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  • Writer's pictureThe Chiefy Team

Pulse of the OR: Insights from clinicians at AORN 

Updated: Apr 15

We recently had the pleasure of attending the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo, where we connected with dedicated clinicians from across the country. In the spirit of fun and learning, we asked nearly a hundred clinicians with informal polls to get their takes on some lighthearted yet insightful topics. 

Here's what we found:

Social media preferences 

In our first poll, we asked participants about their favorite social media platforms. We know the landscape is changing, with more clinicians using Linkedin as  Dr. Edjah Nduom posted about physicians shifting to LinkedIn. Surprisingly, Twitter X was not included in the list at all.

Here are the results:

Footwear for the OR

For our second poll, we delved into the burning question: What are the favored shoe brands for long hours in the operating room? The responses covered a wide range of brands, shedding light on whether you are a clogs or sneakers person. We also learned about brands we were less familiar with, and some participants swear by, such as Sticky Shoes, Sanita Footwear, KURU Footwear, Keen, Kane Footwear, and Alegria Shoes. One thing is certain — this topic created excitement and sparked debate among the attendees.

Music to Operate By

Finally, we asked about music preferences to accompany surgical procedures. 

The top responses were:

Clearly, musical tastes run the gamut in the OR! From modern hits to classic rock and everything in between, OR teams, in some cases, rely on the surgeon's taste in music—to get them through intense procedures.


We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the incredible clinicians who took a moment to participate in our polls at AORN. Your insights are invaluable and showcase the spirited atmosphere in the OR.

By the way, if you want to add your favorite song to our ultimate OR playlist, let us know in the comments below and we will include it!


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