January 1, 2011

Survey shows assigning extra staff to OR cases is widespread

By: OR Manager

The standard staffing pattern for a surgical case is one scrub person and one circulating RN. But there are many situations for which ORs assign additional personnel. A surgeon may expect the hospital to provide an assistant, robotic-assisted surgery with its complex setup requires an additional person, additional help may be needed for patients who are morbidly obese, and so forth.

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