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  1. Items a new nurse needs 1st day of work!!!
    Someone mentioned stockings as maybe optional. Take it from an almost 60 yr old woman- WEAR SUPPORT STOCKINGS!! I quit wearing them a long tome ago, and BOY do I regret it! I have the varicose veins...
    Jul 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. ICU to OR
    After you have worked in the OR for a year or so, to get your feet on the ground, start asking surgeons that you enjoy working with if they would ever consider an NP or RNFA to help them in clinic...
    May 29
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. ICU to OR
    BelleMorte, You should get CNOR if you want to stay in the OR, and look into RNFA. You can do an NP- there are surgery groups that have NP's who see pt's in the office, then scrub in the OR to...
    May 11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. ICU to OR
    BelleMorte, I dare say that 3/4 or more of my colleagues have a BSN, but I do not, I am a diploma nurse. There is a huge push, especially in my magnet hospital, for entry level BSN for any job. Most...
    May 8
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. ICU to OR
    I had 3 yrs floor/ICU experience before I went to OR. I was a terrible floor nurse, I was very disorganized. I never wanted to hurt anyone by making them turn cough and deep breathe, or getting them...
    May 6
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Noro-virus Blues
    I got the norovirus when my mother's NH gave it to me. I woke up @ 2AMon Tuesday feeling kind of "funny"- that's the last time I thought ANYTHING was funny for a week! My DH finally convinced me to...
    May 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  7. Sterilize hair
    Our surgeons are intolerant of ANY delays getting into the room [most of them have 2 rooms]. Therefore, we are very often opening trays as the pt is coming into the room. However bad the noise and...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. things said wrong that drive you crazy
    I want to scream at the poor unsuspecting person who says "bidness" to me!
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. OR nurses treating surgeons as gods
    I've been in the OR 30 yrs, and when I first started, there was a lot of shouting and throwing of instruments. The, the next 10-15 years, the surgeons got reprimanded and faced loss of surgical...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Sandwhich hand draping?
    I don't know what that means. Please explain a little further- do you mean to drape a hand for surgery?
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3
    It's hard to wait 48 hrs? Try 6 weeks! That's how long my classmates and I !(1976) waited for our results.
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. RN-CRNA?
    [Wiping tears of hysterical laughter from my eyes] A good job w/o a lot of stress?????? Someone is pulling your leg!!!!!! It can't be that bad????????? Ohhhhhh- thanks for the great laugh. You should...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. When surgical tools get left behind
    If I had a nickel for every time I have heard "Well, it's not in here" when I tell a surgeon that we are looking for a lap, raytex, needle or instrument, i would be driving a better car!
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. New OR Nurse and feeling overwhelmed...
    This type of behavior is why the saying is that "nurses eat their young." It INFURIATES me that this is seen as a normal part of the OR culture. You shouldn't need a thick skin to come to work each...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. i would like to tell a surgeon to **** off!
    I may not have been clear above. In the 3rd sentence, he/she refers to the scrub nurse, not the surgeon. Jean
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. i would like to tell a surgeon to **** off!
    I wish that your co-workers would help. If your scrub does a lot of his cases, why doesn't he/she help you by letting you know what to have available? And if he is making fun of you, why dosen't he/...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Cardio-Thoracic Differential Pay
    Yes, we had a diff of $6.00/hr. This was initiated to attract nurses to our team when we were opening the program. When i transferred back to the general OR, that diff was gone from my base rate so...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing