OR male nurse, is there a reason that you feel that this thread must turn into a pi**ing match, because in my humbly opinionated opinion, that's what it's become. I'm sure that after three whole years in the OR you have a great knowledge base on which to build upon; however, I have found after twenty plus years, that EVERY day in the OR is a learning experience. If you think you know it all and that only your answer is the right one, karma will come back to bite your butt, I guarantee it. For this issue, I don't think there is a right or a wrong, but a 'different'. Different places do different things and it works out fine for them. It never works to shove one's way of thinking down anyone else's throat, whoever is doing the thinking. As long as the end result is safe patient care, that is what matters. We are all in the OR to make sure that our patients are well cared for and and have great outcomes. It is not a place for nurses to have big egos, as we must all work together for the common good...even if we don't agree with colleagues who work with us, or across the country from us.