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We asked some of our nursing friends to tell us about their most embarrassing moments at work.
The results were shocking, cringe-worthy, and some . . . just downright funny!
What is your most embarrassing moment?!?! (*hint* we are asking you to share…. in the comments below or on social media )
1. The Carrie Prom Scene
It wasn’t me but I died laughing and the patient thought it was funny.
We were hanging blood and it wasn’t running well so a coworker went to extend the pole up and wasn’t paying attention.
She took it so high that the line pulled out of the blood and the bag of blood went all over her! She looked like Carrie from the prom scene. It was so funny we about all peed our pants.
Housekeeping didn’t find it funny though….
I had a patient call 911 on me
3. Warning – Don’t swing your Foley bag
I was removing a male patient's catheter and the balloon would NOT deflate! I was told to cut the catheter and instead of cutting at the balloon port I cut the actual tube….balloon was still intact!
So now I was stuck with a Foley, no bag to drain into, and a very upset on-call urologist. The patient had to be taken to surgery to have it removed.
***side note surgery was imminent anyway bc when the patient came in intoxicated and the ER placed the cath said the patient thought it was a good idea to swing the Foley bag around in circles causing an internal “kink”
4. RN Induced Surgery
My coworker had a patient that had some sort of esophageal repair and the patient had NG tube that was sutured in.
Somehow it came out, and she instinctively put it back in… which caused the patient to bleed, tear the esophagus, and go back to the OR! Ahhh!