Running the Board....

  1. Anyone out there run the surgery board/schedule? If so, please share some of the stories that have made you laugh or cry I have been a charge nurse with a 17 suite and now 8 suite OR. I'm in need of some holiday cheer so please help me out.
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    About staceyp413, MSN

    Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 116; Likes: 6
    RN, MSN, CNOR, Director of Surgical Services
    Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience in OR RN Circulator, Scrub; Management


  3. by   CuttingEdgeRN
    Hi Stacey..Not much makes you laugh when running the board! Lots if tears though. My worst error (funniest now, since it happen over 10 years ago) was when (I THOUGHT) a cardiac surgeons office person called to say he would be delayed a couple of hours. His name rhymed with a general surgeon, notorious for being delayed. I put the cardiac surgeon's CABG on hold and allowed a waiting list case to have his spot. Meanwhile, we opened the general surgeons case (the actual one delayed) and sent for his patient. WELL....The cardiac surgeon was NOT happy> especially since "his" CV team was now doing another case. Worst of all, I had that poor patient (of delayed surgeon) pre-op'd and on the floor. I had LOTS of explaining and apologizing to do. Listened to lots of "hearing aid needed" jokes. And could hear the snide comments from all the staff about the "idiot" in charge!
    Last edit by CuttingEdgeRN on Sep 7, '07
  4. by   SFCardiacRN
    Because we have residents posting cases and a receptionist writing them on the board, we get some "interesting" cases. Such as...Bilateral lung excision, brain excision, loopy ileostomy, histericalectomy, AV pistula, & cardiogastric bypass.
    Last edit by SFCardiacRN on Dec 21, '05
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    "Pt. had STAFF infection"
  6. by   shudokan-RN
    How about a baloney amputation
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Now is that a delicate operation?
  8. by   midwife2b
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Now is that a delicate operation?

    You crack me up!