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Great moments in bad judgement

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Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

Reaching under commercial lawn-mower to remove stick. Mower running. Started with 10, ended with 6.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

I'm particularly fond of the blocked snow blower and the patient comming to the hospital, no offense usually male, with their hand in a bloody towel....."I made a stupid mistake".

silverbat

Specializes in Care Coordination, MDS, med-surg, Peds. Has 22 years experience.

"dropped sppon into running garbage disposal and tried to pull it out"- ouch-

(a patient)

I worked in a factory where an employee used an electric screw gun to put a screw into her finger, then after returning to work later that day with her finger in a metal protective guard, put another screw into the same finger-

imintrouble, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg. Has 16 years experience.

"I stopped taking that medicine because it made me pee all the time."

Admission Dx: CHF with 4+ edema.

LaughingRN

Specializes in ER.

Left hand amputee in for non related issue, over the course of casual conversation:

Me: "Why did they amputate your hand sir?"

Patient: "I stuck my hand into a clogged meat grinder 15 years ago"

Me: "Ouch"

I find some of the best ER stories are preceded by some buzzed yokel saying "hey, Bob, watch this!"

BostonTerrierLover, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult/Ped Emergency and Trauma. Has 16 years experience.

Man trying to find a gas leak with a coleman lantern.

Woman "trying to look underneath the front of my car" to see why the brakes weren't working right.

Man sawing through 5 foot sewage pipe suspended 2 stories off ground, sitting on the nonsecured side.

That Guy, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab. Has 6 years experience.

*insert object name here* inserted squarely up the butt......"I fell on it". Uh huh you have barbie dolls just littered around your house huh.

Julie19, CNA

Has 1 years experience.

*insert object name here* inserted squarely up the butt......"I fell on it". Uh huh you have barbie dolls just littered around your house huh.

Hahahaha! :lol2:

RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience.

My sister's ED story: The doctor told my sister to go x-ray the man with the snake bite. She walks in to find a man sitting down with a screwdriver sticking out of his leg.

Snake bite?

"Doc, are you sure this is the snake bite patient?"

"Ya, dis de snake bite man"

The guy had taken a stab at the snake that bit him and stabbed himself.

Enthused RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 5 years experience.

I read about this one firsthand in medical records while reviewing an insurance claim a few years back: a DOCTOR tried to stop his continuous diarrhea by sticking a shotglass up there. No one would have ever known had it not broken and forced him to go to the ER for removal.

BelgianRN

Specializes in GICU, PICU, CSICU, SICU. Has 6 years experience.

Every time to the same nurse: don't remove the safety clip of the B.I.G. IO before it's firmly placed on the skin. One of these days...

2 days later:

Nurse1: Don't remove....

Nurse2: Ouch, f*** damn it's right through

(seeing half an IO dangling through the finger)

Nurse1: Told you...

The guy had taken a stab at the snake that bit him and stabbed himself.

That's so the kind of thing that I would do....

dirtyhippiegirl, BSN, RN

Specializes in PDN; Burn; Phone triage. Has 8 years experience.

Burning brush while being a wheelchair-bound paraplegic.

sharpeimom

Specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,. Has 20 years experience.

we had a repair made to our metal 150+ year old roof. it was summer and my husband was about to go out the kitchen door with the garbage. the repairman had said he had picked up all the dropped little bitty nails... i called that he should double check just to be safe.

he skipped that little step. he went to the er with 4 nails in his foot. ouch!!

when we got home, he said, "i really should have checked." uh... yeah.

eta: he was barefoot when he took the garbage bags out.

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nursel56

Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty. Has 33 years experience.

"I guess putting my hand between the pneumatic nail gun and the wall wasn't such a great idea after all."

My favorite line is "What happened was......"

guest042302019, BSN, RN

Specializes in Progressive, Intermediate Care, and Stepdown.

Favorite lines.

"Me and my buddy..."

"So I had a couple of beers and..."

"I don't know how the light bulb got there."