Works Bomb???

  1. Hey, have any of you ER nurses seen any children/teens come into the ER with injuries due to this "Works bomb"?
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  3. by   Straydandelion
    Not in ER specialty but just posting this because I was amazed.. I googled to see what it was and saw all these video's of "how to"!!
  4. by   Pixie.RN
    No, but we did have a potato gun = burned face kid recently. Good grief. He got his instructions online, too. Brilliant!
  5. by   Displaced
    We have had a couple, with serious injuries, in the last couple weeks.
  6. by   canoehead
    I watched the video, and it's amazing what people will do for fun when they have nothing else better going on.

    Works bomb injuries now coming with a standard nursey lecture in my ER.
  7. by   2BSure
    Their mothers must be so proud.
  8. by   RLPORTEE
    I am currently getting ready to start school for nursing and I know I'm set on either OB/GYN or ER. Hearing this I just think that is crazy. I wonder is there any need to tell them how stupid that was or even if there is a need to explain not to do it again. Kids these time of days. I was more scared of what my parents would have done to me than I was of what a bomb may do.
  9. by   mwboswell
    Well, it's ON now - I just saw the video and guess what I'm gonna "try" next weekend out on my buddy's "south 40" of his rural property!!!! -that's in addition to shooting our guns which is par for the course!
  10. by   Pixie.RN
    Great -- after you recover, we'll call you "ol' One-Hand."
  11. by   casi
    The teenager in me is going "NEAT!!!"
    The adult in me is going "Errrr... that looks dangerous."

    I'm surprised people haven't seen more injuries related to this.
  12. by   JStyles1
    never had a patient injured by them but i used to make them when i was younger. i dont know how someone can get injured by this though. put the stuff in, shake it, throw it, leave it alone. only an idiot would pick it back up, but then again most of my patients aren't exactly rocket scientists
  13. by   canoehead
    Go see the "what I learned from my patients" thread. There are people out there that would stand next to a nuclear bomb, and go to the ER because they got a sunburn.