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1 2 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A R C H 2 0 2 0 H ow many times have you heard peo- ple blame crazy behavior on a full moon? Well, ready your- self for more lunar-inspired lunacy because another full moon is com- ing on April 7. In honor of the appearance of next month's Pink Moon, here are some logic-defying happenings I'm chalking up to the influence of that spherical satellite shining down from the night sky. Early morning wake-up I arrive in the wee hours while the moon is still up, like always, to discover the arthroscopy tower has been "upgraded." Now, to add a little venom to the mix, the system doesn't work with some of the instrumentation they've used for the last 20 years. There was no rep to provide an in-service — and you know us nurses, we like our in-ser- vices. The straw that broke the camel's back? The surgeons didn't even sanction the replacement job. They found out when the circula- tor (me) was struggling to figure out why the cords don't plug in like they were supposed to. Three's a crowd Picture this: Two CRNAs and an anesthesiologist at the head of the bed. Who am I to question these professionals on their need for backup to the backup on this done-a-thousand-times-before case? I'm Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN Full Moon Fever I'm convinced Nurse Luna is to blame for odd OR occurrences.

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