CVOR nurses provide direct patient care in the CVOR surgical suite as part of the cardiovascular surgical services team. They are responsible for a wide range of tasks that demand a diverse set of talents, such as caring for cardiovascular patients before, during, and after surgical procedures. CVOR nurses oversee sterility throughout the operating room, as well as the availability of working equipment and supplies for each procedure. They also help surgeons with surgeries, such as running cardiopulmonary bypass equipment and monitoring vital signs. Other frequent responsibilities include:
Supervising the sterilizing process.
Prescription drug administration.
Putting on dressings.
Providing guidelines for aftercare and educating patients and their families.
Keeping track of surgery results is essential.
Completing patient charts.
CVOR Nurse Duties & Responsibilities
Surgical services, operating room (OR) teams, and specialized areas that treat open-heart (cardiovascular) patients, are all part of CVOR nursing positions. Clinicians in this specialty work in the CVOR, ensure that sterile procedures are followed, that appropriate equipment and medications are available, and that the patient’s safety is first on the list. Patients are cared for, clinical problems are solved, monitoring is done, and CVOR coordination is carried away by a CVOR travel nurse.