"Male Problems" while nursing female - page 4

How do you handle yourself if you have "Enzyte induced engorgement" while working with a female patient? I had this happen once while working in the ER doing an EKG. Does this happen to others? ... Read More

  1. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from Pat_Pat
    These things happen, I want to know how to deal with it (at that immediate moment)
    Agreed. And it happens even when not dealing with pericare or anything that might even remotely seem "suggestive".

    *shrug* I try solving a third order differential equation or the derivative of [sin θ/θ] in my head the minute I *think* it starts to happen. Distraction has always worked in the past for me.

    Also, I agree with the wear scrup tops untucked thing.


    cheers,
  2. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Agreed. And it happens even when not dealing with pericare or anything that might even remotely seem "suggestive".
    how so?
    when would this happen, in the absence of something remotely suggestive?

    leslie
  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from earle58
    how so?
    when would this happen, in the absence of something remotely suggestive?

    leslie
    Leslie,

    I don't know. Honest. Sometimes, it just happens.

    Positioning and pressure are major factors, I guess. You're not even thinking about it when you're leaning over to roll/move a heavy patient from the gurney onto the bed and once you're done, you have the distinct feeling of it being 'not what it was' before. Or it "changes" on and off when you're riding a bike. Blast of cold air hits it and you have a reaction - maybe not a full fledged one, but a reaction no less.

    And this isn't 100% accurate every-single-time. Sometimes it happens. Sometimes you'd do the exact same thing and nothing happens.

    It's not an 'exact' thing ...

    Wish I could explain it better
  4. by   Pat_Pat RN
    I've re-read my post of 9-17 PM and would like to applogize, it doesn't set forth a "professional" tone. My "...busty 20-somethings..." was not in good taste. Nor my remark about what may come up this week.
    And I don't know why the rest of the guys were still sitting in the room.

    Believe me that I am most serious about my career choice and have worked very hard at it thus far. I don't want less to be thought of me for something I typed out in haste.
    Sincerely,
    Pat
    Last edit by Pat_Pat RN on Sep 19, '06
  5. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Leslie,

    I don't know. Honest. Sometimes, it just happens.

    Positioning and pressure are major factors, I guess. You're not even thinking about it when you're leaning over to roll/move a heavy patient from the gurney onto the bed and once you're done, you have the distinct feeling of it being 'not what it was' before. Or it "changes" on and off when you're riding a bike. Blast of cold air hits it and you have a reaction - maybe not a full fledged one, but a reaction no less.

    And this isn't 100% accurate every-single-time. Sometimes it happens. Sometimes you'd do the exact same thing and nothing happens.

    It's not an 'exact' thing ...

    Wish I could explain it better
    clinging even more to my female treaters....
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Leslie,

    I don't know. Honest. Sometimes, it just happens.

    Positioning and pressure are major factors, I guess. You're not even thinking about it when you're leaning over to roll/move a heavy patient from the gurney onto the bed and once you're done, you have the distinct feeling of it being 'not what it was' before. Or it "changes" on and off when you're riding a bike. Blast of cold air hits it and you have a reaction - maybe not a full fledged one, but a reaction no less.

    And this isn't 100% accurate every-single-time. Sometimes it happens. Sometimes you'd do the exact same thing and nothing happens.

    It's not an 'exact' thing ...

    Wish I could explain it better
    Roy - you did a good job! I had to explain it to my sons too - hey, it just happens. Without any thought or action on your part sons.

    My 5 year old sometimes complains to me about his "who-who" standing up . . . . "why does it do that mommy?". Oh and "I" don't call it "who-who" . . . that comes from his dad who won't say penis.

    Erections happen . . . . ah, a new bumper sticker. :wink2:


    steph
  7. by   troutfishinEMT
    Quote from earle58
    how so?
    when would this happen, in the absence of something remotely suggestive?

    leslie
    Roy gave several scenarios... I'd just call it an idiopathic erection. (and then I giggle, because I just made that up, and it sounds funny...) But seriously, they happen... and for that reason, all the suggestions about distractions and boxer/briefs and untucked scrub tops are very sound.

    When the etiology of the engorgement IS known, as in the OP's case, the same tips still apply.

    So to the OP: take into account all the suggestions, stay professional, and keep a stiff upper lip.
  8. by   Pat_Pat RN
    Ha Ha, I'll try, or not....whichever....
    Thanks all, I start my clinicals today.

    Pat
  9. by   lightgreenwb13
    Quote from Pat_Pat
    How do you handle yourself if you have "Enzyte induced engorgement" while working with a female patient?
    I had this happen once while working in the ER doing an EKG.
    Does this happen to others? Help me out here.
    Please don't say I'm not being professional or this isn't the job for me, etc. These things happen, I want to know how to deal with it (at that immediate moment)
    Thanks
    i just wear briefs w/ elastic lining...so no matter what, i keep it up at 12, which keeps it from poking out
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from lightgreenwb13
    i just wear briefs w/ elastic lining...so no matter what, i keep it up at 12, which keeps it from poking out
    Oh that reminds me - my 5 year old has, for two years or so now, said the following:

    "Mom, I have to wear my "who who" up, not down". Up meaning pointing up to 1200.

    He really hates wearing it down. :wink2:

    steph
  11. by   tomskm
    Thank you for being honest with your body' natural reactions..... always brushed under the carpet and many would not want to even hear about this ...... its natural for men to react this way .... take it with a pinch of salt and put it behind you ..... you have to learn to live with it.... just like any other physiological need of our body ..food sleep etc ..... its perfectly natural and normal for your body to react this way when you see attractive items......
    Last edit by tomskm on Sep 20, '06
  12. by   Casper21
    I guess the funny thing is that at least you know you can get an erection. I mean this is a natural thing and happens. The best thing is to keep going and know that this can happen it's part of nature. I mean in school you be just sitting in class and bam!! The important thing is that now you can distract yourself and think about something else and it should go away.
    Last edit by Casper21 on Sep 20, '06
  13. by   Mugwump53
    Personally, I have a butt pack that I wear in front.

    I am a Labor & Delivery nurse. It covers a world of "sins" and it also keeps them from grabbing things when in the throws of pushing. I have been doing this for 15 years and have been glad several times that my pack was there.

    One group of nurses dubbed it my "penie" pack.

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