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  1. Vaginal preps
    Thank you everyone who replied!
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Procedures without Consent
    One of our surgeons writes "choice" under the section about any assisting surgeons. He also writes "surgery as indicated" and calls it his "blank check"
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Vaginal preps
    I'm just asking what other facilities use. Obviously, I am not using this to change a policy
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Vaginal preps
    We have an outdated policy regarding vaginal preps and I have been asked to help update it. The prep part obviously doesn't change but the prep solutions have. What does your facility use to prep a...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Questions regarding preoperative hair removal.
    The hair is clipped preoperatively as close to the time of surgery as possible as the skin can have microscopic abrasions and nicks that can breed bacteria. We clip hair to keep it out of the...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. OR newbie needs advice
    I finished my orientation about a year ago. It was the hardest thing I have ever done but has been the most rewarding. I urge you to just keep plugging along. You will never know everything and will...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. OR nurse training program, should I take the job?
    Nursebrittyboo Crouse hospital in Syracuse NY has an Peri-op 101 program and hires many new grads. Finished mine about a year ago and if you hate it you don't have to stay but of course it is...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Stryker Endoscopy Equipment in the Operating Room
    We use Stryker endoscopy and we love it. We bought 17 OR rooms worth of equipment. The rep stayed for over a year in house and trained an IT person before he left. He was on 24 hour call as well. The...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Med-surg to PACU transition
    Being recruited to PACU with limited RN experience and no ICU/critical care is unusual. Obviously they see something in you that they like and it is a fantastic opportunity. You will learn more in...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  10. Propofol shortage
    Wow Epi? I guess I will stop complaining!
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Pre-op Chlorhexidine Bath Wipes
    Our hospital does not use the wipes but has ortho/neuro patients do chlorhexidine showers pre-op. at home or in the hospital if they are inpatient. I agree, if they are well enough for a total knee...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Propofol shortage
    Yeah I know, we are using a combo. It's just not the same smooth induction and I would not want to have surgery right now. I'm sure as we go along AD will get better. We have used it for so long....
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Propofol shortage
    I work in a large hospital near Syracuse NY and apparently there is a Propofol shortage. Is anyone else experiencing this? So basically at the end of this week we will be completely out of it. We...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. New nurse and very depressed
    Night shift is very hard on your body and mind. If you can start by changing shifts while you are looking for a new job it will help. I know it took you forever to find a job but it sounds like it is...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Nursing care of abdominal aortic aneurysm
    AAA's are just about the only surgical emergency left d/t advances in medicine. Have a colleague call the doctor while you are assessing. The worsening abdominal and flank pain can mean the aneurism...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Written up for something beyond my control
    I work in the OR and circulate many TVH and TAH's. We always do a betadine vaginal prep just prior to surgery after induction and intubation. I don't see the rationale of a betadine douche on the...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Why do you want to become an OR nurse?
    Before you sign up for the internship I would suggest shadowing an OR nurse. I was a NICU nurse for seven years before I started a periop. 101 course at the same hospital. I had no idea what I was...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. How to deal with surgeons that treat you like ****
    I have been a circulator for almost two years and I feel that you should be respectful to a certain point. You don't want to tell the surgeons where to go and how to get there the very first time you...
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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