A surgical nurse is a healthcare professional studying in testing patients before, during and after surgical care. Most people, however, are not aware of many types of surgical nurses. Most people are familiar with general surgical nurses who help with standard operations, such as removal of the gallbladder. There are, however, vascular surgical nurses involved in vein repairs and colorectal surgical nurses who can help during colon surgery. Orthopaedic surgical nurses tend to work with older patients who require surgery to replace the hip or knee. There are also surgical oncology nurses who help to reduce or remove tumours and urological surgical nurses who help plan nursing care for prostate surgeries. Finally, in emergency departments, there are outpatient surgical nurses working. All surgical nurses, however, work in similar environments, such as surgical wards, intensive care units and nursing care centres. Post-operative care also includes administering medicines, taking vital substances, and educating the patient on post-operative care.
- Track 1-1 Anaesthetic Nurse
- Track 2-2 Circulating Nurse
- Track 3-3 Instrument Nurse
- Track 4-4 Post-Surgery Recovery Nurse
- Track 5-5 Scrub Nurse