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  1. Hospital OR job vs. hospital outpatient surgical center job?
    I think you would get a better experience base in the hospital OR. You can get a year or two in that OR, then maybe try outpatient. I've worked in both, and at this point in my career/life, I...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. Favourite Doctor Moments
    Surgeons (at least the ones I've worked with over the years) generally say a 'thanks for helping today', but it usually is like 'have a nice day'. But one surgeon stands out; if he missed saying...
    Apr 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. How To Get A Patient To Take Pain Meds When Needed...
    "... cat cages!" okay, so I like watching Dexter and similar shows/movies/books. Hmmm, maybe that's why I love working in the OR...... :rotfl:
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  4. How To Get A Patient To Take Pain Meds When Needed...
    Good for you for not killing him yet! I've been lucky in that my husband's health issues have all been short-term. About 3 days after an ankle surgery, he complained I wasn't being sympathetic...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: Pain Management Nursing
  5. Tele or MedSurg better for career to be in OR
    Speaking as someone who went straight to the OR from school, I would definitely get a year or two of experience (I'd think either area would be good). Working with different disease processes,...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Needs an Interviewee
    What would you like to know, Heather? OR nursing is a terrific career. It's one of those fields where it seems people either love it or hate it; no inbetween.
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. physical demands?
    Can someone tell me about the physical demands of out-pt dialysis nursing? Looking for something less physically demanding than the OR. Thanks in advance!
    Mar 17, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. OR skills in other areas of nursing?
    I've done only OR nursing since graduation 23 years ago. Since being laid off in early Feb., I have not been able to find a position--nothing out there for the OR. Is there another area of nursing...
    Mar 14, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Anesthesia: The Last and First Thing You Heard
    When I was 18, I had some neurofibromas removed. As they placed the mask over my face, I heard someone behind my head (probably the scrub nurse) say "oops!". My last thought was 'no 'oops' get me...
    Dec 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurse Heal Thyself
    Thank you for your story. It makes me feel good to be an OR nurse when I hear what those brief moments mean to a patient. Seems like any time management shares a letter from a pt, the pt remembers...
    Nov 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. MD ordered placebo for pain PRN~would you give it?
    I resent you saying tramadol is a throw-away drug. no, it doesn't work for everyone. But then neither does tylenol. I take tramadol for my chronic pain (a form of lupus, not SLE). Works...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Things people say coming out of anaesthetic
    I work in the OR, so I get to hear a LOT of funny things! My own story, I remember waking up from the general anes. when I was 19, my mom was at the bedside and asked me how I was feeling. I...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. nurses from maintenance point of view
    I think our maintenance guys get a kick out of my 'fixit tags'. I not only describe what isn't working, I detail what I did to try to make it work (like changing handpieces, cords, changing to...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What you get for nurses week
    I have worked at my current hospital for 11 years, and in the past they have always celebrated the week as "Hospital Week" complete with 3 shifts of: free admin-served barbeque (burgers and hot dogs...
    May 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Will you work during a Pandemic?
    You didn't include one option in the poll : HE** NO! Sorry, my hospital doesn't care about it's employees on a normal basis, what makes you think it would care in a crisis? Yeah, we do mock...
    Apr 25, '08
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  16. coworker complained: I dared to say "butt."
    Geesh, sounds like a nurse sup we used to have. I got written up one late Sunday night because I hung up on her. Manager asked me why I had hung up... I explained the conversation (too long to go...
    Mar 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Funniest thing a confused pt. has told you...
    Pt wasn't really confused, just drugged... Doing a vaginal hysterectomy, pt chose spinal anesthesia with some sedation. She kept asking the surgeon about hormone replacement therapy. She was quiet...
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Surgeon snaps pic of pt's tattooed genitals in OR..shows it to other doctors
    Okay, I have to post here. I've worked in the OR for close to 20 years now, and have seen my share of... interesting things. Yes, I HAVE talked about them. NO, I have never connected them with pt...
    Jan 8, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. What's the dumbest thing you ever got called on the carpet for?
    For hanging up on a nursing supervisor. I hadn't been working at this hospital very long, and was doing an emergency surgical case on a weekend evening. We were nearing the end, and I called the...
    Nov 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How much would you have to win to quit working as a nurse? How much would it take?
    Not only would I call in rich, I'd tell them they can have everything in my locker AND my last paycheck (if it meant I had to come in to pick it up)! Of course, I'd wait until I had that lottery...
    Oct 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. The worst or strangest orders you have seen...
    This one is from nursing school (I've worked in OR since graduation, so don't see written orders very often).. 1 transderm nitro po q am (here, suck on this patch for a while) Oh, do remember a...
    Jul 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Say What??????!!!!!!!!!!
    Funniest thing I've heard from a pt... pt had a spinal for vag hyst. She kept going on and on about hormone replacement, and the surgeon would give her brief answers (she had also had versed, so...
    Jun 10, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations