SophiaO

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  1. Your body did what?!?

    There was a mental health pt who would swallow her hair. Well after awhile...the hair had nowhere to go. So we had to do surgery on her. Opened her stomach up and inside there was a hairball that looked exactly like......her stomach. 7 years later th...
  2. Almost Fainted in the OR Twice!!

    Ive been a surgical tech for 13 years..and have seen my share of people pass out..with that being said...The OR is a stress inducing place. You could be having a vaso-vagal response....So try bearing down (like pretending to push a baby out...) for 5...
  3. Operating Room: what antiseptic to scrub?

    In our OR we have the betadine scrub sponges and the plain scrub sponges, with hibiclens in the sink dispenser. We also have the alcohol based scrub. It is hospital policy that the first scrub of the day be done with betadine or hibiclens. After that...
  4. Being a surgical tech. is NOT easy!! I have dealt with a lot of MISS-Behavior!! Sounds to me that it was a huge mess. In the future find a job where the manangers will support you. Ive been at both types of places. There are facilties out there that ...
  5. To answer your question about being a surgical tech. and getting your nursing degree....I have been a surgical tech for 13 years and just finished my ADN last may. Nursing school is hard...(even for an experienced surg. tech). I was able to work and ...
  6. What's it like to be an OR nurse?

    Ive been a surgical tech in the OR for 13 years...The OR is a wonderful place. As a nurse your job is to get the OR ready for the patient, then go to pre-op and interview your patient and bring them back to the OR. Then the nurse helps the anesthesia...
  7. Georgia Highlands College Fall 2010

    I would reccomend getting a NCLEX book you can study from! The way GA highlands test is NCLEX type questions! Which are hard if you arent used to them. You can even buy used or old editions..they work just as well. I did well on my first test....(in ...
  8. Georgia Highlands College Fall 2010

    I have Mosby's...(its not user friendly though). I have a really old saunders...One of the recent graduates of GA Highlands gave me a prentice Hall...and a NClex made incredibly easy book. The one I really like that is simplified is called practice q...
  9. Georgia Highlands College Fall 2010

    Congrats to all the new Highlands students. I am a second year nursing student. I attend the Marietta campus with the Wellstar schoolarship! Here is my advice....buy a NCLEX book. It will help you with your test questions. This nursing program has r...
  10. OR nurse as a new grad

    I have been a surgical tech for 12 years and now im a nursing student. So... Try and find a periop course at your hospital. If you can try and do a job shadow you would be able to meet potential managers ect. OR nursing is different from all other ty...
  11. I GOT IN!!! Advice wanted :)

    Im starting my second year of nursing school....so here is what helped me! 1. Figure out how you learn the best. Do you do better with testing your-self? Note cards. Just reading? This will help you test better. 2. I reccommend finding a recent gradu...
  12. Wellstar Kennestone

    I have worked for Kennestone for the last 6 years....and have loved it! It must depend on where you work. I have had NO management turn-over at all. The hospital encourages my growth and even offers the levels program to increase my pay. I love the p...
  13. OR Pet peeves

    OR Pet Peeves... GYN surgeons who ask for my opinion....(im a surg tech with 11 yrs experience..going to nursing schoool.) Really I dont get paid enough to offer my opinions. Surg. tech who actually give doctors their opinion...without the doctors as...
  14. longest surgery?

    Ive been a surg tech for 11 years..and am going back to school for nursing....My longest case has been a 12 hour reconstruction of a 7 yr. old face after a dog attack. Make that 3 rottweilers. Her zygomatic arch was found behind the refridgerator..a...
  15. interview for a tech position! (kind of long)

    My recommendation would be similar to the last post. Dont trash your last job. Keep to the facts regarding your commute. Tell them that you've heard of what a great hospital they have, and is looking forward to working with such a great organizations...