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Helping Hand - July 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 2 8 • 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 U L Y 2 0 1 9 T hey say breakfast is the most impor- tant meal of the day, but I'd rather sleep a few minutes longer than make bacon and eggs or eat cereal that changes the color of my milk. Besides, breakfast is only worth having when somebody else makes it for you. I'll just gulp down something while driving to work, like a quick, delicious and filling chocolate SlimFast. Yummmm. Some days my co-workers remind me of breakfast items. • Sunny-side up. Undercooked and needs more experience. That's everyone at one time or another starting out in a new OR or with a new surgeon. Stick a fork in that delight and you'll need lots of stuff and help to stop the running everywhere that you're going to have to do. • Scrambled. Your field looks to be a scrambled-up mess. There are instruments on the patient, on the table and on the floor. Where are all your sponges? I know I gave you at least 20. I don't know which is worse: this scrambled-up mess or the sunny-side up disaster. • Hard-boiled. Your surly circulator who's been doing this for 40 years. She's had her fair share of sunny and scrambled surgeons. Just as an egg is boiled until the white and the yolk are solid, a hard-boiled person is roiled until tough and cynical. • Omelets. Organized and all together. Meat, eggs and whatever extra you might want and need, it's in the room. You got a great scrub. • Egg whites. Where's the joy and satisfaction in having this? What's the point in doing this procedure in an OR? With a little local, you can stick, What's on the Menu for Breakfast? Bacon and eggs got me thinking of the people I work with in the OR. Behind Closed Doors Paula Watkins, RN

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