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    Have you ever had to leave a patient room (first time I watched sutures, I nearly passed out and had to go sit down … I’ve come a long way since then.) Have you ever had to leave a room because of the sights, sounds, smells, anger, laughing too hard, go cry, etc …

    Why did you have to leave a patient room?


    My second year of nursing had to leave the room several times because of the smell doing wound care on a coccyx wound I could have fit my fist into. Thank God for amazing CNA’s!!!!!

    Nurse Katie

    My first clinical in nursing school I encountered a resident with a diabetic foot ulcer and necrosis to their toes. The toes were unsaveable and they would eventually fall off. There was quite an odor and I had to leave the room and sit down on the floor.
    Peppermint oil under the nose was my best friend during school. 🙂 Now I can handle almost any smells.


    My 2nd year in nursing school, A doc was doing a bedside I&D on a patient with scrotal cysts. All of a sudden I knew I was going to pass out. I had to excuse myself and put my head in between my legs. Now I can watch anything and barely flinch, but that was brutal, and I’m not even a guy.

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