For Nursing Instructors
Now, I want to explain something to all nursing and scrub tech instructors. I reserve the right to send anyone out of a surgical suite, procedure or treatment room where I may be working. Period.
Make certain your students know how to behave. Tell them to turn off their cell phones and leave them at home. Text messaging is not an option. Tell them to talk little, listen much. Tell them to be respectful of my patients. Tell them to be respectful of my physicians. Tell them to be respectful of me. Tell them that if the case starts to go to shit, they are to back up against a bare wall or get out of the room. Tell them to stay out of the way. Tell them that if I instruct them to "Please leave the room," they are to do so. Right then, without looking back. Without argument. Period.
If I send your student out of the room, you are free to ask me why. Later. I will tell you exactly why. Do not complain to my boss. He will back me. To the hilt.
If you go sniveling to my boss about me asking your students to leave the damned room, then I understand the problem. You are the problem. You have failed to teach your students basic etiquette. I'm not surprised, as you fail to demonstrate it yourself. I am not here to teach your students. I am here to successfully run cases and keep these patients alive until I transfer them to another nurse able to do the same. You are here to teach your students. And you and your students can look in through the damned window and wonder what the hell is happening from now on.
That is all.