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What nursing task do you loathe???

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

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Apparently, I can start a Far's Trach Care/Suctioning Co.

I can clean up with you guys alone, and retire in 5, 10 years?

I'll look into it, and let you know.

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SallyA781 has 6 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics, Ambulatory Care, Military.

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I can't stand suctioning trachs or trach care, but I oddly enough I find suctioning endotracheal tubes satisfying. Don't ask me why, I just feel there is a difference.

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Oh'Ello is a BSN, RN and specializes in Heme Onc.

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Also... I have four words for my heme/onc friendlies:

​blood product vital signs

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Dogen has 1 years experience and specializes in Behavioral Health.

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Gotta second eye injuries. It started with my older brother who has glaucoma...I watched him go through plenty of eye surgeries when we were young kids so my phobia started there. Eye patches freak me out till this day.

I'm in trauma so I see a lot of windshield glass v. eyeball. They typically put some xeroform over it until opthamology can make a decision on whether or not to save the eye, and the thought of what's lurking beneath that strip of xeroform makes my soul shudder.

When I did a clinical rotation in CVICU, we had a lot of periorbital edema to the point that the eyes wouldn't shut and all you could do is put a moist gauze over it. Some nurses would tape them shut. Freaked me all the way out.

For some reason I hate the smell of xeroform. Maybe it's an association with nasty wounds/infections, or the fact it smells all chemically, but I hate it.

I like eyeball injuries. In nursing school my very first trauma patient was an SA who tired to shoot himself and ended up breaking his jaw, his right eye, and part of his frontal bone. I was supposed to go to his denucleation, but they pushed it back and I never got to go. I've still never observed a surgery.

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Placement of bedpans. I NEVER get it right. I cant grasp the concept.

I hate anything to do with the inside of mouths. I hate looking at decaying teeth with gunky tarter all over someone's mouth. Bad breath smells worse than the most infectious, liquid stool. I cant stand the white film that coats the lips and tongue of people who only breath out of there mouth. I was getting gaggy looking at this lady's white slimy film and I cleaned it off myself so I wouldnt have to see it anymore. I gagged more when I was doing it.

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NICUmiiki has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Deal!

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

Um.... My dog thinks that poop is edible and nutritious, so I don't routinely ask her for diet advice.

I hate orthostatics. I will place your bedpan in exchange.

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jojo489 has 3 years experience.

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Placement of bedpans. I NEVER get it right. I cant grasp the concept.

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.

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OutptRN has 1 years experience and specializes in Infusion therapy; Chemotherapy.

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I'm glad I'm not the only one that has an issue with starting IVs! I fail every time, too. I HATE it, I want to be good and I'm just not. :banghead:

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xoemmylouox has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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Now I want to puke after reading all of these descriptions :yuck:

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Karou has 1 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg.

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-Getting vital signs at 03:00.

-Trach anything.

-Sputum samples or phlegm in general. Nooooo.

-Bipaps. As soon as RT puts it on the patient they have to go to the bathroom or need a PO med. Our machines are huge and obnoxious to deal with.

-PICC line dressing changes. Well, changing the stat lock mainly.

-"Witnessing" consents on night shift when the doctor rounded in the day time.

-Changing tube feeding tubing.

-When a patient demands the doctor be called at 03:00 because they can't sleep.

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Question: Why are you changing the dressing on an accessed implanted port? Is it soiled or non-occlusive? Or, do you have a policy in place which changes TSM's greater than every 7 day intervals, as the non-coring needle can stay in place for seven days? Because the risk of dislodgement is there, you're right about how tedious this task is, so ideally change the dressing when you reaccess the port, but you must be speaking to the prn times.

Yes, I am.

Even so, changing it at its appointed times is tedious. Perfect word! Thank you. Just about kills my back leaning over for that long.

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Conscious sedations! Popping someone's shoulder/hip/whatever other extremity back into place grosses me out. (i'm not doing it, the doc is obviously but I have to be in the room to assist the procedure). Also, giving TPA is very tedious and i don't jump for joy when i have to give it...but if and when you see results, it makes it well worth it!!

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