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MereSanity specializes in Operating room..

Love working in the OR...specialties include Open Heart, Ortho, general, and I have management experience! I am currently working in the OR as a traveler and am looking to earn my RNFA.

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  1. I need help!

    So what is your process with instrumentation in the OR? Does every speck of blood need to be off the instruments before sending them to SPD? Or just the majority and then spray before sending them? Our SPD has started requiring us to scrub every spec...
  2. Is seeing a pt in Preop really a must for OR nurses??

    Would you give a patient medication someone just handed to you? No? Would you want to check it yourself? I am a certified operating room nurse and I will not put my license or job on the line by placing my trust in doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses,...
  3. What chloraprep does everyone use?

    The teal chloraprep is for people with darker skin tones. Easier to see after applied...not for fair complected people. You cannot see the orange on darker skin, you can however see the teal.
  4. OK I need some input here. So I was always taught not to wipe down tables or spray instruments while the patient is in the room (seems like common sense), but now my hospital has decided that we can't break down the back table, change the trash (if w...
  5. Informed Consent??? Input needed....

    Ours always say laparoscopic possible open, never just gallbladder removal because laparoscopic and open are such different procedures (same outcome) but definitely different.
  6. Informed Consent??? Input needed....

    Anterior however is supine and on a specialty table whereas a traditional hip replacement is lateral. Completely different positioning and couldn't be changed mid procedure like a chole or valve. And like it or not anterior is a laterality.
  7. OK...I just need input here. We did an Anterior Hip Replacement and the consent only said Total Hip Replacement (no indication of anterior approach). I ticked off the Dr when I asked that "Anterior" be added to the consent. His argument was either...
  8. RNFA

    I was wondering if there are any hospitals that are open to allow an RN to work toward their RNFA at their facility? I am currently a traveler in the OR and I want to earn my RNFA. Thanks for the info!
  9. NIFA RNFA program starting

    I would be interested too in this information!
  10. What's so great about OR?

    I love the OR...great place for ADD personalities. Been there for almost 9 years now. I love one patient at a time, asleep patients, no real family interaction (OK, I suck I know). I love the atmosphere and personalities in the OR (and sometimes n...
  11. Can an RN do an I&D or place sutures?

    If you work in surgery and get your RNFA (RN First Assist) you can indeed do these things. A BSN is suggested for an RNFA.
  12. OR as a new grad

    You gain so much more than you will ever "lose". It's the longest orientation of any specialty for a reason! I could reorient to the floor in a week...however no floor nurse could float to the OR without a ton of orientation! I love the OR!
  13. OR Nurses

    Pinch the nose. I wear glasses and don't have an issue. Good luck!
  14. Question about working with multiple agencies

    I have heard you should use more than one agency. When one has nothing good another might. Keep options open. One traveler calls them her "pimps"...working to find her good assignments.
  15. I had 7.5 years (8 now) and am CNOR certified. I have a lot of experience except I don't have neuro experience (I did open heart another team did neuro so I never did it before). That is a drawback for me but I told them straight up I don't do neur...