Danny Long
Danny Long campaign leader

Recently I was in an operating room where the surgeon refused to do the check in because he said it was a waste of time. We weren’t comfortable with skipping it, so the circulator went to get a hospital administrator, who came in and told the surgeon he really had to do the check in. The surgeon started going off again about how this was a waste of time, and then he decided to put us all the spot. He pointed his finger at each of us and asked if we agreed that it was a waste of time. I think he was a little shocked when none of us agreed with him. Nurses are supposed to be patient advocates, so that’s what we were being in this case.

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