THIS... I remember when I was at my first job in an OR-the heart team appeared so badass and confident- and they were; IN the HEART rooms .. I was simply shocked one afternoon, hearts were done for the day - but of course the rest of the OR was running, so they pulled a couple heart nurses to help out. WELL.... the main Rockstar, prima Donna heart Nurse was assigned to me and my room ( I was almost off orientation) It was a mere LAP CHOLE; and the Rockstar , literally almost had a STROKE! “WHAT? I’m not working this room, I’m not familiar with these towers , etc etc@ on and on... and she was FUMBLING around the room , TOTALLY frazzled with very SIMPLE things..I was totally AMAZED!! I mean at this point, me, brand new to the OR just months ago- a lap chole was routine to me!! This girl just completely decompensated!!! It gave me a WHOLE new perspective, on a lot of things that day!! I remember thinking “ you do hearts, but put you in a lap chole and you can’t function “ what’s wrong here...
Insert my heart rotation.... 3 weeks it was. Now PLEASE, do not take this the wrong way, they are extremely good at what they do and deserve respect. However , I observed , that, the case are the SAME, week after week, same positioning for every case, and you basically work with your own group of co workers .
I thought to myself: “ If I did the SAME cases week after week; supine position for every patient, worked with the same tech every case... *ID* be a Rockstar, TOO! How could you not? “
Ill tell you, it’s intense in the heart rooms, but... I’ll TAKE IT any DAY over being thrown in the main , one specialty to the other, running your ass off, fetch this machine and that machine...,GO GET THIS, that’s not working, fix it... etc
Know what I mean , anybody?