I've gotta real problem...Any suggestions Pls? - page 2
i've got this problem... you know how everyone has their little quirk in nursing? well, mine is vomiting...i can't stand the retching, and retching and retching sound before one vomits. well i have... Read More
Apr 15, '02Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 1,178; Likes: 222...thanks for all of the great suggestions! one night i'll walk into his room with vicks vaporub under my nose, along with mentholadeum, an alcohol wipe stuck to that, a surgical mask, some carmex lip balm all over my lips, earplugs in my ears and a syringe of compazine in my hand and i'll be ready to "fight the fight!" oh, the joys of nursing.......thanks guys, you're the greatest! :kiss - night owl
sorry folks.......couldn't resist the urge....heeee....lol!!! :d - moe
Apr 15, '02Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 1,178; Likes: 222originally posted by mother/babyrn
...my personal hatred is taking care of false teeth, not that i see that too often anymore...but, i wouldn't touch them when a patient handed them to me, and absolutely hated it when some one asked me to clean them!...
Apr 15, '02Occupation: Re-retired Specialty: 42 year(s) of experience in NICU, Infection Control ; From: CA, US ; Joined: Dec '00; Posts: 12,420; Likes: 3,762One suggestion--try to find a hypnotherapist and see iff they can help you w/ the mental thing. Just a thought...Must feel awful!
Apr 15, '02Occupation: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology RN Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 16Try this trick next time you start heevin'.......puff out your cheeks like a blow fish....it's impossible to puke.
Oh and here's another trick for next time you wanna fall asleep.....good for the drive home after a long night shift. Do the same thing and tickle the roof of your mouth with your tongue. You won't fall asleep.
There. Hope that helps
Apr 16, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 2,730; Likes: 602I used to take care of this chronic renal pt--was on dialysis and a very brittle diabetic. She was relatively young--38. She would purposefully try to make herself throw up! Staff-myself included-would actually catch her putting her finger down her throat. Would always try to get her compazine as soon as she could. That and the morphine and ativan. Did I mention that she had an extensive psych history as well? She and her mom loved me though. She was a real sick lady. When I first started caring for her she would walk up and down the hall moaning, when she died she couldn't even sit herself up in bed.
Apr 16, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: CV-ICU ; Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 2,343; Likes: 51Night Owl, I CANNOT tolerate retching OR puking-- after 33 years as an RN (plus the 6 yrs. before that as an aide and PN); I still can't stand it. So I tell all of my pts. that if they start puking, so will the nurse. And if they have any problems with a queasy stomach they are to let me know ASAP so I can medicate them. That has really helped me a lot; because: a.) they all ask for the antiemetics right away; b.) most people who are nauseated want their nurse to help them, not join them when they are vomiting. I also tell pts. and family that "bodily fluids" belong IN tubes (I work CV-ICU), so they are usually sympathetic and amused.