Patients of all ages, including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, during the perioperative period.
+ Identifies the physiologic changes induced by surgery and uses this information to plan appropriate nursing care.
+ Identifies the physiologic changes induced by general, regional, and local anesthesia and uses this information to plan appropriate nursing care.
+ Identifies the pathophysiology of trauma, and uses
+ this information to plan appropriate nursing care.
+ Directs patient care in an individual operating room.
+ Prepares the operating room for surgical procedures.
+ Maintains a surgically safe environment during surgery.
+ Identifies all surgical instrumentation by name and describes its function.
-functions as scrub nurse
-functions as circulating nurse
-schedules a surgical procedure
-prepares instruments/supplies for sterilization
-selects instruments and equipment for inclusion in routine and specialty baskets
At least 3 years experience in the operating room.
Strong background in Ortho, eye surgery, general surgery. neuro and vascular preferred.