NCLEX RN Practice Question # 862

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 862.


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What Operating Room nurses do?

Operating room responsibilities are divided between the scrub nurse and the circulating nurse. The scrub nurse scrubs before the operation, sets up the sterile table, prepares sutures and special equipment, and provides help to the surgeon and his assistants throughout the operation. The circulating nurse manages the operating room and monitors cleanliness, humidity, lighting, and safety of equipment. She also coordinates activities of operating room personnel, monitors aseptic practices, assists in monitoring the patient, and acts as a patient safety advocate.

Other nursing responsibilities during the intraoperative period may include positioning the patient, preparing the incision site, draping the patient, and documenting information (such as surgical team information, assessment, the care and handling of specimens, and the count sheet).

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