February 1, 2008

Tips for surviving an OR building project

By: Cynthia Saver, RN, MS

Overseeing construction or renovation of an OR suite requires skill, humor, and a large dose of patience. Few nurses feel ready to helm these massive projects, and even experienced nurses seek ways to do it better. "It's like having a child," says Renae Battié, RN, MN, CNOR, director of intraoperative services at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. "You don't know how much is going to hit you until it…

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