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What nursing task do you loathe???

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

Deal!

Heck, some puke is still edible and nutritious! (just ask your dog or cat)

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jojo489 has 3 years experience.

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I love wounds, and I don't even mind applying a wound vac.

What kills me is taking the old foam out of the wound...when it's sticky. Gah it makes my skin crawl.

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xoemmylouox has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Trach care ( the smell gets me) and vomiting.. At least the chunky vomit and the gagging noise.. Quiet more fluid vomiting is ok. I make sure to inform my patients of this (in a kidding way when they are done of course).

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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STAT MRI on an agitated patient. Doc, can you give me an order for enough sedation for him to lie still, please!

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Aademia.

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The never-ending task of cleaning up a blowout of sticky baby poop. With those worthless baby wipes. And their feet get away from you and get it all over the place.

Sadly, I am the 'poop whisperer' of the PICU.

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Where I work, I am not responsible for ADL assistance, so that would have been my #1. End of life care or admissions would be close for second since they infringe on my candycrush time.

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Where I work, I am not responsible for ADL assistance, so that would have been my #1. End of life care or admissions would be close for second since they infringe on my candycrush time.

We can always count on you to somehow bring up the subject of candy crush.

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nrsang97 has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.

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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.

Practice makes perfect is not just a saying. Keep practicing. You can and will get better.

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nrsang97 has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg.

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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.)

I don't miss those days from the neuro ICU. I also think that the OR staff take a class to tangle every single line possible through the EVD as well.

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ScrappytheCoco has 3 years experience and specializes in Emergency/Trauma/LDRP/Ortho ASC.

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in ER-dental/mouth injuries. I can look at amputations, dehisced wounds and never think twice, but last time I assisted a physician with a simple dental block I almost passed out. Don't even talk to me about a broken tooth or dislocated jaw. Shudder.

In L&D-the abdominal prep before draping a c-section. I feel like I am on display and the doctors literally just stand around watching like hawks. I get it, but I get physically nauseous just thinking about having to do it. Silly.

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cardiacfreak is a ADN and specializes in Hospice.

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Deal!

Heck, some puke is still edible and nutritious! (just ask your dog or cat)

Ugh, that is why I don't have animals.

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cardiacfreak is a ADN and specializes in Hospice.

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The never-ending task of cleaning up a blowout of sticky baby poop. With those worthless baby wipes. And their feet get away from you and get it all over the place.

Sadly, I am the 'poop whisperer' of the PICU.

Poop whisperer :roflmao:

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