5 Things You Need to Know About Working in the Operating Room

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1. It's Not Like Grey's Anatomy (Sorry!)

Sorry to burst your bubble, but working in the operating room is nothing like what you see on Grey's Anatomy. There are no steamy romances in the supply closet or impromptu dance parties in the middle of a surgery (actually, the dance party might happen from time to time!). In reality, it's a fast-paced, high-pressure environment where teamwork and precision are key.

2. Operating Rooms are Cold

Those scrubs you see operating room staff wearing? They are practical and designed to be loose, easy to clean, and minimize the risk of contamination. They tend to be a bit thin and stiff, and the operating room can sometimes get pretty cold. When paired with the Scrubmates under scrub sleeveless top and compression pant leggings, you will not only have a super soft and comfortable base layer to wear under your operating room scrubs that provide the perfect amount of warmth, you will also have a secure zippered chest pocket to safely store your personal items on the job.

3. Be Prepared for the Unexpected

In the operating room, anything can happen. One minute you're replacing a knee, and the next minute you're dealing with a burst pipe (yes, that actually happened!). So, be prepared for the unexpected. Keep your cool, think on your feet, and always have a backup plan. And if all else fails, just remember that duct tape can fix almost anything (or just blame anesthesia!).

4. It's Not All Guts and Glory

While working in the operating room can be incredibly rewarding, it's not all guts and glory. There will be long hours, sleepless nights, and moments of doubt. But don't worry, you're not alone. The operating room is a tight-knit community, and your colleagues will be there to support you every step of the way. Plus, there's always coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

5. Laughter is the Best Medicine

When the pressure is on and the tension is high, sometimes the best thing you can do is laugh. Humor is a coping mechanism in the operating room, and it helps to lighten the mood and relieve stress. Just be careful not to make any inappropriate jokes while the patient is still awake (trust us, it's not a good look). So, embrace the quirky, fun side of the operating room and remember to laugh, even when things get tough.

So, there you have it! Five things you need to know about working in the operating room. It's a challenging, exhilarating, and sometimes downright bizarre world, but if you're up for the challenge, it can also be incredibly rewarding. So, scrub in, put your ring in your Scrubmates Stash & Go® Pocket, and get ready to save lives!

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