Registered Nurses (Perioperative) provide nursing care to patients before, during and immediately after surgery, assess patients' condition, plan nursing care for surgical intervention, maintain a safe and comfortable environment, assist Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitor patients' recovery from anaesthetic, prior to return to, or discharge from, ward.
Specialisations: Registered Nurse (Anaesthetic), Registered Nurse (Operating Room), Registered Nurse (Recovery).
You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Perioperative).
- Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients according to accepted nursing practice and standards.
- Works in consultation with other health professionals and members of health teams, and co-ordinating the care of patients.
- Provides interventions, treatments and therapies such as medications, and monitors responses to treatment and care plans.
- Promotes health and assists in preventing ill health by participating in health education and other health promotion activities.
- Answers questions and providing information to patients and families about treatment and care.
- Supervises and co-ordinates the work of enrolled nurses and other health care workers.
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