Perioperative Nurses Week
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.”
The perioperative nursing family at Dubbo enjoying a team breakfast. SUPPLIED.