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  1. Improving Patient Experience
    If the surgery is going to take over about an hour, I tell the pt that I will call the family and let them know how they are doing. If maybe things aren't going so well, I will use my judgement as to...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Lynda Van Devanter - A True Hero
    I read this book MANY times, probably 4- then my dog chewed it up. I scoured bookstores [no Amazon or internet then] and finally found it in a used bookstore. I've read it twice again. I was so sad...
    Sep 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. ER to OR: the journey...
    What is aesthetic nursing? Are you talking about in the OR, like reconstructive surgery, or pure cosmetic surgery?
    Sep 3
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    This campaign is what I call "happy horses###t" My hospital system spends a lot of money on publicity campaigns, one of which has a surgery patient saying "The service was excellent". That makes my...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Reps in the OR
    Our sales reps are supposed to wear the half grreen half blue scrubs so they can be easily ID'd, but thet won't if no one challenges them. BTW, most of them annoy me to no end.They think that they...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Vial Openers?
    No it's not.It has a divot in the working end that fits the vial top, then you use it like a wrench to pry off the top of the vial. Thank goodness my hospital hasn't banned these- I use it everyday....
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Best Mispronunciation?
    Pee cans are what you take fishin'
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Best Mispronunciation?
    Oops, forgot "acetableum" for acetabulum [from an orthopedic salesman in the OR
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Best Mispronunciation?
    "Firebirds" of the uterus- from a patient having a hysterectomy. "Allergy to sulfur [I guess they meant sulfa] gives them "whelps" [welts?] [or causes puppies?] This was on a preop chart from a...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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