66E Course Test 1
Title implications for the OR nurse which separates it from the perioperative nurse are:
Confinement to OR suite
Care for OR patients & equipment
"Behind closed doors"
Some of the different places a perioperative nurse can perform care include (differentiates it from OR nurse):
Patient care unit
A perioperative nurse can provide continuing care following D/C through:
Periop nursing roles include:
Nurse manager or director of periop services
Advanced practice nurse (ARNP)
In the OR, unsterile team members include:
Cell saver operator
In the OR, sterile team members include
Surgeon & his/her assistants
Med students on Sx rotation
May unsterile team members handle supplies and/or equipment?
Only if the supplies and/or equipment they handle isn't considered sterile
What supplies and/or equipment can sterile team members handle?
Only sterile items
This modern warfare term relates to the circulating nurse
- Supporting unit watches over executing unit
Who is in charge of the sterile field?
Who does the surgeon rely on to monitor & coordinate OR room activities?
How much weight should the circulating nurse be able to lift?
This period ends when the patient enters the OR
This period begins & ends when the patient enters/exits the OR
This period begins when the patient exits the OR
This role may be performed by an RN, LPN, or surg tech and is responsible for:
Maintaining the integrity & efficiency of sterile field
Anticipates & responds to needs of surgeon and sterile team members