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  1. Scenario Questions for New Grad Interview
    Many times the manager is not looking for a right answer. They are looking at how you handle yourself in stressful situations. The OR is a stressful environment. By asking questions in this manner...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Pregnancy and work hours
    You just need to get your OB doctor to write you to not work more than 8 hours a day. Pregnancy is a special time and it will be over soon. You need to enjoy this time. However you can't expect your...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. CORN is it worth it?
    Because nursing is so specialized it is important to become certified in your area of practice. Yes it makes you more marketable and you have nothing to lose. You will learn many things just by...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Cell saver
    Who runs the cell saver in your OR? If it is the RN, how are they trained? Are all the nurses trained to operate the cell saver. How do they demonstrate competency with this skill if it is one not...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Forgot to do Final count
    I agree with the previous post. It is early in your career in the OR and it is human to make mistakes. Consider this a lesson learned and pray for a safe patient outcome. The way you handle this...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Calling PACU
    Just curious if other hospitals require the OR nurse to call PACU to ask if they may bring the patient from surgery to the PACU. I work in a hospital that implemented this about two years ago. It is...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: PACU Nursing