top 10 phrases in the or

  1. Thought everyone would get a kick out of this...
    Top Ten Phrases Heard in The OR
    1. I do it the same way everytime
    2. See one, do one, teach one
    3. Blame it on anesthesia
    4. It's on back-order...
    5. Did the sales rep bring food?
    6. Turn up the music
    7. Give me what I need, not what I ask for...
    8. Because we've always done it that way!
    9. It's on my card.
    10. Who brought the CD's?
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   NurseDennie
    How about the one in some Steve Martin movie:

    Get that cat outta here!

    LOL

    Love

    Dennie
  4. by   spineCNOR
    Good one, rnor!

    How about this one-

    from the surgeon "I don't know what you just dropped, but I'm sure I need it!"
  5. by   rnor
    spinecnor LOL, that is great, and most likely true...rnor
  6. by   huckfinn
    I know you have all heard this...

    "I've done it this way for 30 years! Why can't you remember the way I do it?"

    Obviously not recognizing the person scrubbing had never worked with him before.
  7. by   angel03
    Quote from rnor
    Thought everyone would get a kick out of this...
    Top Ten Phrases Heard in The OR
    1. I do it the same way everytime
    2. See one, do one, teach one
    3. Blame it on anesthesia
    4. It's on back-order...
    5. Did the sales rep bring food?
    6. Turn up the music
    7. Give me what I need, not what I ask for...
    8. Because we've always done it that way!
    9. It's on my card.
    10. Who brought the CD's?
    :angel2::angel2:love them I hear these phrases every day
  8. by   cwazycwissyRN
    "it's only going to be a 15 min. case" :chuckle ........yea right whatever
  9. by   Stitchie
    Quote from NurseDennie
    How about the one in some Steve Martin movie:

    Get that cat outta here!

    LOL

    Love

    Dennie
    If I were an OR nurse, that would definitely be the 'most often used' phrase, just because I have the most spoiled cats on earth. :chuckle

    Cute thread!
  10. by   Rnn2003
    this is often said in our o.r by none others

    1. must i keep re-inventing the wheel.

    2. who that in my room.

    3. ask the charge nurse if i can have another team in another room.

    4. help the doctor

    5. come on lets go, the sooner we get this case started the sooner we finish (and we are all thinking but your the slowest doctor here it does'nt matter)

    6. where is the head who's sleeping this patient.

    7. can you keep the d**n patient sleep, we still have an hours worth of work here.

    8. where did the nurse go, she is never in here when we need somthing.

    9. " get me a 3-0 vicryl and have extra'sin the room." what size needle would you like? "what ever is on my card".

    10. have you ever done one of these, your acting like its your first one ( all the while they have not done one) next word " get some one in here that knows what i am talking about when i ask for it" the clue is your not at hospital a) that uses all american surgical equipment your at b) hospital and we use all ethicon here
    Last edit by Rnn2003 on Aug 18, '04
  11. by   granny7
    Also :
    give me my usual!!!
    don't help me I am in a hurry!!!
    If I had 3 hands I would do it myself!!!

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