What freaks you out? - page 41

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   CCU NRS
    I don't know if anyone else said this because by the time I am looking you have already had 519 posts, wow!

    NE way I personally can take anything but what bothers me the most is Charcoal emesis or stool but I think emesis is worse especially if it gets in their hair and it's just nasty it makes everything black and here goes the worst thing it is one of those smells that you taste if you know what I mean and I know you do.
  2. by   SugarMagnolia
    My # 1 creep-out thing is any fashion of a nail injury be they finger or toes..I just can't cope. I'll deal with 'em if I have to but not without my skin crawling just about off me.

    #2 is vomit 'cuz it's just plain shag-nasty.
  3. by   Wolfpax
    decapitation... yep that would do it
  4. by   jaimealmostRN
    I know this is odd, but I HATE normal, formed b.m. I seriously don't mind diarrhea, GI bleeds, etc, but if someone has a normal one and I see it, I will not eat for at least 24 hrs. YUCK!
  5. by   Fly4Life12
    just maggots in ulcers...
  6. by   DavidFR
    Sputum is the one that gets me.

    I worked on a respiratory unit with alot of adults with cystic fibrosis, who would have disgusting sputum; black on occasions. Worse was that the doctors used to like us to record if it was mucoid, purrulent etc. which meant examining the sputum cartons daily, and weighing their daily output. Foul!
  7. by   night owl
    Reeeeeeetching and then vomiting. Makes me gag and me eyes water!
  8. by   Darlene K.
    I don't like eyeballs! But even worse is the sound of a FX being reduced.
  9. by   nursebedlam
    physical violence :uhoh21:
  10. by   movealong
    Maggots, yes, I have seen them. Gives me the willies, as does any infestation: scabies, lice. I always start to itch afterwards.

    But the worst is bubbly trachs. Ick! And the smell of a bad GI bleed. I have handles tons of other smells, but a GI bleed is the worst. It lingers too. Ugh!
    Last edit by movealong on Jul 3, '04
  11. by   Brandi Rn
    Ok, the thing that gave me the willies, was when I was in nursing school I had a patient who had a FESS (sinus surg) and the dr came in and took his stents out. If youv'e ever seen that done its yuckkkk, blood was everywhere. But that wasn't the bad part, I had to irrigate his sinuses and teach him how to do it. It intailed using a bulb syring and squirting it in his nares ( how bad could that be? ) Haaaaaaa, thats what I was thinking untill blood clots came streaming out of his mouth!!!!!!!! GRRRROOOOssssssss, It was all I could do not to gag and I can't imagine how that must feel to the patients who have that done. I work in a hosp. now where we, thank the lord, don't do sinus surg! Another time on of the other students was discharging a pt when she bent down to help him tie his shoes and he threw up on her hair. Teee Heee! Well he didn't get to go home that day and she took a shower at the hospital!
  12. by   nurses_123
    To help with all these smells, rub Vicks-Vapor Rub under your nose before entering a patients room. You can't smell anything!!
  13. by   SugarMagnoliaMom
    okay -- beginning to rethink nursing school. I heaved after reading about four of these posts, and I am only on the sixth page now...yikes.

    All the vaginal stuff is freaking me out, the dog - woo, well that had me on my knees...

    I want to stop reading ---- but i cant!! LOL

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