Ep. 11 – Bullying in the Workplace: Perspectives of an OR Nurse - Andrea Mary Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR

October 12, 2021

On this episode, we brought in an OR nurse to talk about life in the OR and bullying in the workplace. Special guest, Andrea Mary Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR, shared her own experience working with pediatric patients in the OR, before providing her insights into the issue of bullying, addressing bullying in the workplace, standing up for others, and more.

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) An introduction to Andrea and her nursing background
  • (4:17) Life as an OR nurse
  • (7:17) Working with Pediatric patients in the OR
  • (16:23) Standing up for others in the nursing workplace
  • (31:38) Bullying in the nursing workplace
  • (45:46) Addressing bullying in the nursing workplace

About Andrea Mary Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR

Andrea is a pediatric traveling operating room nurse currently at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. She has been an operating room nurse for over 12 years working in numerous health care systems around the country, including several level-1 trauma facilities. Andrea is the President of AORN Chapter 2001—the State of Maine. She is on the Nominating Committee for AORN and an active member of the American Nurses Association, the International Council on Surgical Plume, and the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association.

Andrea is a champion for perioperative practice issues including the elimination of surgical smoke and bullying in the workplace and has presented nationally on both topics. In Oregon, she facilitated the implementation of smoke evacuation equipment at her facility and testified before the Oregon legislative bodies on Surgical Smoke Elimination. Dyer continues her work with both topics, knowing she is making a practice and safety difference for patients and practitioners everywhere.

Andrea wants to dedicate this podcast episode to her late father, who passed away two years ago, and “he was awesome.”

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About the Show

Producer – Jonathan Cary

Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay

Music & Editing – Aidan Dykes

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