I've just moved from NSW to the NT for grad year and after only being here for a week, my contract start date has been brought forward and I'm told my first rotation is in theatre. I have spent a total of one day on prac in theatre, in a very small hospital, and with about as much related study content through uni, I'm a little paniced.
Being more of the primary health care kinda nurse, and having problems with my health, theatre was the one ward i really didnt want to go to. I'm open to new experiences and I do believe everything happens for a reason. It's just going to be such a steep learning curve. I'm scared for my patients! I'll have no idea what I'm doing in there. If there is any theatre nurses out there, I'd love to hear a bit about what you do. Or other new grads with similar fears. Any advice is always welcome!