I just finished watching "Trauma life in the E.R." on The Learning Channel. I find I'm addicted to this and "Maternity Ward" and "Labor and Delivery."
My question though is this... Do you get used to the "gore"? I mean it makes me cringe a bit watching gaping gunshot wounds and oozing 3rd degree burns being poked and prodded...I'm not sure how receptive I'll be to being a poker or prodder...let alone even observing this behavior on a one on one basis. Did you find yourselves to be a bit squemish to begin with and finally become used to it? Or did you never really have a problem with it at all? This is the one area that concerns me about my being a good nurse. I can deal with "sick" people but I wonder if I can deal with openly wounded people. Any feedback? Thanks, in advance for your replys.