Shocked at Surgery - page 3

I'm a freshman nursing student in an ADN program and yesterday I had the opportunity to observe in OR for the whole day. It was very cool, but I came home with my eyes wide open, I tell ya. It is... Read More

  1. by   crissrn27
    I have been a RN for 8 years. I see countless C-sec every year, and most of those pt are awake, so I don't hear many rude comments. I remember my 2 days of surgery rotation vaguely, so really can't comment on that.
    But I didn't know that they.....staple.....things.....to butts!!!! Talk about an eye opener! Makes since when you think about it though.
  2. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I could agree with this, if my purpose was to inflict harm on a pt. I don't see it as "cutting them up," i see it as improving quality of life.
    Huh? Of course you're trying to improve their lives. But you're still cutting them up to do it.
  3. by   anc33
    I have had surgery a few times where the anesthesia is just not cooperating with me. And, unfortunately, I have woken up every time to the RNs making some kind of nasty comment about my weight, tattoos, etc. I tell them in post-op exactly what I heard and how utterly unprofessional their comments were. Everyone says stress makes us say things that we don't mean. Well, I have been stressed many times at work, under much more dire conditions, and never have I felt the need to belittle a patient. Maybe some of the OR nurses on here might read this and encourage their colleagues to clean up their acts.
  4. by   casualjim
    [quote=lorster;2012395]
    Quote from cirql8

    #2: is it common for a surgeon to staple a drape onto a patient? i mean, stapling.the.cloth.into.a.patient.

    i see it all the time. i do not know where the process of squaring off the area (with towels before draping) started, but they are many times staples, and the drapes, too. especially if it is high risk that the drapes may drop.

    i realize this may be common, but is it absolutely necessary?

    there's lots of crazy stuff that gets done in the name of healing. in another life i watched a russian medic sew an ettube to a pts lip. sure makes you appreciate velcro.
  5. by   jill48
    Quote from anc33
    I have had surgery a few times where the anesthesia is just not cooperating with me. And, unfortunately, I have woken up every time to the RNs making some kind of nasty comment about my weight, tattoos, etc. I tell them in post-op exactly what I heard and how utterly unprofessional their comments were. Everyone says stress makes us say things that we don't mean. Well, I have been stressed many times at work, under much more dire conditions, and never have I felt the need to belittle a patient. Maybe some of the OR nurses on here might read this and encourage their colleagues to clean up their acts.

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