Any Nurses who suffered from HEMAPHOBIA in school?

  1. I desperately need help with this one....

    I have just completed my first semester of nursing school and enjoyed it very much. I have been a CNA for two years and can deal with poop, urine, and vomit, but when it comes to blood, I get EXTREMLY queasy. I don't know what it is. It's not that I don't want to see it, but as soon as I see someone begin to bleed, I get nausous and my ears begin to ring. I then become diaphoretic and have to leave the room.

    My question is: if anyone has had the same problem, how did they overcome it? I am very worried, because I do not want this to effect my career as a nurse. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Sunny
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   NeosynephRN
    Well...from my experience most nurses have one thing that gets to them...mine is mucus...ack! But you know I am going into my last semester of nursing school and it has gotten much easier...I just go in like when I have to suction a trach and do my job...I try not to think of the mucus..but instead just the patient and what I need to do to help them!! I work in Dialysis which is a BAD place for people that are affraid of blood..I have shadowed people that have passed out...or thrown up! Some obvioulsy have real issues but I would say 98% f them got used to it...and it just became another fluid....I do not know if this will help at all!! GL
  4. by   sunny61385
    Thank you for the reassurance, I'm sure that with time, I will be able to deal with it.





    QUOTE=calla2114;2004411]Well...from my experience most nurses have one thing that gets to them...mine is mucus...ack! But you know I am going into my last semester of nursing school and it has gotten much easier...I just go in like when I have to suction a trach and do my job...I try not to think of the mucus..but instead just the patient and what I need to do to help them!! I work in Dialysis which is a BAD place for people that are affraid of blood..I have shadowed people that have passed out...or thrown up! Some obvioulsy have real issues but I would say 98% f them got used to it...and it just became another fluid....I do not know if this will help at all!! GL[/QUOTE]
  5. by   ZASHAGALKA

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