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  1. Questions for c-section set up in main OR
    I have a question for all of you. I work in a 4 suite OR department and we do c-sections. We have been setting up one of our or rooms for an emergency c-section every night when we are done for the...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    back to the genital stories, i was working as a scrub tech and some idiot came in with a "ring" on his buddy, that apparently had been there for at least 72 hrs according to the guy. We think that...
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Pre-op interview help!
    Thank you for all your replies, it has been very helpful and insightful. I was able to go through an entire interview without resorting to my notes today. I still feel anxious going in and...
    Jul 6, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Pre-op interview help!
    I am a new grad that is working in the OR. I was a scrub tech before so I am very comfortable in the OR setting. However, I am having some issues with the pre-op interview, I am getting all the...
    Jul 2, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Call requirements and age
    At one hospital that I worked at had a cool thing that after the age of 55 they don't have to take call anymore. however, one nurse got fired for something or another and she filed a lawsuit for age...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Am I able to become an OR nurse?
    The first thing is take a step back and take a deep breath. The OR is a different beast. You are only a month into your orientation. There is a lot of stuff to remember, especially instrumentation....
    Jun 8, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. If you were medical equipment or medicine, what would you be and explain Why...
    I would be ativan, I would make everyone happy, sleepy, and forgetful!
    May 31, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. What did you want to be when you grew up?
    In middle school i wanted to be a vet,but I really didn't like seeing animals hurt. When I was in high school and beginning of college I wanted to be a professional horseback rider. My goal was to...
    May 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Has anyone taken the 2010 version of the ATI comprehensive predictor test?
    Anything over 70% you will be in the 90th percentile. I got a 83% and I was at the 99% the test wasn't that hard, just take your practice test and read all the rationales. Good luck!
    May 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Breach of Confidentiality?
    If you live in a small rural community, there is no way that you can avoid not knowing quite a few people on the floor. I always ask if they feel comfortable with me taking care of them, and they...
    May 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Which specialty in the OR?
    As a scrub tech I always enjoyed doing big ortho fracture cases, each one different and it is really fun to figure out where all the pieces go. Another one that I enjoy doing are the spine cases....
    Apr 26, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Senior students/New Grads: Where will you be working?
    I graduate in may and was hired in the OR,...the best part is that I will get to scrub once in a while, that makes me very happy! Hopefully will get the NCLEX done as soon as possible....
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. New Graduate Nurse looking for an Operating Room Internship
    Since you did do an externship in the OR, that is actually experence in the or, so they will look at you. However being a new grad it is pretty difficult to get in the or. But hey, I am still in...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. organizational skills
    Thanks for the replys, that is a lot of help!
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How to explain homeostasis
    Homeostatis is kind of like your thermostat at home. When the ambient air gets below a certain temp, the heat turns on. When it gets up to a certain temp it turns off. That is sort of what goes on in...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. organizational skills
    How do you keep yourself organized throughout the day? Do you have a special brain that you use or do you make your own? I have used a few, but they are not quite right. Do you have any examples of...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Kaplan Vs. Hurst
    Hey I was just wondering what would be better to sit through, Hurst Vs Kaplan. I am in my final 4 weeks of nursing school and I probally should due an Nclex review since this last part of the...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Planning a better experience for nursing students in the OR
    At our school one of the days is the etiquette in the OR. The Scrub Tech instructor comes by and give a talk about what it is like in the or. She discusses where to stand(against the wall untill the...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Lament of the White Clinical Pants
    We used to wear white, but when one of our higher up instructors retired, we got to change to black pants(still have to wear white tops). These were pretty nice, however, everything sticks to them...
    Mar 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Do we have an oath for nurses I don't know about?
    I haven't ever heard about this "oath" I mean we are taught throughout school for the do no harm, but no oath....wow this woman was very nutty on that show....Lopping off tongues on an awake...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Darn you, allnurses...Darn you all to heck!
    I am supposed to be doing a concept map that is due tomorrow, and I am only about 1/2 done..here I am playing on AN...grr gotta get back to work!
    Feb 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. How do you get through the last few months of nursing school?
    I feel the same way, I have 13 weeks til I graduate, and wow is it hard to get motivated....especially journaling, that is the worst...but the one positive is that I only have 3 more weeks of mother...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Nurse Jailed for Stealing Surgical Supplies From Hospital
    At a hospital that I used to work at, two brand new flat screen tvs were stolen. These were screwed on top of their respective laparoscopic carts. I can see that happening, especially at night when...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Question about Nursing Care Plan
    The care plan is not about the medical dx, but the nursing dx. Look up skin integrity in your nursing diagnosis handbook. What are the risks of skin breakdown being a parapalegic, diabetic, chf,...
    Jan 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. leaving work at night?
    I used to work 3-11 shift. It was an ok area, but people had been mugged before. Usually if I left at 2300 we had a group of people, including some big guys, which made us all feel safe. Unfortunatly...
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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