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- Oct 13 by LadyFree28Quote from meanmaryjeanThis is a good technique.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.
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.
- Oct 13 by sr20alexQuote from meanmaryjeanThis is actually a good idea.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.
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.
- Oct 13 by vintagemotherQuote from MrsCuocoMy problem was phlegm. I could handle blood, feces everywhere and even Emesis.Yup. My "thing" is phlegm. I can. Not. Handle it.
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.