Great people to work with who are working as a team to help the surgical patient.
Perioperative Nurse (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – February 21, 2015
A typical day would include checking in with the charge nurse to see what my cases for the day would be. This is followed by checking the surgical suite to make sure that the room contains all the needed equipment and supplies for the surgeries, checking the patient's allergies and health history/medication history, setting up the room for surgery, interviewing the patient, discussing needed information with the surgeon/anesthesiologist/surgical tech about the patient and the surgery. Ensure patient's safety before, during, and after surgery.
I have learned to speak up with for the patient even if others get upset with me for delaying the case/day. I have learned to critically think and to think clearly in stressful situations. I have learned to be efficient at a faster pace.
The hardest part of the job would be to speak up for something you know will make a team member upset but ensures the safety of your patient.
I love and value working as a team. You always have someone willing to help you.