sorry I'm not posting this in the Perioperative forum, but it gets like one post a month lol, so I thought I'd try here.
I'm interested in becoming a Perioperative RN, and I'm wondering how they are treated. I've heard that a lot of RN's aren't treated with a lot of respect from people above them, how about Perioperative RN's?
Also, for anyone who can answer, I've read online that these type of nurses work in the hospital's surgical bays. Is this true? I've heard they assist in surgery, check OR equipment, but then I've also heard that they look after patients in critical care.
Can someone outline the responlibilites of what they do? I am REALLY intersted in working in the OR, assisting in surgeries and checking equipment, etc.
If anyone could help me out, I'd really appreciate it
Jun 17, '03
I edited this to include this article
This site may be helpful, it is canadian on the role of the peri-op nurse. It appears to be much like the hospital I work at here as a peri-op nurse. I did not read it all, but alot of similarities. Good luck with your decision.
Last edit by cwazycwissyRN on Jun 17, '03