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  1. Etiquette in the OR?
    Every time I have a heavy/ obese patient, and someone has a snotty comment about the patient's weight, I always ask if they would say the same thing about me. There is no correct answer to that...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Overwhelmed
    Haven't been on the site in a while,so forgive the late response. PLEASE cut yourself some slack! You're brand new to the OR, and you're starting in the heart rooms and you're feeling rattled?I guess...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Why are hospital television documentaries okay?
    No you're not the only one who can't stand Dr. Oz. I saw an episode where he went into the OR nurse's lounge and actually criticized what people were having for lunch! Any surgeon that even came into...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Bone cement while pregnant
    Make sure that your OR is using a scavenger system. If they don't, you have every right to ask not to do those cases. I don't know any data about it, but anything that smells like that can't be good...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Improving Patient Experience
    If the surgery is going to take over about an hour, I tell the pt that I will call the family and let them know how they are doing. If maybe things aren't going so well, I will use my judgement as to...
    Sep 18, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Lynda Van Devanter - A True Hero
    I read this book MANY times, probably 4- then my dog chewed it up. I scoured bookstores [no Amazon or internet then] and finally found it in a used bookstore. I've read it twice again. I was so sad...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. ER to OR: the journey...
    What is aesthetic nursing? Are you talking about in the OR, like reconstructive surgery, or pure cosmetic surgery?
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    This campaign is what I call "happy horses###t" My hospital system spends a lot of money on publicity campaigns, one of which has a surgery patient saying "The service was excellent". That makes my...
    Sep 3, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Reps in the OR
    Our sales reps are supposed to wear the half grreen half blue scrubs so they can be easily ID'd, but thet won't if no one challenges them. BTW, most of them annoy me to no end.They think that they...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  10. Vial Openers?
    No it's not.It has a divot in the working end that fits the vial top, then you use it like a wrench to pry off the top of the vial. Thank goodness my hospital hasn't banned these- I use it everyday....
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  11. Best Mispronunciation?
    Pee cans are what you take fishin'
    Aug 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Best Mispronunciation?
    Oops, forgot "acetableum" for acetabulum [from an orthopedic salesman in the OR
    Aug 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Best Mispronunciation?
    "Firebirds" of the uterus- from a patient having a hysterectomy. "Allergy to sulfur [I guess they meant sulfa] gives them "whelps" [welts?] [or causes puppies?] This was on a preop chart from a...
    Aug 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Items a new nurse needs 1st day of work!!!
    Someone mentioned stockings as maybe optional. Take it from an almost 60 yr old woman- WEAR SUPPORT STOCKINGS!! I quit wearing them a long tome ago, and BOY do I regret it! I have the varicose veins...
    Jul 2, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. ICU to OR
    After you have worked in the OR for a year or so, to get your feet on the ground, start asking surgeons that you enjoy working with if they would ever consider an NP or RNFA to help them in clinic...
    May 29, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. ICU to OR
    BelleMorte, You should get CNOR if you want to stay in the OR, and look into RNFA. You can do an NP- there are surgery groups that have NP's who see pt's in the office, then scrub in the OR to...
    May 11, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. ICU to OR
    BelleMorte, I dare say that 3/4 or more of my colleagues have a BSN, but I do not, I am a diploma nurse. There is a huge push, especially in my magnet hospital, for entry level BSN for any job. Most...
    May 8, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. ICU to OR
    I had 3 yrs floor/ICU experience before I went to OR. I was a terrible floor nurse, I was very disorganized. I never wanted to hurt anyone by making them turn cough and deep breathe, or getting them...
    May 6, '14
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Noro-virus Blues
    I got the norovirus when my mother's NH gave it to me. I woke up @ 2AMon Tuesday feeling kind of "funny"- that's the last time I thought ANYTHING was funny for a week! My DH finally convinced me to...
    May 6, '14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Sterilize hair
    Our surgeons are intolerant of ANY delays getting into the room [most of them have 2 rooms]. Therefore, we are very often opening trays as the pt is coming into the room. However bad the noise and...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. things said wrong that drive you crazy
    I want to scream at the poor unsuspecting person who says "bidness" to me!
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. OR nurses treating surgeons as gods
    I've been in the OR 30 yrs, and when I first started, there was a lot of shouting and throwing of instruments. The, the next 10-15 years, the surgeons got reprimanded and faced loss of surgical...
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. Sandwhich hand draping?
    I don't know what that means. Please explain a little further- do you mean to drape a hand for surgery?
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3
    It's hard to wait 48 hrs? Try 6 weeks! That's how long my classmates and I !(1976) waited for our results.
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. RN-CRNA?
    [Wiping tears of hysterical laughter from my eyes] A good job w/o a lot of stress?????? Someone is pulling your leg!!!!!! It can't be that bad????????? Ohhhhhh- thanks for the great laugh. You should...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing