I finished my orientation about a year ago. It was the hardest thing I have ever done but has been the most rewarding. I urge you to just keep plugging along. You will never know everything and will learn and see new things every day. I learned more in the first six months than I have in my entire life even though I often felt like an idiot and wanted to quit often. If there are any other orientees you should use each other for support and hints on services completed. During downtime, have someone show you a few things pertaining to your current service (location of equip., supplies, trays). If there is no one around go into the sterile supply area and just look around. Eventually you will have it memorized. Seems impossible I know. I hated GU also! Usually short cases and no time to chart and the rooms get very cluttered and wet! Hang in there I promise it will get better. Unfortunately there is no book to study from, each facility is so different. The only way to learn is to struggle through. Wait until you scrub/circulate your first case and everything goes perfectly and surgeons ask for you to be in their rooms and are bummed when you aren't. There is no feeling like it! I feel very privileged to be an important part of the team. The things that we get to do and see are amazing. Think about it, it's a world very few people get to see, like another planet! You will get very close to your team members also.