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  1. OMG!  First dermoid cyst
    That was some crazy ****. Weirdest thing I've ever seen. Baseball size pulled from a pre-teen's ovary. It was full of hair and goo. Share your dermoid cyst story!
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Specialities in the Operating Room...
    I do everything but robots and hearts/thoracic. My main area is trauma ortho and trauma neuro. I do a lot of bowel, choles, appys, cystos, and facial fractures. Can you tell I work after hours?
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Opportunities for OR Nurses
    If you want CRNA, head to ICU. As an OR nurse, you will head more towards NP for a surgeon's office, sometimes scrubbing in and assisting with surgeries. You can become an RNFA. Or you can always...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. has anyone left the OR for the floor? or after 1 year?
    I can't imagine ever leaving the OR for the floor. However, everyone is different. It may take a few different units, or settings to find your niche in nursing. I'd give it a year before...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. can patients keep their underpants on for surgery
    Only if they insist, and only if I don't need access down there. For pediatric patients, I try to leave them on if at all possible.
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Wrong site surgery - how to prevent
    We also require the surgeon to complete an H & P prior to entering the surgical suite. It's not always ready for viewing if it hasn't been transcribed, but for regular scheduled cases, we compare...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Reuse of tourniquets
    We reprocess our singles, and RARELY use them on the sterile field. They are usually applied before the prep, and draped off the field.
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. How to use duraprep scrub and paint
    Yeah, I failed to view your clicky's until after I responded, hence the edit. My apologies. The links are a great help.
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. How to use duraprep scrub and paint
    Chloraprep and Duraprep have completely different applications. Don't confuse him/her. Chloraprep is a scrub, and Duraprep is a paint. Duraprep consists of Betadine, alcohol, and a substance...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Looking for my favorite scrub hat...know of any sellers?
    I have a few scrub hats that someone gave to me and can't find anything like them anywhere. I like the tie-back hats, not bouffant. Looks similar to picture posted below, but I want one with...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Pre-op interview help!
    Don't tell them you're a new grad. If they ask, it's fine to be honest. And for heaven's sake, never say, "well I've never seen this surgery before"....or "worked with this surgeon". If they ask...
    Jul 5, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Periop 101 w/o a job?
    Periop 101 costs around $1000 and I'm not sure you are able to access it outside of an employer. You're better option might be to try and find a place that is doing a new grad program, however they...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. counting instruments laparoscopic assisted mini laparotomy
    Yes, I count when the abdominal cavity is opened at all. A superficial hernia I don't, but I do for a mini-laparotomy. However there's not much that can be done if you're taking over a case. I...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Do you write medication orders?
    When we print out our surgical record with medications documented, an extra page prints out for the Dr.'s to sign at a later time. Pref cards are used as standing orders.
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. MA circulates?
    In our state it is illegal. By law, an RN has to circulate.
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Stryker Ex-Fix
    Well see that's the point, the pins are completely separate, it purely the external fixation device. Nothing in the system is inserted into the bone. So the scrub tech tried to run a 10 minute...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Pregnancy and Precautions in the OR
    I am 20 weeks pregnant. Obviously pregnant people work in the OR all the time. If you are circulating, step out of the room for X-rays if you can, and remember to wear a circumferential lead apron...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Stryker Ex-Fix
    I can't seem to get a pat answer. The Stryker Ex-fix system only contains parts for the external fixation, not technically an implant. All implants/wires come in another set. So if I need to flash...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Scrub textbooks
    My new role in the OR will require me to learn some basic scrub set ups. I'm going to start scrubbing some cases soon. I have 2 years experience in the main as circulator. I've scrubbed a handful...
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Switching caps between each case?
    I think AORN recommends a max of 8 hours, or no more than one day at work.
    Jun 15, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Am I able to become an OR nurse?
    Also, I know how scary it can be, but you HAVE to ask for more independence. It will also help staff become more confident in you if they see you doing all the work. Push yourself! You might be...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Am I able to become an OR nurse?
    Yes, I second the notes. Make em for every case. Maybe ask your preceptor if she can do all the charting for a while so you can focus on learning the cases and writing yourself notes. If you've...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Jewelry policy
    No jewelry allowed. The only exception is a single, plain band on your wedding finger, no gems, no grooves. Most everyone follows it, including management.
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. teaching project help specific to OR
    Is there really a limit on hours??? I'm curious because I've worked two 18 hour shifts in the last to weeks...killer.
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. SpO2 - how low for how long?
    He should have done some labs, check the SaO2 (blood gases), see what's going on with this guy. I don't think I've seen an anesthesiologist let a patient sit at that number for more than a few...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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