What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 90

: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   Christie RN2006
    Not the grossest, but this rates right up there... The other day I was helping one of our other nurses clean his new admit up. The new patient had global aphasia, so he couldn't tell us what was going on. Well I look over at the patient and I told the other nurse "um he looks like he is getting kinda gaggy" Immediately after I said it, it was like old faithful erupting. The patient had projectile vomiting that shot straight up in the air and unfortunately I happened to be in the line of fire... The other nurse just stood there and looked at me as I am slowly looking down to see the massive amounts of puke running off the side rails and to my dismay, it was running down my brand new scrub pants too. Needless to say, I made the charge nurse come in and help him finish cleaning up while I ran to find clean scrubs.
  2. by   fey_lassRN
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    Two particular stories come to mind. I used to work in a rural hospital. Years ago in OB when we still did enema's. I gave this woman her enema and hundreds of worms were swimming in the bed pan. The specimens were sent to the lab and she had like 6 different kinds of worms. Her baby was in isolation the whole time she was in. It was a vag delivery and back then they stayed for 3 days. Those 3 days seemed so much longer. Poor child, she must be 20 years old or so by now. I hope it she doing better than her mother was at that age. Second, just last week we had a morbidly obese woman on med/surg who stunk and we decided to bath her pronto. As we undressed her she had cockroaches in her clothes. When lifting up her belly flap to clean, yup, out ran another of those little suckers. Can you imagine having cockroaches crawling in your clothes and on your body? oohhhhh makes me shiver just thinking about it again. I have also seen some pretty nasty gangrene cases. People from the hills that never took care of their diabetes, or probably didn't even know they were diabetic. The rural hospital could be very interesting !!! Yuck !!!
    OMG, I thought I was the only one with that story! I, too, worked in a small rural hospital. No enema, but Hemobate will induce forceful pooping. We did that woman a favor, no telling how long those squiggly worms were in her colon. Despite the hospital being all about budgets, we were told to throw all the linens in the incinerator.
  3. by   nursemomo
    Well, my story kinda pales in comparison...but this grossed me out. I had a postpartum, young girl that had a very "involved" boyfriend. She had a stat c-section, after laboring for several hours. I went to in and out cath her, and she was very puffy downstairs. I couldn't get a good grip on her to do the cath. I took off my gloves and explained it wasn't sterile anymore, and that I needed another nurse to help me do the procedure. Her boyfriend (who had stared at what I was doing the whole time) walks up to me, puts his hand on my shoulder, and tells me "I can spread her open for you". EWWW!! I wanted to retch, and throw his hand OFF my shoulder! Bleh
  4. by   danissa
    That last post is disgusting!!! I'm sorry that you had such a gross individual to deal with nursemomo!! would have thrown his hand along with his pervy a$$ out! How do some folk get to be so dispicable?? Auuurghhh! skin crawlin !
  5. by   Seamless LVN
    I was an LVN student, going in for my first female foley catheterization....
    was ready to remove the old one, then realized that there was some really..really old poop stuck to her pubic hair, which in turn wrapped itself around the old cath tubing FIRMLY securing it into place. anytime that tubing was tugged she would holler ! so it was like 100 degrees in that room, im bending over drippin sweat trying to cut this poo dread with scissors from her vajay-jay, so i could pull this dang cath out.....
    that was pretty stinkin nasty.....seriously, this thing was ANCHORED.
    my instructor had never seen anything like it....

    oh yeah, and all the soury cottage cheese you find under old dudes foreskins....

