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student came in nauseous, handed her a bucket, vomited, picked up head out of bucket, looked at me and vomited ALL OVER ME....I felt bad, but why take ya head out!!!!!!

went home, showered and changed... lovely!

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

Liquid or chunky?

((((((hugs now that you are cleaned up)))))))

Nice. :) I had a 5 year vomit this morning all over my floor. She had hard boiled eggs for breakfast. Looked like egg salad.

SnowyJ, RN

Has 28 years experience.

UGGH! You poor thing. :nurse:

childcare1

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 3 years experience.

I'm sorry!! Almost had that happen to me, but I was nurse ninja :ninja: and moved before it hit me!!! Lol

Windchaser22

Specializes in School nurse. Has 5 years experience.

Ugh sorry! I keep a go bag with a change of clothes in my car.

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

ugh! go bag or not, i'd still want the shower. Sorry to hear you got Christened

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics.

I'm sorry!! Almost had that happen to me, but I was nurse ninja :ninja: and moved before it hit me!!! Lol

I like that term....I've ninja'd my way clear for many years now. But I learned the hard way that a kindergartner can flash vomit enough volume to cover my entire desk and me sitting in the splash zone.

Awesome.

Just kidding.

I've been telling teachers that 9 times out of 10, a kid who comes to me with nausea doesn't actually vomit. Most vomit happens unexpectedly (I work in a prek - grade 3 school). But I did have a child walk in with a note that said "Stomachache" one time. I had no sooner looked at it when the child vomited on my shoes.

It is really amazing how far and how fast an old lady can side jump when she sees a little face start to blanch :)

It is also amazing how far that stuff can splatter on a linoleum floor!

abc123RN

Has 21 years experience.

UGG! yuck, I would have joined them vomiting. I can see it, clean it up all day but when it goes all over me, yep I'm right there puking with them!

Hope today is a better day for you!

well sweetheart welcome to the life of being a nursing student. Nursing school teaches you how to cope with things when you become and RN and how to handle situations. You do know that nurses encounter patients everyday who wet the bed, poop their undies, and puke their brains out. Feces and urine don't bother nurses, they clean it up :) You will encounter bodily fluids too when you are a nurse aka blood. I know the smell and sight of puke poop etc. might be nauseating but that's what nurses will face in their job. I'm sure she didn't mean to vomit all over you, it was an accident :) one time when I was at my job I ended up throwing up everywhere on the floor, I work in a nursing home and for my position I was all alone, and I actually had to clean up my own puke. it wasn't lovely but I had to do it.

kalycat, BSN, RN

Specializes in CVICU CCRN. Has 5 years experience.

well sweetheart welcome to the life of being a nursing student. Nursing school teaches you how to cope with things when you become and RN and how to handle situations. You do know that nurses encounter patients everyday who wet the bed, poop their undies, and puke their brains out. Feces and urine don't bother nurses, they clean it up :) You will encounter bodily fluids too when you are a nurse aka blood. I know the smell and sight of puke poop etc. might be nauseating but that's what nurses will face in their job. I'm sure she didn't mean to vomit all over you, it was an accident :) one time when I was at my job I ended up throwing up everywhere on the floor, I work in a nursing home and for my position I was all alone, and I actually had to clean up my own puke. it wasn't lovely but I had to do it.

Um, just so you know and to give you a chance to possibly edit your post if you feel so inclined, I believe the OP is actually already a nurse....a school nurse, judging by the forum in which the post is located. It was a school student who vomited....as a school nurse she is probably pretty well versed....since many have to have considerable experience prior to working in that role.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

well sweetheart welcome to the life of being a nursing student. Nursing school teaches you how to cope with things when you become and RN and how to handle situations. You do know that nurses encounter patients everyday who wet the bed, poop their undies, and puke their brains out. Feces and urine don't bother nurses, they clean it up :) You will encounter bodily fluids too when you are a nurse aka blood. I know the smell and sight of puke poop etc. might be nauseating but that's what nurses will face in their job. I'm sure she didn't mean to vomit all over you, it was an accident :) one time when I was at my job I ended up throwing up everywhere on the floor, I work in a nursing home and for my position I was all alone, and I actually had to clean up my own puke. it wasn't lovely but I had to do it.

OP is an experienced licensed nurse who happens to be a credentialed school nurse. School nurses refers to licensed nurses working in a preschool, elementary, middle or high school setting. I think the OP is very aware of what is faced in the job of a school nurse. This was not a complaint but a humorous post with like minded colleagues aka ninja nurses. Fortunately most students are healthy.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

Thanks for your insight, amb_ram25. Please, next time look at the forum in which you are posting, m'kay sweetheart?

Hi! yup I am a seasoned nurse and seasoned school nurse,,apparently not seasoned in NINJA NURSING... need to learn how to "move like Jagger"!!

The one good part about it was that it did keep out certain teachers who feel like need to diagnose each kid they send down. They kept out due to the vomit all over the place LOL

NanaPoo

Specializes in School Nursing, Hospice,Med-Surg. Has 18 years experience.

well sweetheart welcome to the life of being a nursing student. Nursing school teaches you how to cope with things when you become and RN and how to handle situations. You do know that nurses encounter patients everyday who wet the bed, poop their undies, and puke their brains out. Feces and urine don't bother nurses, they clean it up :) You will encounter bodily fluids too when you are a nurse aka blood. I know the smell and sight of puke poop etc. might be nauseating but that's what nurses will face in their job. I'm sure she didn't mean to vomit all over you, it was an accident :) one time when I was at my job I ended up throwing up everywhere on the floor, I work in a nursing home and for my position I was all alone, and I actually had to clean up my own puke. it wasn't lovely but I had to do it.

Well, Sweetheart, after 16 years of nursing experience it sure is good to be forewarned about what we might get into as nurses. Thanks for the warnings!