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1. a person, usually a woman, who tends the sick, injured, or infirm
2. Zoology a worker in a colony of social insects that takes care of the larvae

What does it mean when you dream about a nurse?

Dreaming of a nurse suggests a need to be taken care of and to be healed. It also sometimes indicates a healing is in progress. This dream also implies that strained or unpleasant conditions are being set aright.

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A scrub nurse assists the surgeon and hands the proper surgical instruments to the doctor when needed.
Given that the scrub nurse is the principal transition point between the sterile field and the rest of the room, his or her personal style also has a significant bearing on how a new piece of equipment will integrate into an operating room.
In examining the effect of role in surgery on the glove failure rates, test results show that sterile glove failures were most common with the scrub nurse, followed closely by the first assistant and the surgeon.
Geier's clinical background is the operating room, where she has been a scrub nurse, circulator, educator, and director.
She was always on a different diet but none ever worked, in spite of working as a scrub nurse for Whiston Hospital in the bariatric unit, which deals with the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.
Karen Hall, aged 47, a former scrub nurse at the health unit, is claiming constructive dismissal against University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust, which runs Selly Oak Hospital.
In the November issue of the magazine, the 'Friday Night Lights' star talks about her transition to fame from a scrub nurse, reports Fox News.
They are project manager for the Tongan Nurses' Association, Eseta Finau; Dunedin Hospital enrolled nurse Jo-Anne Thomson; scrub nurse Stephen Pugh and patient flow nurse Judith Oliver, both from Waikato Hospital; Amanda McLaren from nursing development and Margaret Thomson, women's health, both from Wellington Hospital; and third-year Waikato nursing student Samuel MacKenzie.
The scrub nurse helps him put on his surgeon's gown.
Bixby added that she started as a scrub nurse more than 30 years ago and has always been happy with her career choice.
Joel Korelitz performed the surgery, assisted by a surgical resident and Tari Berke, a scrub nurse, and Sherry Murphy, a circulating nurse.
We have noticed that if the column is parked very close to the patient's perineum, there is inadequate space for the scrub nurse to mobilize and manipulate a vaginal probe, maintain the pneumoperitoneum during vaginal incision, and retrieve specimens vaginally.