Latest Comments by favoritemumsy

Latest Comments by favoritemumsy

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Joined Oct 15, '12. Posts: 25 (20% Liked) Likes: 5

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    Rntr likes this.

    I was hired PRN in OR after being away from nursing for 10 years. Prior to that I had 14 years OR experience. My orientation was about 3 days . Just learning how things were done at this facility and where things are. I wouldn't think you would need much. Once an OR Nurse always an OR nurse.

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    I am very OCD and found that many of the good OR nurses are as well. Think it is a very good trait to have and be a successful OR nurse and definitely what the others said as well. Not taking anything too personally and be able to switch gears at a seconds notice.

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    Been doing ortho cases for years total joint replacements, traumatic open fractures never bothered me but did a scalp procedure under local with IVS and don't know why but made my skin crawl the whole case.

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    YES!!!

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    I worked many years in OR and never took call. We had non-call positions and I worked 9 to 5 and every sixth weekend.

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    It did all come back! Like riding a bicycle! Had no problem at all getting hired once I actually tried. Did NOT take any refresher. The only place that required it was the hospital that offers it. Money maker for them I guess. Everyone has been so nice and I am still learning where things are and that sort of thing but it really feels like I never left : )

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    Quote from Sam J.
    Please don't come to work to help operate on me if you've worn your scrubs to work. More so, please stay away from me after riding a bus to work, or a train, or walked the streets, or have just left a cruise ship, either, thanks.
    I agree! I have been away 10 years and I was told some things had change. While there shadowing I was shocked to see the scrub techs with nail polish. I was told that AORN standards say its ok if not chipped. Who has time to check the scrub techs nails? Not feeling good about it but feel lucky to have been hired after being away so long.

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    They have a locker room didn't look like anyone used it though.

    Quote from MrChicagoRN
    No, you should not be wearing scrubs into work.

    Is there a place to change when you get there.

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    Do you keep extras at work for contaminated cases where you need to change and do you wear them home or do you bring clothes to change into?

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    After many years away just rehired to OR. This hospital does not provide scrubs. OR nurses expected to purchase their own and wear them into work . This goes against everything I was ever taught in my very lengthy previous time in OR. Also you have to park several blocks from hospital and take a bus in all while in your scrubs. Is this normal procedure now?

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    I was just hired after being away 10 years ( had 14 yr. prior OR experience). I was hired to work PRN in OR at local hospital. The only thing I did to prepare was reinstate my lapsed nursing license and all the contacts hours I did were on perioperative related topics. I also bought a more recent edition of Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery and try to read areas I thought needed reviewing. I did NOT do an RN refresher course was told by the supervisor that was not needed. I had no problem getting hired however I am still questioning if I really want to go back and I just started the hospital general orientation. Hope this helps.

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    I thought it sounded fair. I was offered another position before this one and when salary was discussed they wanted to know what it would take to get me to take the job. I had no idea what to say other than what I was making when I left my position years ago. I have no idea what a new grad makes these days but I'm not a new grad since I do have a lot of experience in this specialty. I appreciate the feedback.

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    GinginRN likes this.

    Have been offered a PRN position at $27 per hour plus 25% differential. Have not worked in 10 years but have 14 prior years experience in this specialty. When I left 10 years ago was making $33.80 per hour. Don't want to be greedy just want to know if this seems fair. Would love some feedback before accepting.

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    Anyone have any knowledge of refresher course offered by UAB. Anyone who has been out of nursing for 10 or more years successful in getting employment after completion of course?

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    You could try Endoscopy . Same basic skills needed or so I've been told. Might find a surgeon who could use a private scrub. At the hospital where I worked we had a lot of nurses with ER background come to the OR. not sure if the reverse would work but you could try.


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