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- by Shevalove Feb 17, '03Hello,
I am starting my Orientation on Monday in the OR. It is supposed to be 9 months. Is there anything I can read or look up to get ahead of the game?
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- Feb 18, '03 by chartleypjHave you a copy of Alexander's Care of the Patient In Surgery?
How about AORN's Standards and Recommended Practices for Perioperative Nursing?
Good luck in your new position.
- Feb 18, '03 by ShevaloveI do have Alexander's, but I don't have AORN Standards and Recommended Practices for Perioperative Nursing. can I get that on the AORN website or Amazon?
- Feb 18, '03 by spineCNORYou can get your copy of the standards on the AORN website, from their Perioperative Bookstore.
I used the book below to study for the CNOR exam--it has a lot of good, basic information about patient positioning and so forth. Very readable & lots of illustrations.
Title Perioperative Nursing Core Curriculum
Authors Rosemary Ann Roth, RN, MSN, CNOR
Publisher W B Saunders (Harcourt)
Edition Copyright Pages Binding AORN Code ISBN Code
First 1995 445 Softcover MAN-313 0-7216-5197-6
Member Price $52.95 Nonmember Price $52.95
Description Published in collaboration with AORN. Effective both as an introductory guide for nurses new to the perioperative setting and as a review for the experienced perioperative nurse. Presents the required knowledge and clinical skills required for perioperative nursing by identifying AORN standards and recommended practices specific to chapter content. Discusses the history, technical aspects, and professional demands of perioperative nursing as well as educational issues.
Content Asepsis * Environmental safety * Sterilization * Care planning * Wound closure * Positioning * Anesthesia * Professional development
Member $52.95 Nonmember $52.95
Good luck with your orientation, and let us know how you are doing. Be patient with yourself-- it takes a good year to become comfortable working in the OR.
- Feb 19, '03 by chartleypjI would also recomend you join your local chapter of the Association of PeriOperative Nurses. Besides the wonderful educational opportunities offered at monthly meetings, you will also have the opportunity to network with other perioperative nurses.
- Feb 19, '03 by kscrnfacongratulation on joining the OR team. Watch the surgery, know the anatomy and physiology of the system being operated on. Ask a million questions of everyone from the housekeepers, orderlies, people who wash the dirty instruement, other nurses and the docs. I hope you love it. I sure do. Don't stress about knowing the names of all the instruments.
- Feb 20, '03 by ShevaloveThank you so much...It is very scary and exciting at the same time. I have been brushing up on my anatomy...but it seems like I will never know enough! Thanks again!!
- Feb 22, '03 by Sarah, RNBScNCongrats!
Perioperative Nursing Principles and Practice, 2nd edition - by Susan S. Fairchild
Check the hospital library (resource) center.