Nurses Are Sharing the Wildest Things They’ve Seen in the ER, and We’re So Grossed Out

Nurses Share Wild and Gross ER Stories

Working in an emergency room is one of the hardest yet most rewarding jobs in the world. And, along with that reward comes a lot of interesting and difficult stories and situations. We’re sure that most ER medical professionals could talk your ear off for hours telling some pretty entertaining stories. Some of those stories will be funny, and others will be wild. How wild? Check out these stories that nurses have shared that aren’t only shocking and wild but might just gross you out.

LOL! Call 911!

When you’re a teenager or in your college years, sometimes you think that certain things are super funny (when they really aren’t). It’s a time when pranks run wild, though most of the time, they’re pretty harmless.

LOL! Call 911!

We hope that this girl had somewhat of a good sense of humor. Otherwise, this whole situation was going to be pretty traumatic for her. Also, we hope this didn’t happen before the invention of cell phones!

Happy Birthday!

Turning 21 is quite the milestone, and it should absolutely be celebrated, at the very least, with a really wild party. After all, you’re able to do things you weren’t able to do before, which can sometimes lead to some pretty interesting situations.

Happy Birthday!

That being said, we’re not sure that you should be wild enough that you wind up in the ER with half of your butt cheek cut off. We’re not sure if we would have been able to contain our laughter as we worked on this poor guy.

The Great Outdoors

It’s just a given that when you spend time outdoors, there are going to be some creepy crawlies thinking you look pretty appetizing. This means that a lot of people wind up with bug bites, but most of the time, they don’t get quite this bad.

The Great Outdoors

If only the nurses and doctors at the first, local hospital had done their jobs well, she would have probably been in much better shape. We just might rethink camping ourselves after reading this story.

That’s Not Right

Medicine isn’t for the faint of heart — there’re a lot of things in the medical profession that could potentially make you nauseous. A definite contender in making us feel sick would be dealing with someone’s necrotic foot.

That’s Not Right

That alone would be gross enough, but having pieces of that footfall off — that would be the end of us! Though we have to say, we’re not sure why this nurse didn’t think this was a possibility; after all, it is a necrotic foot.

Keep an Eye Out

When you’re taking care of a young child, you have to keep your eyes open at all times. Sometimes, if you’re juggling a million tasks at the same time, you might miss something. Of course, usually, that something doesn’t end with you taking a trip to the emergency room.

Keep An Eye Out

We feel so bad for this grandmother, who had to have been devastated. On top of that, the medical professionals having to work on an 8-year-old, we can’t even imagine what they felt.

Eyeballing It

Choosing to live in the big city has many advantages, but it also comes with a few disadvantages, like a higher risk of crime happening. This ER visitor’s experience, probably made him think twice about living where he does.

Eyeballing It

It’s kind of amazing that this man didn’t lose his cool (and his eye), kept his wits about him, and calmly made his way to the hospital to get treatment.

Can I Get an Eyepatch?

When you’re into outdoor sports like hunting or archery, naturally there’re some risks involved. It doesn’t often end up like this story, though. We have so many questions about this whole situation, including how did that arrow get where it wound up.

Can I Get An Eyepatch?

Also, it must have been something special to see, even for the medical staff at the emergency room. We wonder what the conversations were like when they were done performing this surgery.

Look Out!

There are some outdoor sports that are just naturally more dangerous than others — riding around on a jet ski, for instance. Though most might think water sports should be less dangerous, you’ll probably think completely differently once you read this story.

Look Out!

This had to have been quite a sight to behold as they rolled him in. While the nurse who shared this story didn’t know how it ended, we certainly hope that the guy made it out OK.

I Do

Working with any type of power tool is rife with potential danger. That’s why you have to concentrate and work safely when in your workshop. But, no matter how many safety instructions you go over, accidents happen.

I Do

There are so many things in this story that would have us freaking out. But, maybe the most traumatic thing for us would have been having to use the Q tips to do what this nurse had to do.

You’ll Put an Eye Out

No matter how careful you are, sometimes accidents happen. When it comes to workshops, people think that most accidents come from the tools in them. But, sometimes, it can be as simple as tripping and falling.

You’ll Put an Eye Out

We might have thrown up if we had looked into that cup and seen what this nurse did. This guy had to have had nerves of steel and a clear head to think up such a quick solution. We bet that, other than this unfortunate accident, this is one guy you’d want working in your workshop!