    "I think i just puked in my mouth a little"......
  6. by   LiverpoolJane
    Last week we had a really confused aggresive patient admitted, she seemed to loose the aggression but remains confused.
    A member of staff enterred the sluice just in time to see this patient swig urine out of a jug - somebody elses I might add - apparently one of the patients had left it there ready to be decanted into a 24 hour urine collection container!
    It transpires that she drinks a bottle of whiskey a day and I can only assume she thought that is what it was.
  7. by   lagizle
    my story was on first clinical placement as a student procedure was a last offices patient still had secretions pouring out of nose and mouth so when we rolled him to pass mourtary sheet under him there were greenish secretions pouring outta his mouth and nose eeew.
  8. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from Seamless LVN
    I was an LVN student, going in for my first female foley catheterization....
    was ready to remove the old one, then realized that there was some really..really old poop stuck to her pubic hair, which in turn wrapped itself around the old cath tubing FIRMLY securing it into place. anytime that tubing was tugged she would holler ! so it was like 100 degrees in that room, im bending over drippin sweat trying to cut this poo dread with scissors from her vajay-jay, so i could pull this dang cath out.....
    that was pretty stinkin nasty.....seriously, this thing was ANCHORED.
    my instructor had never seen anything like it....

    oh yeah, and all the soury cottage cheese you find under old dudes foreskins....

    "I think i just puked in my mouth a little"......
    Wow, from your story it makes me not wanna do a catherization... eeewwww... but u know what they say in Nursing, "not everything you're gonna see is pretty" ... srry u had to experience that..
  9. by   Starr1966
    Quote from jedsmom
    i was a brand new grad working in the er when this 80 something little lady was brought in. she had a bka a few months ago and was being cared for by family members. they brought her in because she was running a high temp and had a foul odor coming from her stump. one of the residents examined her and ordered her stump to be soaked in ns and betadine solution. i placed her leg in the basin to soak and left the room for a minute. a few minutes later i heard her screaming down the hall. i rushed down to see what was wrong and she was crying and saying she was being eaten alive. i looked down at the basin and it was full of huge magots swimming around. i called the doctor in and he clipped away the flap from her stump and many more magots fell out into that basin. i felt so bad for her. she was so upset and apologizing to us. her family had not taken her to any of her follow-up appointments and didn't seek medical attention for her until her fever got out of control. needless to say, we reported the family for elder abuse.

    its amazing what ya see in the er. didn't run me off though
    that is awful! that poor woman. i don't understand how the family could not provide the care for her wound. if they didn't have the time or skill, they should have told the hospital before leaving so that other arrangements could have been arranged. treatment like that is so uncalled for, i hope they got the punishment that they deserved!:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire
  10. by   Dottie78
    Oh man, I've cracked up reading some of these stories on here, but there are some that are so sad too. I'm pre-nursing right now, but even after reading these, I still want to become a nurse. Can't wait until I get there, so I can finally share my gross experiences! :roll
  11. by   grace90
    Hmmm.... I don't think I shared my recent blood exposure story on here. Granted, it's not enough to make a maggot hurl, but it was icky nonetheless.

    I worked on New Year's Eve, on my usual 7p-7a hours, and was sent to the tele floor. The first patient I checked on was a now-stable tranfused and cauterized GI bleeder. Her IV site was bad, and blood was backing up into her Protonix drip. I had gotten in report that "her IV was leaking bloody IV fluid" all day. :icon_roll All DAY!!!
    So I went in, did the assessment thing, and tried to flush the site. Didn't take, wouldn't flush and the saline just backed up the IV more. I should have turned off the IV and yanked it at that point and started over with a new site. Instead, I found the connection it was leaking from and tried to tighten it. The bloody IV fluid squirted out the loose tubing connection and sprayed me square in the face and mouth. Yick!!!
  12. by   Diahni
    Quote from Dottie78
    Oh man, I've cracked up reading some of these stories on here, but there are some that are so sad too. I'm pre-nursing right now, but even after reading these, I still want to become a nurse. Can't wait until I get there, so I can finally share my gross experiences! :roll
    to be sure, you will, Dottie. The baby one was too sad to be on this particular thread. Just remember, don't tell your tales at the dinner table. I have been censored, and you will be too!
    Diahni
  13. by   Daywalker
    Bah! I ALWAYS tell my tales at the supper table....and now everyone has a VERY strong stomach!:innerconf

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