tell me about your brainless moments - page 2

by goats'r'us 4,809 Views | 15 Comments

we all have them, and apparently mine is such a doozy that i now tell it to the new staff to make them feel better when they're feeling cruddy for doing something silly. the day after my work christmas party, i was at work, a... Read More


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    Oh, and similar to the OP, I've gone and scrubbed, gowned, and gloved, only to realize I didn't have my mask up. D'oh! Luckily someone put it on for me so I didn't have to re-scrub, but I definitely felt like a doofus.
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    I was prepping an abdomen. I had sterile gloves on and the st asked me to dance. I said I can't because I'm sterile. Doh!!
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    I have had many brainless moments. Went to lunch. Didn't realize mask was still on until I tried to eat. Entered the OR many times with no mask without realizing it. Left room to get something the scrub asked for. By the time I got to the storage area forgot what I was going for. I have blanked out on surgeons' names. Staff names, etc. and so many more thing that I just cannot remember right now. If haven't had a brainless moment, you haven't been in the OR (or in nursing) long enough.
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    Phew, this makes me feel better. New OR nurse here, haven't started yet and getting nervous!
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    i got busted the other day turning around so that my body was aligned the same way as the patient's so that i could work out which side the diathermy plate was on and which arm was on an arm board.
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    Quote from goats'r'us
    i got busted the other day turning around so that my body was aligned the same way as the patient's so that i could work out which side the diathermy plate was on and which arm was on an arm board.
    Ha! I have to do that pretty much every time I have to position a patient laterally to make sure everything's set up on the proper side. Glad I'm not the only one!

    P.S. Diathermy=electrocautery? I'm guessing so, but not sure.


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