That Doesn’t Feel Right!

When you’re in a relationship, it can be challenging when something prevents you from being intimate. So, of course, when things go back to normal, the first thing you want to do is get back into your intimacy regime.

That Doesn’t Feel Right!

Like these medical professionals, we would have been shocked to see this. We weren’t even aware that something like this could happen! Now that’s one more thing that we all have to worry about.

Who Left That There?

In the heat of intimacy, sometimes caution flies out the window. All that passion can be very exciting, or, it can turn pretty traumatic, apparently. We don’t know about you, but we have so many questions, we’re not even sure where to start.

Who Left That There?

But, we will say this — we’re sure that there was a lot of laughter going on when this nurse heard this. Not in front of the patient, of course, but once they were out of earshot, there must have been at least a few piggy jokes.

You Have Some Passengers

When you have any type of cut, you have to keep it clean. This is so that it heals properly and there is no chance of infection. Clearly, this guy did not follow his doctor’s orders, or any common sense, for that matter.

You Have Some Passengers

This sounds like something out of a horror movie, and we can’t even imagine how this nurse felt when she found all that in the cut.

I Like Cheese!

Who doesn’t love cheese (expect, like… vegans and people who’re lactose intolerant)? Cheese really is great — it’s super versatile, it tastes great, and it’s full of calcium (so kinda healthy, too)! We think every meal should come with at least some gouda, cheddar, or parmesan.

I Like Cheese!

But, typically, when you eat cheese, you chew it, you don’t just swallow huge chunks. We can’t help but wonder how the heck they got an 18-ounce chunk of cheese down their throat and into their gastrointestinal tract.

Surprise!

Not that we’re judging, but people make some strange choices when it comes to their private time. Everyone is entitled to have their own things, but sometimes those can apparently find you spending the night in an operating room.

Surprise!

We’re wondering why this person thought this was a good bet to take, and what the face of the doctors and nurses looked like when they realized what exactly they were dealing with.

Let’s See What the Problem Is!

Breaking a limb is frustrating and a long process when it comes to healing. But, we’re pretty sure that a leg doesn’t take a full year to heal, and so we wonder why this woman thought it was a good idea to leave the cast on that long.

Let’s See What the Problem Is!

If we had been this nurse when they went to crack that cast open and saw what they saw, we would have been on the floor in no time — passed out and looking for someone to help us!

Is That a Problem?

Doctors consult with different health practitioners all the time — everyone has their own expertise, and they all need to be coordinated, especially when it comes to emergencies. A dentist’s consultations are probably usually pretty tame, so we can’t imagine what this situation was like for them.

Is That a Problem?

This case sounds like something out of a horror movie. We’ve got no idea how the doctors and nurses all managed to do their jobs without being sick at this gruesome sight, we know we would have been.

Gross!

Everybody has their own process when it comes to personal hygiene. And it varies from male to female, but one thing’s for sure you, definitely need to make sure everything is cleaned properly. If you didn’t know that before, this story gets that point across very clearly.

Gross!

Knowing how people are about roaches, this had to have been the stuff of nightmares. In fact, we’re sure this nurse had nightmares well after this situation was done.

You Have Been Screwdrivered!

There are all sorts of reasons why someone would have difficulties reliving themselves. It can be due to medication, plain old age, or any other medical reasons. So, we can understand somebody’s frustration when they haven’t been able to go to the bathroom in a while.

You Have Been Screwdrivered!

What we’ve learned from this story is that the one thing you shouldn’t do is take matters into your own hands and try to solve the problem. Who could’ve possibly thought this was a good idea?!

Too Close

Working on a farm or ranch can be a hazardous job. There are animals, heavy machinery, and all kinds of things that could lend themselves to you spending time in the hospital. But, due to tractors being usually pretty slow, we would imagine this would be one accident that could be easily avoided.

Too Close

We have to give it to these nurses and doctors because we would not have been able to handle this situation if we were them. There would have been two people having to be taken care of by the emergency room professionals.

Right of Way

It’s incredibly dangerous and reckless to be navigating a large vehicle after you’ve had one too many drinks. Not only could you hurt yourself, but you could hurt others just as badly or worse. Just don’t drink and drive, people!

Right of Way

The fact that this person survived this stupidly avoidable accident is amazing. Also, the fact that this nurse didn’t pass out when she could see the floor through this man’s body is a miracle.

