September 27, 2022

Potential solutions to the perioperative nursing shortage

By: James X Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM(E), CNAMB

Surgical volume is rising, and the need for perioperative nurses continues to grow. Same-day procedures are becoming more common, even for complex cases such as total joint replacements and spine surgery. With the decrease in in-patient, post-surgical stays and more surgeries being performed in various ambulatory settings, the skillset for perioperative and perianesthesia nurses must shift.

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