Hey yall!! My name is Kenna, I am a married mother of three and have just recently been accepted into the LPN program. I have always wanted to go into the healthcare profession but I put my education plans on hold 10 years ago to be a teenage wife and mother. As you can imagine being a mother makes you a privvy to more than your fair share of nasty bodily fluids, blood etc. I can handle feces, urine, phlegm (sp?), blood, but I can not seem to shake my aversion to vomit. Just the sound of someone vomiting causes my gag reflexes to kick into overdrive
, let alone if I actually see it or smell it. Do yall have any tips for overcoming this?? I know that I will be a great nurse, but for this one little "hang up". Does anyone else have this problem and how if so, how you deal with it?? I'm terrified that I would have to leave my pt to go throw up. But again, I only have this problem with vomit, i can handle everything else.