Sixty perioperative nurses at Dubbo Hospital are being congratulated for taking “exceptional care of patients in their most vulnerable state”.
During Perioperative Nurses Week they have been recognised for their care of patients in surgical theatres and recovery rooms.
“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,” director of nursing Jenny Johnson said.
“However perioperative nurses take exceptional care of patients in their most vulnerable state while they are in surgery.”
Charmaine Grady, a perioperative nurse at the hospital for the past seven years, is effusive about her work environment and colleagues. “Our team is fantastic and you need everyone working together to ensure the best possible care for the patient,” she said.
“It’s a very dynamic environment and each day we do our best to keep everything running smoothly so that all of our patients have their surgery performed. It’s definitely a varied role and I also enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with new grads.”