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  1. Question on triple A repair
    Most AAA's are now repaired endoscopically, in hybrid OR's where grafts are placed through the femoral with x-rays-even if ruptured, so back to your question. The backflow is handled by limiting the...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Suggestions for getting my foot in the door for OR??
    Try to get into a residency program. There are many out there and that will train you well. Probably will be a time commitment after the program is completed, but if you want to really feel...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Snow & calling out of work
    It always amazed me that surgeries were never cancelled and the patients were always there on time waiting on us to drag in. Unless the doctor can't get in, work goes on. We've had doctors who open...
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Snow & calling out of work
    Usually people know in advance when bad weather is coming and have specific emergency codes that are enacted. Most nurses who live far away are asked to stay if the code is implemented. If you choose...
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is OR Nursing always difficult???
    When you first start you are afraid of everything-experience makes you competent. You are a novice. Open your ears and eyes and learn what you appreciate in nursing practice and what you would not...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. What Do Operating Room Nurses Do?
    OR nursing is about more than skills. Someone asked me one day about patient advocacy in the OR while the patient has no recall of the nurse(s) who cared for them while they were anesthetized. Being...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Workplace Cowardice
    "Snitch" means tattle tale. Police use them (usually the snitch gets something in return) to get the skinny on people that they can't get to tell the truth or share the reality of what's going on....
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Workplace Cowardice
    It is tough to confront someone during work when you are dealing with patients and so much to do. These types of issues take focus off and makes life miserable and too stressful-really unnecessary....
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. OR Coordinator
    It may vary from state to state. I would check your state's medical practice act to be sure. This may become more prevalent when staffing issues arise or if in a very rural area with limited...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Don't Call Them Nurses!
    Well we've gotten off track once again. To set it straight. LPN's have less education but have a similar skill set. The RN has supervisory roles of all those who are not RN's and also do initial...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Don't Call Them Nurses!
    Doctors will use less expensive help and will design programs to allow others to take over the RN role. Nurses have yet to define effectively what value we bring to the table on a daily basis. Yes...
    Nov 12, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Nurse Staffing Costs
    To get back on track. The number of patients entering health care with untreated/undiagnosed chronic diseases is on the rise and is expected to increase dramatically with the new health care law...
    Oct 2, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Frustrated with angry, demeaning doctors
    I have done some legal consultation on cases where nurses were calling the doctor for patient problems and the result was that the patient had a bad outcome due to the lack of physician courtesy...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. Nurse Staffing Costs
    I've worked in many settings and in many different locales and have found paradoxically that appropriate staffing numbers do not always tell the tale. I have seen limited staffing perform better than...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    The divide between managers and bedside nurses is growing. More responsibilities with less support-the scoring, the specialty nurses who believe that their specialty should be a priority and the onus...
    Jul 16, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. What Do Operating Room Nurses Do?
    It is hard to pass judgement on nurses on the OR who may leave someone exposed for a period of time while attending to others. It takes a strong patient advocate to put the needs of the MD's and...
    Jun 30, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. How to deal with angry doctors
    It seems we have to practice two different sets of civility rules at home and at work. If outside of the work environment, we would not or hopefully would not tolerate someone talking abusively to...
    Jun 2, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. How to deal with angry doctors
    I took it as as getting more bees with honey-and ruby may have more to say about it.
    May 22, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. How to deal with angry doctors
    Social grease? What are we greasing up for? Look inappropriate is inappropriate, professional is professional. You must stick up for yourself and the patient. We don't bother doctors on call-they...
    May 21, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Neuro vs Cardiac ICU as Preparation
    What do you think CRNA's deal with most? What do you think they monitor most? When you answer those questions you can choose from the two you listed.
    May 21, '14
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. Nurses desensitized to death?
    I can only speak for myself, I still feel a reverence at a death. It is a spiritual event in the circle of life. Nurses have a honor to witness life and death and be a part of those events. Even if...
    May 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ICU to OR
    The future looks bright for those nurses who possess critical skills and additional specialty training. Many will not value your training because there is a long tradition of OR nurses being so task...
    May 21, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. ADN in the OR?
    My hospital is not a Magnet facility and we do hire ADN's for the OR and other nursing positions. We even have LPN's in other areas of the hospital.
    May 21, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. How to deal with angry doctors
    I wish I had been the supervisor that night-I'd have called him back and had a meeting with him and his section chief as well as my senior nursing officer and we would have demanded an apology AND...
    May 14, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. How to deal with angry doctors
    When you are new and trying to talk to someone on the phone-you may ask an innocent question that could set someone off. For myself, I'm not walking on egg shells with people if I need an order and I...
    May 14, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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