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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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I said I don't have one, doctor," Scrub Nurse repeated in an emphatic tone.
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.
I suppose you could say I'm a bit of a scrubber as I play a scrub nurse who has to be extremely flirty with one of the new doctors - it was great fun
As he describes it, it was all aseptic and clinical: "She was put under anesthesia in the operating room of a major teaching hospital; I scrubbed my hands, gowned and gloved, chatted briefly with the scrub nurse, sat down on a little metal stool"-and so he describes, in the most matter-of-fact way, how he changed from one instrument to another until the suction was turned on, the procedure was finished, and he examined the shards of tissue to assure himself that nothing had been left behind.
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.
The whistleblower said: "While the staff were preparing a patient for heart surgery in one of the theatres, this patient suffered a cardiac arrest so normal procedures were followed, the arrest alarm was activated and, while the doctor and nurses were working on the patient, the scrub nurse was sent to see why there was no response to the arrest alarm.
The scrub nurse at Llandough Hospital with 24 years' experience, was responsible for making sure all pieces of equipment used during operations were accounted for.
I had been assisting the scrub nurse to prepare her instruments for the case.
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.
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Purdue University researchers are developing a system that recognizes hand gestures to control a robotic scrub nurse or tell a computer to display medical images of the patient during an operation.
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.