Nurses are essential to the profession of healthcare and the infrastructure of hospitals in general. In addition to caring for patients during their hospital stay, they often get a closer look at what's ailing patients better than doctors do. While this means they're often on the front line of giving medical care, it also means they're subject to seeing some truly gnarly shit being wheeled in from the emergency room, after surgery, and during recovery. So we asked a group of nurses to offer up the grossest, craziest, and most all-out bizarre things they've witnessed while on call. At the very least, you'll walk away from these anecdotes with an even greater respect for their struggle—and who knows, maybe you'll learn to take care of yourself a little better, too. I had a guy whose penis was hacked off with a machete—ugly cut, terribly jagged.
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Erectile dysfunction ED is the inability of a man to get a penile erection that is of sufficient quality to gain and maintain for sexual performance. Irrespective of the cause ED, the consequences affect his self-esteem, body image and relationships. ED can be an early indication of cardiovascular disease CVD ,3 with the mean time between onset of ED and first cardiovascular event at 3. The common perception is that men who suffer with ED are too shy or embarrassed to ask for help, but the literature does not support this contention. A comprehensive history will enable accurate diagnosis and selection of the most appropriate treatment.
The modern-day Florence Nightingale constantly faces verbal and physical abuse. They are also emotionally blackmailed and threatened. If not, we will feel frustrated and vengeful, and ultimately get burned out and leave the job," she says. She explains: "Some patients like to make nurses go out of their way to buy them their favourite food. And if the nurses don't get them the food, they will sulk.
I hadn't told anyone where I was going. Walking towards the front door, I felt my throat go dry. A face appeared and I croaked a timid greeting. There was no turning back. The Health Education Authority's ideal is a sexually healthy nation that regards a regular trip to the GUM clinic as being as normal as going to the dentist.