuff.
lab calls back... sample is stool. Ends up she has a fistula btw her bowels and uterus and stool was comming out the WRONG hole. can u believe it.
Had she followed up with her OB/Gyn after the initial dx and treatment? Probably a normal lifespan, although she may have had to face a hysterectomy when the cancer recurred.
Dec 29, '07Not my story, but this should qualify:
I was changing into street clothes after working a shift at the hospital and got talking to a tech from the lab. I mentioned that a tissue bank (they take eyes, skin, bones, tendons, heart valves, etc from decedents for graft/transplant, then process said tissues so they can be used by the surgeons) was being transferred into the facility. She turned white, shuddered and told me this story:
Some years prior, she was working a night shift at the Red Cross' lab. The Lion's Eye Bank was in the same facility, with enucleations often being done by local physicians and then the eyes shipped, rather than an Eye Bank team being paged to do uncomplicated harvests.
At night, the lab staff were the ones called to receive the incoming eyes. They would then take the box upstairs (clearly labelled "Human Eyes") to the Eye Bank's lab, take out the paperwork, open the foam cooler inside the box, take out the little bottles holding the eyes and put them in the fridge for the team to process the next morning.
It was about 2-3 a.m. when the call came from Transport that a pair of eyes was ready for pick up. She went down, signed for the delivery and headed for the Eye Bank. She noticed the box was a good bit heavier than usual, but figured the sending hospital had used a new brand of cooler pack she'd heard about.
She got up to the Eye Bank, opened the box, took out the paperwork, quickly glancing for the consent form and donor info sheet and set it aside, then lifted the lid of the foam cooler and screamed: the reason for the extra weight of the box was that there was an entire human head in the box. Face up.
Apparently, there had been a vehicular accident that resulted in a decapitation. The physicians at that site either didn't know how to do an enucleation on a severed head or didn't want to try and just sent the entire head to the Eye Bank, expecting the Bank team to handle it the next morning.
They had made notation of the head being in the box, but it was at the bottom of the bundle of paper, which she hadn't checked-the consent and donor info page were at the top, which was all she was required to look for. She shoved the entire cooler into the fridge, left a note about its contents for the Eye Bank staff and then went to the ladies' room and shook for a good 20 minutes or so before returning to work.
She was very thankful to learn that the new tissue bank would be handling all its own harvests and that she would not be called on to make any deliveries to their lab. Poor thing still had nightmares some 10 or so years later.
Dec 30, '07These stories are hillarious! Only a nurse would laugh at this disgusting stuff... My most disgusting story is when I was working in ER,well, there's more than one, but here goes.
It was near the end of my shift with only a couple minutes before I could punch out. A patient was coming y ambulance that would've been my patient, so I said I'd help settle him. BAD IDEA!!!! She was an older womn, her husband had been taking care of her at home for daaayyyyys. She smelled so bad, so unkempt...her husband had been using paper bags to keep the moisture off her body!!! The true test was turning her to get these paper bags out from underneath her. I don't think I can describe completely how horrible it was.... there were maggots everywhere from top to bottom... I turned several shades of color and the ambulance service had to bring me a chair to sit down. we found out shortly thereafter that she had lice too....nice. Makes my skin crawl!!!!!
Dec 31, '07All I can say is...oh, my.
I become an official nursing student on January 5. I've been curious as to whether or not I'll be a good nurse.....I think I have what it takes; while these stories have made me a little on the queasy side, I managed to hold down my hot wings, LOL. Some of them have even made me laugh.
I'm really excited about becoming a nurse.
My mother was a nurse; she had lots of stories to tell throughout her career. On her first night as a student nurse in the ER she saw--like someone else here--a gunshot wound to the head.......she also saw a doorknob in a man's rectum.
This story isn't mine--and I hope it doesn't offend anyone.......my sister told me the story, from an OB nurse she knows. It would seem my sister's nurse friend went to check the dilation of a patient, and the woman's husband and one of his friends were in the room as the nurse checked her. After checking the patient, the father-to-be's friend told the father-to-be that he'd give him $20 if he'd lick the nurse's finger.
Dec 31, '07Quote from lynniegThat's more immature than gross.This story isn't mine--and I hope it doesn't offend anyone.......my sister told me the story, from an OB nurse she knows. It would seem my sister's nurse friend went to check the dilation of a patient, and the woman's husband and one of his friends were in the room as the nurse checked her. After checking the patient, the father-to-be's friend told the father-to-be that he'd give him $20 if he'd lick the nurse's finger.
Congratulations on being accepted into nursing school. You're in for an amazing experience.