Video: Perioperative Nurse Liaison Program


Clinical Nurse Specialists Maureen Cunningham, Cathy Ann Hanson-Heath, and Linda M. Muller describe Memorial Sloan Kettering's long-standing family-centered Perioperative Nurse Liaison Program. As part of this program nurse specialists provide a crucial communications link between the surgical team and families on the day of surgery, transmitting information about the patient and providing psychosocial support to decrease anxiety and stress. They not only describe this unique program but illuminate how their interventions have an impact in meeting the needs of families with surgical oncology patients.