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Outpatient Surgery Center Staffing Plan - OR (1.13)

Outpatient Surgery Center Staffing Plan - OR (1.13) - Policies, Administrative, UWHC, Department Specific, Surgical Services, Administrative

1.13

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

POLICY & PROCEDURE

EFFECTIVE DATE

AUGUST 1990
ORIGINAL
 REVISION

JUNE 2017
PAGE 1
OF 2
POLICY #

1.13
ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL
NURSING MANUAL
OTHER Surgical Services
TITLE
UH INTRAOPERATIVE
STAFFING PLAN - OUTPATIENT



I. PURPOSE

To assure quality nursing care and a safe patient environment in the Operating Room.

II. POLICY

The Operating Room is staffed at all times with a team composed of a Registered Nurse in the circulating
role and a Registered Nurse or a Surgical Technician in the scrub role.

During the hours of 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday there is staff available to operate seven rooms.

III. PROCEDURE

A. A qualified Registered Nurse is assigned to circulate in each operating room.
1. The Registered Nurse (using the nursing process) plans, supervises, and evaluates the nursing
care of each patient.
B. A Registered Nurse or a Surgical Technician is assigned to scrub in each operating room.
C. Surgical Technicians may assist in circulating duties in the operating room under the direct
supervision of a Registered Nurse.
1. A Registered Nurse may delegate tasks to the Surgical Technician. The functions of assessment
and evaluation may not be delegated.
D.
d. The Nursing Supervisor or designee will assign staff for the following day’s cases.
1. Assignments are based on staff competency, expertise, and patient care requirements.
E. The Nursing Supervisor or designee will be assigned to facilitate the daily operative schedule from
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

POLICY & PROCEDURE

EFFECTIVE DATE

AUGUST 1990
ORIGINAL
 REVISION

JUNE 2017
PAGE 2
OF 2
POLICY #

1.13
ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL
NURSING MANUAL
OTHER Surgical Services
TITLE
UH INTRAOPERATIVE
STAFFING PLAN - OUTPATIENT


REVIEWED BY

Policy and Procedure Committee 6/2017
Denise Dillon, OR Manager 6/2017
Lynn Linton, Surgical Services Supervisor, OSC-OR 5/2017

SIGNED BY

Anne Mork, MHCDS, MS, RN
Director, Surgical Services Department





























UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

POLICY & PROCEDURE

EFFECTIVE DATE

AUGUST 1990
ORIGINAL
 REVISION

JUNE 2017
PAGE 3
OF 2
POLICY #

1.13
ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL
NURSING MANUAL
OTHER Surgical Services
TITLE
UH INTRAOPERATIVE
STAFFING PLAN - OUTPATIENT


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