How do you handle yourself if you have "Enzyte induced engorgement" while working with a female patient?
I had this happen once while working in the ER doing an EKG.
Does this happen to others? Help me out here.
Please don't say I'm not being professional or this isn't the job for me, etc. These things happen, I want to know how to deal with it (at that immediate moment)
Sep 16, '06
Perhaps I used the wrong euphemism....Viagra or Cialis would've been a better choice.
Sexual arousal is what I was referring to.
Last edit by Pat_Pat RN on Sep 16, '06
Sep 17, '06
Unless I am mistaken he wasn't talking about just medication induced arousal. He was talking about getting an erection while working with a female patient that he clearly found attractive. The further implication is that women deal with non-medication induce arousal when working with an attractive male. It just isn't evident to anyone but her. We can speak frankly here, after all we are professionals. While this has never happened to me, (maybe I am too old or dead, lol), I think it helps to wear tight underwear (no boxers guys) and my scrub pants are loose fitting. I also wear my shirt untucked should this problem ever arise, (pun intended). I would recommend seperating yourself from the causitive agent and recomposing yourself. Distraction is as always an effective technique for alleviating excess blood flow.
Last edit by malenurse1 on Sep 17, '06
Sep 17, '06
No, I'm sorry, you are correct in your definition. I am not taking any drug to induce it. Bad naming on my part. I AM speaking of being close to someone and having this occur. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
I used "Enzyte" cause it is supposed to ENHANCE your penis. That is why I used that name initially. I was making a funny.
The one and only time this happened I was performing an EKG on a young busty female patient and had to manipulate her breast around in order to place the electrodes. I used the back of my hand to kinda push the breast around, thinking that wouldn't make me think about it....that was enough. I had to fiddle with the machine after I had the EKG captured, and printed it out....to kill time and give me time to think about other things (kitty cats, car wrecks, grandma in her underwear.....etc....) before I could leave the bedside.
Sorry for the miscommunication.
Last edit by Pat_Pat RN on Sep 17, '06