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How Safe Are Your Patients? - June 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U N E 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 3 9 You Might Be Having a Bad Day If… When everything that can go wrong actually does. T here are bad days on the job, and then there are days when nothing goes right. Things get so bad that you question your abili- ties as an OR nurse. Here are some signs that you might be having a bad day. • For the third day, your badge won't clock you in. Every day you call about it and every day they say they'll fix it. • There are no scrubs in your aver- age size. There are XXL and XS. There is always XS. I don't think I've worked with an XS person in 25 years. Who orders stuff like this? • You went home yesterday assigned to Room 3 with the surgeon you love to work with. You come to work today and there are 3 more cases added to the 5 that are already in Room 2 and you're now assigned to that room. To compound things, you don't care for the surgeon and he's not particularly fond of you. Oh, by the way, those 3 add-ons aren't pulled either. • The first case is a shoulder scheduled for 0700. You are set up for Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR The surgeon is snapping photos like this shoulder is America's Next Top Model. • GRRR Some days nothing goes right.

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