My most embarrassing nursing Blooper

  1. yesterday, my patient had his iabp d/c'd so my preceptor directed me to take the tubing down.
    long story short: i turned the inflated pressure bag ( with a full bag of nss and heparin inside the sleeve) upside down and pulled out the tubing
    . next thing i know, solution is spraying every where and my preceptor and i were both showered with the solution. we both had solution running down from our face to our waist.
    ofcourse, all eyes were on me as i stood there holding an empty bag of nss
    :uhoh21::uhoh21:, and dripping wet. needless to say, it took several towels to clean up my mess. thank god i didn't get any patients wet :bowingpur.
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  3. by   Hygiene Queen
    Sounds like you got the obligatory bath.
  4. by   OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Sounds like you got the obligatory bath.
    Haha, yes! Honestly, I don't know what the heck I was thinking. I guess common sense isn't so common.