OR Pet peeves - page 6

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... Read More

  1. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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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?
    OK, wow, that takes the cake! "Um...for a bowel resection? Why don't we try local first, then we can move on to ether."
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  2. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    Quote from SophiaO
    OR Pet Peeves...
    GYN surgeons who ask for my opinion....(im a surg tech with 11 yrs experience..going to nursing schoool.) Really I dont get paid enough to offer my opinions.
    Surg. tech who actually give doctors their opinion...without the doctors asking for it. YIKES!
    Nurses who string the bear hugger cord across the room..so that every time I move my back table my NACL spill all over.
    Nurses who put the kick bucket between me and my back table...so I trip over it.
    I have more ..but I will post later. Hope this made you laugh.
    PS...I work with one of the best circulators who on most days can answer the phone...the doctors phone and grabs a pager..all with a smile on her face...
    I work with a tech that tells the docs what to do...and she hasn't even been a tech for very long. Kind of embarrassing for her, but she doesn't seem to get it. She will actually tell them that they are doing the procedure WRONG! SMH.
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  3. Visit  mercys profile page
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    As a Or Tech I have to say you are right about the card sometimes. But I find that I can open supplys as I read the card,Im allset. But then Dr asks for something not on card,CS has changed the setup pack and does not have everything.We use complete packs for all cases,but we also get supplys from our outpatient area. Their supplys are not same as ours.When they pick case it can be different.EX for small cases they use dressing sponge for case,go figure,guess its cheaper.No basins in pack.When in a hurry I dont always catch this. My Peeve,nurses that wear disp gloves to circ a funky case. But they do not change them,chart get supplys. For crying out loud,just keep your hands bare,at least you will use cleanser after each touching. Dont touch pen,papers,etc with those gloves. And dont get me started on anest. Wear disp gloves for funk case. But keep them on and dig through your anest cart.Oh yeah thats ok. And what about handing off such as chest drain container. Does anyone wipe them after they have been transferred to floor. My gloves are contaminated,and nurse picking up drain when pt is moved Yuk.I could go on and on about break in technique,but some co-workers just do not get it.
  4. Visit  nitenite profile page
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    When monitors aren't hooked up right.
  5. Visit  Argo profile page
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    I hate when people pilfer suplies and equipment out of my heart or vascular room. When you get called in for an emergency heart or ruptured AAA, its an emergency.... The general OR staff think a broken wrist or lap chole is an emergency...... If we leave the room ready to roll, only needing tohave the packs opened theres a reason for it..... With a lap chole or appy or whatever you can literally roll the patient in the room and be able to acquire whats needed for the case in 5 minutes.... monitor/bovie/suction/basic lap chole pack or whatever the case is.... They arent rolling down the hall with a defib/checking blood/balloon pumps/full monitoring/doing chest compressions/bagging.... you get the point...

    Also hate the house supers that dont know anything when they call you at 2am and wake you up.....
    Me- Hello?
    Them - you have a case, patient coming in through the emergency room.
    me - has a surgeon seen them yet, have you called anesthesia, have you called the rest of the surgical team....
    Them- no, the ER doctor told us to call surgery so I called you
    Me- you have got to be kidding me, they have not had a surgeon consult?
    THem - do they need it?
    Me - Call me when you get your stuff straight, follow my previous questioning to find your route to success, CLICK
    Then they never call you back, patients FX was approximated well enough.... The abdominal pain wasnt gallbladder, just gas..... you get the picture....
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  6. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    Quote from Argo

    Me - Call me when you get your stuff straight, follow my previous questioning to find your route to success, CLICK
    I am going to use this one, Argo! Funny!!!
  7. Visit  BridgetJones profile page
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    When a surgeon or resident's pager goes off the second they scrub and they want you to fish it out of their back pocket and answer it before you do anything else.

    Surgeons who bug me about answering their pager and then sigh and roll their eyes when the field doesn't have such-and-such and of course I would have taken care of it had I not been answering their pager.

    In the middle of a TEF repair while I'm at the head of the bed drawing up atropine for the anesthesiologist while the baby's sats keep dropping into the 50s, the resident says, "Can you check my beeper?" AAAHHHH SERIOUSLY! Sometimes I think they are only tuned into one thing!

    Anesthesiologists who can't find their own stupid lead. They have to ask me to go get it right as the tech and I are draping the C-arm and hooking things up. You would think they would have some time to go get it themselves while they're tapping their foot waiting to bring the patient in.

    Anesthesiologists who look up from their crossword and ask me if I've called PACU while I'm busy putting in orders for cultures. Last time I checked, the circulator was not the only person in the room who knew how to use a phone!

    Techs who think that they run the room.
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  8. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    I have threatened on more than one occasion to autoclave the pager.
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  9. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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    People who don't clean up after themselves- throwing scrub sponges in the sink instead of the trash can that has a convenient foot pedal, leaving equipment from the first case in the room (even though there was a break in the day) for the relief team to clean up, leaving a used suction in the room, etc.
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  10. Visit  Rntr profile page
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    "I work with one of the best circulators who on most days can answer the phone...the doctors phone and grabs a pager..all with a smile on her face..."

    She's on drugs...
  11. Visit  Travelswithmutt profile page
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    Scrub techs not opening their stuff, definitely up there. Scrub techs who don't think the circ has anything better to do than work for them, hates seeing them talk to the CRNA, surgeon, etc. Scrubs who drop everything so there stuff has to be flashed or more stuff opened. Basically all passive aggressive scrubs with RN envy.

    CRNAs who are very anal and give inservices on everything as if you are a retard. "Hold cricoid until I say let go" but then another one says "Look, when I inflate the cuff you need to let go!" The patient tries to tell you something while you are holding O2 on induction so you lift the mask a little to hear them and the CRNA starts screaming like you just ripped out an art line or something. Chill OUT!! There's more than one way to wash a pot.

    The way some people count can be confusing. Why, why, why do people insist on writing 1 + 2 = 3? An "=" when sloppily written can look like 1 + 2 + 3. AORN needs to set a rule on this mistake which is made universally! We should know how to add so stop adding already unless there will be no more sutures used on the case!

    And last but not least wanting stuff not on the preference card and then getting ****** that it wasn't there to begin with. I am a traveler and I don't know what they want if it ain't on the menu! I am working on my ESP but it is taking a little longer than I would like. Be patient.

    (steps down from soap box)
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  12. Visit  BridgetJones profile page
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    When anesthesia asks you to get them another bag of LR when you're all the way across the room doing something else. Seriously, if the patient is stable they can get it themselves!
  13. Visit  wmdln07 profile page
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    "CRNAs who are very anal and give inservices on everything as if you are a retard. "Hold cricoid until I say let go" but then another one says "Look, when I inflate the cuff you need to let go!" The patient tries to tell you something while you are holding O2 on induction so you lift the mask a little to hear them and the CRNA starts screaming like you just ripped out an art line or something. Chill OUT!! There's more than one way to wash a pot. "


    OMG you must work with the same boys I do! This just happened to me last week, I don't know why but the CRNA's tend to get on my nerves often. What do they learn in their extra training that gives them this "I'm holier than God complex". Seriously YOU'RE A NURSE, get your own paperwork, your own old records, attach the patient to the monitor yourself and oh..DO NOT wave the leads in my face cause I will just tell you "Those are EKG leads, they go on the patient". Aye aye aye
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