lnp0205 1,982 Views
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I started my nursing career in the ED and worked there for 4 years before moving to the OR and I have been there for the past 5 years. I continued to pick up ER shifts but they were few and far between. My last shift was October 2014. I will be relocating to a new city by the end of the month and would love to work in an ED again. Any advice on getting back into an ER? Is it difficult to get hired after being gone from the ED for 5 years?
Any advise is welcomed and much appreciated.
I am looking for ideas on how to really show our surgical techs our appreciation for them. We have been short staffed with techs and they are getting burnt out. I'm looking for something more than a pot luck since we do those all of the time. I also do not want to purchase merchandise that says anything to the effect of "I'm a surgical tech...yada yada yada." Seems kind of impersonal for what they are going through right now. I also want this to come from the circulators and not administration. I want them to know that they are valued and respected by the people in the rooms with them. Yes, it is important to be valued by your RC and Director but I want our techs to look at us in the room with them and be reminded that we value them for what they are doing at that exact moment...helping us, the surgeon, and the patient during these critical moments. Its obvious that we couldn't perform surgery without them and I want them to know how amazing they are. Thank you for all your help.
I mean suggestions. Sorry for the spelling error. oops.
I am going to be giving an inservice in our OR concerning urology. The only thing is that I don't have a specific topic in urology to give an inservice on. When you were learning about cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, TUBT, TURP, laser lithotripsy, bladder biopsies, etc., was there anything that would have been helpful to know beforehand. What was difficult to learn? Concepts that were difficult to grasp? Looking back, is there anything you wished you would have been taught? Also, does anyone see a lack of knowledge from other staff members concerning these different areas of urology? Thank you very much for your input.
Thank you very much!! I can't believe all the info you gave me. It's great of you to take all that time to go into such detail, I appreciate it. Thank you for making it humorous as well.
I am new to the OR as a circulator and I am looking for more information about sutures. The hospital I work for does not train the circulators on how to scrub so I dont get to see close ups on what's going on. Does anyone have any recomendation as how to learn about what types of sutures are used for the different areas of the body. I want to be able to anticipate what type of suture is going to be needed. silk, vicryl, ect. Thank you very much.
It really depends on what ED you work in and the type of management it has. If you are able to work in an ED that is well staffed and has resources, then you will love it.
We fill every nook and cranny of our ED with patients. Our ED is more like a 27 bed/30 chair ED. You could say we are busting at the seams for a good 20 hours out of the day and our 12 hour shifts often turn into 14 hour shifts.
We have a husband and wife who are frequent flyers. One night the husband came in for coffee ground emesis. The wife was wearing a pair of hospital pants we had given her THE NIGHT BEFORE. It seemed that throughout the day she had used the "bathroom" without ever pulling her pants down. She kept asking her husband for his pants because they were cleaner. We had given her numerous gowns, pants, blankets, etc. during her frequent visits to our ED so the charge nurse refused to give her yet another pair of pants. Another nurse explained to the wife "You are given just so many pairs of pants in your life. Don't s*** in them!" Wife looked at her husband and said in a hoarse whisper "I hope you diiiiieeee." Obviously she didn't grasp what the nurse was saying.
I am currently an ED nurse and I am thinking of becoming a perioperative nurse. I am considering this area of nursing to decrease the amount of stress I am experiencing in the ED. Is perioperative nursing just as stressful as the ED? I work in a rural 27 bed ED that sees 75000 patients a year. We have had several level 1 trauma nurses leave our facility because of the high pt load and the high acuity of our patients. I do not want to leave one high stressed level job for another. Has anyone made this same transition?
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