Oh oh! Not again...

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Have you ever had this happen to you? Really bad GIB? A unit of PRBCs where the spike came loose? Ugh - we have all had this happen - tell us about your experience...

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Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

6 Articles; 11,437 Posts

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 18 years experience.

Really bad trauma patient. In the process of setting up the rapid infuser. In the meantime, anesthesia had someone putting a unit of PRBCs in a pressure bag. Well, they didn't stop pressurizing once the little red danger line appeared. The result: we could have reenacted a scene from ​Carrie.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

4 Articles; 20,908 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 43 years experience.

I've done it! Never a pretty scene....LOL

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 8 years experience.
Really bad trauma patient. In the process of setting up the rapid infuser. In the meantime, anesthesia had someone putting a unit of PRBCs in a pressure bag. Well, they didn't stop pressurizing once the little red danger line appeared. The result: we could have reenacted a scene from ​Carrie.

Every time I've ever inflated a pressure bag, I worry about the bag popping... just like that! So far, though, I've never had that actually happen to me. Knowing my luck, when it does, I'll end up being the one that looks like he was actually part of a horror movie and everyone else will end up saying "that was close..."

BrandonLPN, LPN

3,358 Posts

Has 5 years experience.

Surprisingly dark humor for the "About a Nurse" cartoon series. I approve.

dudette10, MSN, RN

1 Article; 3,530 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg, Academics. Has 12 years experience.

More loose BM that shot out during a turn to clean up...all over my arm.

Has 33 years experience.

Managed to staunch the flow from the bag before I was completely covered.

More concerned about the hassle of getting another unit ,as I had to walk half a mile to the blood bank and sign my name 84 times!

classicdame, MSN, EdD

2 Articles; 7,255 Posts

Specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

Yep. And I spiked it in the medication room so it had to be closed and re-stocked after cleaning. Not the way to make friends.

FranEMTnurse, CNA, LPN, EMT-I

2 Articles; 3,619 Posts

Specializes in LTC, CPR instructor, First aid instructor.. Has 26 years experience.
More loose BM that shot out during a turn to clean up...all over my arm.
I had this happen to me too.

nursefrances, BSN, RN

7 Articles; 601 Posts

Specializes in Ambulatory Surgery, Ophthalmology, Tele. Has 6 years experience.
Yep. And I spiked it in the medication room so it had to be closed and re-stocked after cleaning. Not the way to make friends.

Aww! :facepalm: Bummer.

I haven't re-enacted a Carrie scene but the "busy?" remark sparked a memory.

Once I was at the nurses station with my computer parked in front of me. I was tapping info into the computer (probably putting in an assessment, I don't remember now) while on hold with the pharmacy (missing a med). I get another call and now have a phone on my other ear. Charge walks to my left and asks if I can switch patients with another nurse, a doctor is motioning to my right if I can go in a room to help translate(I still have a phone on each ear)....THEN the vocera goes off and I hear "Can you take a phone call?" :yawn: Really?