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    Posted: 18 October 2006 at 11:40am
Im a newly qualified and i have my first job interview this afternoon and i am scared to death!!!
Have been lookin at all the basic stuff to refresh my memory, ive only worked in theatre for a 2month placement ....! i am a little excited tho because i cant wait to get back into my nursin...wish me good luck!
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2006 at 6:39pm
wish you so much luck and where is your interview and well done for getting a interview in these unsettled times.
GOOD LUCK
HOW HAVE YOU DONE HUN?????
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 October 2006 at 8:06pm
carly im sorry i missed helping u with ur interview, i really hope it went well. we need theatre nurses, let me know how it went......
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  Quote carlyjackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2006 at 12:18pm
Well i am very shocked.....but I got the job!!

there were 3others nurses interviewed for the postion, with experience but she said I impressed her and have been offered the position!!!!!

I dont know when I start or any further deatails except that I will start with 6month training on the scrub side then rotate.

I am a little nervous doing scrub first. On placement it wasn't that I disliked scrub but it was my least favourite of the 3 but I also quite excited too.

I feel very lucky the I have found a position when so many are still unemployed.
it is within a private hospital
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2006 at 2:38pm
congratulation carly, give youreslf a big pat on the back for passing the interview. From past experience the private sector is brilliant to work for.Dont panic too much about scrubbing, as long as you know your instruments you'll be fine and dont forget they wont scrub you on your 1st day, you will get loads of support from other staff....once again congratulations....
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 October 2006 at 3:02pm
OHHHH well done you.
Maybe you could post on here some of the questions/Answers that they asked of you and what happend, i am sure this will help otheres who may be going for interviews in the future.
Well done and i do hope you are going to celebrate.
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  Quote CJ84 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 October 2006 at 8:41am
Carly Jackson here. Had problems logging in my old name so had to RE-Register.

When I first got there she left me waiting 20mins. Lookin back I think this was a tactical thing. She kept saying that she needed someone who could keep calm when under pressure and I had impressed her by keeping my nerve even though i had been left 20mins to get myself worked up.

Questions i was asked (not many!!)

Tell me about yourself, how have I got to where I am today. I just told her a little about how my training had gone and what I had enjoyed about it

What is it about theatre/surgery that I enjoy?I explained how I enjoy the fast pace of surgery and the variety in theatre, then I waffled but I cannot remember much what I said!

She asked me about my confidence. What would I do if a patient told me in confidence something that could cause disruption to theatre going ahead, ie had eaten prior to theatre? I said that I felt that I had enough confidence to let my team know but it was also my professional responsibility to make sure the team was aware. If it come up that the patient had told me and I had not done anything about this then I would be the one held responsible

And that was it really.
I had got myself worked up, i thought they may ask me about ABCDE,clinical governance etc etc but they never.

Im not sure this will help but it heres for those to read!
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 October 2006 at 11:06am
Thanks for that as i am sure it will help a lot of people, when they get interviews and well done to you.
When do you start????? and what area, just that there is job freezes in my town and surrounding towns still.
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  Quote CJ84 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 October 2006 at 9:40pm
Im from Blackburn. I have been applying for jobs since June. I applied in Darwen,Blackburn, Bolton, Preston,Burnley, Manchester, Wigan,Bury, all for NHS, and I heard nothing off a single employer i was appying for 3+ jobs each day nearly.

The job I got is in a private hospital. They wanted an experienced nurse but I had a good supporting letter that I wrote and she gave me a chance, and it paid off.
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2006 at 3:13pm
Well guys i need some help please. I have got an interview for a theatre Practitioners position and i have only ever got to do a spoke placement of 3 days in theatre but loved it.
Any help on what questions they may ask would be of help and also As part of the interview process i will be expected to prepare a 5 min talk on CORRECT SITE SURGERY, this will be informal so no use of visual aids necessary OMG what am i going to do it on????? any ideas . I would be so grateful for any help in this and my interview.
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2006 at 7:13pm
hi fish, ur lucky i logged on to-night....I'll try and help you as much as i can......congratulations on getting an interview

the kinds of questions they tend to ask at interview are below but my advice is write an answer to these on a notepad so it'll be fresh and in order in your brain


no1...tell me a bit about yourself and your professional qualifications to date, this one you can tell about ur family, yourself, how u have kept professionally developed ie courses/study days/courses.......include ur professional qualities ie hard worker,highly motivated etc..........say what ur strenghts are...ie good communication skills, enjoy working as part of a team...this one if you write it out you can have it perfect

no2 How do you see this post developing/or how can you develope this post/role..............they would be looking for team work + working independently, good communication skills, new inovations, teaching, delegatation skills, networking with others, adhering to policies, procedures, protocols....maybe even improving these by updating them....remember a new job means stress so, you being able to deal with stress plus reconizing signs within ur team..

