The Pulse of the Profession
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A surgical nurse, also known as a Perioperative Nurse, is a Registered Nurse with specialized training in surgical care. Their primary role is to assist the surgeon during procedures by passing them surgical instruments and ensuring the operating site is always safe and sterile.
When you become a registered nurse, you have many options for furthering your career. You can pursue specializations through certifications and become qualified to treat unique patients in an area of medicine they’re passionate about.
There are many sectors of nursing that have specialized roles. A nurse case manager is an administrative nurse who provides counseling and planning services for patients and caregivers. Some nurse case managers work with public health officials to protect communities and promote general well-being in certain areas.