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Almost Left Behind - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2018

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A P R I L 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 7 Practical Jokers Nothing's more fun than pulling a good prank on your co-workers. S urgery is serious business, yes, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun on the job. I assure you that no patients were harmed in the pulling of these 4 sophomoric pranks. • False alarm. A first assist who has a knack for voice imperson- ations mimicked me and my Arkansas drawl calling for turnover help on our overhead paging system. All of a sudden, the door to my OR suite opened and 2 orderlies came barreling in with a mop and stretcher. The room's inhabitants all looked up at the same time. The poor orderlies stopped dead in their tracks, then slowly backed out and closed the door quietly. Fortunately, the surgeon had a good sense of humor. • Thump. Our ORs have 2 doors, a main entrance and another that goes into a substerile room and then exits into the hall. We prefer people use the substerile entrance, but sometimes a case warrants a "DO NOT ENTER" and we lock that door. But people get in a hurry about something and they forget. They hit the door at a pretty good clip and the locked door makes a fairly loud thud. "Wow," I said, "doesn't that sound like a bird hitting a glass patio door?" Now, when someone hits Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR

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