Not a Good Night

Of all the things doctors and nurses see in the emergency room, we’re sure that the ones that hold the most space in their minds are when these incidents have to do with children. No one wants to see a child hurt.

Not A Good Night

Whether a parent or not, if we saw this young girl come in with this type of injury, we would want to console her and be there for her. It might be hard because we would be trying to keep our lunch down, but we would still want to be there.

There’s Something Else

It must have been so shocking to see someone drive up and walk himself into the hospital looking like he just walked off a horror movie. We’re also sure that this nurse wasn’t expecting to see what she saw when she got to the bottom of this situation.

There’s Something Else

When people say that you should pour your heart out, we don’t think that’s quite what they meant. It’s a really good thing this nurse kept their cool and quickly took care of this exposed heart.

I Can Make It

People do stupid things when they’re young and have had a bit too much of those adult beverages. They often think they can do stuff that is just not possible, and sometimes when that happens, it lands them in the hospital.

I Can Make It

It must have been hard for these nurses and doctors to take care of this girl. We’re glad that her foolish youth ended without horribly permanent damage. This was one lucky idiot.

So Sad!

According to countless movies, books, and songs, your wedding is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. So, the fact that this woman was celebrating her marriage one moment, and suffering a heart attack the next, is just heartbreaking.

So Sad!

We can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for the medical staff to let the family and the young groom (now a widower) know that she didn’t make it.

Beware of Dog

Unfortunately, there are times when our four-legged friends turn into our worst nightmare. Whether that’s because they’ve been trained to do it or because there’s something wrong with them, is beside the point. The fact that her son’s dog hurt this woman is just tragic.

Beware of Dog

We can’t even imagine what the EMTs and nurses that had to deal with this situation were feeling at the moment. But, it’s amazing that they didn’t give up on her and she ended up surviving!

Too Much Pressure

When someone stops breathing, the first reaction that most doctors and EMTs have is to perform CPR (chest compressions, chest compressions, chest compressions). But, when you’re dealing with someone that’s already in surgery, that could be challenging.

Too Much Pressure

This had to have been shocking for everyone in the room. And the fact that they were quick enough to be able to save the guy just goes to show you that doctors and nurses really are true superheroes!

That’s Where That Went

When someone is moderately obese, they tend to have a lot of extra skin. That means that when they come in for surgery, extra steps have to be taken. We’re sure when this nurse was given this task, she had no idea what she would find.

That’s Where That Went

The nurse probably was taken aback for sure when she found that Oreo. We just hope that from then on, this patient took better care of her hygiene.

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Kids like to get into everything. They will reach and grab things that they shouldn’t because they don’t know any better. But, they also tend to take things in stride better than even adults could imagine.

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Honestly, if we were this nurse and this little kid said this, we would have to chuckle a bit. It’s pretty impressive that this kid took losing a finger with such good humor, after all, laughter is the best medicine (although we don’t think it’s gonna help him get that finger back).

I Drive Stick

There are many people that would rather drive a standard vehicle than an automatic one. But, in regards to this guy, we’re sure that he might consider changing his opinion after this accident. As for the nurse, she got an eyeful!

I Drive Stick

We don’t blame this nurse for having a “what the heck” look on her face. We would have had the same look even though we know it wouldn’t be very comforting to the poor guy.

Parental Permission

Where to begin with this one?! The first question that comes to mind is who gave this girl permission to get that type of piercing in the first place? The other is why the heck did she let it get so badly infected that she ended up in the emergency room?!

Parental Permission

We’re sure the nurse was nicer than we would have been with this young girl. There definitely have been some comments and even a few pictures to keep her from ever wanting to do this again, not that this situation wasn’t enough in the first place!

Don’t Touch That

One of the most dangerous rooms in anybody’s home is the kitchen. This is especially true if there are kids involved because there are a lot of places they can get their hands into where an injury is sure to follow.

Don’t Touch That

We wouldn’t have been able to handle this as this nurse did. We would have been in tears right alongside the parent of this poor child. It had to have been horrifying!

Losing It

When you’re a doctor or nurse that works in any part of a hospital, you’re bound to run into some people that are suffering from mental health issues. These individuals tend to behave differently, leading to some pretty interesting stories.

Losing It

The fact this lady was running around in her state of undress is weird enough, but some of the things she was saying and the rest of the story were really inappropriate and led to a pretty awful situation.

