16 Nov Happy Perioperative Nurses Week : Nurse Spotlight : Darleen Dagey
Every year in November there is a week dedicated to Perioperative Nursing. I have been wanting to do a lot more to highlight how amazing these nurses are. Many people outside of the medical system do not realize that perioperative nurse is another name for Operating Room or OR nurse. While undergoing surgery, patients may only see their perioperative nurse for 5 minutes while they get setup on the table and before they go under anesthesia. It’s often the most stressful time for the patient and these nurses know that every minute counts because a relaxed patient will mean better surgical outcomes and improved patient satisfaction.
Today we are highlighting Darleen Dagey. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit her and her 3 periop trainees this week to kick off doing our Nurse Spotlight.
Q: Why do you love being a perioperative nurse?
A: It’s team oriented and it’s fun!
A: You have to teach the newer nurses. You have to share your knowledge. It is difficult to teach in the moment because of the stress but I would encourage people to share their knowledge because everyone has to learn.