:caduceus: need info about different personality types working in the or, if that works, "or" if their is just a few selected bunch who can work there..and the "dreamer/want-ta-b-personalities never get in. i've never worked there, but maybe some of you have other that "perfectionistic personality" that have been interviewed and accepted for employment in the or. please fill me in on what is optional for all personality types.
i am a freshman in college and interested in nursing. i am 21 and "yes of course need a lot of experience" because i am still considered new to the world and the nursing profession..which is all true.
however, before i jump into anything too soon what do all the "pro/old" operating room nurses out there think about these questions from your own experience and words of wisdom please enlighten me.:roll
do only "perfectionistic types of personality" work in the or???
"or"...(smile) can other types of personalities work there too, like people who are serious, but have personalities too and like to have fun.
is it probably safer to have just the really serious, perfectionistic types of personalities to work there because they are prone to make fewer mistakes, and are great with details?
or are there other types of people who make it in the or who aren't always like the "this is a sterilized area, don't smile" bunch.
i am asking those nurses out there that have the experience, know what they are talking about, have worked in the or with other people...oh, and they have to be old beyond 40 and experienced in the fields...otherwise i might not trust your opinion. (no offense, and all do respect to the younger generation.)
i have heard good things about the or like the surgeons who are smart enough to laugh to release those "needed to be released hormones" and who even listen to music :melody: while they do their work in their sterile environment.
i wouldn't know because i haven't even gotten into nursing school. i hope to, though, by next fall (2007). i was just curious to ask the or nurses this question because working in the or seems like it would be an interesting specialty in which to work.
enguin: (i've heard its cold in there!!!) :spin:
any comments, words of wisdom or advice from the or pros out there is and will be greatly appreciated. my personality is serious when i need to be, but i like trying a bunhc of different ideas. i'm pretty well-rounded, clara barton type 5'1 and 120 pounds. i ride horses, play piano, attend a baptist church, play the piano, read alot, swim, climb high rock-walls, i try to run 3-4 times each week, i watch my diet very carefully. i am not considered a perfectionist,(my older sister is) but i am quiet a lot of the time due to the (use-to-be-rare-came-back-in-the-eighties fact of being homeschooled in a christian family for all twelve grades, the 2nd girl, fourth child from a totally homeshooled family of seven. (my parents believe in love. they found it when they were five)..35 years later are still together and are still "in love"--praise god! i am taking on-line classes at home. thank you very much for any comments at all and for, of course, your time in answering any of my above questions. all for the glory of god!! thank you again!!
any infromation is appreciated.
Aug 18, '06
"For God so loved the world that HE gave His one and only Son--JESUS--that WHOEVER believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting Life." Jhon 3:16 --God said it..The BIBLE.
Last edit by Anna5M on Aug 18, '06
Aug 19, '06
It takes all types to work in the OR. Most nurses in any specialty are "retentive" and like things organized a certain way. It's no different in the OR. We're just a little extra retentive because we have to be vigilent about sterility and try to drive that point home when there are visitors in the OR.
In the setting I work in, we are assigned a room for the day and we are in there as long as there are cases. We get a 15 min. morning break when the later shift comes in, and then we get 30 minutes for lunch.
There is a boombox in each OR, some docs prefer radio, some bring their own iPods. Anesthesiologists double as DJs. We get Christian folk music to gangsta rap, depending on the doc or anesthesia.
I personally think most staff are type A personalities. I'm not that brave, but I have noticed that I have been more assertive since starting in the OR. You have to be, after all, your unconscious patient depends on you.
BTW: You don't have to be old to be experienced. I've worked in the OR for two of five years in my nursing career and feel that I'm just as safe and effective as more experienced nurses. I just ask more questions. Whether old or not, all nurses are patient advocates.
Last edit by NurseRoRo on Aug 19, '06