Surgical Nurses are nurses who manage patients undergoing surgical or invasive procedures. Surgical Nurses are also known as Perioperative Nurses because they help plan and implement patient treatment during the “perioperative” period which includes all preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative stages. Each area of Perioperative Nursing relies upon the others as well as the support of an interdisciplinary team including surgeons, surgical technologists, anesthesiologists and/or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.
Surgical Nurses are Registered Nurses (RN) who have obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSN) or Associate Degree (ADN) in Nursing. Surgical Nurses also may earn credentials as a Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR). There are several types of Surgical Nurses and each focuses on a specific element of the perioperative encounter:
The most common allegations in Perioperative litigation include:
A Surgical Nurse expert witness is required to evaluate perioperative standards of care. To secure a hand-selected Surgical Nurse expert expert witness for your case, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on our Case Strategy Team.