A Kenya Registered Perioperative Nurse (KRPON) is a registered nurse (KRN) who works in the operating room. Sometimes called a surgical or an operating room nurse, this specialized nurse cares for patients before, during, and after surgery.
Perioperative nurses use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patient care, assisting surgeons and surgical teams to care for a patient before, during, and after surgery.
When looking at the Perioperative nursing career, a nurse must first receive additional training to learn the roles of circulating and scrub nursing, as it is required for the role.
In the operating room, the perioperative nurse may serve as a scrub nurse, selecting and passing instruments and supplies used for the operation, or as a circulating nurse managing the overall nursing care in the operating room and helping to maintain a safe, comfortable environment.
This Kenya Registered Perioperative Nurse programme offers additional training to a registered nurse, to enable them learn the roles of circulating and scrub nursing.
Specifically, a Kenya Registered Perioperative Nursing graduate will be able to: