The first time I walked into an Operating Room I knew it was the place for me. Now, after almost 20 years, the OR is still my choice.
Through the years I have performed many roles as an OR nurse. I have been Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager and Director of Nursing. I am competent as a Scrub Nurse, Circulator Nurse and First Assistant. I have worked as an employee, a traveler, and per diem.
I spent 10 years in management positions before deciding it was not for me. I am currently a very happy staff nurse who performs charge duties when her manager is out.
I have collected tons of resources over the years. I have written policy & procedure, orientation programs, competencies, QA/QI, yearly evaluations, and more.
These resources are available to everyone for non-commercial use.. You may copy them and edit them to fit your facility's needs. I will include instructions on how to find certain state laws that you will need to check at times.
I will publish as quickly as I can...call being the great decider of what I do in my free time. I hope to stay home long enough (and live long enough) to share it all.
If you need something specific, or have a question, please feel free to contact me. I will try to provide a timely answer to every question.
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