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  1. Advice on getting back in the OR
    I would just start applying, I think an RN refresher course would be geared toward floor nursing. New OR equipment would be taught during your orientation. Don't let them treat you quite like a new...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. My Ethical Dilemma
    Was the MDA the supervisor for the CRNA? Unless the request was specifically for MDA only, I would think the MDA would be "technically" still taking care of said pt. The other case would depend on...
    May 3, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Question about PACU
    Does PACU have call? At my hospital the PACU call crew comes in for any cases not going directly to SICU.
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Is there any truth to this?
    I got up to take my temp because I'm one of "those" people. It's 97.4 when my temp is 99 I feel like I have been hit by a truck....believe what you will but I know that 99 for me is a fever. If I...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Working weekend option (2-16's)
    Also make sure exactly how many weekends you are allowed to be off, and if you take off and work other days during the week to make up, is the pay still the same. I'm assuming there is a diff for the...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    I hate peer evaluation in the OR. Other circulators don't know what you do routinely. Maybe talk to holding, scrubs, PACU, Anes, etc. Our peer reviews have kind of fallen by the wayside, the only...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. What didnt you do in school?
    I think some is site specific but some is just chance. At my first facilty after nursing school we had an IV team, a uro team, an ortho team (pin care, traction, etc). I also did my clinicals at this...
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What would you do?
    Shiner.....
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Kudos to OR Nurses!
    The only thing that I know of that people loved after leaving the OR was Home Health. I have 3 friends that are doing that now. Not sure what it is, maybe just the one pt at a time.
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Kudos to OR Nurses!
    I was going to work part time LTC about 8 years ago, had to spend about $200 on licencing, fingerprints and all that. Stayed for 3 hours. Good luck in whatever you decide, but I would recommend...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Kudos to OR Nurses!
    I left to the floor for about 7 months....BIG MISTAKE....
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. OR Staffing
    14 room OR, usually 30 + cases in 8 hour day. We staff one Circulator and one scrub for most rooms, 2 scrubs for heart/vascular. We usually have at least 1 extra nurse and scrub, plus we have a nurse...
    Apr 18, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Compression socks
    I just get the ones they sell at Walmart over in the pharmacy area.
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. 8 vs 12 hours shifts
    We still have a combination of 8's, 10's and 12's. Heart team is required to work 8's. We are so shorthanded that all new hires do 8's. I am first on the list for a 12 but will have to quit the heart...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Best and Least Cases?
    Love-hearts, vascular Like-Lap chole, appy, etc Hate-gyn, lungs, like someone else said anything that starts with I&D of, any procedures where the positioning takes longer then the procedure.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. 50 year old intern in the CVOR
    First of all never mention her age again. To anyone!!! That is a great way to get a discrimination suit filed. Next, did you remember everything day to day in the beginning? I started in the CVOR...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. MA circulates?
    Do you do OR cases (in the hospital setting)? That is a big help if you want to get into the OR after nursing school. It's nice when someone at least knows sterile technique and what to touch and not...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. When surgical tools get left behind
    The problem with things like malleables, is that many times they are still "up" when they are counted. Many times when surgeons close there is a malleable, open lap, or fish "in" until the last few...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Call pay?
    Now that's how you get people to want to take call :yes:
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Cell saver
    We do the same as Wild Rose except not all nurses know how to set up. All of us on the heart team can get it setup, but not everyone else in the OR can do it.
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. On-call in the OR
    Call is call...cover it as needed. Not working the next day is about safety for myself and patients. We don't need any more martyrs.....Doesn't have anything to do with working in the OR. We have a...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. floor nursing vs. OR nursing
    To the OP, the OR as you know is completely different from the floor. In my opinion since you are already on the floor get your year or two then try to get into the OR. Last fall when the OR had...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Propofol shortage
    With so many peanut allergies these days I wonder how that is going to work out. It seemed like we had a problem with propofol a while back but I haven't heard anything lately.
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Malpractice Insurance
    NSO - in TX is approx $230 year. Sign up before you graduate for the student discount. NSO is my choice.
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. HELP! Elective surgery & malignant hyperthermia
    If you do go ahead with the procedure, one bit of advice. Make sure you have 2 large bore IV's in place and that they are well taped and wrapped. When MH occurs patients sweat A LOT. IV fluid s in...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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