I (male) get extremely nauseas and light headed when discussing catheters - page 2

Im just reading this case study about a male patient recivefing a urinary catheter. I get sick to my stomach, light headed, and my legs can't cross tight enough:barf02:. I know I'M not receiving one, but that doesn't help. ... Read More

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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I suggest desensitization. Read all you can about it- over and over and over- watch instructional videos. Heck, even go to equipment websites and read the specifications. You'll get over it.
    This is a good technique.

    When I'm in the trenches, I can handle pretty much everything gross; sometimes I need a sit down or fresh air, but I get through it competently. I will take the grossest seeping wounds, the smelliest sputum trached person without question.

    Now, off the clock, can't stand any gross medical shows on TV.

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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I suggest desensitization. Read all you can about it- over and over and over- watch instructional videos. Heck, even go to equipment websites and read the specifications.

    You'll get over it.
    This is actually a good idea.

    I would look up some terminology and I would click image and see something totally disgusting, but after a few minutes i'm good.

    I watch a few other nasty things about the body (health-wise) that help build up the immunity.
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    Quote from MrsCuoco
    Yup. My "thing" is phlegm. I can. Not. Handle it.
    My problem was phlegm. I could handle blood, feces everywhere and even Emesis.

    Then a wonderful thing happened. My clinical instructor assigned me to care for the trach patients. The awesome thing was, among other things I learned, I learned to handle phlegm. One day I realized it no longer bothered me.


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