ROLE OF CIRCULATING NURSE
- Responsible for managing the nursing care of the patient within the OR and coordinating the needs of the surgical team with other care provider necessary for completion of surgery
- Observes the surgery and surgical team from broad perspective and assists the team to create and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for the patient
- Asses the patient’s condition before, during and after the operation to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient
- Must be able to anticipate the scrub nurse’s needs and be able to open sterile packs, operate machinery and keep accurate records
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