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OR Excellence Awards - September 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 2 5 Things That Make You Go Hmmm ... Am I the only one who notices this stuff? I t's official. Minus the support hose, I've become one of those old, cranky OR nurses that gave me the heebie jeebies when I was a young RN. I have a Lady Gaga gothic look that scares small children (that's me, Paula the Good Witch, in the picture) and intimidates OR staff when they first meet me. But don't cry for me. I use my villainous visage on surgeons and anesthetists when they push me too far. I thought maybe I needed to check into getting Botox — until I started seeing it used on rec- tums, prostates and bladders. It seems something going into your southern region should not be going into your face. Remember the rumor going around that Preparation H hemor- rhoidal cream is good for wrinkles? Think I'll keep my cranky look ... then smile when I turn my back on them. • • • Doing GI, you get your fill of code browns from incomplete bowel preps. But then you walk into the lounge to eat your lunch, and the smell of someone's goulash bubbling in the microwave smells worse Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR • WITCHCRAFT Despite outward appearances, Paula's not really wicked.

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