no2 look at needlestick injury policy
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there is usually one clinical question


i hope that is a little helpful for you fish , do look at your job discription for this post cos it will give you an idea of what'll be asked...... .

now for ur 5min talk on correct site surgery....well 5mins isnt long so you cant waffle here and by the sounds of things they dont want you to waffle either hense the 5mins......

IN our hosp we have poster everywhere on correct site surgery so there must be a drive on to get the message across...

Wrong site surgery is defined as surgery performed at the incorrect anatomical site either wrong side( left leg instead of right) or the incorrect anatomical location or level (incorrect finger on the correct hand)

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and the Royal College of Surgeons in England issued a joint Alert last year (2005)to promote correct site surgery.This is recommendations that was published to promote correct site surgery..

the NMC's code of conduct clearly states...you have a responsibility to deliver care based on current evidence, best practice and, where applicable, validated research when available..


Risk factors for Wrong site surgery...

the use of abbreviations
miscommunication among team members and the patient
illegiable handwriting
inadaquate documentation confirming surgical site identification
poor pre-op planning


NPSA HAVE A 4 POINT CHECK SYSTEM


IF YOU WANT ANY MORE INFO FISH LET ME KNOW, WHEN IS YOUR INTERVIEW....sorry had caps on too tired to correct it now lol.....
seriously is you need anymore info, just ask......dont get too stressed out over the 5mon talk.....just talk about key aspects and u'll be fine...as for the interview knock em dead and show them what ur made of....good luck...isy xx
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2006 at 7:22pm
fish where has pure got too??????????? i go off to study and i come back and 'poof' she's evaporated into thin air??     
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2006 at 7:24pm
OMG thankyou so much i feel so much better now and the interview is the 27th so time to read up on all this you have done for me and hopefully get it down to a t. Will get a mate to go throught this with me.
I cannot thankyou enough and all i can send you is loads and loads of hugs xxxxxxx
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2006 at 7:30pm
i know ur online now........so u can send me loadssssssssssssss of money he,he,he


good luck from the bottom of my heart and let me know how you get on.........
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 November 2006 at 10:40am
fish go on the NPSA website...its gives their recommendations for correct site surgery

dont forget how the patient would react to wrong site surgery, long term implications for them, loosing faith and trust with the healthcare system....also the legal implication for the hospital.....

we all all accountable for our actions...........

well you have loads to go on so again goodluck .
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 November 2006 at 3:24pm
Thankyou and loadas of dosh coming your way hun, just send me your address. I think pure is having a little break at the mo as its a bit tirying with kids and house to look after and i no she is doing a bit or research into stuff.
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  Quote punam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2006 at 8:30pm
Hiya

I've just landed my first job as a qualified nurse (theatre practioner)!!!! So as you can imagine im over the moon . I have to say I'm new to this forum and the info put about interviews was really useful so thank to all them peeps out there.

Quick question anyone who works as a theatre practioner any recomendations on theatre journals,websites or theatres books to invest in? It would be really useful.

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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2006 at 10:59pm
It may be helpful to people to say what questions they asked you and what you answered??? as you got good info here to help you great to give back if you can .
Congratulations on the post and well done to you, when will you start hun???.
What area???.
Sign up to theatre nursing i would say???, but others on here are better on this info than me.
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  Quote punam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2006 at 12:17pm
Hey

The kinda of questions they asked were:

1. You see that your patient in recovery has a diathermy burn, what do you do?
2. You see two members of staff arguing and there are patient there what do you do?
3. You come to work and find that the equipment is new and u have never used it what will you do?
4. Why do you think pre-assesment is vital?
5. How will you maintain privicy and dignity as the recovery bay is mixed male and female?
6. Give 3 signs of a patient obstructing?

I think that was pretty much the bulk of it, but just other general stuff about yourself kinda questions and why you want to work in theatre.
My interview was very relaxed actually but scary having three peeps interviewing me.
They told me they like my attitude and they thought I had interviewd well. it was at 1pm and they said they'd ring me today but rang me after 6pm on the day of the interview.

