Are there any other newbies out there like me? I graduated this May and jumped feet-first into the OR. Just completed 2 out of the 9 mos of training that I will receive. So far, I LOVE it!
Maybe us rookies can swap stories and vent to each other.
***If any of you 'old dogs' have advice, or stories, that would be great too.
I work at one of 'those' hospitals that uses RNs for circulating only. It would be interesting to scrub, but unlike some, I prefer the circulating role. Correction, my back and knees prefer the circulating role!!!
There are some very good scrub techs out there and they do a wonderful job.
I can tell the difference between a scrub tech and an RN that is scrubbed in. The RN is very concientious about the patient. The techs are trained technically, however, not very many understand why we do the things we do for the patient. I've had to remind techs to keep mayo stands off toes....if you know what I mean.
I also wanted to let you know....even though I don't scrub, I feel like a complete OR nurse.
Last edit by KC CHICK on Nov 26, '01