LOL - I am still in school chip, so I cant tell you about "years go on" part, but I can tell you that unless the case is really long I usually always have something I could do to keep busy. Getting drugs ready for the next case, charting, getting new circuits, IVs, and suction setups ready, etc. If all that isnt enough to keep ya awake, you can always watch the surgery, talk to the surgical team (they tend to talk alot about weird random things, believe it or not), and usually music is playing too. Topping everything off is constantly re-evaluating where your patient is, too deep vs the amount of stimulation, too light, etc. I also try to time my anti-emetics and postop pain meds properly for DOA and onset, so I have to think about that as the case nears conclusion. In fact, alot of time I am hauling **s trying to be fast enough, as the cases are short alot of the time and I want to be prepared for the next case before this one ends. For example in the cysto/gyne room you may do 7 -12 cases a day and after you have sedated the patient and the surgeon begins, you may only have a few minutes until you have to start awakening the patient.
Bottom line for me, no - its not boring, preferably not TOO exciting
, but not bad either. I have yet to hear many people complain about it being too boring!