What have other nurses done that have freaked you out? - page 43

What have other peers done intentional/unintentional to freak you out? Good or bad. Happy or sad. On my FIRST day as an LVN, (LTC) a res was screaming in her room as I was walking out to leave. I... Read More

  1. by   sanctuary
    Quote from RNDude
    When I was a first-semester nursing student, I found a patient sitting on her dislodged Foley (ex-Foley-ated?) . The nurse I informed yanked it out from under the patient's bottom and put it right back in the poor woman's urethra.

    eeewwwwww!
  2. by   GoldenLove
    Quote from Tweety
    A nurse crushed Percocets, mixed with water, and gave it through a central line IV.

    OMGGGGGGGGGGG...whatttttttt?
  3. by   simbaRN
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    This is a CNA story but it was so funny at the time

    Ill never forget the time my CNA was showering a female patient. She took her to the shower and the next thing I know she steps out the door white as a sheet she said ..."UH hello nursie down there...UH denise come here please, we have to have a talk".. I thought the lady was dead or something.. I go down there and she says..."The next time i am about to shower a female with a penis will you please tell me before hand"....I said "WHAT" . The lady had a prolapsed uterus and her cervix was hanging out...
    Thats funny..
  4. by   melinda lee
    i have a sister in law that is an lpn also,as far as what she does shocken no,b/c she doesnt do anything she expects her cnas to know and do it all.the sad part is if they dont listenshe writes them up,does all of this so husband and kids can come visit her at work.one of the boys walks around visiten the patients he is wearen straight black piercenings threw out himself wearen black eye lliner and lipstick wouldnt that scare a patient.
  5. by   LPN2RNdude
    LOL i have a few stories as well... ive seen a lot of crazy things. when i was an LPN and worked at a LTC facility, there was this nurse who would leave (night shift) and stay gone for hours and hours, would come back, stay 15 minutes and leave again,,,, rumor had it she could be found at wal-mart, big-chick, the mall, and pumping gas at 7-11, all in the same night!!! she was finally fired,,, after 2 years! at the same facility we had a nurse who would crush her patients medications and mix them in a big glass of boost and let the patients drink it, with a straw. ive seen patients sustain HUGE skin tears, and some nurses would just stick a band-aid over it. crazy stuff like that.
  6. by   AR_RN
    I've spent WAY too much time on this thread and as an about-to-be new nursing student, it's been frightening as well as "enlightening". As a CNA I worked with an LPN who gave such a huge portion of her responsibilities to her "special CNA friend", that whatever hall that CNA was working on was always scrambling to finish at the end of shift. I've even seen the LPN call the CNA to a room to remind her how to do a certain procedure!

    Also, I know you may have all read this one before, but I received it in an email tonight and it seemed appropriate...so I'll leave you with a laugh tonight.

    "As a new, young MD doing his residency in OB, I was quite embarrassed when performing female pelvic exams. To cover my
    embarrassment I had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly.
    The middle-aged lady upon whom I was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing and further embarrassing me. I looked up from my work and sheepishly said, "I'm sorry. Was I tickling you?" She replied, "No doctor, but the song you were whistling was, "I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener". Doctor wouldn't submit his name..........."
  7. by   texas_lvn
    ARNurse....
    I would check the board 15 times a day for the first few weeks this tread started. Laughing in stitches and crying in horror at times.

    Good luck with school.
  8. by   LPN2RNdude
    Quote from silvergirl
    I think I work with her.
    OMG!!! when i worked as an LPN for a LTC facility we had a lady who would do that. she would wear white every day, and call everyone "my patients". she would even tell families she was an RN when she was really a CNA. she did some scary stuff, like post-op patients on subacute would ask for pain meds, and instead of telling the nurse she would give them tylenol out of her purse. i still cant believe management would put up with that liability. ive not been back to that place since graduating RN school,,,, but i hear she still works there.
  9. by   greene
    When I was in nursing school, we were learning about foley catheters. One of the students asked the instructor, " If there is no lubricant, may I spit on the foley?". Totally freaked us all out.
    That is one person I would not want to care for me.....
  10. by   ZippyGBR
    Quote from jojotoo
    I had a new intern order IV Tylenol once. :trout:
    how long ago ?

    we've had IV paracetamol for a couple of years now and there were some mega -expensive pro drug injectable paracetamol preparations available about 5 years ago
  11. by   EmmaG
    Quote from greene
    When I was in nursing school, we were learning about foley catheters. One of the students asked the instructor, " If there is no lubricant, may I spit on the foley?". Totally freaked us all out.
    That is one person I would not want to care for me.....
    What?!?!
  12. by   EmmaG
    Quote from ZippyGBR
    how long ago ?

    we've had IV paracetamol for a couple of years now and there were some mega -expensive pro drug injectable paracetamol preparations available about 5 years ago
    Cool!

    http://www.ciap.health.nsw.gov.au/ns...aracetamol.pdf


    http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniont...24cadence.html
    Last edit by EmmaG on Jul 9, '07
  13. by   Sue Damonas
    I worked with someone one time who thought the patient's pacemaker was an implanted port and was going to access it with a huber needle! luckily someone stopped her before she did it.

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