I did a surgical rotation as a nsg student, and of all the surgeries I watched the one that came closest to doing me in was a closed reduction of a wrist fracture. They didn't even open the woman, but when they re-broke the wrist... that wet snapping sound and the doc just bending it until it snapped... I always thought there was some nice, clinical way of rebreaking bones. Nope, just an axillary block and heave away until it snaps! Yuck. My head swam, I took few deep breaths and made a joke "What do you do when the student faints?" They ALL yelled in unison "Don't do it in the sterile field!" and we all laughed and that was the end of it.
Now as an RN there is almost nothing that can sicken me. The one holdover from even before nsg school though, is teeth.
If I can avoid cleaning or having anything to do with dentures, I will. If I absolutely can't avoid it, I use the toilet or second sink for gagging while I brush over the sink. Thank heavens for PSW's!!! (When I was pregnant I even puked brushing my own teeth, and not gag reflex, but the sight of drool and toothpaste just had me heaving from my toes! And forget being in the room when somebody else is brushing!)
Whiny I know.