What Gets to You??

  1. 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.

    I can't stand FINGER INJURIES!!!!!!!!! It just makes me cringe to see them.

    I would rather take care of an amputated limb than a mangled finger.
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  3. by   sunny78
    well this may be a little off the subject but it has bothered me every since i have taken this job! what bothers me is someone that you work with,actually is suspose to work in the office,tries to tell you how to do your job,when they should be in their office doing pay roll or something ! and i am on the floor taking care of patients or getting blood or whatever! and you have someone that does not have any experience try to tell you something that you know is not right!!!!! i am careful with how i respond to her because she is the office mgr. so how do you deal with someone like that!!! :angryfire
  4. by   mshooha
    Let me make sure that I have this right, you are a nurse, and someone who is not a nurse and works in an office is telling you how to do your job?
  5. by   nurse4theplanet
    Give me blood.

    Give me poop.

    Give me snot.

    Give me pee.

    Give me burns, decubiti, lacerations, disfigurement, and every raunchy,nasty smell you can think of. I can't take almost all of it...

    But don't vomit in front of me! I am a sympathetic vomitter!:roll

    The other day, my patient was nauseated and gagging, and I about had to ask her to borrow her emesis basin! :chuckle Hope I get over this one soon!
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    One word: DENTURES!!!!!!!
  7. by   mshooha
    LOL. I like the term sympathetic vomitter!!!! Is it the vomit or the gag that gets you?
  8. by   Nascar nurse
    I also belong to the sisterhood of sympathetic vomiters. If it gets better, I'd like to know how long I have to wait - it's been 20 years and I still gag and puke right along with them. I thought this would get better after I had my own kids - but NOT! My hubby thinks I must be the whimpyist nurse ever, cuz he always gets stuck with puke duty. :roll . Otherwise I have an iron stomach.
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    I used to be a 'sympathetic vomitter' myself........even after I had kids. Now I can handle HUMAN vomit of any kind; I can clean up after an all-out, I-think-I-heard-the-patient's-SHOES-come-up session, and I've even been known to be able to eat a full meal five minutes later. But when the dog or one of the cats blows their groceries, I holler for my husband---I can't even stand to listen to them retching and making that horrid "Ulp-ulp-ulp" sound. YEEEEECCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHH.:uhoh21:
  10. by   Camelhappy1
    EYEBALLS
  11. by   tramalady45
    Quote from mshooha
    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.

    I can't stand FINGER INJURIES!!!!!!!!! It just makes me cringe to see them.

    I would rather take care of an amputated limb than a mangled finger.

    I work in Trauma in a major trauma center. I have seen it all. Literally. I can take puke, GSW, stabbings, broken bones, burns,pee, sputum, I have even seen maggots-yes, maggots crawling outta someone's rectum, and the only thing that still causes me to get weak in the knees and green is feces. I CANNOT take feces! If I am about to enter a room where there is even the slightest possibility of feces being there, I PUKE!
  12. by   nursepenny
    Slimy, snotty mucus, but it doesn't bother me all the time. Had a pt the other day w/ an e-wall (spelling?) tube and she was gagging and mucus was coming out around the tube. Almost lost my cookies. Had to leave the area. The other nurses kidded me about it. But it was so gross....
  13. by   Jen2
    Dentures and degloving injuries, I hate them more than anything.
  14. by   grammyr
    I CANNOT suction. There is something about the noise that makes me start gagging.. I will take pee, poop, puke up to my waist and any kind of trauma absolutely fascinates me. But when the suction starts, I have to start looking for something to barf in.

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