The Charge Nurse C/N Role in Operating Room

The designated C/N assigned is responsible for ensuring an effective and service, including:

  • Proper use of resources and optimum throughput of patients with good communication anesthetists, surgeons and operating department staff.
  • Effective and efficient use of paramedical, pharmaceutical and miscellaneous supplies
  • Coordinates with the HOD anesthesia for scheduling of lists.
  • Provision of on call staff scheduled to cover out regular hours.
  • Coordinates with the C/N anesthesia recovery to ensure safe practice and patient care.
  • Coordinates with the unit nursing staff to ensure safe transfer of patients to and from OR.

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