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What to expect at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City.

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Surgical services

Surgical services

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City has internationally renowned board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons on staff providing surgical care to children with simple and complex orthopaedic needs. Our surgeons work closely with anesthesiologists, registered nurses, certified scrub technicians and supporting staff, for optimal outcomes for each surgery. Our highly skilled and qualified operating room (OR) team holds advanced certifications such as CNOR (the documented validation of the professional achievement of identified standards of practice by an individual registered nurse providing care for patients before and during surgery). Staff members are also active members of AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses).

Our nursing staff is very experienced and knowledgeable with a cumulative 300 years of experience. With excellent nurse-physician rapport, our staff not only functions well as a team, but also participates in the education of orthopaedic surgeons and student nurses from the University of Utah. Our residents and nursing students primarily come from the University of Utah; however, we work with several different programs.

Our highly-skilled registered nurses in our post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) manage all of our outpatient surgeries, which comprise about 80% of all surgeries coming through the OR. In addition, this team transitions the other 20% of surgeries to the inpatient nursing unit.

Dedicated to quality care and patient safety, our surgeons manage on average more than 1,000 cases a year using the latest technology, innovative techniques and tools to achieve great outcomes.