You would think the grossest thing that I have seen as a nurse would involve the patient.
Oddly enough, no.
I can say for sure the grossest thing I have seen is the patient’s family member(s) sleeping on the floor of the room.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAS BEEN ON THAT FLOOR?!?!?
I have walked into the room and nearly tripped over a family member sleeping peacefully on the floor. I was immediately freaked out. Like, what makes someone think sleeping on a hospital floor is safe or sanitary?
Oh, you have to get up off that floor honey.
There have been soiled linens, blood, body fluids that I can’t describe, EVERYTHING on that floor. Glare all you want but I’m not leaving you down there.
People think hospitals are far cleaner than they actually are…