Definition of Pediatric Surgical Nursing

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* 1. Is a surgical nurse and a perioperative nurse the same thing?

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* 2. Did you know that the definition of a perioperative nurse as defined by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is - Perioperative RNs use the nursing process to develop individualized plans of care and to coordinate and deliver care to patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures (2015).

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* 3. Did you know that AORN Standards identify the following settings in which perioperative nurses practice:  traditional ORs, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians’ offices, cardiac catheterization suites, endoscopy suites, radiology departments, and all other areas where operative and other invasive procedures may be performed.

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* 4. There is no accepted or published and endorsed definition for surgical nursing, and therefore, pediatric surgical nursing. How would you define pediatric surgical nursing?

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