O.R. Power Letters

This newsletter is for you if:

If you are a newbie in the operating room and want to learn how to get some PEACEFUL experience under your belt~

If you are a seasoned veteran in the O.R.and may have forgotten exactly what it takes to make it in surgery~

If you are a new student and want to figure out a way to NEVER get into a confrontational situation with your instructors~

If you are an instructor and want to figure out a way to NEVER get into a confrontational situation with your students~

OR if you are just curious about how to almost never have a situation, argument, or issue in or around the surgical world~

Keep reading....

I know that many of you out there may read this and think to yourself, this guy is just too soft, or too easy going, or maybe even weak.

But I assure you, if you simply try this as an experiment, I almost guarantee you'll see a HUGE difference in how your surgical peers treat you.

I also know that many of you out there might just be thinking, I'm never going to do this because the nurses are... or the surgeons are.... or the instructors are.... or the students are...blah, blah, blah...

BUT, I say, just try it, at least one time and let me know what happens.

I personally know these two letters work because I use them DAILY!

I also know that they work for others because I've seen them used with great results.

Are you ready for them?

 Here we go, but first you have to keep an open mind and remember to always pick your battles.

With that being said, if you want to win in or around the operating room with little to know issues,,,

JUST say


There you have it.

Two of the most powerful letters in the alphabet that can make your surgical life 100% easier!


So the next time somebody is getting on your case for anything and they insist on telling you what you need to do, just say OK and smile.

What's the point in getting into an altercation that will usually only result in your blood pressure going up, tension in the environment, and maybe even a reprimand.

Just take a deep breath and say OK.

It's as simple as that~

NOW, I'm not telling you to be a doormat, but you will have far more opportunities to win your case by simply saying ok.

And as I said, you have to pick your battles!

You can't always be on  guard while trying to prove a point in the surgical world.

We all know that surgical techs take the heat for most of the team during a case or in the lab setting.

So why let them get the best of you.

Whenever "they" are getting on your case, let them finish, smile, and just say ok.

Got it?

I hope so~

I learned this the hard way, so hopefully at least one person out there will benefit from my little advice and two of the most powerful letters in the alphabet.


Let me know what you think by responding to the email I sent to you about the power letters.

Stay positive, ask questions, study hard, keep learning, and pray. That's the solid foundation to build from and work your way into becoming the best you can be. 

Until Next Time~ 

Your friend, 

Robert Prince, CST 


Surgical Tech Success Handbook



No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Rom 8:37 (NLT)