Perioperative nursing includes those activities performed by the professional registered nurse in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases of surgery. Perioperative nurses are registered nurses (RNs) who work in hospital surgical departments, day-surgery units (also called ambulatory surgery), clinics and physicians' offices. Perioperative nurses provide care for patients in the period prior to and right after surgery or intervention procedures. Perioperative nursing encompasses a variety of specialty roles including holding bay, circulating, anaesthetic, Instrument or scrub nurse, and recovery room. Other roles include patient evaluation and education and surgeon’s assistant. Perioperative nurses typically have Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. Related Journals of Perioperative Nursing Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Professional Nursing, Revista Latino-americana De Enfermagem, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Nursing Administration, Western Journal of Nursing Research, Perioperative Nursing Clinics, International Journal of Nursing Practice, General Practice, Research in Nursing & Health, The Medical Journal of Australia, Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, American Journal of Surgery, International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications.