Review of Perioperative Nursing

Review of Perioperative Nursing

By Bettyann Hutchisson, RN, BSN, CNOR, Nurse Clinician, Perioperative Education, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX; Mark L. Phippen, RN, MN, CNOR, Clinical Educator, Valleylab, Inc., Boulder, CO; and Maryann Papanier Wells, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Nurse Manager, Perioperative Nursing, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Preparation of the Patient for the Procedure: Legal and Ethical Considerations · Preparation of the Patient for the Procedures: Physical, Physiological, and Emotional Considerations · Transferring the Patient · Assisting the Anesthesia Provider · Establishing and Maintaining a Sterile Field · Performing Sponge, Sharp, and Instrument Counts · Providing Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies · Administering Drugs and Solutions · Physiologically Monitoring the Patient · Monitoring and Controlling the Environment · Positioning the Patient · Handling Cultures and Specimins · Handling Tissues with Instruments · Providing Hemostasis · Facilitating Care after the Operative or Invasive Procedure