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  1. Shadowing in the OR
    I learned to love the OR because of some really great nurses who allowed me to do observation as a student and as a new grad. Therefore, I welcome all students, new grads, and experienced nurses that...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. operating theatre clinical placement
    http://allnurses.com/showthread.php?t=142748 This is the link to the sticky.
    Jul 27
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. operating theatre clinical placement
    Check out the sticky at the top of the operating room forum. It has some really solid advice for observing in the operating room. If you have any further questions after reading it, let me know. Good...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Do you use smoke filtering bovie pencils?
    Many of the surgeons I have worked with hate them because of the added bulk the plastic smoke evacuator piece makes the hand piece. I don't think it's a horrible idea to use them. Gotta protect our...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Starting an art line while a patient is still awake...
    It does have to do with AS or AI. Especially AS when it is severe. AS makes it harder for the blood to leave the heart to the body. So the body usually increases BP to help get past that aortic...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Clinical hour requirements
    My program prefers NPs. That is what we are aiming for and wanting to learn that specific role in conjunction with the nursing model right? BUT they will allow MDs or DOs for some hours. I'm not far...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. New grad starting in OR...shoe help!
    I tried a number of different shoe styles and brands. I hated Danskos for whatever reason but fell in LOVE with C&C Sweden. They are backless clogs that are similar to Danskos with less break-in time...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Any Neuro OR Nurses out there?  Need Advice.
    Every place I have worked Neuro they were counted.
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. How can I prep for grad school?
    I will definitely look into this. Thanks!!!
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. How can I prep for grad school?
    Refresh on APA formatting and citing basics for those dreadful theory and research classes. Remind yourself how to do literature searches. Research, reading and writing papers is all I've been...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  11. FNP feasible?
    I just started my FNP/ACNP dual program and am 5 months pregnant. Just done with my first week and the amount of assignments and readings are insane! I have spent about 12 hours on homework in the...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  12. Passing the CNOR exam!
    Congrats on becoming certified!
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Experiences Travel Nursing as OR Circulating Nurse
    I started traveling after almost two years in my first OR. I was definitely a little scared of the experience but also excited and ready for the challenge! I am a very fast learner and was confident...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. is this description of a CABG clear and correct?
    Your terminology is slightly different that what I am used to for the last 8 years I've been doing open heart surgery as a nurse but it is still accurate. I would change medial to "median sternotomy"...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Moving to Denver
    You could also try Stapleton/ Northfield area. There are apartments as well as condos to rent and it isn't too far from UCH.
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  16. Best and Least Cases?
    Hearts, vascular and thoracic are my favorites! I love cardiovascular! I dislike urology or gyn the most even robotic cases. I enjoy doing general cases: appys, gallbladder, bowel resections, etc...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. CNL at University of Northern Colorado
    Dina, I have been accepted to this program for the 2013 cohort and would love to hear a bit more about it. I am considering this track because I'm not totally sure what I want to do with an...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  18. University of Arizona BSN-DNP
    Not yet. I contacted them at the beginning of January to check statuses and they said they would be making decisions by the end of March. Soooo anxious!!
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. Medication access: nurse or tech?
    Where I work currently, only RNs get meds out of the Pyxis for patient cases but a number of ORTs and anesthesia techs have access to the Pyxis and it makes me uneasy.
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Will my Pacer/Defibrillator keep me from working in the OR?
    I know a scrub tech who has a pacemaker and she has no difficulty working in the OR. Obviously you would want to make sure you are healthy enough to work and withstand the long hours and being on...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Call pay?
    $5/hr currently just to be on call. Time-and-a-half when actually called in and 2 hr minimum pay like Sweet_Wild. I have gotten as low as $1.50/hr to carry my pager :/
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Job market for experienced nurses in Denver area?
    Centura health HR takes FOREVER! They are really slow getting applicants to the department managers. I know that doesn't help anything but I know people who have been offered a job at other...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  23. OR nurse training program, should I take the job?
    Can you tell me the hospital where the internship would be? I have worked at a few in CO and might be able to tell you the demeanor of management and whether they would work with you to transfer or...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. if a hematoma is beginning to form in the groin after a cath.....
    The most important factor is knowing how the artery was accessed as in which direction (retrograde vs antegrade)! That will depend how and where you hold pressure. If the artery was accessed...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  25. CORN is it worth it?
    I obtained my CNOR for personal satisfaction and growth but also because I found it was highly recognized in every facility I have worked in (I have been a travel nurse as well as a staff nurse). ...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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