What Freaks You Out? - page 50

Okay, people. It's time for a nice, fun, light-hearted discussion to blow off some steam. WHAT FREAKS YOU OUT? What bodily fluid can't you STAND? What wound gives you the absolute WILLIES? ... Read More

  1. by   JacknSweetpea
    I absolutely will not deal with glass eyes, dentures, and my facility's management.
  2. by   mentalhealthRN
    colostomies--uggg poop smells to start with but sitting in there, it gets just nasty!!! and joints--yeah I could never do ortho. Just thinking about knees and hips and stuff grosses me out.
  3. by   LPNnowRN
    Oh yeah--and the LTC patient with 8" long thick fungal toenails practically on every toe! The podiatrist didn't believe us--you should of seen his face!!!!! How this guy could walk I'll never know.
  4. by   mskate
    puke absolutely kills me, i end up throwing up too! i got in so much trouble in nursing school for having to step out of the room when people threw up and to this day, i buy co-workers soda and coffee in exchange for them dealing with my puking patient!

    Also, really really bad bone breaks give me the willies!
  5. by   jenin
    I can handle sputum or any secretions suctioned from traches or ETT's etc in children or adolescents, including those with cystic fibrosis and lots of secretions. But when it comes to old men with COAD spitting into cups full to the brim with sputum....ICKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!! Both the sound of them hacking it up and the sputum itself is blahhh
  6. by   mehitabela
    The really sticky dark yellow trach goobers that clog the yanker and fly out unexpectedly when the pt coughs
  7. by   AntMarchingRN

    You can have c-diff, throw up on me, GI bleed all over the floor, but if you have a visible bone break, either in the skin or out, it makes my stomach turn. I literally have to concentrate on not vomiting.
    My fellow nurses make so much fun of me because they say I could eat my lunch (if we ever had time to eat) covered in GI bleed, but cant handle a broken bone...just cant do it.
  8. by   Hoozdo
    Having to handle glass eyeballs or cleaning false teeth.
  9. by   MsStephh_RN
    I will be starting nursing school this fall, but I find that broken bones are the worst for me. Vomit is second in line, but bad fractures take the cake. I can't even eat chicken if the bone is broken. Lol. Oh well! Must get over one day...
  10. by   Five&Two Will Do
    I must say that I am not a real big fan of the pulmonary toilet, but the thing that is the worst of all to me is the vomit! When I worked oncology, it was very common for people to yak everywhere. Many chemotherapy drugs make people throwup. I have literally held a basin for a guy and been gagging at the same time!
  11. by   EMcGrady
  12. by   I_OYVEY
    Nurses that do not wash their hands before gloving up. I assume and maybe incorrectly that when a nurse or anyone else that comes into my room has dirty hands. If their hands are dirty and they grab a pair of gloves the gloves are now soiled by their dirty hands. Nurses that hand me a cup full of pills and say here take these and when I question them about what I am taking they respond same thing you took yesterday. Selfishly I want the nurse to open the pill in front of me and tell me what it is before they put it in the cup. It may be the same exact medicine I take at home, however I can identify my medication at home, the meds at the hospital sometimes look different. When I refuse they become upset because they have to go through the entire production again. I get that but would it not be easier to do it right the first time. The last thing is when a pill gets dropped on the floor and the nurse picks it up and gives it to me as if I am going to put something in my mouth that has been on the floor of the hospital. I am not being picky, I am just trying to protect myself, I don't think that is too much to ask, but then again I am only the patient not the nurse.
  13. by   chicookie
    Old people feet. Not the well taken care ones but the ones that look like paws. They give me the creeps. My nursing instructor told us about a patient that toes shriveled up and then broke off and the nurses where looking for it in the sheets. Just hearing it, and I felt sick.

    Anything strong smelling. I have a very sensitive nose so those smells really overwhelm me.