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Welcome to Periop!

Welcome to the informative guide for your Periop class! 

This guide provides additional books, specific journal selections, videos and other resources to help you pass your course with (hopefully!) flying colors! 

What do Periop Nurses do?

Perioperative nurses provide care for patients in the period prior to and right after surgery or intervention procedures.  Perioperative nursing encompasses a variety of specialty roles including holding bay, circulating, anaesthetic, Instrument or scrub nurse, and recovery room. Other roles include patient evaluation and education and surgeon’s assistant.  Some perioperative nurses may fill more than one of these roles during a particular procedure depending on the nature and complexity of the procedure.  And some of the nurse role titles are used interchangeably in different hospitals and medical settings.

Types of Periop Nurses:
  • Preoperative Holding Area Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Circulating Nurse
  • Scrub Nurse
  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse (PACU)