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Arrrgghhh, get the smell off!!

  1. 20 Extreme measures are sometimes warranted.

    When was the last time you felt the need to 'cleanse' yourself?

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    Last edit by Joe V on Sep 14, '12
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    About Brian, ADN

    Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,361; Likes: 16,504.

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  3. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
    Baby powder will get the smell off, but tomato juice has no effect.
  4. Visit  sphinx profile page
    Sometimes I feel like certain stronger odors are clinging to my nose hairs, lol!
    nursefrances, daphney94, LTCNS, and 4 others like this.
  5. Visit  artsmom profile page
    Nothing quite like the smell of an infected stage 4 wound to burn the nose hairs. That smells sticks with me more than cdiff!
    wemo101, amygarside, LTCNS, and 5 others like this.
  6. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
    The smell has singed my nose hairs. I hope they will grow back.
  7. Visit  pgnurse79 profile page
    C difficile!
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  8. Visit  tewdles profile page
    a small amount of Vicks on the upper lip below the nose helps with smells...

    You probably don't stink...your nose does.
  9. Visit  amoLucia profile page
    Quote from artsmom
    Nothing quite like the smell of an infected stage 4 wound to burn the nose hairs. That smells sticks with me more than cdiff!
    I was thinking the same...only the pt is diabetic too. For some reason, that makes it worse.
    artsmom likes this.
  10. Visit  mariebailey profile page
    A kid spit on me when I was administering vaccines one time. I could hardly blame her though. I definitely "felt the need to 'cleanse'".
    Last edit by mariebailey on Sep 14, '12
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  11. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
    I have allergies so I'm congested most of the time. The smells don't hit me as hard, thankfully.
  12. Visit  samadams8 profile page
    Bad GI Bleeders and people whose body systems are shutting down and are literally rotting within the unit. Very sad, but it happens. You walk into the unit, and you are overwhelmed by the smell. It's impossible to miss unless you have Cranial Nerve 1 damage.
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  13. Visit  Mandychelle79 profile page
    Two time I can remember

    1) Pt who was litterally rotting to death.

    2) When I was rocking a ped patient ( probably 5) and was covered in head to toe vomit. I took a shower at work that day.
  14. Visit  DawnJ profile page
    The smell from the cadaver lab. Even after showering I can still smell it for a day--the formadalyde and subtle decomp. Our cadavers weren't well embalmed, they had to remove pieces every couple weeks because they rotted so badly. Yet, we kept those incredible shrinking cadavers for the whole year.

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