"Male Problems" while nursing female - page 5

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   aussieguy79
    I am always concentrating too much on the job to think about sex (much).
  2. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from aussieguy79
    I am always concentrating too much on the job to think about sex (much).
    i think that's where i'm a bit disconcerted.
    evidentally, this happens in the absence of anything "remotely suggestive".
    and even if it did happen because of sexual arousal, it kinda creeps me out that this happens on a seemingly regular basis.
    if pts knew this, they would all probably request female nurses.

    leslie
  3. by   Pat_Pat RN
    Quote from Mugwump53
    Personally, I have a butt pack that I wear in front.

    One group of nurses dubbed it my "penie" pack.
    Ah, a "man purse"!
    I started calling my back pack that all the ladies here thought it was funny.

    That is funny.

    Did you see the thread about fanny packs? I believe it is in this same forum.

    Pat
    Last edit by Pat_Pat RN on Sep 21, '06
  4. by   Pat_Pat RN
    Leslie, it shouldn't be disconcerting. Like one of the other ladies said, they do it too, it just isn't as noticable.

    Pat
  5. by   tomskm
    Quote from earle58
    i think that's where i'm a bit disconcerted.
    evidentally, this happens in the absence of anything "remotely suggestive".
    and even if it did happen because of sexual arousal, it kinda creeps me out that this happens on a seemingly regular basis.
    if pts knew this, they would all probably request female nurses.

    leslie
    Leslie unfortunately this phenomena is not spoken about much but is just as normal as feeling hungry or tired and one doesnt think too much about it unless it becomes an irritation and one wishes to do something to 'hold it down' / keep it under controll than publicize it
  6. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Pat_Pat
    Leslie, it shouldn't be disconcerting. Like one of the other ladies said, they do it too, it just isn't as noticable.

    Pat
    please.
    this is not comparing apples to apples.
    this seems pretty common amongst you guys.
    this is not common amongst us females.
    and this has nothing to do with pointing fingers.
    obviously you can't help it.
    but i am just so relieved that all my treaters are female.
    and if i ever thought i was going to try and change my mind, it's not going to happen now.

    leslie
  7. by   slinkeecat
    PAT PAT...
    I went to work and asked 3 of my male co-workers who are nurses.... They recommended this...
    They all three wear biker shorts under their scrubs .... " keeps the boys in line" they also said you should invest in some Gold Bond powder to prevent chafing or prickly heat if you sweat....
    They said that compression/restriction prevents erection and bonus.... they are slimming LOL
    They also recommend conversation about the procedure to maintain a professional demeanor w/ the patient
    When all else fails they chant "dead puppies" in their head silently.....
    When they told me this "dead puppies" .... I just about spit coffee on them from laughing so hard....
    I wish you luck.....
  8. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Pat_Pat
    Ah, a "man purse"!
    I started calling my back pack that all the ladies here thought it was funny.

    That is funny.

    Did you see the thread about fanny packs? I believe it is in this same forum.

    Pat
    Don't turn the volume knob on your PC because I'm not laughing one bit. BTW, looking forward to receiving my Nurse Pro Pack.
  9. by   dawg07
    Hmm,
    I have never actually had this happen to me. I guess I am fortunate. I focus on the procedure and talk with the patients and their family members if present about what is happening to them at that second.
    When I have to touch a breast or part of anatomy, I explain in advance that it is necessary for the procedure and apologize for any inconvenience or embarrassment. Acknowledging that it is personal to them possibly helps me maintain my "cool", or is a subconcious distraction on my part.
    I'll ask some of my male co-workers if they have ever experienced this and how they handle it.
    BTW, I have heard some of the females talk about wearing "armour" bras to prevent showing of tell tale body parts. Maybe they are visual too....
    As far as comon sense approachs to dealing with the problem, I think when the they weren't trying to be punny, the suggestions were on track. Loose scrubs, untucked top, powders and appropriate undergarments. Professonal demeanor, and recognition that none of us can control every reaction that our body throws at us, but we can be prepared to try and cope with it.
    Best of luck.
  10. by   olderthandirt
    I am counting down to my MHA......18 days and 29 minutes.or 423 hours and 26 minutes (see how time flies)..........
  11. by   kenny b
    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
    When I want to prolong things with my wife I try to recall the fibonacci sequence or derive pi out to the n'th digit. I guess you might be too distracted by work to make this happen at the time, but I couldn't resist suggesting it.

    By the way, thanks a heap for the heads-up! I'm just now doing my pre-reqs, but it is entirely possible that you've saved a few of us from some embarassing moments by having the courage to raise this question.

    Rgds,
    Kenny B.
  12. by   xt1
    Rule of Aging #2

    No one is thinking of you! They are thinking am I going to be done with this in time to pick the kids up from school. Or something similar. like am I going to die? I guess you could always be like " excuse me ma'am, but I must apologize for my penis" see how that blows over
  13. by   Pat_Pat RN
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Don't turn the volume knob on your PC because I'm not laughing one bit. BTW, looking forward to receiving my Nurse Pro Pack.
    No, I'm serious, I do like those.

close