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Behind Closed Doors
You Might Be an OR Nurse If...
OSD Staff
Publish Date: January 14, 2019   |  Tags:   Opinion

1. You're certain that the surgeon you worked with today uses his personality as birth control.

2. You really think the best photograph of yourself lately is the one on your ID badge.

3. Your cabinet at home has more of those blue containers left over from sterile packs than it has dishes. (They've even replaced the butter containers.)

4. When you're bathing or showering, you start from the center and wash out, like you do on a prep.

5. You do a better shave prep on the patient than you do on your own areas that need a shave.

6. You'd rather get 15 minutes more sleep than put on makeup or fix your hair before going to work. (Besides, the cap and mask hide a lot — and whom are you trying to impress anyway?)

7. You know that wearing the cap and mask is going to hide your identity, so when you face this patient at Wal-Mart, he isn't going to know who you are and try to talk to you.

8. You insist your phone service plan has caller I.D. on every phone. That's the first thing you check at 0630 when the phone rings on your day off.

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