Maggots? - page 2
Oh my goodness- I hope to begin an LPN program this summer, (won't know for sure until after the interview on the 21st!). I know that I can handle the vomit, bowel movements, even gross smelly infections. Even blood and guts, I'm... Read More
- 0May 16, '02 by shayI suggest you read the 'what freaks you out?' thread. It gives a great picture of the stuff that gives every day nurses the 'willies.'
We all have our 'things' that make us sick to our stomach. Obviously, it didn't stop any of us from becoming nurses. If bugs and stuff are your 'thing,' I'd probably avoid ER or LTC..... Don't worry, you'll be okay.
- 0May 16, '02 by valkThe one and only time I saw maggots in a wound was 19 years ago as a brand new RN. To the best of my memory a young man was admitted p mva with multiple fx & soft tissue injuries. He had been thrown from the car into the dirt at the sideof the road. After a few days he began complaining about irritation under the dressing on his R hand. The charge nurse saw the maggots :eek,
called the nursing supervisor who cleaned the wound and called the surgeon. He was not happy that she had removed the maggots , said it was the best thing that could have happened to clean pt's wound.
If you are interested in the deliberate use of maggots in wound
care check this link.