How do you handle the smells? - page 4

If you can get over the visuals, how do you manage the smells? To me smells are what usually trigger me to gag so what's the best way to overcome that and remain professional? I heard someone... Read More

  1. by   Mrs. SnowStormRN
    Usually I rub some "smell good" under my nose right above my top lip, LoL! Once I was so desperate I used Ben Gay - EPIC FAIL, it burned but it smelled better than poop. LoL!
  2. by   Krissieb03
    I have been a RN for 29 years and have never had a problem with "smells" until recently. I have worked in alot of areas in nursing, and started out in critical care where you know the smells are tremendous. G.I. bleeds, etc. Now, my nose seems to be hypersensitive, especially to poop! Really makes me gag. I breathe through my mouth and chew gum. Seems to work for me.
  3. by   Esme12
    Quote from thecooperhouse
    I start nursing school this summer and I'm so scared about the smells! I don't want to puke in a patients room! For those of you talking about peppermint oil -could I keep some in my pocket and dab under my nose when I have a smelly issue?

    Yes also carry vicks vapo rub......avoid ben burns!!!!
  4. by   elchubasco
    With this awesome invention