The operating room nurse: What’s in your toolkit?

By | 2022-05-06T15:51:08-04:00 May 26th, 2014|

Perioperative nurses are a special group. They work in a demanding, fast-paced environment that requires exceptional teamwork. Patients and families look to Operating Room nurses as their champions. What items go into the OR nurse essential tool kit? We asked our OR nurse audience to weigh in and these are the most necessary items that came up.

Board of Regents approves CRNA program at Texas Tech school of nursing

By | 2022-02-23T17:31:26-05:00 September 11th, 2013|

The Board of Regents at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has approved the establishment of a doctor of nursing practice with a specialization in nurse anesthesia program at the school of nursing in Abilene, Texas.The TTUHSC senior vice president for academic affairs will seek approval for the program from the Texas Higher Education

Court: Colorado CRNAs can practice independently

By | 2022-02-18T14:29:04-05:00 July 24th, 2012|

The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld a lower-court decision affirming that state law does not require certified registered nurse anesthetists to be supervised by a physician.The court likewise ruled that former Gov. Bill Ritter acted within his rights in September 2010 when he opted out of the federal physician supervision requirement for nurse anesthetists

Hot Topics in the OR

By | 2022-07-19T13:28:20-04:00 February 17th, 2010|

Perioperative nurses can affect positive change for patients. The president of the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses explains how.