The jobs in South West London, in day surgery. As for starting I would actually prefer to start in the new year as we are approaching the end of the year and with all the paper work that needs to be sorted I would not like to start two wks b4 xmas uno.

Wot abt urself av you got a job and if so where abouts?

anywayz better dash but holla back

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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2006 at 8:20pm
well done punam, congratulation..............the only journal i can recommend is the AFPP, when you join it you can access the online journals...its the Association for perioperative nurses (afpp)
good luck in your new job, relax and enjoy it xx
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2006 at 3:39pm
3 signs of a patient obstructing omg, no the others but nor 100% anout this one TELL PLEASE, incase they ask me this also on Monday.
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  Quote punam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2006 at 5:33pm
Hey

Well I wasnt expecting that either but I said the patien aspirating or vomiting,tongue falling back when coming round from anaesthic (i was not sure of this it was of the top of ma head but they were like yh good...)Internal bleeding, also you can tell by the colour of skin, having like a constipated kinda look LOL (obviuosly i never said that!!! Also they tend to make this snoring kinda noise and I added if this was the case I would do a Jaw Thrust thingy.. uno where you hold their o2mask lift chin up and you know its effective by looking at the vapour on the mask.
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  Quote CJ84 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2006 at 9:00pm
Well done Punam!!!

I will start my first post in the new year in theatre as well and i am so excited. Although my interview was no-where near as tough as urs (see my previous replies)!

Good luck in ur new position!
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  Quote punam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2006 at 9:41am
Hiya fish

how did your interview go yday? was it ok and what u were expecting? I ope it went okay. Also ow abt da 5min presentation?

anywayz tske care


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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2006 at 4:13pm
The presentation went good i think and got in everything i wanted to say. They are interviewing all week and its 30 applicants as they had a massive response(OMG) i stand even less a chance now.
Wont no anything until next week as the last interview is on friday, they said it will be by post.
I dont hold out much hope but i did my best and i think i answered all questions correct it was a long interview and very stressful, i was in there at 11.30 and left at 12.35.
Sister asked if i was so interested in theatre why had i not done a placement there, explained that it wasnt up to me as placement officer chooses, she said what about your choice placement- OMG, had to be honest and say i chose prison as the diversity and unique environment i felt made it a worth while addition to any future employment i may undertake.
Well wait and see again, all good experience though.
Thank you everyone for all your support and kindness shown to me at theis stressful time.
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 November 2006 at 8:07pm
well fish its over now and im sure ur relieved, im sure you done wonderful so fingers crossed for you, let us know how u get on x
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  Quote skybird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2007 at 8:46am
hi, looks liked I've lucked in. Just did a quick search for info about my impending theatre nurse interview and found this website - what a goldmine!! You guys seem to really support each other.
Next week I have my long awaited theatre interview (orthopaedics.)Since qualifying I've been on a ward for 6 months waiting for a vacancy to come up... Would be really grateful for any further advice anyone can give me about the kinds of things they'll ask. Clinical governance and Essence of Care is scaring me right now - which aspects do you consider most relevant to theatre - I need to gen up on it!!
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 March 2007 at 6:02pm
hi skybird,
essence of care can be found at the DOH website. its easy enough to read, in my theatre we are focusing on privacy and dignity which means for us, less staff in theatre when patients are being anaesthetised,,,,, protecting their dignity at all times by keeping them covered with a blanket until the surgery site area needs exposed,,,,, for patients with MRSA, not to treat them like aliens by that i mean, not to attack them with staff wearing gloves, gown, masks etc

clinical governance definition.....The framework through which the NHS is accountable for the continuing improvement of quality of their services whilst still safeguarding high standards of care, thereby creating an environment which aims for clinical excellence.

