this thread was created for me!!
wow kinda pathetic that I have so many embarassing nursing moments in my relatively short nursing career, then again a few of em came while I was a student
I like to say that different aspects of my life, and sometimes my work is like and I quote "a bad episode of seinfeld" you know, full of humour except for the person involved, quirky n clumsy etc.....well here goes
as a second year nursing student doing a med surg rotation, we had a patient who had MD , we got him up in the hoyer, feeling really good about it, chit chatting away, great patient,(thank goodness for that later!) he is hovering mid air as my friend and fellow nursing student is trying to organize his wheelchair, okay all ready, we lower him down and start to unhook the hoyer lift and whammo, his catheter bag exploded, yes exploded, in our eagerness to show our skills with the hoyer we forgot to empty his foley and it got poked with something and exploded, all over pt, all over floor all over poor little hapeewendy.....
situation wasnt so bad, i mean urine is a pure substance and whatnot right? so we rush rush rush to get papertowels ,blue pads to clean this mess up and then we hear it..... *click click click*
and the bellowing from behind the curtain "and what do you two think youre doing?" it was skeletor! Our clinical teacher........she kept rushing us to clean it up clean the patient up and then later said to me "I hope you understand the importance of emptying and montitoring a foley after your golden shower"
then as a pregrad student, had a really nice young patient that had a hysterectomy, i was in her room and she dropped her make up bag, I bent over to pick it up , and she was talking to me about something and i didnt hear her, I went to get up and *SMACK* hit my head dead center on the little swinging TV in the room....that hurt like a son of a gun, I pretended to be okay , but my tears gave it away, turns out the patient was trying to tell me to watch out and not hit the TV (thank you for that valuable advice!)
during my first ever code as an rn, I went to grab the board from the wall (we had a huge board on the wall because our little board from the crash cart was being repaired at the time) so I grab this huge board, adrenaline pumping, gonna be super heroic nurse here and because the board is about ummmmmmm 6 feet in length and I'm about 5'3 in shoes standing uphill on my tippy toes
I fell over the damn thing....luckily only one person I work with saw me...managed not to laugh her a$$ off at me til after the code...
pt made it so it was a happy ending
but once again I felt like I had all the agility of a pro wrassler :P
theres more, I'm sure , but I think I have humiliated myself enough for one night
or at least a few hours