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NurseFail: Incident Reports from the Trenches | Gluing Yourself Into an Ostomy Bag

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What is a NurseFail?  It’s a mistake. It’s a mess up.  Sometimes it’s a desperate attempt at perfection. Other times it is an accident.  Basically it’s a sad moment in nursing.  It’s a point in time where you have failed your patient, your hospital, your coworkers, your family, and your country, but managed to provide entertainment to the rest of the world.

10/28/11
1300

INCIDENT REPORT

EXPLANATION:

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Ostomys can be a little tricky sometimes, that’s why I usually get someone to help me hold stuff down.  It was busy today & I couldn’t find anyone to help, so I just did it myself.  When I was all done gluing it on, I went to turn around & I didn’t seem to be moving?  I was stuck on something?  I looked down and saw the draw string to my jacket through the plastic ostomy bag, slowly being covering in ostomy juice, because I had obviously glued it in there.  A minor detail.

REAL FAIL: Gluing Yourself Into An Ostomy Bag

Looks like this mistake came with a souvenir?

PLAN FOR IMPROVEMENT:

Oh the old glued yourself into something dilemma.  Gloves, wrappers, old dressings, scissors, I’m sure it has all been done at some point.  I guess at least you had no choice but to notice this problem?  Good thing this wasn’t brain surgery.

Disclaimer: This piece of medical fiction is property of www.NurseFail.com.  This is a fictional work of the imagination of a sick individual, with the goal of making me laugh….And well?  You too.  This is in no way related to reality, think of it instead as a stretching of possibility.