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OR Excellence Award Winners - September 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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You Might Work in the OR If … 21 dead giveaways that you're obsessed with surgery. 1. You hoard, hide or loot items to keep the last one from being used or so you never run out. 2. You purchase in bulk. You would never procure an item the team needs without bringing at least 3 back with you. This goes for home, too. There's a lot more in your closet than clothes and shoes. You buy in bulk even if you live alone. 3. You put a Border Collie to shame when it comes to herding. You herd surgeons, techs, anesthesia, X-ray and sometimes ven- dors to get them all in the room at the same time. You do the same thing at home with the kids and spouse. You swear it's like herding psychotic squirrels. 4. You dislike change. New equipment, new disposables, new poli- cies or new standards. The old guard moans, "If it's not broken, leave it alone." 5. You line up or stack everything in your closets, drawers and cabi- nets in the order of the most frequently used down to the most seldom used. I rotate my linens and socks in this fashion. The grocery stores call this "fronting the shelves." 6. When someone says "tie me up," you don't think it's something sexual or kinky. 1 5 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR

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