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  1. What is going on in this OR?
    I'm trying to figure out the same thing. I'm beginning to second guess myself, and wonder if I'm the one who is crazy. I just can't deal with it anymore. Thanks for replying, I'm beginning to...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. What is going on in this OR?
    I really am having a tough time. Been in the OR for over 15 years. Moved to a new state last summer, and recently went back to work in the OR. I am CNOR certified. Nicest group of staff you will...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Prepping and other questions
    Thanks for your response. I'm feeling better now like I'm not completely crazy. Bagging laps without gloves? That is just the nastiest thing I have ever heard!
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. OR newbie needs advice
    This is just awful. No wonder why new nurses aren't going to the OR. Who gives a crap about how you soak your cotton balls in betadine? Why does it matter, the only thing that matters is that...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Prepping and other questions
    Thank you for your response. It doesn't matter how long you have been in the OR, we should all be as diligent as you! You are going to be just fine. Just keep your good standards up. I'm...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Prepping and other questions
    Just recently moved to a new state and new hospital. I've been in the OR for over 15 years and just have a few questions. They do quite a few things different in this hospital and it just seems...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Question about Scrubbing
    That's how I was taught too! I'm being told it's wrong though!!! I just don't know anymore, I guess as long as your hands are scrubbed you are in the clear! LOL:no:
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Instrument Name
    LOL, I think he means a "D knife". Give me a break. Use the right name!!!
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Question about Scrubbing
    I recently moved and started a new job. I was sitting in the break room listening to a couple of employees arguing over the correct way to scrub. I'm really just curious how most people scrub after...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. What I like about OR nurses...little talk outside the bounderies
    I read the threads, but don't respond much because it all seems to be the same thing. New nurses trying to get into the OR. I appreciate everyone wanting an OR internship, but there is hardly...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Looking for instruments in the OR
    I call SPD or sometimes find somebody who scrubs those cases all the time.
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. How to get yourself ready for a long day in the OR?
    When I was learning to scrub I actually did faint. In a back case. I think we were doing cages, and the assistant mentioned that I looked pale. I started feeling funny, and the surgeon said, "back...
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. "Really...all I need is a bovie and a hemostat"
    LOVE THIS!
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Specialities in the Operating Room...
    Ortho is really my specialty, done it forever, and it's where I am the most comfortable. Love ortho, not sure why. ENT is my second love that service as well. I can do anything really, but I...
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. S/O of 'just not that into you' - want feedback from other nurses as to what happened
    That really makes no sense. I don't understand how employers think sometimes. Maybe they had somebody else in mind? I once had an interview for a school nurse. As I'm waiting for my interview, I...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Start new OR RN job in 2 weeks; oops - pregnant...
    I agree with "TakeTwoAspirin." I think stay at the current job. You won't have the stress of all the crap when you start a new job. Being pregnant is hard enough, but changing jobs in the OR is...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Abdominal Vaginal Preps?
    Let's see...A lot of our docs want Chloraprep for the abdomen and betadine solution for the vagina. I do the bottom first in case something flips up and to contaminate the abdomen. We go back and...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Turnover Time
    Yeah, I agree with Argo on this one, not breaking down a heart room back table early. That's OK for an umbilical hernia or something, but I wouldn't do that on a heart or vascular. Turnover times...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Hiding and hoarding supplies
    I've found confronting the individual does no good. Just makes it worse! It's gotten really bad where I work too, so it's gone to management. We have a new manager and she's trying to get it under...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Hiding and hoarding supplies
    I think every OR has that problem. Sometimes it's a nurse who wants to "run to the rescue" when he/she is the only one who knows where it is. It's actually pretty annoying...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. What is the best shoes for the OR?
    Dansko of course!
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Counting?
    I thing you are referring to that rumi thing right? Same freakin thing happened to me. Scrub noticed the ring was missing when she was cleaning up her instruments. We were fixin to move the lady...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. OR docs
    I haven't seen a surgeon throw something at someone in a long time. Once had a scrub walk out at 2 am in the morning after having several instruments tossed at him. That was 10 years ago though. ...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Axillary rolls
    Yup, good luck getting anything replaced in my OR either. Anyhow, one of the nurses at work told me it was in a recent AORN magazine, I think at the back where they do the questions. One of the...
    Apr 8, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Axillary rolls
    I like the stockinette idea. We had a axillary gel roll for each room and they all got thrown away. I guess they got mixed up in the laundry and they didn't know what they were. We kept wrapping...
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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