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jetrn
08-27-2007, 06:55 PM
Want to send a shout out to all my fellow Perioperative Nurses. I have been a med/surg, ER and perioperative nurse for 10 years. Nursing is a 2nd career for me. I love my new career.

KimRN
09-01-2007, 03:28 PM
Want to send a shout out to all my fellow Perioperative Nurses. I have been a med/surg, ER and perioperative nurse for 10 years. Nursing is a 2nd career for me. I love my new career.

Hi Jet!

Do you do primarily recovery or do you circulate/scrub. I always thought recovery might be a good specialty if I ever wanted to switch. Why did you leave ER and what do you like about perioperative? :)

jetrn
09-02-2007, 12:52 PM
I work pre op and post op and GI Lab in a large hospital. Pre Op is a snap. Check the chart make sure all your t's are crossed and start an IV. The patients are pleasant and appreciative. They are there voluntarily. Unlike ER it is controlled chaos. The schedule is made and a few are added on (usually declot renal patients).

Post Op (monitored and non monitored) is just as pleasant, you know whats coming and treat accordingly.

The main bonus for me is 8 hrs, no weekends, no holidays. It is a very desirable place to work. Our last hire was 9 years ago.

KimRN
09-04-2007, 02:51 PM
I work pre op and post op and GI Lab in a large hospital. Pre Op is a snap. Check the chart make sure all your t's are crossed and start an IV. The patients are pleasant and appreciative. They are there voluntarily. Unlike ER it is controlled chaos. The schedule is made and a few are added on (usually declot renal patients).

Post Op (monitored and non monitored) is just as pleasant, you know whats coming and treat accordingly.

The main bonus for me is 8 hrs, no weekends, no holidays. It is a very desirable place to work. Our last hire was 9 years ago.

I'm learning of more and more options. I want to teach but I wonder what it's like being on Med/surg - have not done it, or any floor except ER for 17 years!