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- by bbrown1 Nov 1, '07Okay they say everyone in nursing has that one thing that totally makes them a little light headed. I have been to the OR, watched a stage 4 pressure ulcer be dressed without being bothered. THe one thing that gets me everytime is watch someone else put in an IV. I know what you are thinking... you better change your major. I have taken out two IVs and neither have bothered me. So my question is do you think that this will subside when I actually put the IV in?
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- Nov 1, '07 by CT PixieAt one time nothing made me feel as though I was going to pass out. That is until I got pregnant with my second child. After that, there are two things that can bring me very close to passing out (luckily, I haven't done it....yet)
1) observing a C-section (observed in real life AND watching on TV)
2) watching a tummy tuck or lipo on the Science channels...cannot even think how I'd do if I had to watch a real life tummy tuck or lipo.
3) faces lifts...
I don't know what it is about those two/three procedures but everytime I see it, I feel very very lightheaded.
Good thing I have no intentions of going into the OR or working for a plastic surgeon.
- Nov 1, '07 by KyPinkRNOne time while observing in the PACU they were preping a guy and putting in an epidural... the anesthesiologist had trouble and the needle came out all bent. I almost hit the floor watching him digging around for the right space then when he pulled the needle out and it was all bent I had to sit down. That is the only time in nursing school and 8 years on the ambulance that I have ever felt like that.
- Nov 1, '07 by Spidey's momI used to work with a physical therapist - when he would work in LTC and the elderly people would cringe with pain as he did ROM, I would get lightheaded.
I hate to see people in pain.
- Nov 2, '07 by Achoo!Same here, when people are in pain.
- Nov 2, '07 by SkrawberriI am a senior in a BSN program and I'm also a tech on a med/surg telemetry floor and there have been plenty of times when I've been changing an adult patients diaper and it smelled so bad that I almost collapsed..... Ugh, awful!
- Nov 2, '07 by future L&Dnursemucus.
I am expecting to have to manage at least one trach patient this rotation, and I am already dreading it. I can handle blood, gore, surgery, and poop ... but not mucus. Ick.
- Nov 2, '07 by agent66Doing three nights in a row, 12 hour ones of course. Thankfully I am in my bed when I do pass out, but has been close a few times at red lights!
- Nov 2, '07 by Conrad283Probably rhinoplasty. That's the one thing I cannot watch at all. Gives me the heebie-jeebies.
- Nov 8, '07 by xxchaffxxI fainted last semester in the OR, I guess it was just surgery that bothered me. A month ago, I fainted in the ER watching a patient get a huge wound on his arm infiltrated. The nurse kept sticking the needle IN and OUT and IN and OUT...all around this gaping wound. Now I'm scared that I'll faint when I start IVs or when I see a baby be born. I think it's the anxiety now more than anything... :-(