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What nursing task do you loathe???

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That Guy has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab.

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EXPLOSIVE bowl movements

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I am not a fan of oral care. I'll suction trachs, I like wound vacs. I like joint reductions, especially the Capt. Morgan. I don't mind feet. I even really like NGTubes. I guess I'm weird.

The ONLY time I almost puked with a patient was in a SBO when he began vomiting poop while I was placing the NGT. That is some nasty stuff.

Give me the gory the gross the sticky and slimy, but please, no oral care. I can LOOK in your mouth to assess presence of alterations, but I do NOT want to clean it.

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I always hated rinsing out the basin after someone brushes their teeth. I would throw it away and get them a new one. I know not cost effective but it beats me getting sick in their room.

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No Stars In My Eyes has 43 years experience and specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

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I'll do your trachs and ostomies, if you'll do my blood draws and IV starts.

I am another one who has never been able to hit a vein. I am soooo jealous of people to whom it comes so easily!

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cardiacfreak is a ADN and specializes in Hospice.

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Placing foleys on morbidly obese people who haven't washed down there in years! :no:

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As far as mundane tasks go, I detest feeding people. The food alone is usually enough to make me gag. And why are they always edentulous? If you can't chew, and you're in the ICU, you need tube feeding, right? That's my theory, anyway.

As far as mechanisms of injury, I HATE anything involving teeth or eyes. We had a lady with some amoeba in her eye and we were waiting for it to rupture. Every time I had to put eye drops in that green enlarged eye, I gagged. Give me wounds, disimpactions, and ostomies any day. I'm also not a fan of neuro patients because I don't like waking people up every 2 hours. Let them sleep or they'll get squirrelly!

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kakamegamama specializes in MCH,NICU,NNsy,Educ,Village Nursing.

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Cleaning up mucus. Snot. Anything stringy.

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lherm2013 has 4 years experience.

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How about a pt vomiting through their trach?? Yea... That was probably my worst nightmare.

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After 40 years of nursing the one thing that can still make me gag is the smell of stool from a GI bleed patient. Also, I suck at putting diapers on when patient is bedridden--can never get both sides even!! Doh!!

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