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  1. Getting more hours as an OR RN?
    I work 4 10s at my primary job and have a second contingent job working 1 8-hour shift. If my primary job is slow i can easily pick up more hours at the second job, or get the day day off to myself....
    Mar 13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Sponge counts
    We absolutely count them. Drs have a way of getting those things stuck anywhere and everywhere. Why take the risk?
    Feb 18
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Is OR Nursing always difficult???
    Don't worry too much. There is a reason that orientation to the OR is so long- because it is a whole new world with so much to learn. If your manager says you are fine then believe her/him!
    Jan 31
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Who Runs Your Operating Room?
    Everywhere I have worked it has been an RN. Often though anesthesia has a CRNA in charge too.
    Jan 31
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. New Grad w/passion, but NO experience!...Over my head??
    There is no reason the OR will eat you alive unless you let it. The OR and med-surg are very different. I personally don't think that people need to start there first. Either way, when you enter the...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Improving Patient Experience
    The music idea is not weird. We do it all the time, especially with the teenagers and nervous people. It's so easy now with music on our phones and tablets (they hook up to the surround sound). Make...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. OR nurses don't deal with PCAs
    Same here
    Sep 1, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. HOW TO CRUSH ICE
    We have also used slush machines in every OR I have ever seen.
    Aug 13, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. My OR experience is in a very specific outpatient specialty... HELP
    It is a very limited experience, but you never know. Apply anyway. Travel nurses need to be adaptable, so I would emphasize your ability to be a quick learner. I have a similar experience. While...
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Lean in the OR
    Sure things are tracked by our directors and run in daily reports but the whole point is to break down why this happens and how to fix it on a staff level. when you look at the graphs and track it...
    Jul 22, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Lean in the OR
    We are doing Lean Daily Management in our hospitals. We have tracked: items opened but not used, # of items flashed, errors on case carts, on time starts, turnover time, # of times the RN had to run...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Reps in the OR
    Ours wear the red hats.
    Jul 20, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Anyone work 3 12's a week?
    I don't personally, but we have a couple nurses who do at our other facility. Our nurses are 5 8's, 4 10's (my favorite), or 2 8's and 2 12's. That way you get your full 40.
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Results of fluid runout during Arthroscopy?
    One surgeon I work with says there are articles describing ill effects of this happening during shoulder cases. He's pretty current in his research so I believe him.
    Apr 15, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Student nurse associate/ extern/ NA positions
    I worked for the DMC as a SNA while in an ADN program. I applied to sooo many positions until I finally got two interviews in the same week. Unfortunately, there are just so many people applying. If...
    Mar 29, '14
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  16. Lost suture/instrument...
    I guess I'm super lucky. Our techs and nurses work together to make sure everything is accounted for and to find those things missing. Our techs also help position and do other tasks as needed. They...
    Mar 26, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. ADN RN W/ Non-nursing Bachelor Degree
    Nope. Many, many people are in the same boat. But it will help you with an RN-BSN program since all of your gen-eds are done.
    Mar 23, '14
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  18. Ortho/Trauma implant and metalwork discussion
    We always have reps available for total joints. Our doctors use numerous different companies and styles of implants...there's not way I could ever keep them straight! I mean, I know for example that...
    Mar 23, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Staff latex allergies
    We make sure they always use latex free gloves and no not handle other products. That's about it.
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Feeling light headed while scrubbing
    Make sure you are eating enough in the morning. Also, make sure your mask isn't too tight so you're getting enough oxygen. If it keeps going on long term, you may need to be evaluated by a physician....
    Mar 2, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Bullying
    We've been accused of bullying our older nurses because our new manager actually assigns them to rooms and expects them to work. They claim bullying- we think it's just expecting everyone to pull...
    Mar 1, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Question on orders in OR
    We are not allowed to cath without an order. If an order is not in, we put the order in and the doc signs it later. If a doctor inserts the foley, we just chart it without an order.
    Feb 22, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Another OR  interview
    My manager like it when people say: You like being there for your patient when they are at their most vulnerable, you take advocating for your patient during that time seriously, you like the...
    Feb 7, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Problems with PPE
    I can't chew gum while wearing a mask! I am always short of breath! Other than that... I think finding the right mask for you, and just getting used to it. At first I felt the same as you, but...
    Jan 25, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  25. GPA concerns
    It depends on how the school runs admissions. If the nursing program accepts all who meet the minimum requirements but place you on a waiting list then getting a 2.7 is just fine. If they school...
    Jan 5, '14
    Forum: Michigan Nursing


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