Plastic Surgery Nurses Help Give Patients a Fresh Start

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Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a growing trend in the U.S. With this growing trend, there is a growing demand for nurses working in this specialty. Plastic surgery nurses experience something most other nursing specialties don’t — a positive outcome on the majority of cases.

Marcia Spear, DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN, co-author of ANA’s new specialty standard for plastic surgery nurses noted “Plastic and reconstructive surgery can help restore appearance and, at the same time, self-esteem. With the growing trend in the US to maintain beauty and a youthful appearance, more nonsurgical aesthetic enhancement procedures are being performed."  She added, “Plastic surgery nurses are now performing many of these procedures under the supervision of a physician. The new edition has defined this new specialized role of nursing practice and clearly defined competencies have been incorporated into the standards of practice.”

This new edition, Plastic Surgery Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition, was co-published by the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses and ANA. Order a copy today!