Preop Nurse??

  1. Does your OR staff a "preop" nurse? Currently we have 1 of the OR RN's who preop's any inpatients and then will also go to our Short Stay Care/ACU unit who preop's all of our same day admits or outpatients to make sure all things are in place.

    The OR circulator when getting a patient then can interview the patient and know that all of the paperwork is complete (H & P, consents, antibiotics, etc).

    How do you ensure pts are ready for the OR.........I'm wondering if we are wasting a circulator by doing this or if its valuable??

    Thanks in advance.
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    About staceyp413, MSN

    Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 116; Likes: 6
    RN, MSN, CNOR, Director of Surgical Services
    Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience in OR RN Circulator, Scrub; Management