Published Aug 14, 2015
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Being with a doctor on rounds who decides to examine a 14 year old's breasts, fondling them, in front of her father, when that has nothing to do with her diagnosis, and nothing is said because no one questions the doctor... Later it is revealed the doctor ordered and was taking drugs in his patient's names and then later did lose his license!
Wow. That's terrible and creepy. I'm glad that he lost his license. Thanks for sharing.
VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN
Having two necrotic toes fall off in my hand when I went to do a dressing change to the foot. The poor patient didn't even notice.
Taking care of a man who'd had literally half his face removed because of oral cancer which had spread to his sinuses. We nurses had to spray the inside of his face with NS every two hours to keep the remaining mucosa from drying out.
Removing the shoes and socks from a homeless man who hadn't changed them in six months. The stench was enough to knock you over. To this day, that is why I hate feet!
Assisting with a bedside sharp debridement of stage IV decubiti on the woman's coccyx, both hips, and both heels. The doctor was so upset with the family for allowing this to happen that he made them watch the procedure. I'm not sure that was the best way to handle it, as they were not exactly a sophisticated bunch and I don't think they meant to neglect her. But the end result was pretty sad...the patient died a few days later.
"Green drip" coming out of a penis that the patient had stuffed with toilet paper. He came to see me, dropped his pants and proceeded to put the toilet paper out which was breaking off cause of the "green drip"...Can you say Gonorrhea!! Welcome to the world of Public health nursing in Prison!!
Oooh, we had one of these too! Gentleman comes into jail intake for a medical screening, and the nurse on duty notices a "crinkling" sound. She gets to the STI portion of the questions, and gentleman announces that he has a "little drip". He then proceeds to drop trou and show the nurse the plastic grocery bag he has tied around his penis to catch the horrifically purulent discharge, stating "It just started yesterday."
- - Finding bedbugs UNDERNEATH a dressing (how in the hell did they get in there?!)
- Finding bedbugs UNDERNEATH a dressing (how in the hell did they get in there?!)
That's why they are so hard to get rid of-they are very adaptable.
Someone with bilateral high AKA amputations (like the very top of thighs down) who was so non-compliant that basically his whole bottom was a rotting deep wound. Changing his dressings (when he allowed it) were like changing a baby. The dressings ended up being like a brief because everything was rotting. The stench was horrible. It took an hour to do them. At least he had a colostomy... No more anus to speak of. It creeped me out because it reminded me of a scene from a book where someone is eaten from their feet up.
It creeped me out because it reminded me of a scene from a book where someone is eaten from their feet up.
Which book? I HAVE to read it!
Umm, if AN is still looking to make money off advertisements, threads like this would be a good place to hawk OTC nausea meds and emesis basins/bags. :barf:
And yet, I love threads like these. The ones with body parts falling off are truly horrific. Hoping I never encounter that.....
Oh, we did have a poor patient whose penis & testicles were so damaged by wound/infections that I know what a testicle looks like with no skin on it....kinda like a lollipop that had been wrapped in tissue then someone tried pulling the tissue off....that was a difficult dressing change. We felt just awful for the guy.
No Stars In My Eyes
I had a patient once whose 'trouble' started under his foreskin....he and his wife were in an assisted living apartment.
He had dementia but had not required ADL ass't as he had his wife claim she helped him bathe. But one day at lunch he had a spill onto his lap and rather than disturb the wife's meal, one of the PCA's took him to his apt. to help him change his pants. UH-OH!
Apparently the PCA had to peel his underwear off his penis (gucky dried and wet purulent drainage). The patient totally denied there was anything at all wrong with his "johnson".
He saw a doc and Home Health was ordered to do dressing changes, which pt. often removed.
Fast forward a few weeks, no healing, and in fact things were worse, so additionally he was cathed with an indwelling hoping to keep the area clean and dry. Didn't do much good. He had to be debrided to the point where his penis no longer really resembled a penis.
A while latter he became the first patient I'd ever had who'd had a penectomy.
Non-compliant patient on fluid restriction drinking out of the sprayer on the back of the toilet.
Jensmom7, BSN, RN
This was over 30 years ago, but the docs could have been related:
14 year old girl had an uncomplicated appy, 3 inch RLQ incision, stapled, no big deal.
Surgeon came in to check on her-pulled the gown up to her neck, and her panties to mid thigh. Her nurse was there, reported his behavior.
As punishment, he had to be accompanied by staff whenever he examined a female patient.
That was it. He brought in a lot of revenue for the hospital, and things like this were routinely swept under the rug in the 70s and 80s. (Like the Orthopod who jammed his hand in my crotch, laughed when I told him to stop, said I actually liked it and if I said anything it would be my word against his, and since he was a Surgeon, guess who would be believed, and who would be out of a job? This would have been 1980-ish).
^^^ I am so sorry you had that experience, Jensmom.
This was over 30 years ago, but the docs could have been related:14 year old girl had an uncomplicated appy, 3 inch RLQ incision, stapled, no big deal. Surgeon came in to check on her-pulled the gown up to her neck, and her panties to mid thigh. Her nurse was there, reported his behavior.As punishment, he had to be accompanied by staff whenever he examined a female patient. That was it. He brought in a lot of revenue for the hospital, and things like this were routinely swept under the rug in the 70s and 80s. (Like the Orthopod who jammed his hand in my crotch, laughed when I told him to stop, said I actually liked it and if I said anything it would be my word against his, and since he was a Surgeon, guess who would be believed, and who would be out of a job? This would have been 1980-ish).
I'm so sorry!
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