What is the one thing that turns your stomach? - page 2

Surely everyone has at least one thing that they can't handle. ;) Maybe you can do blood and guts and poo, but the smell of pee gets you? What is the one thing that messes you up? Did you know going... Read More

  1. Visit  nursebeachbum} profile page
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    Vomit I can't do vomit. To hear the act of vomiting ....to smell the vomit. It doesn't matter if it is pediatric vomit, drunk vomit or geriatric vomit. I will be right their with you puking. I once traded disimpacting a patients for cleaning up puke. I can do everything aspect of nursing but that
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  3. Visit  Sunnyrah} profile page
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    Poo and diarrhea. Particularly scraping and emptying bedside commodes and bedpans. Haven't puked yet but definitely have gagged a few times!
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  4. Visit  PalmHarborMom} profile page
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    I can handle the sights and smells of pretty much anything.... BUT the sound of someone gagging and hacking while they are trying to or actively throwing up makes me want to hurl! My stomach will ache, my mouth waters and I either have to walk away or run because I will be right next to them throwing up if I stay there!
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  5. Visit  CannondaleRN} profile page
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    Colostomy care makes me dry heave. Stuff coming out trachs is pretty awful, too.
  6. Visit  amoLucia} profile page
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    Maggots!!!!!!
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  7. Visit  MrPopeye} profile page
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    For ME, it's mucus. Not your normal sputum, but the thick, chunky stuff. The stuff that clogs up suction tubes and you have to pull them out and pull it off so you can suction again.
    That and oral issues. Nothing like checking mucous membranes and the 7 teeth they have left are rotting out of their skull.
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  8. Visit  Katie71275} profile page
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    I can handle pretty much anything I think....except for colostomy bags.
    I've also recently gotten to watch circumcisions as a nurse tech in the NICU, and although I can handle it...it bothers me.

    Quote from FDW630
    Surely everyone has at least one thing that they can't handle. Maybe you can do blood and guts and poo, but the smell of pee gets you? What is the one thing that messes you up? Did you know going in to school that it was going to be your weakness, or were you surprised when you ran out of the room the first time?

    Mine is ortho. I can take all the nursing smells and sights, but I will hit the floor if I hear bones crunching or grinding. I can see them, no problem. But the chiseling/grinding sounds of ortho surgeries...shudder! Even fake TV sounds get me.
  9. Visit  HMAmara} profile page
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    Quote from eatmysoxRN
    I really don't like mucus. Like from trachs. I had a friend while I was in high school who had a bad wreck and I stayed overnight at the hospital frequently until his trach threw some bloody nasty mucus at me that landed on my face. Oh man was I sick. I don't really want any fluids on me. I hate when people seem to fear deodorant. And I have been tempted to bring bars of soap to hand out to family members.
    Wow, I would have had to try so hard not to scream!

    I can't do muscus, vomiting, snot....makes me want to puke.
    One of the nastiess things is a persons mouth after they have had an NG tube in for days. They are going to be NPO so their mouth and saliva dries up into chunks....
  10. Visit  sharpeimom} profile page
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    the noise suctioning a patient makes
    denture cleaning
    scaly flaky unwashed feet

    SHUDDER....

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  11. Visit  caughtbuckinoff} profile page
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    Eyeballs. Anything with eyeballs injured or otherwise not where they should be doing what they should be doing.
  12. Visit  Compassion_x} profile page
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    Vomit. The only thing so far I cannot watch someone do without feeling like I'm going to vomit as well. I don't like ostomy bags and such, but I can and will do them with a straight face, so its not nearly as bad as vomiting.
  13. Visit  ChrisMarie09} profile page
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    The sounds of bone saws and drills in surgeries or autopsies. Both before they touch the bone and during. It makes me cover my ears even when its on TV. The grinding sound freaks me out so much that they had to knock me out to take my braces off ("polishing" the glue off my teeth).

    Eye surgery, too. Basically keep me away from the OR at all costs.
  14. Visit  FDW630} profile page
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    Quote from ChrisMarie09
    The sounds of bone saws and drills in surgeries or autopsies. Both before they touch the bone and during. It makes me cover my ears even when its on TV. The grinding sound freaks me out so much that they had to knock me out to take my braces off ("polishing" the glue off my teeth).

    Eye surgery, too. Basically keep me away from the OR at all costs.
    This is me exactly. I had an abscess after I had my wisdom teeth surgically removed as a teenager. They went in and reopened to clean and scrape out the wound. I almost passed out when he started scraping on my jaw. He had to stop and get me a soda and cold rag, and a dose of "I dont care" medicine to finish. I turned ghostly white. And I mute the tv when they break out the ortho equipment on those real life trauma ER shows. It makes me skin crawl.


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