Future nurses getting used to the job - page 2

Nurses and students, what is your weakness? You know you have one :) Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below! Want more nursing... Read More

  1. by   hecallsmeDuchess
    What gets to me are throat secretions(the slurpy sound of suctioning), the smell of rotting, infected flesh and vomit! Poop I can deal with...
  2. by   frankie,RN
    You guys are going to think I'm nuts. I work in a Peds trach/vent facility. Poop, emesis, tracheal secretions, whatever bodily fluids are ok with me. What bothers me is the smell of certavite, which is a liquid adult vitamin. Oh yeah, suction canisters that haven't been emptied.
  3. by   RN58186
    Sputum. Not much else..... Trachs used to bother me until my best friend's son came home with one when he was 3 months old, got over that really quick then. My dad had COPD (died long before I was a nurse), and to this day I cannot handle sputum. Blech!!
  4. by   ♑ Capricorn ♑