Deep Sleep

We’re sure you know someone who seems like they can sleep through anything, which sounds great but isn’t always the most healthy thing. When you sleep so heavily that you can’t feel things like this, it’s probably time to see a doctor.

Deep Sleep

We would love to have heard the questions that this nurse had to ask this gentleman as they removed the Q tips. It might have been well worth the gross visuals.

Take That!

Every day nurses and doctors go to work expecting to help people and see tragic things. Unfortunately, most of them expect something crazy and wacky to happen as well.

Take That!

Not only would we have been disgusted that someone threw rocks at us, but where she was housing it was downright gross. Though we guess if she uses it as her purse, she’ll probably never lose it, right?

Tipping the Scale

This whole story is crazy. The fact that he jumped out the window and stole a police car is just the tip of the iceberg. We’re sure that this nurse wasn’t expecting this to happen on that day. But, it did, and that gave us this incredible story.

Tipping the Scale

The only question we have, and we’re sure it’s the same one the nurse had, was why he stopped to weigh himself. We’ll probably never know.

This Is the Culprit

Allergies can be incredibly dangerous — especially when you have no idea what you’re actually reacting to. Thankfully, shellfish are a pretty common allergen so this guy managed to pinpoint the issue pretty quickly.

This Is the Culprit

But, it’s pretty funny that he thought he had to bring the live mussel with him as proof (or maybe he figured it was like a snake bit?). In any case, these nurses were very kind, and they got a cute pet for a day!

Not What You Think

When you’re a parent and your child is showing some sort of distress, you can get pretty crazy. You’ll often flip out, and you’ll say things you don’t mean and accuse people of things they didn’t do.

Not What You Think

These nurses were very patient with this guy and probably more so than we think we would have been. At least, in the end, he was very apologetic.

Spork You

Sporks are amazing inventions and something that more people should use. But, this really isn’t how you should this versatile utensil. And we’re sure that’s something that the surgeon and the nurses handling this situation said quite frequently.

Spork You

This whole story just screams of an episode of one of those medical dramas on TV. We want to know the backstory of what really happened!

Here’s the Horse

When you’re in a traumatic situation, sometimes your brain doesn’t always work the right way — especially when someone you love has been hurt badly. So, this husband’s reaction, while it might seem rational to him, is definitely not fully logical.

Here’s the Horse

How would you like to be the nurse that had to handle not only this poor woman but also a horse tied up to a gurney in your emergency room? We would probably have been a little overwhelmed.

Not Funny

Sometimes, your buddy can convince you that some idiotic plan is actually a good idea. Most of the time, these little ideas are harmless, but occasionally you wind up with something like this story.

Not Funny

This gives a whole new meaning to hitting the nail on the head. It’s a good thing this situation ended so well, otherwise, we wouldn’t have been able to laugh so hard at this silly image.

Orange You Glad I Showed You That

Some people are very literal, and that means you have to be very precise when you give them instructions on how to do what you’re showing them. This nurse clearly didn’t know that about this patient, which is why she wound up seeing them so soon.

Orange You Glad I Showed You That

This is both kinda sad and pretty amusing, and thankfully, no permanent damage was done. This nurse has to be a saint not to have called him some questionable names regarding his intelligence.

Down Boy

When you work in an emergency room or hospital, there’s no way to avoid having a run-in or two with the local authorities on occasion. After all, criminals get injured too and wind up in the hospital to get fixed up before they receive their justice.

Down Boy

We would have laughed a bit as we said this sentence to the police officer. After all, how many officers would let their dog continue to chew on a perp’s leg well after getting to the hospital?

Exit Plan

When dealing with an ex with a few screws loose, you have to expect some pretty crazy things. So, we’re sure when these paramedics got there, they weren’t expecting what they found.

Exit Plan

But the guy should have been expecting something! Filtering through all the questions to get down to the cause probably was quite humorous in some ways, at least after the fact…

What’s This!

There are just some types of transportation that are more dangerous than others. In a car, you’re surrounded by metal, and oftentimes that protects you from any injuries, but when you’re on a motorcycle, anything can happen.

What’s This!

We know that there’s a lot of dark humor in the medical profession, so we’re sure that there were some leg-up jokes happening while this poor guy was getting worked on. Though it’s obviously not funny, we’re sure it happens…