BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital recognizes its Perioperative Nurses during National Perioperative Nurses week, November 13 through November 19. Perioperative nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice focused on safe patient care in the operating room. As a fundamental member of the surgical team, the perioperative registered nurse works in collaboration with other health care professionals including the surgeon, anesthesia provider, surgical assistant and other assistive personnel.
If you or someone you love has had a surgical procedure, the perioperative registered nurse was directly responsible for you or your loved one’s well-being throughout the operation. While all of the other medical professionals in the room are focused on their specific duties, the registered nurse circulator focuses on the patient for the duration of the procedure. Perioperative registered nurses provide specialized nursing care to surgical patients before, during and after surgery.
Perioperative nursing requires a unique and highly-specialized skill set gained from specialized training and education. St. Joseph’s Hospital thanks its perioperative nurses and our surgical staff for their dedication and commitment to ensuring our patients’ safety.