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  1. Is anyone else being pushed for 30 minute turnover times in between cases?
    In the UK we have separate anaesthetic rooms. We send for our next patient as we get towards the end of the procedure. We then turn the room round in the time the patient is being anaesthetised. Our...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Whats your best nursing ghost story?
    Love this thread, keep the stories coming guys!
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Big Mistakes to avoid while circulating...?
    Never be afraid to ask if you don't know, if you try to blag it, you will get caught out. And as stated above, treat your colleagues with respect. They may be lower down the 'totem pole' but do have...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Theatre Nursing: from the Philippines to the UK
    Glad you're enjoying it. My trust has a very large Philippino community and has lots of get togethers. Does your trust have something like this? I work with a lot of them and love it when they...
    May 27, '13
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Did anyone tell you, you couldn't do it?
    Yes, my husband. Although he has since denied ever saying that, lol. It kept me going through the toughest parts of my training though as I was determined to prove him wrong.
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. what did you get for Christmas from your employer?
    Bugger all.
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Bovid smoke and plume
    Bovine = Cattle ;) :D
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Patient abuse
    Good, I'm glad.
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Patient abuse
    I know I am UK based but I'm sure our NMC rule that states we are, as nurses, responsible for both our acts and ommisions of care still applies where you are. Therefore, as previously stated, if you...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Ritalin prescribed for daydreaming...
    I'm currently watching the business of being born. One born every minute really shows the difference between UK and US births imo. Obviously, I only really get to see the ones who have to come to...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. "The Good Ol' Days!"
    We still do both of these in the NHS. Re changing the sheets, how do you do that differently?
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Phrases and puns unique to the OR (Tales of a new OR nurse)
    Some of our anaesthetist call propofol 'Jackson Juice'. I work in gynae and patients usually come to theatre in disposable knickers (panties to most of you I think), so we perform...
    Mar 3, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Drugs of choice for major procedure
    What procedure is it and we'd need to know more about the patients general health etc...?
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. what items could you not go a nursing shift without?
    My lip balm, a bottle of water and a pen.
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Learning about Sutures
    I've been scrubbing for 2 years and I've found this REALLY useful. I tend to know sutures by their numbers a '9136' is the most commonly used in my theatres. Thank you CP :thankya:
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Oops! I always go home with...
    Vial tops? Which ones??
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. da vinci robot poll
    Yes, we have a Da Vinci robot. It's used for gynae oncology, uro-gynae and urology atm. As we've only had it for coming up to a year we're still getting used to it and it still takes at least...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Sleeves in the OR
    We HAVE to be bare below the elbows right across the NHS. Some theatre staff will sometimes wear a 'warm-up' jacket if the case is a long one and they're sat around for a while. They take it off...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. What is the weirdest thing someone has been admitted to the hospital for?
    Over here we get 'Granny dumping' during the xmas season and peak summer holidays. The elederly patient is admitted 'off their legs'. When you ask for contact details of nok, you find that they will...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Dead bodies?
    This is what I do too.
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. I in huge trouble???
    I asked a student to draw up some methylne blue for me in the next room under the supervision of my co-worker as I was still scrubbed. I heard a crash and an almighty shriek! co-worker came in...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. British nurses to protest pension cuts
    Unfortunately the main nursing union in the UK won't be backing the one day strike. The Royal College of Nursing is considering going to vote in January. I know a few nurses who have defected to...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Life as an RN in UK in the early 90's
    Not a great deal has changed tbh.
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Help with Da Vinci Robot
    We recently got one too and the scrub staff and surgeons who are using it the most are being sent to Paris or Strasbourg for training. Is there something like that available?
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. What have you found in your pockets at the end of your shift?
    See below....
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion