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  1. Hello to everyone!
    From New Zealand, My nickname is AmonRa, but my real name is Lisa, I am a second year nursing student in New Zealand, currently doing a clinical palcement in a sugical ward, which I am realy enjoying.
    I plan to speicalise in theatre, once graduated, any body out there who works in theatre as a theatre nurse, got any study tips for me? I would love to hear them.

    Well I had better sign off now.
    I look foward to hearing from some of you in the future.

    Lisa (AmonRa)
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Bozo180
    Hi there Lisa/AmonRa/whoever,
    Theatre is by no means my favourite place to work but as an up-and-coming nurse it definately has it's advantages................like not talking to patients (just kidding!). My advice to you is to start out working in Burns OT. Yes, it's hot and it stinks, but it is also relatively simple and a great way to get all of your techniques down. Thats what I did, anyway.
    Where abouts in NZ are you training............I trained in Brisbane Australia (aka mainland NZ.......joking again) and have some friends in Palmerston North.
    Bozo
    PS. We still hold the Bledislo!!!!
  4. by   Ted
    O. K. . . .

    What's Theatre nursing???

    I take it that "Theatre Nursing" has nothing to do with Broadway or musical comedy?!?!?

    Thanks if advance!!

    Ted Fiebke
  5. by   KidzRN
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by efiebke
    [B]O. K. . . .

    What's Theatre nursing???

    I take it that "Theatre Nursing" has nothing to do with Broadway or musical comedy?!?!?

    You took the words right out of my fingers! <dumb American here....I too want to know what type of nursing that is........got my interest all perked up! LOL ).

    Whatever it is........good luck with your forthcoming degree and career.
  6. by   BrandyBSN
    LOL

    I actually know what theatre nursing is... but only because I watched ER when Elizabeth Corday was first starting.

    The theatre is the operating room. A theatre nurse is like the Scrub nurse, and the Circulating nurse.

    ER (TV Show) may not be extremely accurate, but helps with terminology

    BrandyBSN
  7. by   Bozo180
    You guys crack me up!!!!!! Yes, theatre is short for Operating Theatre and is what I think you folk call OR. Similarly, ER for you is AnE (Accident & Emergency) and a semi-popular TV show for us.

    Isn't it strange how we call the same place different names......

    Bozo
  8. by   KidzRN
    Originally posted by BrandyBSN
    LOL

    I actually know what theatre nursing is... but only because I watched ER when Elizabeth Corday was first starting.

    The theatre is the operating room. A theatre nurse is like the Scrub nurse, and the Circulating nurse.

    ER (TV Show) may not be extremely accurate, but helps with terminology

    BrandyBSN
    OMG- I've only missed 1 or 2 episodes of ER since it first started back in 1994 (remember it because my second child was born during an episode in November) hehehe.

    Guess that episode with Dr. Corday was one of the ones I missed!

    LOL
  9. by   Ted
    Thank you for your response. I guess I need to watch more ER!!

    Ted Fiebke
  10. by   donmurray
    Ted, those are the terms in use in u.k.also. I suppose some of you colonials are more independent than others!
  11. by   Bozo180
    Maybe, but we play better rugby!!!! Ha ha ha.....
  12. by   AmonRa
    Hello Everyone!
    Thanks for the replys.
    To Bozo: I'm from New Plymouth thats in Taranaki. I do have friends that live in Palmerston North, it's only about 3 hrs from New Plymouth by road. O.K Austraila bet us again in the rubgy, but you wait till next time those Aussi's will be picking dirt out of their missing teeth for weeks!!(Ha, Ha, just joking?)
    Thank for the tip, on the Burns OT, I'm going to be looking into it.
    Where are you working at the moment? Bozo.

    To All, What happened to E.R? The program has finished here in
    New Zealand for the year (drat!).

    Any one ever had a run in with their nursing tutor, in the hospitals, while studing?
    I just have!!!!! Tutor trying to tell me that a non critical patient comes before a critical patient, This tutor had been on my case for the last two days, and this was the last straw! I bit back! out of all ear shot of course, while we had a meeting in a empty room.
    She tried to put me on student report (Bad!) for telling her the facts (nicely of course) so I took her to the head of the training deptment, and voiced my concerns. in short I won, she lost. Now she leaves me alone, I'm no dum student! With some prevous ICU experience, I tend to know what I'm talking about!

    Are there any other non New Zealand terms that you might like to share, with a Kiwi? New Zealander for those who don't know what a Kiwi is! (ha,ha)

    All of us in New Zealand, have been kept up to date on whats happening, with the lastest shocking events, from America, My deepest heart felt feelings go out to you all, It will be world war three, when America chatch's the ones who arranged the unholy acts on those people.

    Well better go now.
    Hope to have replys from some of you soon.
    I would love to keep in touch with you all!

    Bye for now.
    Lisa.
  13. by   CindyJRN
    Hi Lisa,
    stumbled upon your posts and I actually laughed out loud for the first time in days. I have been praying and glued to the television as much as possible. I go back to work tomorrow (this is my long weekend) and I admit it will be a little tough to "carry on as usual" , wondering what is going on in the world. Yes, Louisiana is far from DC and NYC, but it has affected all Americans. On a somwhat lighter note, I did want to share a local phrase with you....
    "We're gonna open up a can of whoopass on
    those terrorists"
    Don't you think we Southerners have a way with words????
    God Bless
  14. by   RNed
    Worked in the OR many years. Theatre seems most appropriate. I worked with many strange and wonderful characters. We played music, sang and even had a dance or two. Although, it was mostly the international dance of discomfort caused by being all dressed up (sterile gown, mask and gloves) and then needing to PEE !!!!

    Dress rehersals and encores were frowned upon.

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