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  1. Hi and help! I am a new educator in the operating room. Currently where I am there are only a handful of nurses that go to see their patients in preop, most of the time the room is still getting ready and counting as the patient rolls in (They d...
  2. I have been a nurse for five year on the General Team. One thing I have learned is that mistakes will happen. When they do, you won’t make them again personally! (Hopefully they are not ones that cause patient harm or death, but in my experience, I ...
  3. I have been an RN in the OR for 16yrs. I was a surgical tech for 6 years while putting myself through nursing school. As a scrub tech at a teaching hospital, your scope of practice was cut and dry. I am now currently in school for my RNFA. About a ...
  4. ICU vs OR Residency

    I am a new grad (just graduated this month) and in the process of getting my NCLEX scheduled. I rotated at a local OR in a hospital for my recent / final clinical rotation which I loved. Since ending this rotation I have applied here and other places...
  5. Operating Room Narcotics

    There was a standing order for dilaudid on the doctor preference card however morphine was given..morphine was verified verbally with the doctor ( while he was still working on the patient) and was given to the Doctor by the tech but it should have b...
  6. New grad straight to OR - bad idea?

    So I am a senior in nursing school and will be graduating at the end of this year. Up until a few months ago, I had no idea what specialty of nursing I wanted to get into, so I thought I would just start in med-surg since that’s what everyone seemed ...
  7. Advice please! Med-Sug or OR training

    Hello everyone! I was hoping I could get some insight/advice... I was working on a med/surg unit on a hospital and had to leave due to family issues. Now, 6 months later, I asked the unit manager if she would rehire me and she was nice enough to...
  8. Many Roles / Many Areas The perioperative nurse can occupy one of many roles, including pre-op, operating room, and post-op (or PACU). Had I been asked what these nurses do prior to my employment in the operating room, I’m not sure I could h...
  9. BethCNOR

    Operating Room Nurse: Roles

    I'm here to set the record straight. I am as much a Registered Nurse (RN) as the next nurse and I do patient care. Operating Room Nurses assess, diagnose, plan, intervene, and evaluate their patients just like every other nurse. We are responsib...
  10. Joe V

    Operating Room Disappointments

    Share your OR stories. It can be something you heard, experienced, jokes, or imagined. Let's have some fun!!
  11. The term Advanced Practice Provider ("APP") has usually been limited to advanced practice registered nurses in a medical context. I believe recent trends and the efficacy of care is starting to really contemplate what that term can mean in surgical c...
  12. Welcome to the world of OR nursing! Now sit down, buckle up, and hold on (Tips for new OR nurses) So, you were offered that coveted OR position and accepted. Now, you're wondering just what it is you've gotten yourself into, or maybe you're a fe...
  13. ChristineAdrianaRN

    "What I Really Do" meme

    There's this little thing floating around the social networking sites related to people's careers, where they post a picture showing what their friends, society, themselves, (and whoever else) think they do, and what they really do. I made one for my...
  14. Surgical smoke is produced by thermal destruction of tissue by use of lasers or electrosurgical devices during procedures like blood vessel cauterization. The CDC states that over 500,000 healthcare workers are exposed to surgical smoke, including su...
  15. Perioperative RNs are in high demand in hospital surgical departments, day-surgery, clinics, and physicians' offices. They help plan, implement, and evaluate treatment of the surgical patient and may work closely with the patient, family members, and...
  16. Technology is advancing perioperative care on many fronts and keeping up is critical to providing safe patient care, stresses Julie Cahn, DNP, RN, CNOR, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP, perioperative practice specialist for AORN. “The complexities of new OR t...