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  1. Learning about Sutures
    Great info! I'm also going to print it out. Invaluable information for sure!
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Same Day Surgery Center question
    I'm not sure how other SC's do it, but where I work (OR/PACU at times), only a couple of DC nurses do Phase I recovery (hence why I am pulled from the back sometimes). Otherwise the Admitting and DC...
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  3. Sports Medicine
    I'm curious too. Looking at a very busy office with many docs & PAs.
    Dec 31, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  4. Does it bother CRNA's that MDA's get so much more...?
    I'm not a CRNA...I'll get that out there now. I've wanted to pursue a degree in the field for some time, so I do know about the politics involved. I've also went toe to toe with a MD over what a...
    Dec 4, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. Oh boy. Let go from job... not sure if this is it. :(
    Sometimes the issue is being able to balance multiple patients with multiple issues. ICU gives you 1-2 patients with multiple issues. The ER? That's multiple pts, multiple problems in a short...
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Oh boy. Let go from job... not sure if this is it. :(
    I am glad you got the interview and you're going to shadow. Observe, take notes, ask questions when you can about the working environment, call requirements when you're off orientation, etc. Be...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. front desk job at a medical office ?
    You have to be highly organized and able to multitask in this role. Skills you need to work in a hospital. You would have a leg up as far as a non-nurse receptionist in that if an important piece...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What do I do after my clinical instructor told me I will never be a good nurse?
    Oh boy! I had one too. My instructor seemed to be "okay" but a little distant with me. I was not her favorite. She showed me my written review one day and it was excellent across the board (maybe...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Cath lab recovery
    I've worked both. Cath Lab is a different pace than PACU. The patient is awake, groggy instead of out. So it's like recovering a heavy MAC. You do groin checks, pt has to remain flat so you will...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  10. Which CRNA school is the best in the Midwest?
    I second the University of Iowa. I've worked with SEVERAL students in their final rotation of clinicals over the past several months and they really know their stuff. Anesthesia has even hired one...
    Nov 22, '11
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  11. Standard Hospital Scrubs National Standard?
    I worked in a hospital that was "color coded" as well and I strongly believe it's a great thing to do. Nurses wore white, navy, or a combo of the two...and on special holidays we could wear prints...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. do you wear those clogs?
    I can sprint pretty good down the OR hallway in them. I would never be without my Danskos either. My legs and feet don't ache at all. They are not for everyone, but 99% of the OR staff and docs...
    Nov 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. Can you ever go from a big OR to a small OR and be happy?
    gr8ape...holy cow! I would give my first born for ancillary staff! LOL! I do work ASC, and I "thought" I knew how it was going to be (i.e. in the interview, "you know how same day surgery works,...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Seriously? What are they telling you in school?
    I have never looked down upon a MA, a CNA, or ST because they are not a Nurse. I don't think anyone has implied that MAs are idiots...I think the gripe is that some (not all) think a monkey can...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What's the best area of nursing to start?
    cardiac/telemetry floor is my vote just because it gives you a great start for critical care if you choose to go that direction. When I worked tele, we had to take the critical care class and talk...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. "Really...all I need is a bovie and a hemostat"
    LOL! I just CRINGE when I hear that as I scan the half empty room! ARGH!! And there are some that just want ALL of the other's toys from the playground in the room. I know who they are...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Plus size nurse concerned about O.R. scrubs
    Don't forget the doc's stash! I also have the size issue (need smalls, none available)...so I've raided the men's locker room many times. I know you've already been to work today, but I agree...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Almost Fainted in the OR Twice!!
    I agree...and don't do pop if you don't have to have it. Water, water, water. Mid-morning I'll have a quick sip of 100% OJ with no added sugar. Oh and I forgot, I also second the Naked juices. ...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Almost Fainted in the OR Twice!!
    Breakfast...it really is the most important meal of the day when heading into the OR. I can oh so feel it if I've not eaten well. Don't be stingy on that btw...eat a healthy BIG breakfast with the...
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. OR Circulator vs. PACU
    "Witches"...yikes! I worked PACU Phase I for over three years and I really loved it. I had no time to knit or surf the internet because if I didn't have a patient or one coming in I would be trying...
    Sep 17, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. What to do with your rings when you scrub?
    I see this sometimes...yikes! Most just take off their watches, rings, and place on the desk with their cell phones.
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. What to do with your rings when you scrub?
    Leave them at home...I put mine in my scrub pocket once. Went home late on a Friday night only to wake up Saturday morning realizing they were in my POCKET!! I called an ED friend, laundry hadn't...
    Sep 6, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. What attributes do you need as a OR nurse
    You tell the charge or ask a coworker if they can get you out to go. Many (not where I work) have two circulators to a room and you can run to the bathroom if needed. Now not so easy if you're the...
    Sep 5, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. How do you like to be acknowledged at work for a good job done
    Stop the "no news is good news" mentality. I do like some acknowledgment during Nurses' Week. Nothing was acknowledged where I worked...not even a printed or handwritten "Happy Nurses' Week"...
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What attributes do you need as a OR nurse
    EXCELLENT (as usual) Canes...#9 is my biggest pet peeve I think. I am a quiet circulator as I'm trying to pay attention, etc. We had a med student recently who was a CHATTY Cathy and the surgeon...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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