Shout Out to Theatre Nurses

 In Nurses Weekly

Nov. 14 was international operating room nurse day and we celebrated the work of theatre nurses around the world.

Ash, a clinical nurse specialist in theatres specializing in burns, plastic and facio-maxillary at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, says there’s a lot of job satisfaction in working in theatres. “I guess I have those skills that are required to work in theatre—you need to be organized, tidy, have attention to detail and show initiative. And you need to be able to anticipate surgeons’ needs and think of what they need before they do; you are ‘operating with them at the same time.’”

Ash completed a graduate program at The Alfred, and then worked on the burns and plastics ward “6 west” where she “discovered my passion for burns and the OT. I love wounds…

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