At our 7:00 am breakfast, everyone was in good spirits and ready for the busy day ahead. With 4 surgery tables in use today everyone is expecting a very busy day. The OR Nurses were already busy setting up the surgery rooms and came over for a quick bite of breakfast before returning to their morning tasks. The first round of surgeries in the morning seem like a hurry up and wait game for the non medical staff and the post-op staff, but once the first round of surgeries are finished, it is non-stop action for the rest of the day. The post-op ward is busting at the seams with patients and tomorrow they will transfer many of them to another ward.
Today was the first of the long surgery days to come with up to 19 scheduled each day. Our last sugery ended at 11:00 pm and by the time we got her through recovery and into post-op it was mid night.