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What nursing task do you loathe???

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Just realized today that I can't stand ostomy appliances. It's not the poop, it's just cutting and sizing the appliance and that messy paste. Tedious and irritating but somebody's gotta do it.

How about you?

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trach care

just. too. much. mucous.

I can handle a dog team foaming at the mouth after a nice mush, some of it even flies back to the sled (passengers are at a disadvantage). Copious sticky, slurpy, slimey, and sometimes smelly snot coming out of the trach = blech

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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Ortho static vital signs. BORING!

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OrganizedChaos has 10 years experience as a LVN and specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab.

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Anything to do with feet. Just, ewwwwwwww! *shudders*

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ThePrincessBride has 3 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg, NICU.

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Putting in IVs. I miss every time and it makes me feel like an incompetent nurse.

For now on, I won't even attempt it. I suck at IVs.

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Barnstormin' PMHNP has 4 years experience and specializes in psychiatric.

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Placing a foley on a woman. I am the WORST. I think I got it right once :***:

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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Getting patients out of bed to the chair. With the ICU spaghetti tangle of lines, pain of post-op patient and a few experiences of patients going bad when out of bed, makes me a little nervous about this. I am also small and not strong.

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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Holding leg while the ortho MD drills for traction. I know they feel better once the weights are on...but that drill... it seems so brutal!

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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When I worked nights I always hated travelling for HCTs. It would put me SO far behind to get packed up, getting the CT itself, and then making the pt presentable. All those lines and wires get SO tangled, esp. if the pt has an EVD, an art line, and CVP setup. Because then you have not only lines but the pressure bags/EVD canister etc. (Scheduled HCTs are done around 0500.)

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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Oral care, especially cleaning nasty dentures. Yeccchh.

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cardiacfreak is a ADN and specializes in Hospice.

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trach care

just. too. much. mucous.

I can handle a dog team foaming at the mouth after a nice mush, some of it even flies back to the sled (passengers are at a disadvantage). Copious sticky, slurpy, slimey, and sometimes smelly snot coming out of the trach = blech

I can't do vomit! So I will suction the heck out of your patient if you'll get my puking patient!

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