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Creative Ways to Save Money in the OR - May 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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W hen you're a nurse, you view the world through the lens of nursing. The experiences you've had and the lessons you've learned pop up everywhere, like in these sayings. "I see dead people." —The Sixth Sense Me and my co-workers every Monday morning at 0630. "The cold never bothered me anyway." —Frozen Damn, we're out of scrub jackets. Again. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." —Franklin D. Roosevelt Obviously, FDR never had to work with Dr. McNasty. "Water, water every where / Nor any drop to drink." —Samuel Taylor Coleridge Knee deep in shoulder arthroscopies and I haven't had a sip of water (or a bathroom break) all morning. "Houston, we have a problem." —Apollo 13 Hello, IT? The EMR is frozen on this flippin' computer again. 1 5 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 Y 2 0 1 6 You Know What They Say … Insights on surgery from outside the OR. Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR "You're gonna need a bigger boat." —Jaws The specimen was supposed to be a simple hernia sac. What the heck is that attached to it?

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