A surgical nurse is a health care professional who specializes in proving before, during and after surgical care to patients. Surgical nurses will assist in preparing in operation room. They will provide pre-procedure instructions to the patient and assist other health care professionals with things like sterilization and starting IV lines. Once the procedure begins, they must monitor to the patient about vital signs, pass instruments to the surgeons and operate surgical equipment’s. If there are any emergency issues, such as erratic vital signs, they must communicate with the team. They must be also prepared to perform lifesaving procedures if necessary.