cornpoohRN

cornpoohRN

Operating Room, Ortho, Neuro, Trauma
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cornpoohRN has 2 years experience and specializes in Operating Room, Ortho, Neuro, Trauma.

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  1. Asking someone to leave your room during a case...

    HA! Funny you say that, she reported ME!!!. I went to my director the next morning to let her know of the incident (we all work on evening shift) and she told me that she had already gotten an e-mail from her and the only thing she wanted to know was...
  2. Asking someone to leave your room during a case...

    Yea, well I wanted to tell her "well you're not a RN so you don't know how this end works"!!!!
  3. has anyone ever had to ask someone to leave their room during a case while you were circulating? it happened to me this week. i had a scrub tech come in and try and take over my room and change things up (moving my set-up, trash, dressing stand, etc....
  4. OR nurse as a new grad

    Many OR's are offering new grad residencies. Start looking now for hospitals near you. Look for Periop 101 courses or Versant residencies. They both are great. Good luck.
  5. What's in your pockets?

    I work in the OR and everyone always makes fun of me for what I keep in my pockets but who do you think they come to over and over I wear a scrub jacket with 2 pockets. Left pocket has extra mastisol, duraprep remover, medication labels, blank note ...
  6. I saw a general surgeon remove gobs of duct tape from a young guys stomach that he had injested.
  7. How long are O.R. shifts?!

    I work 4 10's, 11a-9p, M-Th. Off F, Sa & Su. I love my shift! No early mornings and things are already happening when I get there. I do lunch reliefs then circulate afternoon cases then cases that are scheduled for after office hours. And we are ...
  8. New Grad OR Programs in So Cal?

    Go to www.versant.org and it will give you a list of hospitals that use their services. It is a residency program for new nurses. I just finished a residency in the OR (my hospital used this program--which happens to be based out of LA Cali) that was...
  9. How to become an OR nurse

    Just apply. See if the hospital you work in offers perioperative residencies. It is very intense in the OR but once you are there you will be a forever OR nurse!
  10. counts question

    We use a white board for the initial count and add as needed throughout the case. Our intra op record just has 4 places to document where the two people who did the initial count (names of the circulator and the scrub nurse/tech) then places for init...
  11. How do you feel about this?

    At first I thought I was reading an old article that was posted on AN.com. There was a thread that mentioned hospital's that are already doing this.....https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/enough-is-enough-415217.html I was wondering how ...
  12. Surgical Masks

    I have a question.......... In our OR, we seem to have 8 or 9 different types of masks. Since I started my oreintation 8 weeks ago, I have started to break out in the areas where the mask cups my face. I noticed 2 CST's wearing cloth masks during pro...
  13. Tourniquet Time

    Our machine calculates total time the machine was inflated at the end-no matter how many times we deflated and went back up, 2 or 3 times. Time is time. I agree with everyone else...you are signing the intraop.
  14. Perioperative Residency...........

    Well 4 weeks into my residency and I am spending most of the time in the OR. I am completely overwhelemed! I am so glad that I have a long orientation because there is no way I could get all this in a few months. It is a very fast paced environment, ...
  15. Not sure what to think...

    The comments have to stop. There are EEOC laws and every institution enforces them. I am sure that their HR department and corporate attorneys would dookey in their drawers if they knew that was being said in front of you. Look into it. You have sig...