this paper can also be found on the DOH website, i'd concentrate on, clinical supervision, clinical audit, risk management, life long learning, evidence based practise, benchmarking BUT dont panic by all this, just have a general knowledge on it........the buzz words over here in N Ieland are clinical supervision and reflection.....read the above posts on interview questions and that should help you.......if you have any other worries i'll try my best to help you, good luck and knock em dead with ur information........deep breath before you go into your interview and say to yourself 'i can do this'!!
let me know how you got on, once again the very very best of luck
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Hi Issy, how happy am I!!!
Interview went really well and they were on the phone within the hour to offer me the job. Thanks for all your support and advice - it certainly came in useful in the interview - they did comment about how up to date I seemed on theatre protocols etc.
Thanks again.
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  Quote fish92 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2007 at 10:14am
Skybird well done, do you no which theatres you will be assigned to as yet ????, i mainly do ortho but have done emergencies and gynae.
When will you start hun.
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  Quote Pure Maiden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 April 2007 at 10:44pm
Bloody fantastic skybird let us know how it goes will you?
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  Quote skybird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 April 2007 at 3:19pm
thats it. all the checks complete. I start Monday! woo woo
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2007 at 10:15pm
woooooooooo hooooooooooo another theatre nurse, congratulations skybird, well done, the drinks are on pure lol
if you need any other info when ur settled in your post, let me know and i'll try my best to help you...once again congratulations. i knew you would get it......
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Hiya everyone. I'm a newbie here and just wanted to ask a quick question.

I have an interview for theatre nurse at beginning of Feb and am currently working in day surgery. I am aware of correct site surgery procedures etc but I am not sure of what's classed as 'hot' topics in theatre at the moment. Can anyone please fill me in on what else to research?

Have read up on AfC, clinical governance, clinical supervision etc etc.

Thanks guys, really appreciate it.
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  Quote angelsmiley2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2008 at 4:32pm
apologies for bringing up an old thread, but i have an interview in a couple of weeks for theatre nurse also!! ive been working in general peads for 2 and a half years and although i can relate my current experience theatres, i could really use some extra help when it comes to questions they may ask about patient care in theatres!!!!

any help at all would be great!!

thanks!!!!!
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  Quote skybird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2008 at 9:29pm
big topics in our theatre now and most of the time, are 1. acting as the patients advocate,
2. privacy and dignity, and
3. making sure they are consented for the op you are doing - and for you not to be afraid of stopping the surgeon proceeding with something else half way through, or at least having the balls to challenge them.
4. checking the consent form is correct
5. and an old favourite at interview is dealing with conflict between members of the team in theatre.

thats bout all i can think of right now.

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  Quote Pure Maiden! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2008 at 7:36pm
Why thankyou skybird for that advice, I am not in theatres, but I have been there to view on many occasions and lots of different types of procedures/surgery

Just make sure you check from the pre-op form that they don't have dentures,contact lenses or any loose teeth

Oh and Isy is the main lady to ask questions of here

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  Quote studentstudent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 March 2008 at 9:42am
Hi everyone, just reading back on this old post and found loads of helpful information as I have an interview on Tuesday 18 march 2008 for a theatre nurse post and I have never had a theatre placement!! I also have to prepare a 5 minute presentation on right site, right patient, right procedure which i have done and if anyone who is qualified has time to have a quick look Id appreciate any feedback, good or bad. Im so nervous, I feel like I know not nearly enough about theatre.
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 March 2008 at 11:44am
Pre-operative marking recommendations

The role of marking to promote correct site surgery

Pre-operative marking has a significant role in promoting correct site surgery, including operating on the correct side of the patient and/or the correct anatomical location or level (such as the correct finger on the correct hand).

Pre-operative marking recommendations

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) strongly recommend pre-operative marking to indicate clearly the intended site for elective surgical procedures.

1. How to mark

An indelible marker pen should be used. The mark should be an arrow that extends to, or near to, the incision site and remain visible after the application of skin preparation. It is desirable that the mark should also remain visible after the application of theatre drapes.

2. Where to mark

Surgical operations involving side (laterality) should be marked at, or near, the intended incision. For digits on the hand and foot the mark should extend to the correct specific digit. Ascertain intended surgical site from reliable documentation and images.

3. Who marks

Marking should be undertaken by the operating surgeon, or nominated deputy, who will be present
in the operating theatre at the time of the patient’s procedure.

4. With whom

The process of pre-operative marking of the intended site should involve the patient and/or family members/significant others wherever possible.

5. Time and place

The surgical site should, ideally, be marked on the ward or day care area prior to patient transfer to the operating theatre. Marking should take place before pre-medication.

6. Verify
The surgical site mark should subsequently be checked against reliable documentation to confirm it is (a) correctly located, and (b) still legible. This checking should occur at each transfer of the patient’s care and end with a final verification prior to commencement of surgery. All team members should be involved in checking the mark.

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Circumstances where marking may not be appropriate

1.Emergency surgery should not be delayed due to lack of pre-operative marking.

2.Teeth and mucous membranes.

3.Cases of bilateral simultaneous organ surgery such as bilateral tonsillectomy, squint surgery.

