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  1. Overwhelming job! Oh my gosh!
    I love my patients and all my surgeons. The problem I have is with my co-workers. I am still relatively new to the OR (2 years), so I am still gung ho. I strive to do my job in an excellent way. ...
    Aug 8, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Surgical Technologists Taking Over Nursing Roles?
    Surgical techs are used instead of scrub nurses because they are cheaper to pay. So, in that respect they took over an aspect that used to be nursing. STs now work under nursing and as part of...
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Needing advice and help
    Bug juice is usually normal saline with just bacitracin in it or bacitracin and polymyxin B in it (depends on the surgeon). These are antibiotics (effective against bacteria aka bugs). Pulse lavage...
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Needing advice and help
    Hand the instrument to the surgeon in such a way that he/she can use it in that position. They should not have to adjust the instrument. They should not even have to look at it. It would help you...
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Yet another burnout thread
    It is true we quit our managers, not our jobs.
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Yet another burnout thread
    Thanks for your response. I am happy you found a place that is good for you. If I could find such a place, I would probably not be looking at work outside of the OR. The problem is, how do you...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Yet another burnout thread
    I have been in the OR for a little over two years. I left the first hospital OR I worked in for greener pastures. However, I have since ended up in a place that is just as bad as the first place. ...
    Jan 13, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. RNFA course
    You can find information here: http://www.aorn.org/PracticeResources/AORNPositionStatements/Position_RNFA/ Good luck!
    Dec 21, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. CSU Dominguez Hills Online RN to BSN
    I am also interested in hearing more about this online BSN school. :smokin:
    Sep 21, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Century City Doctors Hospital Closing Its Doors
    They also did not pay their employees PTO time. :argue:
    Sep 20, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Best shoes for OR??
    Thank you!
    Sep 20, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Best shoes for OR??
    I am looking to order some of these and I saw that you got a half size bigger than your regular shoe size. I was wondering if the sizing is off a half size and they fit you perfectly or if you wish...
    Sep 20, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Century City Doctors Hospital Closing Its Doors
    They did not pay their employees for the last three weeks. "Century City Doctors Hospital, LLC (CCDH) announced (Friday) that it will file a voluntary petition for debt protection from creditors...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Paper to Computer Charting
    That is what I am hoping for. We go live on July 1. Hoping to speak directly to the McKesson rep before then. Thanks ;)
    Jun 10, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Tucking arms
    I know many times there is more than one viable way to do something. I was wondering if when tucking arms you tuck the sheet under the patient or under the mattress. Also, what is your...
    Jun 8, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Paper to Computer Charting
    I am glad you haven't had any legal problems. Do you use orsos? I still think it is dangerous to have someone able to delete/change your charting. I would rather have keystrokes identified per...
    Jun 4, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Paper to Computer Charting
    I will definitely do this. The McKesson rep is on site sometimes, and I plan on asking her. Thanks again.
    Jun 4, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. Paper to Computer Charting
    Yes. They have bought a system that is sunsetting called ORSOS. Perviously owned by per se and bought out by McKesson. I appreciate your advice.
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Need help creating policy for counting needles in eye surgery
    We count all the needles in all eye surgeries
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Paper to Computer Charting
    Well, no, it only shows who accessed the chart. It does not show who did what (see my earlier posts). I hope you are right that she does not know what she is talking about, but, humor me here,...
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Paper to Computer Charting
    Also... It will show who accessed the chart and "at some point the chart will be locked; to be determined at another time". Per the informatics nurse.
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Paper to Computer Charting
    Our informatics person who is in charge of changing us over from paper to computer. I thought it was bizarre too. She said "it is the same exact thing as it is now". I said "no, it is not, if...
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Paper to Computer Charting
    We are going paperless. When being trained on the new computer system we were told that another nurse (giving us relief, break or lunch) that is also charting on our patient can erase or change our...
    Jun 1, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Shortage of OR Nurses
    There are states that require a circulating nurse to oversee more than one room at a time. Anyone can correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Minnesota and Connecticut are two examples. This...
    May 31, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. do u really need a foley?
    Our rule is if it is more than 2 hours or if they require it for some other reason.
    May 31, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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