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The Trouble With Transvaginal Mesh - August 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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The Best of Paula Watkins Some seriously funny stuff goes on in the OR. W hile our favorite columnist rehabs from double knee replace- ment surgery, we ducked into our archives and blew the dust off of some of her wittiest wisecracks. • Patients are funny. Sometimes they even mean to be. • Leading your staff while standing beside them works much better than leading them while sitting in your office. • Pain is not normal. If it were, it wouldn't be called pain. • You know you're in for a rough time at work when your manager returns from San Francisco and keeps talking about her tour of Alcatraz. • Unless you're a physician, the OR isn't the place to unleash a rav- ing, screaming, obscenity-laced torrent in response to surgery's more difficult moments. • Your mouth may say one thing, but your eyes can truly express what you think of a person. • You might be an OR nurse if you can look at a tissue specimen and start to plan what you're going to cook for supper that night. • I love how on TV there's always a ready and empty make-out room for the dreamy surgeon and his top-notch co-workers. In real life, if there's an empty room, it's full of equipment and junk that should've been carted out before the last world war. • HD has made the trip from our living rooms to our operating 1 2 6 • 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 Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR A visit from the accreditation surveyor is like paying someone to beat you up.

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