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  1. Nervous About Weekends & Call
    IsseyM- I agree with TakeTwo. The charge nurse will not let you get into trouble. Unless that person has a cowboy/girl mentality about emergencies. Nobody wants to get overwhelmed when the case...
    Sep 7, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Nervous About Weekends & Call
    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    Sep 7, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Do you know of anyone who caught a incurable disease in the O.R.?
    I know of a CV SurgeryPA who got a blood drop splash in the eye. She was wearing safety glasses with side protectors but somehow the drop got around. The drop was infected with a herpetic virus. ...
    Sep 7, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. What are you using for vag preps?
    Technicare is a great bacteriocide. Too good actually. Be sure to wash the vagina out with lots of water or saline after the case or your patient is likely to get a yeast infection. The sustained...
    Mar 31, '06
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Guys in Support Hose?
    Straight to the bone and wear Kendall knee high TED's when I can get the rep. to comp me some. Too expensive to buy. My legs really feel good after a 10 hour day on an epoxy over concrete OR floor....
    Jan 20, '06
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. Modesty Issues
    Ferret, OH HO! The double en'tandre. Seriously...major lubrication helps the cath go in easier. Have you ever got the thing halfway in and hit a dry spot? Yes that applies to both situations. ...
    Dec 1, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Modesty Issues
    Tory, I'm curious. You are a nurse at only 19years old? That is an amazing accomplishment! So you graduated HS at 16 or 17 and then completed your AD and state boards by 19? Your school must...
    Dec 1, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Reprocessing?!???
    Please read the spirited exchange from other members on this very subject. There is also a discussion on the AHVAP website. Remember to think about stringent gov. regs and science. Leave your...
    Nov 3, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Have OR Experience - But No Job!
    Get in contact with the manager of the OR at the place you would like to work. Applications go through HR and end up in the nursing pile, sometimes never to be forwarded to the OR. Get the contact...
    Nov 2, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. What is the purpose of the cap designed on every laparoscopic inst?
    The insuflators have a pressure control mechanism that adjusts the gas volume and pressure dependent on the machine settings. Anyway, have you considered the gas displacment of a 5 or 10 mm...
    Sep 22, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Verbal abuse in the OR
    Joke: Do you know what the first thing a surgeon's spouse does with their a**hole when they wake up in the morning? Dress 'em up and send 'em to work.
    Sep 20, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. What is the purpose of the cap designed on every laparoscopic inst?
    For cleaning and steam penetration. The pressure equalization story is crap.
    Sep 20, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Interview question for new grad
    Offer them you credentials and additional abilities re: languages and anything else you think of that puts you ahead of the rest and then say you are only looking for day shift employment. If you...
    Sep 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. funniest thing you saw a nurse do.......
    In surgery many a nurse will cut the balloon port off of a foley instead of aspirating the fluid out before pulling the cath out. I once saw a nurse pull on the foley and cut the whole thing. Up...
    Sep 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Re-sterilizing Off-pump CABG supplies
    Oncall, On the reprocessing of items-It is up to the clinical site as to use or not to use. The fact that the FDA certifying the individual items for the number of times it can be used, is a...
    Aug 23, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Verbal abuse in the OR
    Once I had this anesthesia doc who was ****** b/c the aids didn't hop to when he ordered them to fetch a prep table to put his non-surgery related laptop on. I asked him if he planned on returning...
    Aug 22, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Re-sterilizing Off-pump CABG supplies
    The FDA certifies companies to provide reprocessed "single use" supplies. The certification requires validations that the item meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications...
    Aug 18, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. New signs to post at the door
    [/b][u] Thou Shalt Not Whine!
    Mar 22, '05
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Male nurses who cook
    Yes. Doing the show with Rachael Ray would be way too much fun. Cooking up a wonder to rival Bobby flay would be supreme. Shouln't be too hard...he usually has char all over his dishes anyway. ...
    Mar 16, '05
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  20. prep solution question
    Mike, Perhapse your infection control pratitioner or OR Educator could help you out. There is also a vast resource at AORN. They usually have an article on the subject annually. AJN and other...
    Mar 16, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. prep solution question
    Grimmy, Have you ever read the contents of a shurclens prep container? NO ANTIMICROBIAL or MICROBIOCIDAL AGENTS there! Not much more than purified water. Using that to prep before going throught...
    Mar 14, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. prep solution question
    Do all of you who use alcohol allow the use of electrosurgical devices? There is an incredible fire hazard there! CHG and PCMX should never be used on mucous membranes. Phisohex is known to cause...
    Mar 3, '05
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Pseudoseizures?
    Keep your eyes open and be careful. I would worry about getting sucked into her "syndrome" as a co-dependent. :o
    Feb 1, '04
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. questions
    Check out the Ohio Board of Nursing site. It has the ce requirements and qualifications for re-liscensure. There may also be some information about nclex question. Good Luck!:D
    Feb 1, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Cutting by Ethicon Sharp Edges
    No problem with suture packs but I cant get the Interceed or the Surgicel packs opened. Must be the child-proof packaging.;)
    Feb 1, '04
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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