I am a 1st year nursing student who had the opportunity to observe a total knee replacement surgery today. It was a great experience, and I just have to say, "KUDOS!" to all of the OR nurses out there!!!
I was blown away by the level of teamwork and respect I witnessed between these nursing colleagues. They worked closely together to prepare and position the patient's body, don sterile garb, set up the sterile field, and then to stay focused and on task during a 1.5 hour procedure! Sometimes their coordinated movements seemed almost like a dance to me (a former music teacher). It was incredible.
Teamwork is one of the skills that I need to improve on, as I have always been a "do it myself" kind of girl... I have never been into playing team sports, so those kinds of things don't inspire me to be a team player. But now I have a concrete example of excellent teamwork in nursing to strive for!
I admire your skills and I am so glad I got to witness you in action today!