Write 1 paragraph for each of the following (total 3 paragraphs) and make each paragraph no more than 6 sentences. Summarize how the registered nurses assessment skills touch every area of care and make the workflow go smooth in the emergency room. Since September 11, 2011, Hurricane Katrina, and recurring mass shootings, emergency and disaster preparedness has a whole new meaning for the US population. What is the role of the registered nurse in ensuring continuity of care and maintaining safety for the patient? The registered nurse is one of the few healthcare professionals that will see a patient before, during, and after surgery. How does the role change affect care and what are the challenges for nurses?