Hello all nurses!!
I just graduated from nursing school in April and I just got hired as a new grad in the OR!! I know that there is a big learning curve but I'm determined to work ten times harder to make sure I can keep up and be the best nurse I can be. The job position I got hired under is PreOP and PACU nursing. The hospital I'll be working at requires you to learn all the positions a nurse can work in the OR; PreOP, PACU, Scrub nurse, circulator, etc.
If anyone could please give me some advice, things to know such as common medications, procedures, and complications you see working as OR nurse I would appreciate it more than you. If you have any suggestions on books to read to better my education that is specific for the OR please let me know as well. I've tried reading a lot of forums on here. I see for the PACU it's a lot about airway and pain management. What kind of procedures do you do in your hospital to maintain and stabilize airway? What is your protocol for pain management and is it always controlled? For PreOP we do phone interviews before surgery a week in advance. Can you walk me through how you do your phone interview, how you make sure you don't miss anything?
Anything and everthing helps!!
Thank you so much in advance.