Perioperative nurses are also referred to as surgical or operating room nurses, they provide pre, intra, and post-operative care. Perioperative nurses can fill the role of scrub, circulating, RN first assists, and post-anesthesia recovery in different settings such as hospital, surgical or day surgery center and work in many surgical subspecialties such as neurosurgery, cardiac, trauma, pediatric, oncology, general surgery, urology, orthopedics, plastics and reconstructive and transplant surgery.
A perioperative nurse has specialized training in many areas of the operating room and is able to review cases and provide testimony on all aspects of the standard of care in these areas including but not limited to: overall care of the patient before, during, and after surgery, safe equipment, and instrument use, sterile procedures, documentation of procedures and more. The OR nurse’s role is critical for safe patient care and their assessments are vital in stabilizing and discharging patients post-surgery.
Perioperative Nurse Organizations & Certifications
- CNOR for perioperative RNs
- CRNFA for First Assistants who assist the surgeon
- Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
- American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
- The International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN)
- American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc.
- International Perioperative Nursing Associations (INMO)
Our featured Perioperative Nurses
Expert 1701 - has 35 years of perioperative nursing experience in a full spectrum of OR procedure areas such as cardiac, thoracic, vascular, general, spinal, orthopedic, advanced laparoscopic, and robotic. Has been the OR Team Lead since 2000, living and working in Illinois but is available nationwide. To read more on this nurse click here.
Expert 7309 – has over 33 years of experience as an RN with over 17 years in the perioperative setting, is masters prepared, has managerial and clinical educator experience. She maintains a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) certification and is licensed in California and Massachusetts. Currently living and working in California but is available nationwide. To read more on this nurse click here.
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