Perianethesia Nursing

Perianethesia Nursing

Peri anesthesia nursing is a nursing specialty practice concerned with nursing care providing to patients undergoing or recovering from anesthesia. Peri anesthesia nursing encompasses several subspecialty practice areas and represents a diverse number of practice environments and skill sets. Surgeries often involve a number of nurses, all with specific duties to perform in order to ensure the safety and care of each patient. There is a saying—do what you love, love what you do. The surgical experience for most patients is at the least, a memorable event, and at the most, life changing.  It is a privilege to be able to participate in the experience as a guide, a knowledgeable professional, and as a source of compassion and care during a time when an individual can be most vulnerable. It’s also important, as it is within any nursing specialty, to become aware of your specialty practice organization and to be an active member of your local and institutional work teams. Advances in technology and the health care industry have influenced the rapid growth of ambulatory surgery since the 1990s. These changes are at the core of the evolution of the nursing specialty of perianesthesia – and these nurses are increasingly central to ensuring safe patient care delivery and continuous quality improvement in surgical settings, including pre- and post-anesthesia care and pain management. The main important responsibility of a perianesthesia nurse is to monitor who are recovering from anesthesia.

Nurses are responsible for the  amount of the assessment done in pre-operative clinics, where patients are evaluated for the ability to tolerate anesthetic which may affect the course of the anesthetic experience. There is a large number of procedures that are performed on an outpatient basis where the patient is not expected to require hospitalization after the procedure. Examples include dental, gynecological, and diagnostic imaging clinics. Many institutions require specialized training in areas such as cardiac and invasive monitoring, administration of intravenous push medications, as well as CPR and ACLS. Perianesthesia nursing is a secret within the nursing profession. Perianesthisia nurses share knowledge, experience as a guide to participate in best nursing practice and educational programs. It is a privilege to be able to participate in the experience as a guide, a knowledgeable professional, and as a source of compassion and care during a time when an individual can be most vulnerable. It’s also important, as it is within any nursing specialty, to become aware of your specialty practice organization and to be an active member of your local and institutional work teams. The American society of perianesthesia nurses is the organization for this specialty to provide incredible source of information for the support of practice.

 

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