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#1 swimchik04

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:38 PM

I just got hired for an ortho job that will be 100% first assisting. I have spent the last 3 years as a hospitalist in CV surgery (no OR time) and the 2 years prior to that in Family Medicine. Needless to say, I will have some catching up to do with the actual surgery side of things.

 

Any suggestions for good resources to help me prepare for my time in the OR?

 

 



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:49 AM

-netters orthopedic anatomy
-orthobullets.com
-handbook of fractures (more for educational purposes since you'll be assisting and not consulting)
-fake skin (Amazon) + old/expired suture (OR leftovers) + YouTube
-UE/grip workouts, lol

Good luck!

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:48 AM

All good suggestions above. I would say for me, the most helpful is www.vumedi.com. tons of videos. You do have to create a profile I believe, but it's totally worth it.

#4 t2091

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:42 PM

Agree above. I also found the Arthrex App to be very helpful as well.



#5 swimchik04

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 04:21 PM

Awesome, thank you all for your suggestions!






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