The goal of this video is twofold - first, to provide a historical overview of the evolution of perioperative nursing, and second, to describe the current interdisciplinary environment that is defined by the coordinated activity of a well-prepared surgical team whose members work synchronously with one another to meet the needs of the surgical patient.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Relate key events in the evolution of perioperative nursing
- List the activities that are the responsibility of the perioperative nurse
- Define the traffic patterns in the OR
- Identify other key personnel involved in providing a safe environment for the care of the surgical patient