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Operating Room Nurses are registered nurses who provide care for patients before, during, and after surgeries.


Work with Surgical Staff Surgery Preparations Intra-Op Charting Operating Room Setup Run Samples in the Lab Sterilizing Instruments to Staff C-Sections Mastectomy Breast Biopsy Tonsillectomy Coronary bypass Evaluating and Educating the Patient Developing a Nursing Care Plan for the Assigned Patient Provision of Critical Patient Medical History Ensuring that the Operating Room is sterilized Passing Surgical Instruments to the surgeon Starting IV lines and assessing the patient’s physical condition before surgery Passing medical instruments to the surgeon Monitoring the patient’s vital signs Assisting the anesthesia nurse with induction Helping with wound and drain dressings Preparing specimens for pathology Updating the patient and family about the surgery and the next steps to take Monitoring the patient’s vital signs as they wake up from anesthesia Patient discharge or transfer to another hospital unit Helping the scrub nurse with the cleanup Providing a report to the anesthesia nurse


  • BS in Nursing (BSN)
  • National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • Certified Perioperative Nurse Credential (CNOR)
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