Few people understand the body quite like nurses do. Sometimes, this hyper-intimate bond can be both a blessing and a curse.
On one hand, witnessing all the highs and lows of a body’s basic functions helps nurses to better understand their patient’s needs. On the other hand, there are still those “lows,” and nurses never forget their first experience tuning into a bodily odor that would have most other folks running for a gas mask.
In this week’s episode of “The Katie Duke Show” on ScrubsBeat, Katie taps into the three most unpleasant odors in healthcare, and if your own nose has already paid its nursing dues, you’ll probably be inclined to agree.
Is there an on-the-job odor you still can’t tolerate? Share your own “sniff and recoil” horror story in the comments section below!