10 Funky Hospital Smells
Steve Berman | NursingLink
1. Bowel movements
This one needs no explanation. However, some patients’ BMs are worse than others (the bloody ones, especially – ew!). Nothing’s worse than having to clean it up when it gets all over the place — on the patient, on the bed, on the floor, on your clothes … ugh! These “”http://nursinglink.monster.com/benefits/articles/154-dealing-with-a-code-brown">code brown" situations are never the same, the gross factor depending on what the patient originally ate.
2. Burning hair/flesh
While burn wounds are more traumatic to the patient who gets burned (obviously), the telltale smell that comes with burnt hair and/or flesh is something that sticks with anyone who smells it, including nurses.