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1. a person, usually a woman, who tends the sick, injured, or infirm
2. Zoology a worker in a colony of social insects that takes care of the larvae

What does it mean when you dream about a nurse?

Dreaming of a nurse suggests a need to be taken care of and to be healed. It also sometimes indicates a healing is in progress. This dream also implies that strained or unpleasant conditions are being set aright.

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The circulating nurses were not aware of any glove failures, while five glove failures were detected.
Every patient deserves a perioperative RN during their surgical experience," stated AORN Executive Director/CEO Linda Groah, RN, MSN, CNOR, NEA-BC FAAN, "and having an RN in the OR as circulating nurse is one way to help ensure that high quality nursing care is provided.
Karen Knapp, CRNFA, Grand Rapids, has been an operating room nurse for 20 years, serving as part of an open heart team as well as a circulating nurse.
Once the patient had been anesthetized, the CMC scrub nurse, Erica Schuback, provided a #16 French Foley catheter to the circulating nurse, Dorothy Gaughn, to catheterize the patient.
Breaux was assisted by a third-year resident, a registered nurse, Cynthia Venton, who functioned as the circulating nurse, and Wylie King, who functioned as the scrub nurse or operating-room technician.
On July 29, 1993, in accordance with a medication card filled out by a surgeon, Nurse Brown, as a circulating nurse, prepared a local anesthetic containing adrenaline.
Locum Tenens is a commonly used term in healthcare and addresses short term staffing needs for circulating nurses, surgical technicians and scrub nurses at hospitals throughout the United States.
Circulating nurses marked room, implant and supply usage on paper, which was batched and forwarded to finance for manual entry of charges.
While the courts have ruled that others in the health care team have the same duty to the patient to maintain confidentiality as does the physician, the large numbers of those now involved in health care, often working anonymously as lab technicians, medical records coders, or circulating nurses in an operating room, serve to foster a cavalier attitude toward this right.