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Archive October 2010 XI, No. 10

Behind Closed Doors

Walk a Mile in Their Clogs

Paula Watkins

Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR

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Much has been written about the occupational hazards that surgical personnel face. A lot of facilities have responded by trialing safety sharps, equipping ORs with smoke evacuators and implementing patient lifting protocols. But many of us still witness hostile behavior on the job. Maybe the experience of working in this high-pressure environment for so long just convinces the bullies that rage is the way to get things done, and fatigues the rest of us into accepting that's how things are.

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