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  1. OR nurses don't deal with PCAs
    PCAs removed before coming to surgery. If floor nurse forgets they have to come to holding to DC and document.
    Sep 8
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. OR travel
    We use Meditechright now. Who do you travel with? Do you have to take call?
    Aug 25
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Vial Openers?
    They are used to remove the metal ring. The rubber stopper is then pulled straight out. Then the powder is dumped out. It doesn't do any good to have a standard that doesn't take into account that I...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Vial Openers?
    15195 I didnt go to website but we have these things that look like pliers. Much easier, safer and cleaner IMO.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Vial Openers?
    If you are pouring / transferring a powder there is no other good way to do it. We have cap removers we got from some sales rep at the AORN convention. I'll look for a picture.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. OR - CVOR travel
    Any idea how long it takes to hear back from PanTravelers? my biggest concern is health insurance. I don't like the idea of insurance stopping and starting every few months. When people switch...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  7. OR - CVOR travel
    Thank you Ned. Any frogs I really need to avoid? Anyone can PM me that answer.
    Aug 4
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. OR - CVOR travel
    Basic how to get started.... Pay? Per diem? Housing? How does all the tax stuff work? Cadillac of travel companies?
    Aug 4
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  9. OR - CVOR travel
    Any OR travel nurses here? I'm thinking about it but worried about that first step off the ledge. I've been an RN for 11 years. Worked in the OR for 9 years with 8 years of that on the Heart team. ...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. OR travel
    Any OR travel nurses here? I'm thinking about it but worried about that first step off the ledge. I've been an RN for 11 years. Worked in the OR for 9 years with 8 years of that in the Heart team. ...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Staffing policies relating to call
    You are asking about after the schedule comes out? First we take volunteers then if no one wants to cover call we go to the "ugly list". Just 2 lists ( scrub & circ) of everyone. If there is an...
    May 22
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. What would you do?
    Shiner.....
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Kudos to OR Nurses!
    I left to the floor for about 7 months....BIG MISTAKE....
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. 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
  24. Compression socks
    I just get the ones they sell at Walmart over in the pharmacy area.
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. 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


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