Demonstrates the ability to assist the physician with procedures in the operating room.
Able to set-up for cases and maintain sterility in the operating room.
Uses surgeon preference cards in preparation of case.Updates cards as needed.
Ensures accurate needle, sponge, and instrument counts and records accurately.
Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately.
Displays the ability to document pertinent patient data, nursing interventions and patient responses.
Documentation is accurate, timely, concise and legible.
Demonstrates the ability to perform rapid assessments differentiating between short and long-term needs.
Protects the rights of the patient, the perianesthesia nurse and the facility by providing legal and ethical healthcare by ethical conduct and a clear understanding of legal guidelines.
Is competent to monitor the patient's hemodynamic state and interpret the results.
Demonstrates the ability to provide appropriate patient/family teaching pre and post procedure.
Accurately utilizes consents and other forms