interesting posts..some of them unprofessional. I work in a BIG city , in a BIG hospital with 27 ORs and we have lots of STs and they are an invaluable member of the TEAM..yes, TEAM..something some of you are missing here. I do more than check Patients IDs and input computer work, I am the captain of the ship... I am not worried about my job in the OR( Ct. mandates that 1 RN is present per OR room)..and ,unlike a ST, I can get a job anywhere in the hospital. But, this shouldnt be the point here- I am ashamed at the attitude of some of the nurses who think that Sts aren't capable(they have had more training than I have). As for counts...every hospital has a policy and procedure to follow -regardless of who is on the team. My counting isint better than my partners (ST)
What makes an OR a bad place to work? the attitude that any of is better than the other. I respect all of my colleagues. Poor attitudes and better than you attitudes compromises patient safety.