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OR Excellence 2019 Awards - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - September 2019

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 4 3 W hen I'm Queen of the World, new-job orientation will be department-specific. I don't know a thing about ICU or ER, nor do I need to, yet I just endured an incredibly stressful week of orientation at my latest hospital assignment learning about departments in which I'll never work. Orientations weren't always so disorienting. Back in the day, you spent 2 to 3 days getting to know your particular department. Sometimes they'd show you a filmstrip (remember those?) or a video representing the services of care. You'd get a bunch of hole-punched handouts about your unit's policies. You were supposed to keep these papers in a binder, but they usually wound up creased, crumpled and Disorientation Onboarding at a new hospital can be as tortuous as waterboarding. Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN • DISORIENTING Tips on how to survive a really stressful week of orientation.

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