Has anyone ever seen a surgery? - page 3

I just graduated from first semester and I have already seen and exploratory abdominal procedure. It was the best experience of my life! So I was wondering, have any of you students been in on a... Read More

  1. by   RainMom
    A student in my clinical group got to see a penile implant procedure - didn't know they were even done in our small rural area!
  2. by   turnforthenurse
    When I was a student I saw a fem-pop bypass and a c-section.
  3. by   Wrench Party
    Yep! Last semester, saw a laparoscopy in the knee to clean up a meniscal tear, disc replacement surgery where
    I got to see all of the cervical vertebrae exposed, and repair of a torn rotator cuff. Some of my classmates
    almost went down in their rotations but the blood and fluids didn't bother me much.

    In the meniscal tear surgery, excess saline and blood and goop was spurting out of the openings in this dude's really swollen knee, and was leaking all over the floor towards me. The surgeon was dead calm and was
    like "oh, you might want to watch your shoes. A little bit of drainage there"
  4. by   LovedRN
    Umm... I know this is 4 months old already but I want to say that you can watch surgeries on ORlive.com too. I just finished watching c-section. So cool. Surgeon explained everything too.
  5. by   nursing81student
    We had one "off-unit" experience in our first med surg clinical...I chose the OR, and I saw a CABG with a vein harvest. It was such a cool experience. The surgeon let me stand right at the head of the bed so I saw everything about 3 ft from my face.
  6. by   Julesmama28
    Cheesepotato, that was beautiful! I don't know that I'm interested in OR nursing, but I have been a patient there and I've had nurses just like you! You rock.