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Infirmier(ière) de bloc opératoire (France)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Nurse
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist nurse training (national training requirements)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Infirmier(ière) de bloc opératoire
    Translation(s):
    Operating theatre nurse (EN)
    Infirmier(ière) de bloc opératoire (FR)
    Country:
    France
    Region:
    All regions
  • Data

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    National legislation:
    Dans le code de la santé publique, les articles L4311-1 à L4311-12 et R4311-11.
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Free provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications
    Useful link:
    http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichCode.do?idArticle=LEGIARTI000026799195&idSectionTA=LEGISCTA000021504202&cidTexte=LEGITEXT000006072665&dateTexte=20140331
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Les infirmiers de bloc opératoire exercent au sein des blocs opératoires, en collaboration étroite avec le chirurgien et les professionnels de santé composant l’équipe. Ils prennent en charge le patient de son arrivée en salle d'opération jusqu'à la fin de l'intervention. Les infirmiers de bloc opératoire exercent les activités de circulante, d’instrumentiste et d’aide-opératoire en présence du chirurgien. Ils sont habilités à exercer dans tous les secteurs où sont pratiqués des actes invasifs à visée diagnostique, thérapeutique. Ils peuvent exercer dans les secteurs de stérilisation du matériel médico-chirurgical et dans les services d'hygiène hospitalière
    Translation(s):
    The Operating theatre nurses practice in the operating theatres, in close collaboration with the surgeon and the health professionals of the team. They manage the patient from his arrival in the operating theatre to the end of the intervention. They have the scrub role, the circulating role and the operating aid role in presence of the surgeon. They are entitled to practice in all sectors where diagnostical, therapeutical and invasive acts are conducted. They can practice in all the sectors where the medical and surgical equipment is sterilized and also in the hospital hygiene departments. (EN)
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