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  1. Macy

    Thanks this helps me out alot. I also feel relieved im not the only one experiencing the situations you mentioned. So please keep on writing and i will stay calm.

    CSTwithTLC ..

    • lovebloodandscurbs

      I’m glad I can help! Thanks for reading, and let me know if you have a topic you’d like me to write about!

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  3. Christy Coley

    I haven’t scrubbed since I left school four years ago. Since then I’ve been working in GI as a surgical tech and 3 years sterile processing. My place of employment is allowing me to work a couple days a week in the OR to reorient me back into being a surg tech.They would still like to see if it’s really want I want to do. The specialty is general which wasn’t something I did a lot of in clinical. What are some tips you could boost my confidence level and stand out in the OR?

    • lovebloodandscurbs

      Hi Christy,
      Sorry for my delayed response, I have been on a mini vaca😃 I think it’s great that you have the oppurnuty to get back in the OR! I think the best thing you can do is show interest. They don’t expect you to know it all so ask questions and take notes of the answers. Try to find out what your cases are a day before so you can go over the basics of the case and have a good idea of what to expect. If you have been working in SPD, i will assume you have a good idea of what the instruments are. If not, study up on general instruments. Figure out what is the best way to set up your back table, do it this way for EVERY case. This way you always know where everything is and it’s easier to stay organised. If you haven’t yet, read my first post how to stand out in the OR, and keep an eye out for my new posts as I will be touching on this topic more. I hope this helps! You can do it!

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