Strange satisfaction...

  1. Ya know, I really don't enjoy putting an NGT down someone...but when I hook it up to suction, and I start sucking out some major gastric contents, it is the coolest thing in the world to me...

    I feel the same thing when I suction someone on the vent, and get up a copious amount of nasty secretions, hehe...

    Yeah baby!

    I think I'm becoming warped. :roll
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   RNFROG3
    EEEWWWWWW!!!!Thank God there are nurses like you I hate the secretions. I do okay with the ng as long as they don't throw up full chunks of undigested food. But give me a GI bleed and I rock!
  4. by   Indiana ED RN
    Originally posted by ERNurse752


    I think I'm becoming warped. :roll
    Think?????? You and Capt Kirk are there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    he he
  5. by   bossynurse
    My 2 LEAST favorite things to do to a patient: placing an ng and suctioning a trach. I personally enjoy a good wet to dry dressing change to large abdominal incisions. I once had a patient that took 5 kelix rolls to fill the wound.
  6. by   flashpoint
    LOL...I still get excited about starting IVs...it just amazes me that we can give meds and fluids through a vein. And D50? OMG...I've seen it bring diabetics around a million times and it still just tickles me pink!
  7. by   tony summers
    One thing that i enjoy is the feeling of crepitus in tenosynovitis of the wrist, the creaking sound is just amazing
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm really, really good at putting in Foleys. I learned to do it well as a point of pride, because I had a couple of clunkers for nurses during my first 2 Cesareans who hurt me, and then the 3rd time I had this nurse who did it so quickly and easily I hardly even felt it. I hadn't known it didn't HAVE to hurt! So I made sure I got plenty of opportunities in nursing school, and to this day I still go "YESSSS!" when I do a particularly difficult insertion and get it in on the first attempt. I even got one into a fellow with an enlarged prostate whom 3 different nurses AND the doctor had tried to cath without success.

    My absolute LEAST favorite thing to do to patients is the ever-popular bowel prep. Whoever named that stuff GoLytely must've had a warped sense of humor....you "go" about as "lightly" as an elephant crashing through dry grass!!! Of course, I haven't worked in a hospital for a couple of years, so maybe they've had time to invent something a little more humane........?
  9. by   TexasRN31
    No, they still have "GoLOTly" to this day.
    Re: NGT~ I was once putting in an NGT tube on a GI bleeder and during the procedure he starts vomitting copious amounts of blood (duh). The doctor who was standing at the foot of the bed (not helping of course) starts freaking out as I continue to calmly insert the tube and reassure the pt. I thought it was funny, not funny for the pt, but funny for the almighty MD to be wigging out. Afterwards the pt was all praise for RNs and just glared at the doc. It's normal to be freaked out at stuff you see, but at least contain yourself till you are outside the pt's room!
  10. by   ERNurse752
    Originally posted by Indiana ED RN
    Think?????? You and Capt Kirk are there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    he he

    Takes one to know one, baby!
  11. by   tony summers
    One thing i cannot stand is people vomiting and several times when a patient has vomited i have vomited right along with them. Yet i do enjoy a good gastric lavage, although this doesnot happen much nowadays.
  12. by   ERNurse752
    Originally posted by tony summers
    One thing i cannot stand is people vomiting and several times when a patient has vomited i have vomited right along with them. Yet i do enjoy a good gastric lavage, although this doesnot happen much nowadays.


    You just relax, while I shove this big plastic garden hose down your throat...

    :roll
  13. by   traumaRUs
    Yeah - now all we get to do is give them charcoal and then laugh while they talk to you with black lips and mouth. I too know I'm warped - beam me up Scotty??
  14. by   AngelGirl
    I enjoy a good ear lavage (fetish??? NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I tell my patients to repeat after me:
    "OH, GROSS!!! Did that come out of MY ear!!!!????"

    They forget the words, I think, until the big chunks plop out, then they just naturally exclaim..."OH! GROSS!! Did that come.............." You get the picture.

    After 30 years at this, it's natural to be a little warped. I think we all are to some degree. It's called 'survival instinct.'


    cotjockey: Remember...
    ,,,,,when you start IV's, tell your patients to "Breathe slowly and think DILATING thoughts!!" hahaha

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