Pe­ri­op­er­a­tive Nurses Week

Dubbo Photo News - - In Focus - Contribute­d by EMILY MITCHELL

DUBBO Hospi­tal cel­e­brated their ded­i­cated pe­ri­op­er­a­tive nurses re­cently as part of Pe­ri­op­er­a­tive Nurses Week.

At Dubbo Hospi­tal, 60 pe­ri­op­er­a­tive nurses care for pa­tients be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter surgery and work in ar­eas like anaes­thet­ics and the re­cov­ery room.

Dubbo Hospi­tal di­rec­tor of nurs­ing Jenny John­son said the hard work of Dubbo’s pe­ri­op­er­a­tive nurses and the care they pro­vide for pa­tients should be recog­nised.

“When peo­ple come in to have an op­er­a­tion they see the nurses when they ar­rive and when they leave but not the pe­ri­op­er­a­tive nurses in between. How­ever pe­ri­op­er­a­tive nurses take ex­cep­tional care of pa­tients in their most vul­ner­a­ble state while they are in surgery,” said Jenny.

“Many of our nurses at Dubbo Hospi­tal have post-grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tions, spe­cial­is­ing in pe­ri­op­er­a­tive nurs­ing and do all that they can to en­sure they pass on the best care pos­si­ble to the peo­ple they look af­ter.”

PHOTO:

The pe­ri­op­er­a­tive nurs­ing fam­ily at Dubbo en­joy­ing a team break­fast. SUP­PLIED.

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