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What is your strange bed story?

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Ok, this is EXTREMELY UNCONVENTIONAL QUESTION! I know this is going to leave some nurses gasping thinking, 'Why on earth is he asking this? I know but on Allnurses I have gotten a huge amount of good laughs. The medical field is of such profound depth, and reading stories and learning soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much is just a fraction of what you can do here. You can also laugh yourself into the position where your sides are hurting and you end up gasping for a breath. I mean, come on. A Clinitron bed mattress being punctured, sending those beads flying and lots of other things. What I am going to ask is you to tell me your strange specialty bed stories. I would like this thread to be pages and pages and

Pages long. If you have had a strange bed story. Examples might be your experience with Clinitron beds gone wrong, TotalCare bed hoses coming disconnected during a Patient Percussion And Vibration treatment, or something really strange like that. This could involve the Critical care beds with the air mattress, the RotoProne bed, The RotoRest Bed, the Clinitron bed, The Triadyne bed, etc. I've often wondered what would be the result of a disconnection of One of the hoses of a TotalCare bed hoses during Continuous Lateral Rotation Therapy or Percussion And Vibration treatment Or if you have had a popping air mattress when you it the bed in Max Inflate Mode. I've heard a couple of strange stories on here already. Not to mention any names. I am going to list what I know so far. A rather painful story is a nurse accidentally has her foot under the Clinitron bed. I'm glad she was all right. I'm sure that HAD TO HURT! Next story is a Clinitron bed bed air mattress being punctured accidental sending beads floating ALL OVER, sending people sliding and not that this is funny, but rather interesting. Another rather strange story was a patient who had died on the Clinitron bed and after the bed had been turned off, it was turned back on so that the family could visit the Patient and the bed inflating in sections causing the Patient to sit up rather, when the family arrived. Another story including liquid stool making s strange sound and rather boiling from the Clinitron bed. I consider this rather interesting. Specialty beds are so interesting, and I'm sure can make numerous strange and at times funny stories to hear/Read. On another forum on another website, there is a post entitled 'Why RotoProne bed sucks,' or something like that a nurse is venting about the high tech RotoProne bed that malfunctioned whilst the Patient was in the PRONE POSITION, thus causing them to have to CUT THE Patient OUT PRONE. WOW, In thinking, these specialty beds are truly prone to strange and funny stories. A nurse falling into the Beads of a Clinitron bed could be funny if a Patient was not injured m. Thank you and all at Allnurses for your greatness.

Is there a lawsuit brewing somewhere? Apologies if overreacting...

Ruas61, BSN, RN

Specializes in MDS/ UR. Has 39 years experience.

May I suggest you edit your post's format?

It is quite distracting,

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

I posted this in your RotoProne bed thread, but I'll cut and paste it here as well:

ECMO, what's your story?

In the past three days, you've asked some very specific questions about three different types of beds, barium, pump simulators, and other specific brand-name equipment.

Are you a nurse, a student, a patient, or....?

Seriously, people - look up the OP's threads. In the past 3 days, the OP has started 6 or 8 threads with VERY bizarre, very specific questions about different equipment.

icuRNmaggie, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU, SICU, CICU. Has 24 years experience.

These very random questions appear to be from either a student or an ICU visitor who wants to "master" the equipment.

It makes me very uneasy when visitors in ICU want instructions on how to operate our

equipment.

I had an elderly man recently

who wanted to hang his wife's blood because he thought knew how to work our pumps. There was a

question about IVsimulators on another post. I really think this person is a visitor seeking

information on how to operate the equipment and that this should not be encouraged.

Edited by icuRNmaggie

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

I posted this in your RotoProne bed thread, but I'll cut and paste it here as well:

ECMO, what's your story?

In the past three days, you've asked some very specific questions about three different types of beds, barium, pump simulators, and other specific brand-name equipment.

Are you a nurse, a student, a patient, or....?

Seriously, people - look up the OP's threads. In the past 3 days, the OP has started 6 or 8 threads with VERY bizarre, very specific questions about different equipment.

I remember reading the OP's previous posts; maybe they will be back to give more background information...

RyanCarolinaBoy, ADN, BSN, MSN

Specializes in ICU. Has 16 years experience.

