What Gets to You?? - page 4

Hi, I am new here!!! What I want to know is what gets to you? I think we all have something that just really makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up when you have to take care of it. ... Read More

  1. by   jenruth
    Ok, back to the poster who has an office person telling Nursing what to do. This has been an irritation to me since I was a new graduate. Always snippy, superior, and demeaning to the nursing staff, these lard butted, coffee-cup jockeys usually have something negative to say about nurses. They encourage gossip and ill-will among staff members. They also "know" how nurses should do their jobs. While nurses go without a meal or rest break, You can be sure they WILL take their break, as many as they can get away with. Don't ask them to fax something or make a call for you, as they will never go out of their way or do anything extra to help out. When I'm around they stay in their office. :angryfire
  2. by   AngelsRN
    Quote from suzi_h
    Loose teeth, my son finally lost the darn thing! He been twisting it in circles for days. I think that's so gross.

    Suzi
    Oh my yes . . . my friends 5-year old was showing me how loose her tooth was last night and oh did that make my stomach turn --- vomit also does it for me -- I can handle feces, urine etc. Trachs . . . well, that can get me too depending on what comes out.
  3. by   Rudedog2308
    Quote from LISAMAR
    I would have a problem with maggots, or any other kind of insect, crawling out of anywhere.
    How 'bout under the foreskin!!!! True story!
  4. by   MissBekkie26
    GI rectal bleeds i second that!! the sight and the smell
  5. by   tencat
    I love trauma stuff, the OR is great, but..... what gets to me is big nasty large necrotic wounds with that lovely rot smell and sloughing yellow and grey stuff. EWWWW! Last one I had had a roommate whom I felt very, very sorry for because as soon as you took off the dressing even the doctors ran for the hills. I haven't fainted or puked yet...but came awful close. I'm a student, and I keep getting stuck with these....I think my instructor is mad at me!
  6. by   ecugirl
    I feel your pain! I never have been able to deal with vomiting...I remember one time; after ambulating a college student who had lost one testicle playing LaCrosse; he became nauseous and vomited when he got back to the bed. After making sure he was settled; with his bath basin; I went into his bathroom and threw up! I could hear his mother saying, "Now look what you did to that nurse! Stop it right now!!" Anyway, we got a big laugh out of it; once we both finished and felt better. All the nurses and nursing assistants I work with just don't bother to ask me for help in this situation; even if it's my patient!!
  7. by   mhall76
    Sputum. I can handle it all but adult sputum kills me. Years ago I got hit in the face with a flying goober and I thought I would die.
  8. by   SheriLynnRN
    Nothing gets to me... if I'm in the presence of it. But I gag like heck when someone describes something gross. I must be an auditory learner.
  9. by   mstigerlily
    Quote from jenruth
    Ok, back to the poster who has an office person telling Nursing what to do. This has been an irritation to me since I was a new graduate. Always snippy, superior, and demeaning to the nursing staff, these lard butted, coffee-cup jockeys usually have something negative to say about nurses. They encourage gossip and ill-will among staff members. They also "know" how nurses should do their jobs. While nurses go without a meal or rest break, You can be sure they WILL take their break, as many as they can get away with. Don't ask them to fax something or make a call for you, as they will never go out of their way or do anything extra to help out. When I'm around they stay in their office. :angryfire
    I love your descriptions. :yeahthat:
  10. by   nurse4theplanet
    To address feet (shudders)...

    I will have to try the febreeze thing that another poster mentioned because my hubby has dreadful foot odor...between the military boots and the boots he wears for his other job (police officer).

    but to be honest, I haven't been as grossed by feet as I thought i would be (thank goodness) I look at my pts a little differently than I do others...a little more accepting you know

    but the vomitting thing...not sure if i'll ever get over that! haha:angel2:
  11. by   rn in 3 years
    Quote from pjsleepy
    Rectal bleeding! I can have a pt vomiting copious amounts of blood, but as soon as it starts coming out the other end I'm gagging and have to leave the room. You know the patients....you look in the bedpan(hopefully the pt has made it on a bedpan) and see what appears to be globbs of raspberry jelly but it doesn't quite smell like it!
    OK, I don't usually gag from descriptions but that one almost made me throw up into the bubble I happen to be blowing (chewing gum) when I was reading this.
  12. by   Keepstanding
    :chuckle I must admit, you nurses sure have a way to describe things !
    But this subject has certainly given me a few laughs and something to think about ! :icon_roll
  13. by   Dayray
    I can pretty much take it all. I've never had to puke on the job. I've worked allot of areas so I've seen just about everything.

    The only thing that bothers me is spiders. I don't know why, Im not really afraid they will bite me. just seeing them or if i think one is on me feaks me out.

    The other day I was on the highway and one of those disgusting littel @$%#^& fell off my visor right on to me. I'm lucky I was able to pull it together in time not to wreck.

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