What a nice word--druthers. It is a noun, pronounced DRUTH-uhrz. It is a contraction of "d rather" as in I would rather. And that is it's meaning -- one's own way; preference.
Every operating room I have ever worked in has "preference cards" for each surgeon. Very often for each procedure that surgeon does. The card covers the surgeon's glove size (and sometimes type, powderless, etc), preferred skin prep, drapes, patient position, etc. Often the music preference is included on the card. It includes a list of instruments and sutures/needles. It includes the "preferred" dressings for the surgical incision.
I druther have the patient's face prepped with Technicare Surgical Scrub than Betadine.
I druther have Adson's with teeth (fine) than Brown's forceps.
I druther have fine needle holders, smooth like Webster's.
I druther not use towel clamps, but like having them just in case.
I druther have no foley today. I think we'll be less than 3 hours and she's young.........
I druther have the suture in the room and not open it until we need it. We won't waste as much that way.
I druther patient's not have any postop nausea.
I druther have ........
Along theses lines, if there are any residents or fellows who read this blog I would encourage you to ask for copies of your "preferred" staff's preference lists for a few major and minor surgeries. It will be most helpful to you when you move out into your practice. The new hospital(s) will appreciate it as they get used to your routine. When I left my residency a wonderful scrub nurse did that for me. Back then the cards were hand-written, now most places should be able to print it out from their computers.