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  1. do you prefer long or short surgeries?
    Depends on why the case is long. If the surgeon drags his rear/doesn't know what they're doing (we're blessed to have one of those), then i'm wishing for a day of fast cases.
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Surgical reprocessing
    Part of our CPD training is OR observation, and another week-long observation once a year as an 'inservice.' It never fails, that at least one time within the week, there's an incident where the...
    Oct 23, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Question job title
    It's an anesthesia tech position from the sound of it. And they are actually allowed to do some nursing duties with it as well where i work.
    Oct 19, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. OR Pet peeves
    That kickbucket got kicked to the other side of my table. Aside from the risk of injury, i don't like someone stepping between me and my table to dig for sponges. I can see the buket just fine from...
    Oct 19, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. longest surgery?
    Sounds like someone we used to have here that did those. Sick as it sounds, his fem-pops were called fem-pop-chops because RARELY was the pt. NOT oming back for an amputation, despite the hours of...
    Oct 19, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Overwhelming job! Oh my gosh!
    12 weeks is nowhere near an appropriate length for orientation.
    Aug 18, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. LPN v ST v RN
    Depends on the facility. Some place will hire new grads, others want prior med-surg experience.
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. OR Pet peeves
    I stopped getting that when i replied with either "well, people in hell want ice water, also" or "well, grab a mop, and get to cleaning, this room doesn't clean by itself." I've also used this one...
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Break room and refrigerators
    Fridge gets cleaned at 10 pm, you either have your stuff out or it's gone. Sounds strict, but the fridge situation got ridiculous, and came down to this.
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Is it me?
    The way we train people is to give them the same preceptor as often as possible throughout their training. We've seen that this helps in training because 1) the preceptors have years of experience,...
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Safest glove preference?
    I do indicators under the orthos. I actually cannot get over how many of my co-workers still single-glove for any procedures, yet if they learn that their current pt. has HIV or HBV, they'll double...
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. What's the easiest job in the operating room?
    I'd never say that any job is easy in the OR, the OR is not where the easy jobs are.
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Timeout univercal protocol
    Let's not forget the foghorn voice used to shut ppl up so they will listen to the Time-Out (my beginning line, which JC liked, is "Ladies and Gentlemen, i WILL have your attention NOW because this is...
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Scary Old School Surgical Tools
    Makes me glad i'm not a male.
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Need your OR knowledge.....patient from clinic or other facility to OR???
    Outpatient surgery check-in (ASC) first, whether they are going home that day or not, that's the 'default' receiving area.
    Aug 16, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. No one's hiring LVN's these days
    There's been plenty of jobs in various fields in my area. for LPNs.
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. Help - Are Lpns Allowed To Draw Blood?
    Typically can, just depends on the state and facility rules.
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. OR Pet peeves
    I usually say "Your colleuges get paged to death, maybe one of them has a solution, ask 'em". The only one that we have who does that (yeah we're missing out average quota i'm sure lol) is fresh out...
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Arthroscopic Footwear??
    I use rain/farm boots with my arch supports for ACLs.
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  20. Anyone An Ortho Certified Rn????
    Where i work, it'll get me a small raise.
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  21. Who worked during nursing school?
    I've always been told not to work. Well, hell, who's going to buy my food, pay the mortgage, etc? Sheesh.
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. LPN doing assessments Mn
    That's the way VA is.
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Do I have to be a MATH WIZARD?
    If being great at math was a requirement, i would have been up the creek, sans paddle.
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. OR Pet peeves
    And the ones that scare me the most are the ones that have been doing that job for at least 10 years, but you only know they've done this for that long, because they SAID so, it wasn't...
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. OR Pet peeves
    The us vs. them attitudes from some people. I'm talking about the tech vs. nurse crap. The job(s) are stressful enough without the i'm-better/more-educated/more-trained-to-do-XYZ crap. Everyone's...
    Oct 9, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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