What medical staff are in the operating room during surgery?

The operating room team includes the surgeon, anesthesiologist, RN circulating nurse and a surgical tech.

During surgery there are a number of medical staff members in the operating room. There are usually one or two nurses, a scrub or surgical technician who helps ensure that the surgeon has the necessary tools, an assistant to the surgeon, possibly medical students and residents, and an anesthesiologist.

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