I just started my long awaited surgery position today as a circulating RN and I loved it! Everyone was very happy to have me starting there because they need the help so badly, and I feel very "at home" in the o.r.
However, I want to make a good impression and do a really good job- I hate being the "new kid" and I would love to hear some tips on making the transition from med-surg nurse of 4 years to operating room nurse.
I learned so much today that my head was spinning... and I am to be training for about 3 months. I just wondered if that will be enough time for me to get a hang of things? ( I am training on dayshift but I took a 3-11 position, so when they send me on my own, I won't have a specialty room... I'll pretty much be doing a little of everything.)
Sorry such a long post... but does anyone have some pointers for me? Anything you can think of that helped you adjust to this role would help me.