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  1. Dealing with Circulators as a New Student.
    I guess I should explain a couple of things about the tuition statement. I meant "money I don't have" in a more genral sense. If I had the money I wouldn't need to take out a loan. I didn't mean to...
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Dealing with Circulators as a New Student.
    Oh no another post about grouchy people in the OR! This is very long and if the journals were up it would actually have gone in there. I just need to vent or I'll explode!! So once again I'm...
    Mar 24, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Attitudes in the OR
    I know how you feel. I'm currently enrolled in my hospital's surge tech program and while the techs and surgeons are great and treat you well the RNs have a horrible reputation hospital wide for...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Are The Journals back yet?
    Perhaps I'm so delusional and burned out I'm missing the link. If not I hope they come back soon because not only do I have a lot to write about but I also did pay just so I could have the journal....
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: How To Use Site
  5. Cranial Bone Flap Falls to the Floor During a Craniotomy
    Oh if only the 5 second really worked in the OR!!
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Cranial Bone Flap Falls to the Floor During a Craniotomy
    Hi Everyone! My teacher just posted a discussion topic online that asks what would be the correct procedure of sterilization should a bone flap fall to the floor during a craniotomy? I did some...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Craziest Thing You Saw a Surgeon Do.
    Oh my God am I laughing after reading these posts! I expected to come in here and find all this outrage of a patient being turned into a human curtain rod only to find out it's common. I am actually...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Craziest Thing You Saw a Surgeon Do.
    Or really anyone. So in clinicals during a robotic case the surgeon proceeded to staple the sterile drapes...TO THE PATIENT!! He said this way he can be sure the drapes don't move. The patient...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. One More Strike and I'm Out. (Venting)
    We sat down today and hashed it all out. I am going to try and take as many evening clinicals as I can and not work late the night before I have day clinicals. I also printed out some good healthy...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. One More Strike and I'm Out. (Venting)
    Hi guys remember me? I'm the girl who fainted in the OR twice and started a whole thread about it. I got some awesome advice and everything has been going great! I just finished the 2nd semester with...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I can't understand what you're saying!
    I can't do text speak even when texting. It makes my brain sad. I do however would like to see a font on here called Doctors Handwriting and type posts using that just to see how many can...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. upset pt
    I had one patient try and pull that crap with me. The first time I had her she was coming back from a test and had a lot going on. She had compression stockings, IV, wound vac and an NG tube. She...
    Dec 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Feeling scared...I just need to vent a little :(
    I never heard of HIV 2 either but here is a link that I found on Google:
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. gowning and gloving technique
    This how we are being taught in school and how I've seen every other tech and nurse gown and glove.
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Recently Certified as a PCT in NYC
    If PCT means patient care technician then it's common in PA too. I do phlebotomy and EKGs. However doing an EKG and actually interpreting it are two different things. I just enter the patient data,...
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Why are some nurses not grateful for my job?
    I wish we had sitters on our floor. They just pull us PCAs and make the floor short and everyone just goes crazy. I would kiss your feet if you were available to watch any of our patients!
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Your body did what?!?
    There was one patient who I needed a stool sample from so I put a hat in her toilet. She called and I came in and she said she had the stool sample for me. Well I open the bathroom door and was...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Prankster patients
    I had one patient who was on our floor for awhile getting multiple tests done almost everyday. I came in and asked what kind of test they had on the agenda for today and he said. "They want me to...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. I've had it.
    I would do what Esme12 posted and check your labor laws or even the hospitals policy itself. Our hospital states that a person MUST have every other weekend off unless of course you personally...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Almost Fainted in the OR Twice!!
    Well today is the big day and it's gonna be a long one because we are there until 2:30. I got a solid nights sleep and right now I'm eating a large breakfast of Blueberry pancakes, hashbrowns,...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Patient's drug of choice-all of them?
    *edited because I'm an idiot*
    Nov 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Are you doing fecal transplants very often?
    When I first read the title of this thread I thought this was going to be some sort of euphemism for something else. Then I read the thread and did a bit of research and realized that it was not...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Night shift, CNAs and homework
    I am in school and I always bring my books with me to study. However I only study when all my patients are ok, the nurses I'm working under do not need anything, the other PCAs do not need my help...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. is it just me?
    Even though I'm a PCA it seems that everyday at 7pm when the shifts change that's when all the patients want something that I can't get them. They want all of their 345 medications that they take...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How to get yourself ready for a long day in the OR?
    Hi Monica!! I just started a thread about the same problem you are having. I got some great advice so I hope...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing