OR Pet peeves - page 3

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

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    How about: The box on the desk labeled "Dr Blank's LOOPS." For crying out loud, its LOUPES! Ok, so I'm a little OCD, lol!
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    Another 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!!
    Trinigal03, canoehead, and GadgetRN71 like this.
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    The 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.
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    House 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?
    Trinigal03, NurseRiv, ORgirl2010, and 6 others like this.
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    Quote from fracturenurse
    House 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!
    Trinigal03 and wannagolf like this.
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    How 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!!!!
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    Quote from fracturenurse
    House 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?
    And 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_roll
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    * 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...
    I usually say "Your colleuges get paged to death, maybe one of them has a solution, ask 'em". The only one that we have who does that (yeah we're missing out average quota i'm sure lol) is fresh out of school and whines about being on call. Uh, there ARE other lines of work that don't require call, duh.
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    RElieving 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"
    Trinigal03, NurseRiv, SandraCVRN, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from RNOTODAY
    "Oh good-- glad you told me, because if you hadnt, we would go for a sandwich in between cases, like we usually do"
    Ha! Doesn't everyone eat a nice PB&J between cases? :chuckle


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