Tips for what a student nurse should observe in the OR


Hey everyone,

I started my second semester clinical rotation last week. In the 5 weeks we are in clinicals one of the weeks we go and observe an sugery in the OR and follow the patient to the post-op area. Since I am the first one in my group going (tomorrow) I don't really know what to expect. Does anyone have any tips and pointers? The big thing I have heard is to stay out of everyones way. We are also supposed to come up with three objectives so we can explain to people what we are doing in the OR if they ask. One of the objectives is to "observe the role of the nurse in the operating room". If anyone has any other specific things they think would be good things to focus on during the surgery let me know!

Thanks everyone!