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What nursing task do you loathe???

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For all that hate starting IVs. After 40 years of nursing I am now called the "Vein Whisperer". Have someone you is good at IVs mentor you--the skill will come with lots of practice!!

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Add me to the grossed out by trachs club.

Don't like doing bed baths either. They are tedious. People always want them in the morning when I am trying to pass 0800 and 1000 meds.

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You forgot tenacious and green.

I'll do your trach care for ya.:bag:

You do my ostomies.

Deal, I am expert with ostomy care! I hate when the ileostomy bag spills though, then you need the poop whisperer.

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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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For all that hate starting IVs. After 40 years of nursing I am now called the "Vein Whisperer". Have someone you is good at IVs mentor you--the skill will come with lots of practice!!

Had, over the years, five different, really great vein spikers to mentor me. All agreed I was pretty hopeless. Plus, having people hold up their fingers in a cross shape when asked if they would let me practice on them....:cautious:....:no:....discouraging.

I couldn't hit a garden-hose with a 10-penny nail. I just had to accept that I was not perfect in all ways. ;)

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

Yeah, we need special smegma gloves and gowns for that one...maybe even safety glasses.

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Jensmom7 has 36 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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False teeth. Especially when the patient popped them out and dropped them in my hand...which wasn't gloved because I wasn't actually planning on touching anything-I had just stopped by to give him some information.

And yes, they were nasty, grody and disgusting.

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NursesRmofun is a ASN, RN and specializes in Registered Nurse.

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Probably Centraline dressing changes. Or CBI.

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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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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

Open system vs. closed system.

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I hate responding to "Nursey" "honey" "sweetheart"...ect. I mean it is really hard to be professional when you want to yell "you don't know me like that!" Don't they know how disrespectful that sounds? If I am your nurse, I told you my name, it's on the whiteboard in your room I wear it on a name tag (with a really bad picture of me on it)! Use it, or if needed, just ring the call light and I will show up and you can see my badge again....anything but all those disrespectful cutesy names!

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Cleaning up UTI stinking urine-especially when all my cute little ol' lady patients all have horrible stench infused uti pee!!!

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PacoUSA has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PCU / Telemetry.

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OMG the trachs ... the TRACHS .... the sluuuuurrrrpp sound of that suction. I am gagging just thinking about it. Good Lord, if I dont see another trach in my lifetime I will be so grateful ... 😝

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

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Placing NGT's. For some reason that feels like one of the most barbaric things to do to someone. I know good and well they will feel so much better once the abdomen is decompressed, but shoving something through the nose just looks like pure torture!!!

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Oh God. Especially when they gag/vomit while you're doing it and the other end comes out of their mouth. I literally can't even.

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