🅰️: Is there anything that grosses you out (like blood or vomit etc) and how do you cope with it?
1️⃣ No, but that is only cause I’ve never seen someone vomit of shit their pants on the wards before.. wait till my Upper GI placement in March! 🤯
2️⃣ Honestly, if I were to look at any part of the body or even any traumatic cases causing horrible deformities, I don’t think I’d flinch. I’ve gotten used to it now (completely desensitised unlike my family members) - I follow a shitload of trauma accounts that I love so much. I don’t think I have ever had a problem with open flesh, but if I did then those accounts helped a lot! 🧠
3️⃣ My best advice would be to expose yourself to the things that gross you out. Look at online pictures, watch videos of traumatic cases.. it all helps. Soon enough, you’ll be handling some of those cases on a daily or weekly basis. Get used to it if you want to become a healthcare professional, this is the career you’ve opted to pursue and those are the mere disadvantages of the job, get over it! 👨🏻⚕️
4️⃣ Instead of focusing on how gross the blood may be, admire the anatomy of the human body. Normal humans rarely get to see the internal structures of the body - this is a privilege that you’ve been granted so learn to appreciate it rather than be grossed out by it. I do understand that some cases may be too much to handle, but that is never an excuse not to treat a patient. As a healthcare professional, it will be your job to assess the patient’s condition (no matter how dire) and try to improve it using the knowledge and experience you’ve gained over the years. Love your field and nothing can faze you. What do you guys think? 👊🏼 ❓sent by @studentxnurse