OR Pet peeves - page 3
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Having worked in the OR for years, have you developed any pet peeve? Stuff co-workers do that bugs you...daily situations that irritate you? I'm really easy going most of the time but on a looong busy day, there are things that... Read More
- 3Aug 26, '08 by cwinlvAnother pet peeve of mine...
I've stocked my room and grabbed all of the supplies I need for my entire line-up... then one of my cases finishes late, delaying all the TF's. To "help me out," the charge decides to open my next case in another room. I like to open my own cases and get my own equipment so I know what I have in the room. The new room is usually NOT stocked so I end up running for things I shouldn't have to run for (mastisol, 4x4's, rays, etc.).
Opening a new room usually doesn't save much in turn-around time, so just leave me where I am!!
- 4Oct 9, '08 by Marie_LPN, RNThe us vs. them attitudes from some people. I'm talking about the tech vs. nurse crap. The job(s) are stressful enough without the i'm-better/more-educated/more-trained-to-do-XYZ crap. Everyone's got a job, everyone's role is important.
The whole anesthesia-cracking-the-whip crap. Anesthesia may call to holler that they're en route, doesn't mean i'm answering the phone if i ain't ready.
- 2Oct 9, '08 by NabiRNQuote from fracturenurseHouse supervisors who call you and don't know anything about the call case or who to call. I recently had one ask me for a bowel resection, "Do you need anesthesia for this?" Where do they find these people?
Love this one! Need a good laugh today. Thank you!
- 1Oct 10, '08 by shodobeHow about calling the floor to let them know you will be sending for Mrs So and So in about 30 minutes. Transport goes up in 25 minutes and seems to take forever to get back to the holding room. You ask them what took them so long only to be told by the nurse, " I didn't know this patient was going to surgery"! What happened to communication between the desk person and also what did they talk about at change of shift about this patient who has been scheduled for 24 hours!!!!
- 0Oct 12, '08 by Marie_LPN, RNQuote from fracturenurseAnd the ones that scare me the most are the ones that have been doing that job for at least 10 years, but you only know they've done this for that long, because they SAID so, it wasn't OBVIOUS:icon_rollHouse supervisors who call you and don't know anything about the call case or who to call. I recently had one ask me for a bowel resection, "Do you need anesthesia for this?" Where do they find these people?
- 0Oct 12, '08 by Marie_LPN, RN* a surgeon, the moment the pager goes off---what is it? who is paging me? then you relay the info from the floor nurse paging and the surgeon goes into a tirade about why he was paged in the first place for something so trivial.... lol...
- 5Oct 17, '08 by RNOTODAYRElieving someone at end of shift...and hearing: "YOu should have everything you need allready up, or in the room"....yeah, right...thats a sure sign that I will need to run for at least 5 separate things. Urgently.
Another: A surgeon, on the way out the door, saying "I want/need a real fast turn over time" I feel like saying, just once, "Oh good-- glad you told me, because if you hadnt, we would go for a sandwich in between cases, like we usually do"