The Perioperative Enrolled Nurse

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Lecture Overview

If you work in the perioperative environment or are thinking about transitioning to this challenging yet rewarding setting, this session will provide insight into the endorsed enrolled nurse's role, focusing on care specific to emergency situations. Become familiar with the different roles a nurse can have in the perioperative surgical team and how each interact in a typical day procedure.


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Rita Adnams

Rita Adnams has many years’ experience in clinical nursing practice in the perioperative area. She works as a perioperative nurse educator at a private hospital in Brisbane. She has also been an academic teaching undergraduate nurses at a university level and during that time completed a research masters, investigating the previous teaching and learning experiences of overseas educated nurses who come to Australia for further study and to gain Australian nurse registration. This research adds to the knowledge bridging the gap between nursing in Australia and their homelands.Recently, Rita has been involved in TAFE content writing and teaching for the diploma of nursing, certificate III in sterilising, and certificate III in health services (perioperative orderly). Rita also enjoys a role as part of a specialist outreach team who provide surgical services to regional indigenous children. See Educator Profile