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ORX Awards and the Winners Are ... - September 2014 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 6 9 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Orchids & Onions The highlights and lowlights of life in the OR. O ld-fashioned newspaper editorial pages used to spotlight the recent pluses and minuses they'd observed in an amusing man- ner and without much hostility. Taking a page from their play- book, I'm handing out "Orchids & Onions." Orchids to the surgeons who show up late (really!) because then it's abundantly clear that the staff isn't at fault for delayed case starts due to lengthy turnover times. Working with a consistently late surgeon is much preferable to being assigned to a hyper-punctual surgeon every single day of the week and always catching the blame for the delays. Onions to whoever it was that left the empty box for the item I went running for on the supply room shelf. I suppose I should be thankful, at least, that you took the trouble to put the box back in its right place, to let me know that we ran out. That's just as good as

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