Circulating nurse is a must in Pennsylvania ORs under new law

06/17/2010 | WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, Pa.) ·

A Pennsylvania law now requires that a registered nurse be present and circulating during all procedures that require general anesthesia or deep sedation at hospitals or class C ambulatory surgical facilities. Circulating nurses must have the training and experience necessary to ensure patient safety and that the proper equipment is present, sterile and functional.

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WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, Pa.) ·

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