From last week, when the moon waxed gibbous.
So good to circulate for an RN scrubbing. No matter how good the scrub tech, having a nurse in that position makes the day go easier. They cannot help but think about the stuff that helps the circulator, they have stuff in the room, they group requests together, they ask the surgeon for what else is needed. Just having all RN staff seems too expensive, but I often wonder if it would avoid a host of tiny expenses that over time would make it worthwhile. I'm just glad I got in while they were still routinely training RNs to scrub as well. I'm better at both sides of the job because I actually do both. As surgeons who have worked their way up are more considerate and less wasteful, usually as aides and ancillary staff, but even that makes a difference.
Thinking about the car habit of allowing space driving, letting cars in, not filling every gap. Comparing it to substances that stick and clump when going through a narrow space, versus material that flows and does not stick. I think when we drive closely and greedily, we become sticky, in exactly the same way. So when we allow space, we flow.