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  1. Surgical preps for cardiac patients
    we use iodine scrub then chloraprep
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. OR Staff improvement questionnaires
    Hello All, As most OR we are always in the look out to improve processes and how to keep patients, surgeons, anesthesia happy, I say what about ourselves? My OR just started a nurse practice...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Cardio-Thoracic Differential Pay
    During my CV time, the CV team got the same base pay. But, we do get a monthly stipend.
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Passed the CNOR exam
    Congratulations! I'm happy and jealous at the same time. I took my test and missed the 'cut' by 6 points. Needless to say I'm very disappointed. Now, I just need to get back on the proverbial horse....
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Hospitals paying for our kids' education
    Hello all, I just recently heard from a coworker that she heard rumors of hospitals paying for your kids' education. Is this just an urban myth? I thank all in advance.
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. recapping saline bottles?
    Like Argo and Poet... My OR first pours the saline then asks the scrub to draw up with a syringe and reconstitute the Baci/poly inside its' vial. Maybe your OR thinks that it's antibiotic anyways...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. CTOR or Neuro
    Thanks Argo :) That's one thing that I don't have to worry about... When it comes to getting experience on something that I am interested in I have no fear in learning about it. I totally want to...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. CTOR or Neuro
    Thanks Canes & Argo, I took both your advises and went to the manager to ask regarding the opening. They (CTOR) were busy at the time and she said she'll talk to me once gets quieter... So, now, I...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. OR manager working a room
    My OR has a manager that respects, yes, she is bossy, but she CAN run and scrub a room. It also has come to a point where she is the first to say NO I'll precept the new person so they will be it...
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. CTOR or Neuro
    Hello all, I find myself at a cross road in my OR... I have found out that CT will be loosing one of their nurses and therefore will have an opening. I am interested in doing this, but, if I...
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. OR manager working a room
    Thank you for the replies :) It happened again this week... a manager was placed in a room to scrub and was actually almost drawn to tears... they had to pull someone to scrub and her circulate and...
    Mar 17, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. OR manager working a room
    Hello all, This topic just came about recently... Staff in my OR feel that the managers are all out of touch with the rooms. The staff have spoken to HR about this and the feedback from the...
    Mar 13, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. operating room checklist
    It's still in the tweaking phase... Did your 'universal' (that's what we are calling it) checklist have a N/A box, cuz an issue came up, one of the checkboxes is did the pt verbalize their name,...
    Nov 10, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. operating room checklist
    The check list that came out has 5 columns. The 1st column is for pre-op 2 - 4 is for the OR nurse with a checkbox that states 'lock the stretcher before moving the pt over' and 'did anesthesia put...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. operating room checklist
    Hello all, Just recently my OR did a trial run for a universal checklist. My OR took a checklist from a leading hospital and tweaked it to serve our hospitals' purposes. It seems that there is...
    Nov 6, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. "Neutral" sharps passing zone
    We pass by hand, we mostly use the safety blades where the surgeons need to stow the blade into the sheath before passing back but then you have idiot med students trying to be "usefull" then you...
    Oct 4, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. OR travel company
    thank you!
    Oct 1, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. OR travel company
    Hello all, Just wondering if anyone knows of a good agency for OR RN travelling engagements. Thanks!
    Sep 28, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Passing ties to surgeon
    A tie on the pass for my OR is a Silk on a tonsil
    Sep 28, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. What's your SOP when a 'foreign body' is found
    Thank you all for the input, we found some BV1's in the bowel that we weren't expecting
    Sep 8, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. What's your SOP when a 'foreign body' is found
    Hello all, Just wondering what is your OR's standard operating procedure when an ex lap produces a 'foreign body'? Thank you
    Sep 3, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. What would you do?
    I have a different view on this equation. My two cents would be to go with what will make you better/happy in the long run. You have to think of this as a "business decision", I say this, because...
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Ranking OR from Nurses' POV
    As far as best place to work
    Aug 18, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Ranking OR from Nurses' POV
    Hi everyone, Just wondering if there are any publications that rank OR's from a nurses' point of view. By state preferably Thanks!
    Aug 17, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. emergency cases - what's your record?
    lap appy 13
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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