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  1. I miss my NEPTUNE
    Talk to your strkyer instrument rep about the Neptune Bronze system. It's unpowered except for offload and is okay to use. It's lighter easier to transport and quieter.
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Do you address the residents by title or first name?
    If I know them it's first name. If I don't it's Dr. So and So. I almost never address Attendings by the first name, even some I've worked with many years (Exception, is a few that are my age and...
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Beach chair shoulder arthroscopy and fluid control
    Work in an advanced practice ASC. We run lean so I clean my own or suite after cases. We use the beach chair position for most of our shoulder arthroscopy cases. Our current shoulder drapes do a...
    Jun 10, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Operating X-Ray
    In my little surgical center I am the Radiology tech. Apparently the Doc's all had some learning annex coarse or something So we operate the machine under them. Our C-Arms are All digital and work...
    Sep 26, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. The day you died.........
    One of the true heroes of the Nursing profession. Hospice nurses most go straight to heaven. Anyways thank all of you for your heartbreaking work, hopefully I don't need you guys too soon but...
    Sep 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Correct way of prepping a Leg??
    Same here. I'm also anal about blotting and not rubbing. I don't spend a great deal of time scrubbing though I use all sponges. I think the money is in the paint (Unless you have gross...
    Sep 23, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Surg.Tech VS Scrub Nurse
    A nurse who scrubs is doing the exact same things that a Scrub Technician does. Nurses don't generally take on expanded duties when they scrub compared to a tech.
    Sep 23, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. embarrassing (& funny) problem..HELP!!!
    So I'm guessing the real issue isn't Fogging it's overheating. So here's some things that may or may not help. The obvious: If you normally wear an undershirt maybe go without and use an overcoat...
    Sep 13, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Anyone leave the OR and come back?
    I have some advice which you probably already know but. Whatever you do, Don't look at your assignment if thats the kinda thing that will stress you outside of work. Look at whats right with...
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. OR goals
    Goals. Understand the sterile field how to approach and work around it. Understand safe patient positioning in the following positions: Supine, Prone, Lateral Decubitus, High Fowler(Beach...
    Sep 5, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. GYN prep
    Well for me if It's a typical vaginal prep say for a Hysteroscope I do it this way. We use just betadine prep sticks. With the first stick I prep the thighs then suprapubic area than vaginal...
    Sep 5, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Basic question about counting
    Okay so You have 70 instruments in tray 1 and 30 instruments in tray 2, but your break person put 8 things in tray 2 that should be in tray 1 plus an additional set of stats were opened that throws...
    Sep 4, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Equipment troubleshooting tips
    Ever run over a cable as you were moving a bed, CARM, Monitor tower? It's for ease of replacement. Before you had to have Biomed take the equipment or send it out to be repaired because of a cord...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Equipment troubleshooting tips
    So what kind of troubleshooting algorithim do you guys go through? Do you rely on someone else (Biomedical technician)? What tips do you have? Here's some of mine. Make sure it's plugged in...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Just a vent....
    I think it's ultimately why Nurses don't go into this field. Insecure Surgeons who think that if they're chosen few aren't in the room the have the right to behave badly. Wanna know why? Because...
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Funnies I heard today........
    Do any of you guys heckle your surgeons? I'll usually say something to my Ortho Guys like " Do you need me to call the Gyn docs in here to help?" The other one and not to be sexist but: "Would...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Call Pay for CVOR
    Mine is the same though we have a minumum 4 hour call back.
    Aug 13, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. OR Pet peeves
    Pet peeves: call these personal Opening a case for me and not asking what should and should not be opened. People who don't take responsability for their mistakes (Especially while I'm...
    Aug 13, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. "No self- respecting nurse"
    Surgeon's are professional players. They know how to play their Superiors it's how they get through Residency and medical school. He's playing the situation talking negative about Nursing to a...
    Aug 13, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. prepping solutions
    Not only, but winds up being a big fire hazard especially with alcohol based preps like Duraprep. So whaddya do when the surgeon is breathing down your neck. Either remind him why you wait, or get...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Favorite specialty and why?
    Favorite service: Ortho/Sports medicine. Super fast past. Healthy patients for the most part. Get a mix of technical stuff and total joint stuff (Shoulder elbow). I'm not talking knee scopes all,...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Advice from circulating nurses...
    The truth is there are certain skills you'll learn on the floor that you'll probably not learn in the O.R. On the other hand if you want to make O.R. a career, there are very little you can take...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Allright Sports Med Nurses polling for some advice
    Yeah We've got the fluid pouches and We use a Stryker Neptune fluid management device which holds 20 liters of fluid. We do the Arthro RCR, Bankart, Slap yada yada repairs and the pouches never...
    Oct 30, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Allright Sports Med Nurses polling for some advice
    Yeah, been there done that, The problem with that is you wind up with 40 lbs bags of linen and the Linen people don't like that (Or 5 8lb bags etc...) Any others, Bring em on!
    Oct 29, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. Allright Sports Med Nurses polling for some advice
    What are you guys using to preventing fluid going all over the floor during Arthroscopy cases (Especially Shoulder and Hip)? Our draping systems are woefully inadequate so inevitably I wind up...
    Oct 29, '07
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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