What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 209

: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 usual for her safety. She was... Read More

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    My very first day on the floor as a CNA I had to go in to watch the other girls clean up a woman who had a bad case of diarrhea. As they pealed back the depend full of loose stool, she started squirting poop everywhere! All across the room! On the walls, floor, EVERYWHERE. I thought I was going to die right there and that I had chosen the wrong profession. Yet here I am, back at it in nursing school. Lol can't scare me.
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    It took four days for me to read all 2082 posts! I'm glad I know what to be on the look out for once I'm officially a nursing student!

    I work for a podiatry practice so I see a great deal of icky wounds. I do just fine with blood, pus, and tissue bits...I can handle necrotic toes and exposed bone/tendons...but I absolutely cannot stand poor wound hygiene. I HATE when patients insist on removing their own bloody bandages (without gloving or washing their hands) and then proceed to touch EVERYTHING in the exam rooms. Or when people feel the need to pick at or probe their gaping wounds. My all time favorite is when I remove a bandage and they have all kinds of debris and pet hair in there. And they wonder why that infection won't clear up....
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    Double post

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