Hey, this is better suited for a couple of other boards but this one seems to get the most traffic so I'm coming to you...
Just started circulating on my own, started at an ASC when I took my boards in May. We didn't ever learn Surg instrumentation in school. I will be trained as a scrub nurse in the next year, but in the meantime as a circulator, I need to be able to quickly grad certain instruments when requested by surgeons/PAs/techs. Don't know how to go about familiarizing myself with these and it seems overwhelming. When I came in today, found out I'm spending the day in sterile processing to get to know instruments, but I have no plan of attack.
Side note: no set-in-stone orientation program available here for this as they typically hire experienced OR staff (since it's a half-surgeon owned ASC). I just got lucky as a new grad.
So any apps for iPhone? Books? I would live to make the most of today in SPD that I can... Thank you for your help!