Weird. Simply put, just WEIRD. I have many interesting stories, but never have I wanted to discuss our icu beds. And if it happens to be my patient is in said bed when you go tinkering with it or popping hoses, heaven help u when I'm done!

macawake, MSN

Has 13 years experience.

Specialty beds are so interesting, and I'm sure can make numerous strange and at times funny stories to hear/Read.

I can't say I share your fascination with specialty beds and I can't think of a single funny story involving one.

OP, I'll be blunt. Reading this thread and others you've started recently makes me uneasy. You've asked about things like what happens if a person aspirates Gastrografin contrast and what the mortality rate is as well as what happens if you administer Barium to a person with a bowel/gastrointestinal perforation. They're specific questions about people potentially being harmed in a healthcare setting. Something doesn't feel right.

The questions you asked about infusion pump simulators came complete with a very specific list of medications:

I want a simulator where I can work freely without having to actually follow a lesson. Where in real time set infusion volume, infusion rate, and in real time it administers it. I would like to have a drug library so I can essentially simulate an actual medication administration of medications such as Fentanyl, Propofol, Midazolam, Morphine, Cisatricurium, Vecuronium, Rocuronium, Dopamine, Dobutamine, Norepinephrine, etc.

I agree with previous posters that people should refrain from answering these questions unless OP offers a plausible explanation for this interest.

OP, you've posted that you have personal experience of being intubated and that you were administered muscle relaxants but no sedatives at the time. Were you a patient in an ICU?

I'm not sure what all your questions mean but I hope that you're okay OP.

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

Hmmm...I replied to your questions about whether we've tried the Rotoprone and about BIS monitoring. Now this is getting curiouser and curiouser. :cautious:

icuRNmaggie, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU, SICU, CICU. Has 24 years experience.

I had to calm down a very angry RT and then write an incident report after a visitor turned the Fi02 up to 100% on a ventilated patient.

Visitors who show an unusual curiosity about the operation of vents, BIS monitors, iv pumps, beds, iabps, cardiac monitors, etc., bear watching.

Bed manufacturers such as Hillrom and Arjo Huntleigh do not put their instruction booklets online for a reason and that is to prevent patient

injury and liability from use by untrained persons.

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amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Specialty beds give me the creeps. I expect to see Grandpa Munster sit up in his coffin or to row the canoe. (The size seems to more resemble a military amphibious craft.)

And like other PPs commented - my radar goes off when someone else starts nosing around equipment.

dirtyhippiegirl, BSN, RN

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

From going through the OP's post history...maybe he was a severe electrical burn victim and is trying to piece things together. It would explain the obsession with specialty beds (I swear our big burns obsessively hated their specialty beds), the NEC and bowel questions, the experience being paralyzed...?

Mavrick, BSN, RN

Specializes in 15 years in ICU, 22 years in PACU. Has 30 years experience.

From going through the OP's post history...maybe he was a severe electrical burn victim and is trying to piece things together. It would explain the obsession with specialty beds (I swear our big burns obsessively hated their specialty beds), the NEC and bowel questions, the experience being paralyzed...?

I'm with you dhg on the strange nature of OP's posts. I read through them too and additionally noticed a couple of weirdly inserted words, like Air Mattress and Intramuscular that make absolutely no sense. Also seems very proud of himself to be asking "unconventional" questions. Wants to know how to program an IV pump Simulator for Propofol or Vecuronium??

Posts from 2012 then nothing now a bunch of weird topics that haven't generated much response.

Someone on a Psych Unit writing a hospital murder mystery?

Some mad scientist keeping women paralyzed to be sex slaves??

Some mad scientist keeping women paralyzed to be sex slaves??

Oh, this is going on the spit list.

Between you and ixchel, I'm down about $50 in rib wrap. (In case you didn't see that one, because I cracked several ribs from ROFLMAO).

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

I had an orderly pop a Clinitron bed once because it was "annoying him". Sand everywhere. He had to pay for it, but was not fired.

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

There are a couple of new accounts here on AN that make my spidey senses spring into action whenever I see a new thread started by them. ECMO is certainly one of those.

Something stinks....

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

There are a couple of new accounts here on AN that make my spidey senses spring into action whenever I see a new thread started by them. ECMO is certainly one of those.

Something stinks....

I do agree that we seem to have a run on "odd" topics to say the least.