What freaks you out? - page 31

Okay, people. It's time for a nice, fun, light-hearted discussion to blow off some steam. WHAT FREAKS YOU OUT? What bodily fluid can't you STAND? What wound gives you the absolute WILLIES? ... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    geez, after cutting so many cords, i think nothing of it. to me, anything to do w/snot is much grosser by FAR. cord cutting? like cutting thru tough wires to me, nothin more.
  2. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    geez, after cutting so many cords, i think nothing of it. to me, anything to do w/snot is much grosser by FAR. cord cutting? like cutting thru tough wires to me, nothin more.
    I can't explain it, it just freaks me out! Now me, I live with 2 boys, so snot is nothin to me!

    Heather
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    LOL heather...you make good sense. but adult snot grosses me out...i could NEVER be an RT. EVER
  4. by   eak16
    I am a student nurse and work as a tech weekend days. I know you all have seen tons of post mortems, but this was my first one.
    The night shift had been busy and no one had cleaned up a woman who died around 3am.
    "just go bath her, do incontinence care, and close her nouth and eyes" the charge nurses said, as if it was that easy. The bed bath was the easy part, no dry heaving there. Heaving the stiff, cold legs apart for incontince care was not something I would wish on anybody, but I did it gently, with repect for the womans body.
    But I could NOT get the mouth shut! I pushed and pulled, and started to lose it. I called a nurse in to help, who (of course) flipped it shut easily and then said "you need to shave that stubble off her chin" and left.
    Shaving the gray , cold chin left me heaving at the sink.
    I guess I need to toughen up.
  5. by   skwirm
    Not much freaks me out, but I did get quite squeemish when watching an orthopedic surgeon drill someone's bone marrow out of their femur during a hip replacement surgery. O U C H ! ! !
  6. by   REDWOMANRN
    Well, poop doesn't bother me, vomit, doesn't either. but sputum does!!!!

    And as far as procedures...i will stand on my head for hours before i will assist with a cardioversion!!!! i do realizeit's importance, but, i cannot stand to be in the room!!!!! i will sit at the telemetry and watch!!!!!!! i know i am chicken!!!!!!
  7. by   OrthoNutter
    Sputum....definitely sputum
  8. by   Goofball
    I think what's kind of freaky about a deceased pt. is the way their blood settles. When you turn them to push the morgue bag under them, it's all purpley.
  9. by   shootemrn
    Working in the ED nothing really freaks me out. Well one thing does that makes me want to barf is when pt's have pureed soft diet and seeing pureed beef. UGH! :imbar
  10. by   Goofball
    Originally posted by shootemrn
    Working in the ED nothing really freaks me out. Well one thing does that makes me want to barf is when pt's have pureed soft diet and seeing pureed beef. UGH! :imbar
    I confess I have eaten it myself when desperate and no time for a lunch break, and the patient was made NPO and couldn't have it. But it does look kind of like something that came from a wound that wouldn't heal.
  11. by   sunnygirl272
    :imbar ...SPUTUM!!!!! can do anything else, can cath the smelliest crotch, can do bowel care all day long, and love wounds, even the gangrenous ones.. but sputum gets me every time!!!
  12. by   Furball
    NH pt admitted the other night. His left nostril made a whistling noise. I asked him to blow his nose because there was obviously a build up of "matter" up there. He blew a couple times and out popped a dead cockroach!!! Almost hurled....
  13. by   sunnygirl272
    ok...here's a sputum story...when i was in school, we were doing our nursing home rotation and there was a young semi-veg w/ trach...(sorry for the crudeness) we were going to learn trach suctioning on her...teacher said..."everyone lookup" there were a bunch of secretions on the ceiling!!!why they were not cleaned up i do not know....but it was nasty!!!!!1

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