What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 91

: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   labcat01
    OH MY GAWD....I made it to page 3 and then I had to stop for the night. I'm going to have nightmares about earwax blech!!!!
  2. by   mom4josh
    More stories about pus, abscesses, and stuff like that.... please! Keep 'em coming!

    :lol_hitti


    Oh, yes... don't forget the boils!
    Last edit by mom4josh on Jan 16, '08
  3. by   Diahni
    Quote from Daywalker
    Bah! I ALWAYS tell my tales at the supper table....and now everyone has a VERY strong stomach!:innerconf
    i'm not sure if I should say "lucky you"!
  4. by   Chaya
    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
    Yep. You might be just sick enough to go into nursing! (Said with PRIDE!)
  5. by   Diahni
    I'd like to see a study of how many nurses read Mad Magazine as a kid.
    Diahni
  6. by   Ayrman
    I only read those that others bought, I never purchased one myself. Thus, I am only semi-guilty as there never was a steady supply.

    Ayrman
  7. by   fey_lassRN
    Quote from pritampaulsingh
    hi there,
    i'm a nursing( RN) student. do you have a choice when you start your job. i mean can i go or job in NICU or OB when i start.
    regards
    It is possible. It usually works best if you precept in the specialty unit. I have never worked a day in med surg, and I'll go apply at Target before I do. I precepted in L&D, and then was hired in that unit. I've also worked NICU, and I've seen precepting students get hired right after they graduate. Our professors strongly encouraged us to precept in med surg, but after I broke down sobbing and told them I'd quit nursing school if I was forced to do that, they shut up.
  8. by   mom4josh
    Quote from fey_lassRN
    It is possible. It usually works best if you precept in the specialty unit. I have never worked a day in med surg, and I'll go apply at Target before I do. I precepted in L&D, and then was hired in that unit. I've also worked NICU, and I've seen precepting students get hired right after they graduate. Our professors strongly encouraged us to precept in med surg, but after I broke down sobbing and told them I'd quit nursing school if I was forced to do that, they shut up.
    What???



    fftopic:
  9. by   fey_lassRN
    Quote from APP
    Screw nursing... I'm going to make my fortune making and selling full body-condoms for nurses!
    There have been so many times that all of us in L&D have decided we needed either vet gloves for pulling calves or a full body latex dip.
  10. by   fey_lassRN
    Quote from mesces
    I worked Katrina.
    I worked with a nurse who was stuck in one of the hospitals in NO. She didn't really talk about it, and no one asked much because we knew how hard it had been on her. She did say something about having nightmares sometimes. Now she's left us and gone back to Metairie. We miss her! I think she needed that bit of time far from home to recover.
  11. by   Diahni
    Quote from mom4josh
    What???



    fftopic:
    I second that, mom4josh! I didn't know that nursing students/beginning nurses got to vote! I am very aware of the "you have to do a year of med-surg before you do anything else" philososphy - I suspect that this may change as the shortage worsens. As well, I have never heard of the rules being changed for the benefit of the nurse or student. Maybe I should put this in another thread, since it's only gross, yucky and disgusting if you don't want to do med-surg, but my impression of WHY this remains so is this: In med-surg, you see a variety of medical situtions to make you well-rounded." I was given this line from a psych unit, whose director told me they more or less require this from their employees. His rationale is that let's say you're assess a person in alcohol withdrawal - what symptom are the withdrawal, and which ones are additional physical/psych medical issues for the person? Makes sense to me up to a point. On the other hand, every specialty has a lot of info and skills specific to that specialty, so in this way the year of med/surg might be a waste of time.
    I'd like to know people's experience/opinions on this!
    Diahni
  12. by   Diahni
    Quote from fey_lassRN
    I worked with a nurse who was stuck in one of the hospitals in NO. She didn't really talk about it, and no one asked much because we knew how hard it had been on her. She did say something about having nightmares sometimes. Now she's left us and gone back to Metairie. We miss her! I think she needed that bit of time far from home to recover.
    lassRN - I am sure it was a nightmare. I admire people who rise to the challenge, but they do pay a price. A lot of people from my area went to NO to do other stuff. It does a soul good, but at what cost? Too bad there isn't some kind of pill we could take for these situations that make us be invulnerable, but it's just the human condition. I think of all the people coming back from Iraq all messed up. Same thing. Rather than be rewarded, they can have life long physical and psych problems. In your friend's case, the nurse became a patient.
    Diahni
  13. by   Diahni
    Quote from Ayrman
    I only read those that others bought, I never purchased one myself. Thus, I am only semi-guilty as there never was a steady supply.

    Ayrman
    Ayrman,
    I was that kid whose magazines were read by the kids whose parents wouldn't buy them. I am sure Mad shaped my sense of humor, absolutely. One of my faves was "Dr. Kilgore" from way back - "That's not a bloody sponge, doctor, it's the patient's brain."
    diahni

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