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  1. Semester long OR clinical
    For the OR I'd also read up on (or remember from before) transferring patients from stretcher to OR bed and back - using the roller or slider boards. Make sure the brakes are on the beds and safety...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. New Grad w/passion, but NO experience!...Over my head??
    The OR is definitely challenging but in such a good way! I went in straight out of nursing school (I was a customer service rep before I was a nurse). Just take lots of initiative and don't give...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. How to prep around infected tissue?
    I am back on here, almost 4 years later! LOL But this was good advice! One of my challenges as a "newer" nurse back then, was that *I* wanted to have the knowledge and know the best practices...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. C-Section experience count as surgery experience?
    Hi! Your nursing experience and your OR experience will help. Even with just the 6 months experience - you are not so ingrained in other types of nursing that adjusting to OR nursing would be...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Start new OR RN job in 2 weeks; oops - pregnant...
    Talk about a late reply!....I'm the OP, heehee!Here I am, 37 weeks pregnant. I took the new job. I told my new team lead I was pregnant when I was about 12 weeks. This was because she assigned...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. How to prep around infected tissue?
    Hi, I've been an OR nurse for a year and a half now, and just when I think I know how to do something, I won't get a case like it in months and then by the time I go to do it in a case, someone tells...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. Start new OR RN job in 2 weeks; oops - pregnant...
    I personally haven't seen the discrimination in my OR, but, my mother warned me about it (she is an HR manager). I didn't mention the new job will pay me $13k more per year than I make now, and...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Start new OR RN job in 2 weeks; oops - pregnant...
    Been a circulator for almost 18 months, right out of school. I just accepted a new job in an OR closer to home. It is 10 minutes away instead of 30, and it pays $2.00/hour more. Pretty sure I'm...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. OR scrubs
    Mine provides unisex and the sizes are marked on tags but also have the color code on the collars and waist ties. So, everyone knows I wear a XL, yay. :) Our inpatient department has "ceil" blue...
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. circulator OR, new grad, too fast paced?
    There are times when you think you're doing great and getting it, and then one day you'll feel like all of a sudden you're not again... but then you get it back the next day or so... I mean it really...
    Jun 27, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Going from small OR to big OR :O
    I have an interview next week for a big tertiary care facility OR. I currently work in a small community hospital, and have been there for about 14 months. I've only been a nurse for 14 months, as...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. surgeons preference
    in my O.R., the only docs that want certain people scrubbing are the older crabbier (well, we only really have ONE like that) ortho surgeons :) and sometimes it is the circulator who controls those...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Hiding and hoarding supplies
    No one does that here...luckily we always have what we need, so there is no need to hide or stash. What I do wonder about is, when preference cards for certain cases aren't updated with important...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. Is working in the or really that stressful?
    aannnyyy wayyyy.... :) I guess one's attitude toward stress might give you different answers. I would say it's stressful (I've been in the O.R. for a year), especially the learning part. But I...
    Apr 11, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. I ask this GREAT Nursing Community to Please Help Me with Picking Up the Pieces
    AND, as far as the stress in the O.R. vs. the stress working med/surg.... It is stress of a different kind. But it is stress that comes and goes quickly! If you're a circulator, anyway.... I can't...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. I ask this GREAT Nursing Community to Please Help Me with Picking Up the Pieces
    I would keep trying and applying, despite a recent history of getting turned down for no experience. Hiring trends and the economy, in my job-searching experience (I've been looking at the job sites...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. Moving to the OR ...SUPER excited with a small side of nervousness
    I borrowed the Alexander book from a family member - I read some of it. It didn't really help *much* but the stuff is good to know. So if you have to buy it yourself and don't have money to blow,...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. surgeons
    I have had surgeons get crabby with me when it was something they were doing, had nothing to do with me, that was stressing them out. These people I just have to not take personally and not react to...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Advice needed for OR clinical: Large teaching or small community hospital?
    I will just say I recommend the community hospital. If my guess is right, the people will be friendlier, and you will have more range. One person in a small OR will do all kinds of cases, whereas...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Families and Healthcare: What Do You Think?
    I personally saw your time being used up answering questions that the family did have a right to have answers to. They do have a right to answers, but unfortunately we don't have all that time. ...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "Medic" to replace the term "nurse"
    I kind of hate the "male nurse" thing, too. And that society sees a woman when they hear the word "nurse" (I admit that I do, too, sometimes). "Medic" is a good thought, but that word is already...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Is nursing "care" a thing of the past?
    My hospital is trying to pull it together by making every person in the hospital accountable for patient attention. If we were so understaffed that patients were suffering in their own bodily fluids...
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Foley Irrigation in the OR
    i just heard a story the other day where a surgeon used milk to check if the bladder was nicked. i thought it was weird, too.
    Feb 6, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Does anyone know of a perioperative NP or CNS program?
    Interested in this as well but don't know much...just watching... :)
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  25. Chart Abstraction Project
    I see that this post is from October 2010 but didn't see any replies, but wanted to bump up the topic.. I just discovered this as a "job" (elsewhere on the internet) and don't know much about it...
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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