I have just graduated this May 2013 and have been offered and accepted a position in the Main OR at my local hospital. I am incredibly excited but very very nervous. My start date is towards the end of June and I am wanting to know if there is any good books or iphone apps that I can get a hold of to familiarize myself with the OR prior to starting. I know I have a challenge ahead of be coming right out of nursing school
directly into a specialty, so I would like to be as prepared as I can be.
Im looking for materials that cover common procedures, flow of the OR, instruments and what they are used for, that type of thing. Its totally fine if they cost money, I just need to start reading up!
Any other advice would be greatly appreciated as well!