I (male) get extremely nauseas and light headed when discussing cathetersRegister Today!
- by Guitarstrings Oct 7Im 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.
I know I'M not receiving one, but that doesn't help. It's just guys aren't meant to have things...go in there....yah know?
and it's not just me being a wuss...I seriously get sick to my stomach (and very, VERY uncomfortable) just discussing it. I hate to think what will happen when I begin learning how to insert them.
Is this problem common or am I just freaking weird?
- Oct 8 by GuitarstringsI hope so. I just imagine it happening to me and I want to scream. Needles? Fine... Blood, ogre, and surgery, not a problem, but talk about urinary catheters in men and I scream like a 7 year old and cringe.
- Oct 8 by douxmusiqueI mean........ it can be traumatic..... maybe you should try researchjng some affirmations and positive self talk techniques to help you get over it
- Oct 9 by Esme12Quote from GuitarstringsYou are going to see things as a nurse that make you uncomfortable and double over in pain......think of females seeing childbirth for the first time....while giving birth is a miracle....seeing where the baby comes from and how that occurs is an eye opening, pelvic injuring, experience. You do not see females run screaming form the room.I hope so. I just imagine it happening to me and I want to scream. Needles? Fine... Blood, ogre, and surgery, not a problem, but talk about urinary catheters in men and I scream like a 7 year old and cringe.
I realize that any male has issues with tubes and their nether regions. Take any head injured teen semi comatose and insert a foley and they will bellow at the top of their lungs, for ALL to hear (within a 50 mile radius) "What the **** is in their ****?" even though there is brain matter coming out their ears. We get it it's a guy thing.
As a professional it is your duty to remain mature, calm and in control at all times.
I personally want to heave into the toilet with those big thick expectorated Goobers that people hack up from the depths of their lungs.....it makes me want to vomit. I take a deep breath and smile and say thank you when they proudly produce a specimen or want their tissues thrown away.
We all have something we can't stand. You get over it.
- Oct 13 by sr20alexIt isn't that bad. Just tough it out,
I help put one in the other day for the first time on a patient. Yes he was screaming, but once your in just shove it in quickly check for residual, blow up the balloon plug in the bag and that's it.
- Oct 13 by meanmaryjeanI 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.