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ICU Nurse

Netherlands / Code: EPRO00031

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Introduction
Theatre Nurse to work in the recovery department
Job description

Theatre Nurse-Recovery

  • receive, assess and deliver  care on the patient's arrival into the post anaesthetic care unit
  • monitor the patient's health and support them, providing appropriate care and treatment until the patient has recovered from the effects of the anaesthesia and/or surgery and is stable
  • Assess the patient in order to ensure they can be discharged back to a surgical ward area
  • Evaluate the care given during the perioperative phases (anaesthetics, surgery, recovery).
  • Assessment of vital signs and overall patient status and initiation of
  • Management leading to their improvement.
  • Competence in all aspects of basic life support. At all times, at least one
  • member of staff should be a certified ALS provider and, for children, hold an
  • Assessment of fluid balance and management of intravenous infusions.
  • Intravenous administration of appropriate drugs.
  • Administration of analgesics, anti-emetics and other drugs by all appropriate routes and use of associated equipment. This should be guided by local protocols.
  • Initiation of appropriate investigations, often using local protocols
  • level of consciousness
  • haemoglobin oxygen saturation and oxygen administration
  • blood pressure
  • respiratory frequency
  • heart rate and rhythm
  • pain intensity e.g. verbal rating scale (none, mild, moderate, severe)
  • intravenous infusions
  • drugs administered
  • other parameters (depending on circumstances) e.g. temperature, urinary
  • output, central venous pressure, end-tidal CO
  • surgical drainage

 

 

 
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