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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 “”">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.

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