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I've gotta real problem...Any suggestions Pls?

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i was really lucky because he didn't vomit at all my shift. over my days off nurses that took care of him seem to think that his vomiting is self induced. :stone the only thing he did do the entire shift was was call me to his room to say he needed a medical dr. because he has "lice bugs crawling all over him." i said where, let me see. of course i didn't see anything so i told him i'll be right back and came back with a bottle of "anti lice bug lotion" and told hin that this should do the trick. all it was was moisturizing lotion, but after i rubbed it all over him, he slept like a baby. i saved his meds for last incase he was going to do the retching thing. the other wonderful nurse i was working with asked if i needed a hand and i told her that i would love her to death if she gave mr. so-n-so his meds she did and i didn't stick around to listen for anything and i was out of there to give report. he does have an im compazine order for n&v. i was lucky last night, but one never knows what tonight will bring :confused: maybe just a pair of earplugs if he starts it again. :D 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

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...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

...why not just barf with him...i'll bet he'll stop self inducing then....especially if you projectile vomit towards him :devil:...heeeee.....lol :roll

 

sorry folks.......couldn't resist the urge....heeee....lol!!! :D - moe :p

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originally 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!...:)

i even hate to have to label them when they're clean....:eek: i only pray that i don't lose my teeth & have to wear them...i'll probably gag myself each & every time i go to put them in & take them out!!! :imbar - moe.

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One suggestion--try to find a hypnotherapist and see iff they can help you w/ the mental thing. Just a thought...Must feel awful!

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Try 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

Liz

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I 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.

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Night 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. :)

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