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  1. Do you use smoke filtering bovie pencils?
    With all the literature out there supporting how toxic bovine smoke is I would love to see these implemented in our OR. Certain surgeons and staff are not the best at using smoke evacuators, and I...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. For on the job injury, why can't I be treated at the hospital?
    Is this a legal issue of some sort? When employees are injured on the job at the hospital I work for, we are made to go to another unassociated health clinic. Is this standard practice? Thanks!
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. What is going on in this OR?
    Wow, just wow! I am speechless! I'd be on the AORN website printing material out like mad and handing it to your manager. The circumstances you describe are not only ignorant but downright dangerous!
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. velcro safety straps - ugh!
    Oooh disposable everything would be awesome! Yeah, we still use laundered sheets and blankets as well. Our only disposables are the sets for our open Jackson frames (chest pads, face pad, etc). I'll...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. OR Sharps safest practice
    Our red boxes have the best of both worlds - once side is the foam for suture and the other is magnetic for blades. I would think it best to have both :)
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. velcro safety straps - ugh!
    My OR is currently split - half of the rooms have the heavy duty rubber safety straps with the seatbelt like metal clasp (easy to clean and disinfect) but the other rooms have the straps that are the...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Where to go from Circulating?
    Age is really just a number. As long as you stay active and take care of your body there is no reason to believe you should not be able to do anything you do now. I know 50 year olds who are...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Violence against ER Nurses Remains High
    http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/08/8705246-swearing-spitting-choking-er-nurses-endure-this-and-more For most of us, this is OLD news. And I'm sure we all realize that it's not just ER...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Would You Marry or Date a Patient or An Ex-Patient of Yours
    Working in CV-ICU this is completely foreign to me as the question may as well have read, "Would you get together with someone who is old and sick?" LOL! The only situation I can ever see this...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. orientation for fresh hearts
    Thanks for the replies. I'm trying my best to try and be there when cases are scheduled - I think it's just slower because it's summer, too. They will be giving us fresh hearts off of orientation,...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  11. Thoughts about Organ Donors?
    I'm a registered organ donor, and used to work for the organ donation agency in my state. My mother was an organ donor, she suffered a sudden and tragic brain death at a young age. When we were...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How is CVICU different from ICU?
    My hospital has both a CVICU and a CCU. Basically the CVICU takes care of the surgical patients (CABG's, valves, etc) and the CCU takes care of the medical patients (ends stage CHF, acute MI etc). If...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. orientation for fresh hearts
    Hi All~ I recently started a new position in CVICU. (Background is 3 years of cardiac step-down). My oreintation is 3 months long, starts with taking care of stable post-op patients that may still...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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