Can’t even believe I just did that……..

I was recently assisting a patient off the bedpan. This patient was a great help in the turning process so I didn’t grab any help to take her off the bedpan. She rolled over and removed an almost completely full bedpan of urine and because I was alone and didn’t want to leave the patient turned and unattended by going to the bathroom to empty it, I just sat it down on the floor. I finished up the cleaning process and as I went to get the covers at the end of the bed I stepped right on the side of the bedpan! I sent urine flying up my leg! I stepped on the side so hard that there was very little urine left! It was all over my leg and in my shoe 🙁 The patient said “Did what I think just happened, really happen?” I said “If you think that I stepped right on the side of you bedpan and flipped an enormous amount of your urine all over me, then yes, what you think just happened really happened!!!
I cleaned my skin, changed my pants, and tossed my shoes! I put on a pair of patient gripper socks for the rest of my shift and an old pair of shoes 🙂 That was the first time I have ever done something like that and I hope it was the last!

Funnies that will make you smile :)

I don’t know about you but I am forever losing my brain and just saying or doing things that are ridiculous! Most of the time my burn nurse bloopers occur when my glucose is low and I need to eat or when I haven’t had any fluids in forever!

These are two of my most recent burn nurse bloopers:

1)The thermostat was broken in my patients room and it was so hot in the room. I walked in and without thinking I asked the patient “Aren’t you about to burn up in here?”  He stated “No, I’ve already done that!”  Lord have mercy!! I had to apologize over and over! Luckily, he was a great sport! Him and I laughed all night about my statement and his response!

2)I recently had a physician order for me to send the cath tip culture from a central line change over. I also had a physician order urine lytes on the same patient.  When I went to obtain the urine lyte culture I picked up the specimen cup that contained the cath tip and without seeing the cath tip filled it up with urine!! Geeezzzzzz! Now there will be no cath tip culture and I had to explain why to the physician.

More bloopers to come……….