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I have just read an interesting article about nurses which says that there are certain things we do or see as Nurses which makes us want to vomit. So what makes you want to vomit? I don't... Read More

  1. Visit  cp1024 profile page
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    Listening to people bring up mucus. That snorting sound some people do before they hock that loogie...good god!Vomit used to do it, but I'm mostly over it. Smell + appearance though, occasionally = gagging!
    This is sooo me! The sounds are what gets me more so than anything. I'm getting better with vomit though, and I'm sure that's only because I have 3 kids and puke kinda comes with the territory.
  2. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    I cannot disimpact someone.
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  3. Visit  echoRNC711 profile page
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    I absolutely loathe hairy backs! They just makes my skin crawl .

    I am also not a fan of the surprise sputum catapult (The one where you ambu a pt and it shoots out with such a force you get splat if you don't duck! )
  4. Visit  JZ_RN profile page
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    I can't stand the smell of poor hygiene, as in BO, just plain funk and stink. Some people just stink like they're filthy. Never clean themselves, stink of feces and old urine, BO, bad breath, stale cigarette smoke, etc. A BM or vomit or blood or whatever is one thing, but the smell of a bad odor that has been stinking for a while is the worst.
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  5. Visit  DSkelton711 profile page
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    I don't gag over anything but vomit or stringy sputum. I DO get lightheaded with certain sounds or images: Once I could hear the cutting of an episiotomy and thought I was gonna faint. When the ENT put the metal suction in the sinus and the whole thing just about disappeared, I got hot/cold sweats.
  6. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    foot fungus smell....bleech!
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  7. Visit  wyogypsy profile page
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    At work I can deal with about anything because that is my job, and I am in work mode. But when I am off-duty? No, I don't want to see your rash, or the hole in your leg that won't heal, or where you cut yourself, or your surgical incision. Off-duty I have a very weak stomach - maybe because of what I 'have' to see and take care of at work!
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  8. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    Quote from wyogypsy
    At work I can deal with about anything because that is my job, and I am in work mode. But when I am off-duty? No, I don't want to see your rash, or the hole in your leg that won't heal, or where you cut yourself, or your surgical incision. Off-duty I have a very weak stomach - maybe because of what I 'have' to see and take care of at work!
    You know I think when I take off my scrubs and I am at home I am the same LOL
  9. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
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    I'll tell ya, I get sick at the idea of a reputable news outlet like CBS promulgating that same tired old nurses-deal-with-poo-poo-and-puke meme. Do they ask the heroic firefighter paramedic, "What makes you really want to toss your cookies? Is it when you find a barbecued toddler under the bed, or what?"

    We all do so much more that the public is so unaware of-- this just reinforces the same old, same old, and makes it harder for us to attract outstanding people to the field. I actually saw them solicit for this story and wrote them a cranky letter about it. The editor told me his sister was a nurse, he thought she was tough and smart and he respected her infinitely-- and he would certainly do better....but they ran the damn thing just the same.

    Go to The Truth About Nursing (The Truth About Nursing) if you really want to help with this.
  10. Visit  OnlybyHisgraceRN profile page
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    Sputum. Had a patient once with psuedomonas in her sputum, stunk so bad. Bad breath. Thats about it, can deal with everything else.
  11. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Any altered body functions related to cirrhosis or liver failure. Jaundice and ascities. That horrible brown, greasy urine that stains everything and just smells... septic or something. I've cared for many hospice pts who died of liver failure. Such a horrible way to go.
  12. Visit  mercurysmom profile page
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    I once worked in a chronic care hospital on a floor that took emergency respite admissions for DMR/DMH group homes. This guy had a trach, really thick secretions, and hadn't been using a trach mask/humidifier or HME. Well, it was the middle of summer, and the group home didn't have AC, and we're guessing they spent lots of time with the windows open, or maybe outside...long story short, this poor guy's trach was infested with maggots. I don't lose my lunch over even the chunkiest of trach secretions, but the sight of the wiggly maggots floating in the suction canister...
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  13. Visit  nkochrn profile page
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    There's not a whole lot that make me want to vomit, other than vomit. I was very close to vomiting one day when emptying a foley, the patient was on palliative care due to the end stages of cancer and her urine was very thick with a very foul odor. I had also just found out a couple weeks before that I was pregnant, which I'm sure made it a lot worse

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