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Her Loss, Their Gain - October 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Paula Watkins, RN L et's face it, there are so many aspects of life in the OR that are downright frightening. From the spooky and shadowy to the gross and ghoulish, we nurses know all about horror. And even though this curmudgeonly caregiver considers herself virtually un-spookable at this point in her career, there are still a few things that can still trigger my tachycardia. • EMR exorcism. There's no other way to explain it: Your EMR program must be possessed by gremlins. It's only the second case of the day and you've been kicked out of the system twice and frozen the screen once. You're behind in the redundant charting and documenting implant information in 4 different places, and by the end of the day you wouldn't be surprised if you were asking for divine intervention from the IT department. • Devil is in the details. Following the rules, know- ing the recommendations and keeping up with my responsibilities leave me walk- ing out the door like Frankenstein at the end of the day. And don't forget to jot down every- thing you do. If you didn't document it, after all, it didn't happen. Scary Surgery Forget ghosts and goblins, these real-life horrors make my blood run cold.

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