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What nursing task do you loathe???

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Really? It provides immediate results, somehow satisfying.

This list is fascinating- every nurse is different.

I swear the following is true.

After one particularly difficult disimpaction the patient shuddered and proclaimed, "I feel so giddy!" I was thinking they do not pay me enough for that kind of service..

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Farawyn has 25 years experience and specializes in A little bit of everything..

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I swear the following is true.

After one particularly difficult disimpaction the patient shuddered and proclaimed, "I feel so giddy!" I was thinking they do not pay me enough for that kind of service..

Psssst...WKShadow! One finger ONLY next time.

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I hate feet flakes! Oh and chunky vomit! Aaaahhhh!

I also hate watching other people put in IVs where they can't get the vein and the catheter is sliding in and out... in and out... I swear I get faint watching that. Lol!

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Remebered something else!

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See now, I can place a bedpan with the best of them...it's the taking it out that I have trouble with. Inevitably there is urine (and most often something else floating around) and when I go to take it out from under them, it's super glued to one butt cheek.

Splash splash.

Jo's having a bad day.

Uh, yes! I had a woman who had just delivered using the bed pan and when I went to get the thing out, I came so close to being splashed with bloody urine that I yelped! I always have trouble with that. God forbid, one day it's going to happen. I'm going to start wearing mask and goggles when I take them off. LOL!

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Racer15 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED.

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Accessing ports. I haaaate it and will pawn that task off ASAP if possible. I've no idea why, I guess because I am so used to peripheral IV access that it's foreign to me. I will actually try to do a peripheral stick on a pt with a port before I try to access the port. I would take a fecal disinpaction before I would a port, and that is saying A LOT.

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BlueDawnRN has 6 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Progressive Care.

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Responding to family members' questions 10 mins after change of shift when I hardly know anything about the patient and haven't even done my assessment. And of course most of the questions are not even within my scope of practice to answer.

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Charting with a 20 year old computer system and not having any organization in the hospital for finding resources.

Also - feet are so gross.

Trying to teach patients that I know will be noncompliant the minute they leave the hospital.

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Medication reconciliation. I will do your gross things if you will do that. If no one is available of course I'll do it but it is so tedious. Especially when I get a 5 page med list from the nursing home.

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Surgical baths x2 on those frail little old people, with a broken hip/femur. It just seems like torture!

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alabamagrad has 5 years experience and specializes in Critical care and home health.

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Oral care and suctioning!!!!

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sharpeimom has 20 years experience and specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,.

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Scrubbing, scraping, chiseling, prying, dentures until the **** things come clean.

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