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Preop Nurse??

staceyp413 specializes in OR RN Circulator, Scrub; Management.

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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