Marie_LPN, RN LPN, RN

5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER
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Marie_LPN, RN is a LPN, RN and specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

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    do you prefer long or short surgeries?

    Depends on why the case is long. If the surgeon drags his rear/doesn't know what they're doing (we're blessed to have one of those), then i'm wishing for a day of fast cases.
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    Surgical reprocessing

    Part of our CPD training is OR observation, and another week-long observation once a year as an 'inservice.' It never fails, that at least one time within the week, there's an incident where the indicator strip is missing, instruments are 'lost', et...
  3. Marie_LPN, RN

    Question job title

    It's an anesthesia tech position from the sound of it. And they are actually allowed to do some nursing duties with it as well where i work.
  4. Marie_LPN, RN

    OR Pet peeves

    That kickbucket got kicked to the other side of my table. Aside from the risk of injury, i don't like someone stepping between me and my table to dig for sponges. I can see the buket just fine from the other side of the table, and keep my feet out ...
  5. Marie_LPN, RN

    longest surgery?

    Sounds like someone we used to have here that did those. Sick as it sounds, his fem-pops were called fem-pop-chops because RARELY was the pt. NOT oming back for an amputation, despite the hours of surgery.
  6. Marie_LPN, RN

    Overwhelming job! Oh my gosh!

    12 weeks is nowhere near an appropriate length for orientation.
  7. Marie_LPN, RN

    LPN v ST v RN

    Depends on the facility. Some place will hire new grads, others want prior med-surg experience.
  8. Marie_LPN, RN

    OR Pet peeves

    I stopped getting that when i replied with either "well, people in hell want ice water, also" or "well, grab a mop, and get to cleaning, this room doesn't clean by itself." I've also used this one "i'm going to PEE sometime today, and right now is a...
  9. Marie_LPN, RN

    Break room and refrigerators

    Fridge gets cleaned at 10 pm, you either have your stuff out or it's gone. Sounds strict, but the fridge situation got ridiculous, and came down to this.
  10. Marie_LPN, RN

    Is it me?

    The way we train people is to give them the same preceptor as often as possible throughout their training. We've seen that this helps in training because 1) the preceptors have years of experience, years of problem solving, etc. 2) it helps form ...
  11. Marie_LPN, RN

    Safest glove preference?

    I do indicators under the orthos. I actually cannot get over how many of my co-workers still single-glove for any procedures, yet if they learn that their current pt. has HIV or HBV, they'll double glove. I double glove simply because you DON'T kno...
  12. Marie_LPN, RN

    What's the easiest job in the operating room?

    I'd never say that any job is easy in the OR, the OR is not where the easy jobs are.
  13. Marie_LPN, RN

    Timeout univercal protocol

    Let's not forget the foghorn voice used to shut ppl up so they will listen to the Time-Out (my beginning line, which JC liked, is "Ladies and Gentlemen, i WILL have your attention NOW because this is our official Time-Out, our pt.'s name is.............
  14. Marie_LPN, RN

    Scary Old School Surgical Tools

    Makes me glad i'm not a male.
  15. Outpatient surgery check-in (ASC) first, whether they are going home that day or not, that's the 'default' receiving area.