What makes you want to vomit? - page 6

by madwife2002 Asst. Admin

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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 really have much that makes me... Read More


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    Artichoke hearts.
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    Sputum. Both The real thing and the noise when it comes up. Gag. And when dentures come out with food still on them. Ughhhhh it takes a lot for me to hold in the gags.
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    Smell of c. diff
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    I thought nothing, until I had the pt w/ the worst lack of hygiene EVER in my icu!!. We had to wash his feet 3 times to reduce the stench upon his arrival at 23h and day-shift (who start at 8am) were complaining about the residual stink in the unit... and wouldn't beleive that it was already 1,000,000 times better than it was when we stripped his shoes and socks off at admission.
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    Debriding hand burns. Especially deep hand burns where the skin degloves off. Factor in having to remove fingernails and just...ugh. I also get antsy when doing hand dressings because I've had bits of fingers fall off during dressings. Feet and toes don't bother me 'tho.

    Escharotomies are hit or miss with me. They either make me disturbingly hungry (and I've been a vegetarian for a long time!) -- or, when we're doing a lot on a single person, the burning electrical smell of the equipment predominates over the burnt flesh smell and makes me want to puke.
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    Looking at the assignment sheet when I get to work.
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    90something year old contracted dementia patients with infection and failed kidneys and everything else under the sun for whom the family wants "everything done".
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    Feces make me gag. Always has. Always will.

    Apologizes to those who get so upset over this.

    ............and no, I will "get use to it".
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    being a floor nurse


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