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  1. scrubbing and draping

    Hi everyone, just need some advice on where on the internet is a good resource for surgical draping. I have alexander's, but in need of additional resources, pics and videos. background: I have been a surgical nurse for 2 years , 90% of the time cir...
  2. scrubbing AAA

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if someone can help me , I am being trained to scrub and tomorrow I will be doing a aaa. I do have Alexander's but I need to get into specifics. Like for example when to get the shods ready, or when to get the vascular...
  3. a little help on commonly used medications

    thanks for the replies..i would surely look these up ...it will be good to familiarize myself with these medications as I haven't encountered them before in my school clinicals...
  4. Hi ! I am new to the OR - about 3 weeks into orientation, and I was wondering if anyone could help me out and make a list of what the commonly used medications are in the OR. I haven't got the chance to really look over the meds in our med room. I kn...
  5. hospital in pasadena....

    new grad base is 23.10 plus x 1 1/2 after 8 hours , so that totals to 26.95 ( plus night diff - I dont know how much). Then after 6 months goes up to 28.00 something -total.
  6. hi ! i work at huntington, and I agree with RNDUDE, it is a great place to work..i just started as a new grad last august. Their new grad rate is low compared to others but for me I think that it's okay, they give lots of support for new grads, sta...
  7. Just To Say "hello"

    hi thank you everyone for the support and encouragement, just an update - everything is going smoothly so far, just started my perioperative nursing classes at a junior college -where we also have labs where we practice gowning,hand scrub, skin preps...
  8. Just To Say "hello"

    hi nurselatino..just like you I start tomorrow..i am very nervous and also excited because the OR is the unit that i've always wanted to be in..Graduated last december and got my license on april - I do not have any OR experience - only the 2 observa...
  9. to all nclex passers:)

    correction to the ncsbn review price that I posted few days ago : it's 3 weeks = $49 5 weeks = $69 8 weeks = $99 15 weeks = $159 http://www.learningext.com/products/rnreview/review.asp the questions they had are very challenging , which is good bec...
  10. to all nclex passers:)

    hi! what i did was I just mostly did practice questions..thousands of them.., i used kaplan and ncsbn -http://www.learningext.com/ - i paid $99.00 for 3 weeks access, they have questions and also content- which gave me good practice, most especially...
  11. "Med-Surg first"..need advice from a student RN

    hi ! i know this thread is already old..but i would like to give an update to anyone that is interested, anyways just want to say that I have graduated last December, took the NCLEX and passed !! :smiletea2: on April 2 and I have an interview with th...
  12. College of the Canyons

    hi Yoginurse..congrats on being accepted to the collaborative program.. I am going to be one of the first graduates of the collaborative program from COC this december. Before I got accepted to COC collaborative, I was about #350 on Valley's wait...
  13. Nursing School Blues??

    im in the same boat. I am graduating in December from an ADN program and I feel like I am not ready, it's not so much on the didactic part I am having a hard time with, it's the clinical portion. I'm in team leading now which means we get 4 - 5 patie...
  14. "Med-Surg first"..need advice from a student RN

    Hi ! thank you so much for all the replies...really appreaciate it...I will surely take into consideration all of your opinions and experiences..now I am more sure to go into OR nursing...I even asked my instructor jokingly if I could just stay in th...
  15. Hi! I'm graduating in December from an RN program and always been interested in surgery, in fact I was going to go to a surgical tech school while waiting to get in the RN program. Fortunately I got accepted right away -just waited 1 semester. I did ...