What's your nursing kryptonite?

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    It goes without saying that to be a nurse, you need to have (or quickly develop) a strong stomach. But even with a stomach of steel, nursing kryptonite can leave you nauseated and gagging, even if only on the inside.

    I'm only starting clinicals next semester, so granted, I still have much to see... but thus far in my life, the thing that disgusts me the most is, oddly enough, tonsil stones! How can something so small be so repulsive?

    What's your nursing kryptonite?
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    Anything that comes OUT of the mouth! That's just not natural!
    focusedvalpn, Denisse-LPN, DroogieRN, and 1 other like this.
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    Those long honking loogies that take as long to cough up as a cat with a fur ball, I'm sure I turn green and then they want you to look at it...........ugh
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    POO!!! I can handle ANYTHING else but poo turns me into a gagging mess.
    OutdoorEd and I love my cat! like this.
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    My kryptonite? Writing people up. Last Night was my first write up as a nurse and it so happened to be that person's last, it was hard for me because i want everyone to like me and im a caring person but when it comes to these residents i want the best care for them
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    Ear Wax (Not Mine of Course) Watching a patient clean his/or her ears, literally gags me! VERY STRANGE!!! I can handle pretty much anything else that comes my way!
    Anna S, RN and LPN_FTW like this.
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    open fractures.
    laurabell318 likes this.
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    stringy sticky trach secrections... blech!
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    phlegm ewwwww
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    got to go with stool-especially if there is a GI bleed. Try very hard not to let it show!

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