I know there are a lot of stories about nurses passing out, but how common is it to also vomit?
I'm not in the OR, but posting here because I think I'll get better response. The MD I work for does minor procedures in his office. I was observing a 20-30 minute procedure, he was just closing up, and with barely any warning I passed out and began vomiting. I was mortified!
If I had only passed out, I think I would be ok, but seriously, vomiting out of control too? Does that happen? I had a headache and was a bit queasy the rest of the day and night, but I don't believe I was ill or anything.
I have observed full blown surgeries before, and never really had a problem other than getting warm (which I frequently am). I'm so scared this will happen again. Is there any way I can determine what a trigger might be for me? I had eaten prior, I don't believe I was locking my knees, I wasn't too warm. How do I prevent this again if I don't know what caused it? When (if) I ever do start assisting with these procedures, I will be the only person besides the patient and the MD, so I can't exactly leave if I start feeling bad. I need to figure this out!