Scope of practice

The PNSA’s scope of practice includes but is not limited to…

  • Assisting with patient positioning.
  • Skin preparation.
  • Draping.
  • Skin retraction.
  • Diathermy under direction.
  • Deep retraction and tissue handling.
  • Assisting with the provision of haemostasis.
  • Insertion and cutting of sutures.
  • Application of dressing.
  • Transfer of patient to bed or trolley.
  • Participation in PACU handover. (ACORN 2010)

The full AANSA Position Description detailing the role and scope of practice for the PNSA can be viewed by clicking on the following link: