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Area of nursing with the least amount of vomit?

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by Nursetobe25 Nursetobe25 (Member)

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I know all areas of nursing have sick patients or patients who can get sick at any time. but what areas of nursing would you be in with the last amount of vomit?

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anh06005 has 6 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Cardiac, Home Health, Primary Care.

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I've been in home health for 3 years and only dealt with vomit once that I remember. I held bucket for pt waiting for ambulance. Was in surgery later that day so pt was pretty legit lol. But I had to hold back my own heaving....

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I know all areas of nursing have sick patients or patients who can get sick at any time. but what areas of nursing would you be in with the last amount of vomit?

Phone case management. Even if there was vomit, you'd be far removed and not responsible for clean up.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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NOTE: all of these positions require bedside experience unless you stumble upon the pot of gold very early into your career.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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I think you need to try not to focus on patient excrement and bodily functions for you cannot specialize until AFTER you graduate school. It really isn't that bad.

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I know all areas of nursing have sick patients or patients who can get sick at any time. but what areas of nursing would you be in with the last amount of vomit?

I took a minute to read back through some of your past posts, and it really seems that you are focusing WAY WAY too much on the topic of vomit. I mean....way too much.

Yes, vomit happens. Yes, you will encounter it throughout nursing school. But you will find a way past that, or you won't get THROUGH nursing school! I'm not saying you have to like it (honestly, who does??) but you seem to be asking many questions about where people don't want to work, how to not work in certain areas, etc etc.....and I think you're selling yourself short.

You won't get to work in the areas you want to work in unless you get through school first. And once you GET through school, and gain some experience (perhaps...probably actually....in an area you aren't crazy about), you will then be eligible to go for a job you really DO want. Better than focusing on what you DON'T want, know what I mean?

Right now: school. And whatever comes with it. And afterward.....a job, any job you can get, that gets you closer to what your goals are at that time (and don't be surprised if that goal shifts! Pretty common occurrence) .

Hang in there....everyone has something they would rather not deal with. In that you are definitely not alone :)

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Coroner's forensic nurse investigator . Dead people don't vomit.

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Coroner's forensic nurse investigator . Dead people don't vomit.

LOL, I want this on a t-shirt!! :D

OTOH, some really really nasty stuff oozes out of corpses...!! :barf02:

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PacoUSA has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PCU / Telemetry.

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How about you NOT go into nursing? Vomit ... seriously???

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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I took a minute to read back through some of your past posts, and it really seems that you are focusing WAY WAY too much on the topic of vomit. I mean....way too much.

Yes, vomit happens. Yes, you will encounter it throughout nursing school. But you will find a way past that, or you won't get THROUGH nursing school! I'm not saying you have to like it (honestly, who does??) but you seem to be asking many questions about where people don't want to work, how to not work in certain areas, etc etc.....and I think you're selling yourself short.

You won't get to work in the areas you want to work in unless you get through school first. And once you GET through school, and gain some experience (perhaps...probably actually....in an area you aren't crazy about), you will then be eligible to go for a job you really DO want. Better than focusing on what you DON'T want, know what I mean?

Right now: school. And whatever comes with it. And afterward.....a job, any job you can get, that gets you closer to what your goals are at that time (and don't be surprised if that goal shifts! Pretty common occurrence) .

Hang in there....everyone has something they would rather not deal with. In that you are definitely not alone :)

Well said.

Is your aversion to vomit something you are willing to ensure as a student nurse-IF that happens?

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Psych does not have vomiting very often. The only time I saw it was when it was the pt was intentionally making herself vomit on the floor for attention.

I have a vomit phobia too, I also vomited on the floor as I was running away when I saw it. Oh well. If you have no shame and don't mind vomiting in front of co workers / pts when you see vomit, nursing is doable. Just get through nursing school and then you don't have to deal with it so often.

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VANurse2010 has 6 years experience.

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How about you NOT go into nursing? Vomit ... seriously???

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Whatever. You know, everyone has their "thing" that gross them out especially bad. No need for righteous indignation.

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