Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

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.

Overview

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.

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • stressful.

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To become a Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in nursing and specialist experience to work as a Registered Nurse (Perioperative).

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  • Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia is required.

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