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  1. Problems with PPE
    Just try the many different ones around the OR. Once you find the style and material you like you will get used to the feeling of wearing it. Don't tie it too tightly around your head and neck...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. OR Etiquette
    I started in the OR 14 months ago and have been off orientation since July. Since I am not a permanent member of any surgical specialty (I give breaks, then take over a room from someone at the end...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Jehovah's Witness and Blood Refusal in OR
    Thanks everyone. I did confirm with my nurse educator and she told me blood should NOT have been ordered. Just want to clear up any confusion...there was not any confusion about the consent or an...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Jehovah's Witness and Blood Refusal in OR
    Hey! Last week I circulated with another nurse (I am still on orientation). We had a patient who was a Jehovah's Witness, so along with a signed surgical consent there was a signed refusal for blood....
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Intra-Op Handoff Communication
    I am 6 months into my first job as a new grad OR nurse. My CNS has me doing research on how to improve handoffs during surgery...scrub to scrub, rn to rn at breaks and end of shift, NOT OR to PACU. I...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Single moms, daycare and day shift
    I agree with other posts. Do you have an older neighbor with grown kids who could come over for 1-2 hrs in the morning, feed kids and help get them ready and put them on a bus or drive them? A local...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. OR to L&D?
    Thanks for your reply. I actually am in a teaching hospital. Level 1 trauma university hospital with attached nursing and medical schools. Good or bad?
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. OR to Labor and Delivery
    Thanks for your reply. While I like the OR, I have always felt a certain amount of apprehension in accepting the position (the only one offered to me as a new grad). I always thought it would be...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. OR to L&D?
    I started OR nursing as a new grad in December '12. I was torn between the OR and L&D, but was only given the opportunity to interview for OR, even though both units were hiring (it was because I did...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. OR to Labor and Delivery
    I started OR nursing as a new grad in December '12. I was torn between the OR and L&D, but was only given the opportunity to interview for OR, even though both units were hiring (it was because I did...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. 8 vs 12 hours shifts
    Can anyone tell me why most hospitals have trended away from 12 hour OR shifts in favor of 8 hour shifts? All of the hospitals in my area hire for 8's (usually M-F with a wknd rotation about every...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. To become an OR Nurse...
    I am a new grad with a BSN and landed my first job in the OR. My advice is this...consider the very real possibility of NOT into a BSN program right away. They are VERY competitive. Have a back-up...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Scrub Glasses
    I have a pair that I ordered from a dental supply company online, but I can't remember the name. An internet search for dental supply/protective eyewear should yield a bunch of websites to choose...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. OR newbie needs advice
    Thanks for the comments. I am not sure how to go about advocating for myself and asking for a regular preceptor, which I think would be good for me. I don't know how it would be received because...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. OR newbie needs advice
    Not trying to be mean, but please don't to tell me what I learned in nursing school, since you were not there with me. I did learn sterile technique in nursing school. And I learned how to use...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Prepping and other questions
    I am new to the OR but I can spot bad practice a mile away. I was told yesterday by the circulator I was working with that I should tuck my scrub shirt into my pants because of "skin sloughing" only...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. OR newbie needs advice
    I am new to the OR. I have taken initiative and asked to put in foleys on my patients when I am circulating if they are ordered. Usually the nurse I am circulating with (a different one each time as...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. New OR Nurse and feeling overwhelmed...
    Heard that many times. It's a cop-out from someone who either doesn't know how to teach, or is a lousy teacher. I have found, BY FAR, the best nurses to learn from (and the ones with the best...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. New OR Nurse and feeling overwhelmed...
    I am a new grad who landed an OR position in a Level 1 trauma teaching hospital with 20+ ORs running at any given time. I too am overwhelmed and having trouble adjusting to the attitudes I...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Anyone accepted at Stonybrook?
    I didn't check my solar until after I got the letter...it has changed but I don't know when it happened.
    Apr 6, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing
  21. Anyone accepted at Stonybrook?
    I just got accepted into Stony Brook's 2 year BS program for this fall. I was wondering if anyone who is doing the program or has done it can give me an idea of what the weekly schedule looks like. ...
    Apr 6, '10
    Forum: New York Nursing


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