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- Feb 27, '12 by Mazeeno need to be sorry, where are you from?
- Feb 27, '12 by ScrubRNwannabeCalifornia
- Feb 27, '12 by Mazeecool. jersey girl here.. =)
- Mar 10, '12 by shananigansWIWe get one day of OR observation during our first year, it's my turn next Tuesday. I think it will be an interesting experience, I've never been in an OR and we get to follow the patient to PACU.
- Apr 3, '12 by ninja-nurseI got 3 days of observation - and the 3rd was ONLY because my renal patient happened to have a transplant available that day. 2 days I was placed in a corner and ignored. The day I wasn't supposed to be in OR, the surgeon noticed me and asked "who's that and why isn't she doing anything?" When they told him I was a little nursing student, he called me up near his elbow, explained what was going on. And afterward, he took me over to the removed kidney, pointed out the healthy tissue, pointed out the cancerous, and made cuts in both to point out the differences inside. AWESOME experience.
- Apr 3, '12 by GadgetRN71Quote from subeeThis is not always the case. Most places around here train their new grad OR nurses to scrub. If you are running the board, it's great to have nurses who scrub or an all RN staff. I was a tech before I was a nurse. My tech program did not cover what one needs to know to be an OR nurse.ScrubRBwabbabe: If you really want to scrub, be a scrub tech. RN's not allowed to scrub in any OR setting I work (3 at the present). Some tech programs are 2 years in community college. Who do you think is better suited to work in OR. Person who has 2 years dedicated to OR training or ADN who has no experience in OR? This is a question for the near future when it all gets socialized.