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  1. What I like about OR nurses...little talk outside the bounderies
    Missed the questions? what were they?
    Mar 10, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. OR going Green?
    So our hospital wants to go green. Any helpful ideas for OR Staff. We need all your advice pleasse
    Mar 10, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Attitudes in the OR
    Sounds like you have ended up in a real bad one. I agree with Skipbeat learn what you can and get out. They are a perfect example of what not to become. Remember them as that example.
    Mar 10, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. advice needed
    I agree, move on. There is such a shortage of nurses in the world we don't need to waste our time working in places like that. I wish there was a way to name and shame ORs like that.
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. New OR nurse, what books to get?
    JCI have a book "Safety in the Operating Room" It is well worth the money, easy to read with a wealth of useful information. You can order it online through Amason. I can't remember how much it cost...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. frustrations
    We have all been there and like ebear I have been in the OR for 26 years. I am now a unit supervisor and still have things to learn. I now work in Saudi with colleagues from all over the world. You...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. "Neutral" sharps passing zone
    We use a kidney dish. My staff were reluctant untill one of the scrubs got stabed and then fainted at the sight of her own blood. Now they all use a kidney dish.
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. HELP!need advice on situation
    I agree with TakeTwoAsprin however I would keep a detailed report on the unit's practice and send a copy to the recruiter. That way they can warn other persons that they send there.
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Underwire bras in surgery
    I would be worried about the electricity aspect and also the possible risk of infection. How do you know the bra is clean? I would definately remove any item of clothing that a patient is wearing in...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Why does everyone need to be ACLS cert?
    I don't think you will get pulled in to ICU you need far more than ACLS to work in ICU. Having said that, you are a nurse and if you did get pulled in to an area like that you will be needed for...
    Oct 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. procare riaya hospital al khobar
    How can you sleep when you lie like this? If your appartment is dirty it is because you don't clean it. Very few hospitals now give Letters of No Objection and from the way you talk it sounds like...
    Nov 25, '09
    Forum: World Nursing
  12. Do you count instruments during an infant belly case?
    What we do in our dept is to fill the plates and screws on the trays after every use before it is sent to the sterilizing department. This makes it easy because you can see at a glance if any thing...
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Do you count instruments during an infant belly case?
    Yes, every time I open a set. In some instances I will count only before cutting skin and just before closing but I count in every case. You work in a country with educated doctors. I don't, so I...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Allergic Dermatitis to surgical scrubs - any advice?
    I agree with all of the above. Seriously look into the gloves. That is where I found the solution to my problem. I now only wear "Biogel" gloves and have no problems. Involve your Infection Control...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Do you count instruments during an infant belly case?
    Yes, yes, yes. I always count even during minor cases, but especially during Abdominal surgery. It goes to maintaining good habits and being able to know with conviction that nothing from my side has...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
    I know I will be but that does not mean I can't give you a few ideas. Somewhere in and amongst all the usefull papers I have collected over the years is a list of things to do to help keep...
    Mar 15, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Do you make time for YOU? Staying healthy, peaceful, exercising, etc?
    I went through a patch like this, working 2 posts, 2 small children, demanding unemploeyed spouse. Well I started using public transport to work and back. This time on the train was for me. I read a...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. How My Instructor Affected My Life
    I would think because the said offenders are not from western civilization
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
    That is a great idea. I will do some research and make contact with Brian and co. At the minute I am just a tad tied up with the setting up of a new Operating room, including an imminent JCI...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. How My Instructor Affected My Life
    I had a head nurse who is like that at a previous hospital where I worked. He returned from vacation and gave us each a key ring. I use that keyring every day as a memento about what I must NOT do to...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Break room and refrigerators
    The Infection Control Linc Nurses in our unit draw up a monthly schedule and every one gets a day when they have to clean the refrigerator. It gets done dayly so grime never builds up. If some one...
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Nurses, physicians weigh in on new doctoral nurse degree
    As far as I am concerned it is an insult to any RN to be called doctor. I find myself continually having to correct certain doctors on their surgical technique, their surgical scrub is inefective...
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  23. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
    traumaRUs, We don't need to spend $$$ but we can share ideas for debriefing and coping with nuring related stress with each other. Most of us, if not all, have had a traumatic expierience and if we...
    Jan 28, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Docter refuses to give written orders
    Have any of you ever had an anesthetist insist that he does not need to give you a written order to give a patient medication if he is in the department with you? This incident has happened three...
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Refusal to give written drug order
    Have any of you ever had an anesthetist insist that he does not need to give you a written order to give a patient medication if he is in the department with you? This one claims that if he is...
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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