Don't you think that bottom line,,,is the bottom line that hospitals worry about here?? I think that's why more RN's don't scrub,,,,it's not cost efficent for hospitals to pay RN wages when they can pay less, and still get excellent scrub tech coverage.
I scrub once in a while at a small hospital, mostly relief, someone calls off, doc needs and extra hand, etc.
I don't pretend to be a great tech, I'm good at what I do, primary circulator, back up, relief scrub tech.
It's like most things we do, the more you do it, the better you get at it, that's my problem, not enough "reps".
I hate the us vs them, one is better than another type arguments.
I just want to give good pt care, promote team harmony, etc, etc. (and scrub once in a while). Oh yea, get off on time when I'm not on call.
That's not too much to ask for,,,,is it???