4.Situations where the laterality of surgery needs to be confirmed following examination under anaesthesia or exploration in theatre such as revision of squint corrections.

Organisations and healthcare personnel who choose not to follow this recommendation, or who are undertaking procedures where marking is not appropriate, should have alternative robust barriers in place to promote correct site surgery. Additional safeguards are needed where patients refuse pre-operative skin marking.
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•If failure of any pre-operative check occurs the surgeon in charge should assess the situation and either return the patient to the ward/day care area or note and sign a decision to proceed at risk.


•If the patient is returned to the ward/day care area, a patient safety incident report form is completed in line with local governance procedures.

•A senior member of staff should offer an explanation and apology.

•If surgery is carried out at the incorrect site, a full root cause analysis of events is recommended.

•A print quality version of this checklist can be downloaded from www.npsa.nhs.uk/advice
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From 18 July 2008, all NHS
organisations in England and Wales
that use patient wristbands should:

1. Only use patient wristbands that meet
the NPSA’s design requirements.
See www.npsa.nhs.uk

2. Only include the following core patient
identifiers on wristbands:
• last name;
• first name;
• date of birth;
• NHS Number (if the NHS Number is
not immediately available, a temporary
number should be used until it is);

• first line of address (this only applies
to Wales, where this is required by a
Welsh Health Circular).
If any additional identifiers are thought
to be necessary, these should be
formally risk assessed.

3. Develop clear and consistent
processes, set out in trust protocols,
specifying which staff can produce,
apply and check patient wristbands,
how they should do it and what
information sources they should use.

4. Only use a white wristband with black
text. If you wish to have a system for
identifying a known risk (for example,
an allergy or where a patient does
not want to receive blood or blood
products), the wristband should be red
with patient identifiers in black text on
a white panel on the wristband
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Before any procedure commences the theatre team should take 5mins and verbalise to the whole theatre team that is is the right patient, right procedure, right site.

i hope this is helpful for u student, i will pm my e-mail addy and i'll be glad to look at ur presentation.

Communication seems to be a big interview question....you will be fine at the interview so dont panic and take a deep breathe before you go in and say to yourself "i can do this"....good luck from over here x
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Many thanks for such a helpful thread for my initial informal interview today!
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good luck to all who have interviews to-day, let me know how u got on.....
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Well, I had a brilliant informal interview day today, met the CL and was shown around, had a chat and then spent some time in theatres, watching a lap chole, then another which turned open.

The CL gave me an interview date early April and told me what she would be asking - which included the old chestnut - 'how would I deal with a disagreement with a colleague in theatre, and how would I deal with an irritating consultant who was snappy and grumpy'

I have some general ideas, but can anyone help with the answers to these relating to the theatre environment?

I guess I would major on 'I am the patients' advocate and therefore may hear it' but what else could I say?

Thank you for your time in helping me, this site has been invaluable today making me sound like I am aware of recent stuff etc!!

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well done on ur informal interview, the CL was good to give you the questions..

"how would I deal with a disagreement with a colleague in theatre"
This is how i would deal with it.....take her to one side after the list was over, preferably an office and ask her why this disagreement happened, try to find a resolution there and then as you would not want the disagreement to continue.
is the disagreement work related?? is it a clash of personalties?? what ever it is you would want it solved in a professional manner.
I'll try to find out more info for u, i have an interview book with lots in it but someone has borrowed it so i'll try and hunt it down for you..

how would I deal with an irritating consultant who was snappy and grumpy' this is a classic one and im sure you will come across someone like that from time to time
this time why is he grumpy?? is it because an operation is not going his way, is it towards staff?? is he normally grumpy?? again act in a professional manner, no raised voices as you do not want conflict, and find out why he is irritated, is there anything you can do as a staff nurse to ensure that whatever irritated him wont happen again. This time you will have to wait until the end of an operation or end of theatre list to speak to him......again i will add to this when i get my book.....

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Aww thanks, Isy, you're a star
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dont for get that u can use any situation for reflection, it might be good to say that at ur interview cos its the buzz word over here.....
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im aim for superstardom Leigh cos im dying to see what happens after 500 posts and does it get me to the level of 5 stars thats the sad life i lead lol
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@ Isy - and 'reflection' is the buzz word here too - I like the stephensons' model of reflection meself Well I gotta get in interview mode!

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Hi all - sorry for the double post, but it's been a while - just thought I'd let you know I got the theatres job at Salisbury! I'm so excited, start 1st May!
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hi leigh

bit late here but congratulations !! i hope the first few days have gone well
salisbury seems a great place and i did actually go to the theatres there
i thought the set up was good and the staff freindly
how ever ive moved else where but good luck !
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Thanks Pheobe, it's all going well - but the job has changed a bit - I also was interviewed for NICU, but when they heard I eas accepting a job on theatres they made me an offer I couldn't refuse - mat theatres & NICU - so took that and started this Tuesday and I'm loving every minute of it!
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Hiya everybody, I'm the overseas nurse just finished ONP. I got my first job interview next month as a theatre scrub nurse. I'm so worried about the interview, could anybody give me some advise ple?

Would anybody tell me what kind of clinical question they will ask me? Many thanks.


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Hi everyone, I new here, was just surfing the net for help with my interview on the 4th June and came accross this page, great info here, dont feel as scared as I first did, glad to know others out there feel the same way, well got a lot of reading to do before the interview. always wanted to do scrub nursing, and the job has come up in the Hospital where I want to realy work, so wish me luck and any tips would be great. realy want this job.

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Hi Lili
Good luck with the interview, when is it and where.
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Hi, Vansop, my interview will be on 6th June at Oxford hospital. I did some reading but I still a bit scare of it. What kind of reading did you do? Policy or clinical? Could u give me some pls? Good luck for both of us!
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Hi Lili,

most my reading has been on communication clinical guidelines and aseptic Technique and infection control, trying to get some help from a friend who works in theatre so if i get anything worth tell you about i will send it on.
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Hi Vansop, don't forget read something about clinical governance. There are a lot people have been asked that kind of question, just be prepared.

If you have some information pls send to me, I will be very greatful, because I don't have any friend who works in theatre here. Again, good luck both of us!
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This is my first time on here and i am desperate for some help have got writers block i need to do a 10 minute presentation on the 3 main aspects of the role of the anaesthetic/recovery nurse team leader using power point for an interview 4th june 2008 and my mind has gone blank can anyone please help me and put me in the correct direction thanks
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  Quote Pure Maiden! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2008 at 3:36pm
Thanks all here for helping each other as I am lost when it comes to theatres and would help if I could
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  Quote Vansop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2008 at 3:43pm
Hi Lili, how did the interview go, hope it went well, as for me I had mine on the 4th and it went very well, I answered all that they asked confidentley, any way they rang me on the 6th and told me I had the job, I will be starting next week on the bank staff untill all my papers have been sorted out. any way once again I hope your interview went well.


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Hi Vansop, congratulations! My interview also went on well, they offered a job after my interview, I was so excited. They will let me know the start date once the paper is sorted out. I'm really looking forward to that.
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Hi Lili, congratulations to you too. I was climbing the walls when they told me, lol. well good luck in your new post and keep climbing girl do all that you can to reach higher in your field, so pleased for you.
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Hi, Patricia here,

Am a newbie to your forum and i can't tell you what a stroke of luck it was for me to log on to your site this evening!! I have an interview for theatre nursing on the 17th in a N Ireland Hospital and was so grateful to read previous threads. Are there any hot topics for N.Ireland theatres at the mo? I really didn't think i would be offered the interview as I will only qualify in September, excited but scared to death too LoL.
Many thanks for all your advice online so far.
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2008 at 5:04pm
hi patsy, maybe u'll come to work in the hosp i work in lol...well whats been asked in the most recent interviews, by that i mean this week has been,

* What do u know about reflection?
* what do u know about mrsa,plus nursing interventions
* communication
* record keeping
* a patient falls, what do u do etc

I'll ask the girls who have been just through them and see if i can get anymore info for you but some were asked those questions
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  Quote Patsy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2008 at 8:57pm
Isy thanks sooo much..feel like im part of a big happy family already Trying to get my head round my management assignment at the moment as well so pressure is on!! Thanks again, really grateful for the help.
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  Quote Pure Maiden! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2008 at 4:28pm
Hello Patsy and welcome, I see isy has been great as usual given she always has her head in her books if she is not working so hard
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  Quote isy xx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 June 2008 at 7:32pm
patsy im sure u work well under pressure...another question is what is the nmc...by that im sure they mean how it orginated, who it protects etc, what it is for...read up on that......thats all i have for u so good luck with all ur management work plus ur interview, we have management students in our theatre at the min, their assessment will be in about 5 wks i think....
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