Perioperative (Surgical) Nurse

Perioperative (Surgical) Nurse

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Welcome to the Perioperative (Surgical) Nurse Specialty Lounge! It is estimated that there are over 160,000 RNs that specialize in perioperative nursing and this Lounge  provides a professional environment for perioperative nurses and those interested in the specialty. 

As a follower of the specialty, please feel free to post news, meetings, conferences, education opportunities as well as ask and answer questions.

 

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Welcome to the Perioperative (Surgical) Nurse Specialty Lounge! It is estimated that there are over 160,000 RNs that specialize in perioperative nursing and this Lounge  provides a professional environment for perioperative nurses and those interested in the specialty. 

As a follower of the specialty, please feel free to post news, meetings, conferences, education opportunities as well as ask and answer questions.

 

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  • Clinical rotation for student nurses in the Operating Room

    Posted Jan 22, 2017 by Ammie Gates

    Ammie Gates, MSN/CNL student from University of San Francisco. Looking to do a study on effective recruitment strategies for the OR through a student nurse preceptorship educational program. Would like to hear successful outcomes, barriers, or feedback nurses have experienced in recruiting and building up student nurses as potential employees in a Level I trauma teaching f...

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    Ammie Gates, MSN/CNL student from University of San Francisco. Looking to do a study on effective recruitment strategies for the OR through a student nurse preceptorship educational program. Would like to hear successful outcomes, barriers, or feedback nurses have experienced in recruiting and building up student nurses as potential employees in a Level I trauma teaching facility.

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  • Med/surg nurses sought for dissertation research

    Posted Nov 4, 2015 by April Rowe Neal

    Capella University doctoral student, April Rowe Neal, seeks medical-surgical nurses who work with and teach nursing students for research study.

    The purpose of the study is to understand the experiences of nurses who work with nursing students in the clinical learning environment. Medical-surgical nurses who work with and teach nursing students in traditional clinicals...

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    Capella University doctoral student, April Rowe Neal, seeks medical-surgical nurses who work with and teach nursing students for research study.

    The purpose of the study is to understand the experiences of nurses who work with nursing students in the clinical learning environment. Medical-surgical nurses who work with and teach nursing students in traditional clinicals and are NOT designated as a preceptor may participate in this study. Interested parties are excluded in the event of the following: not currently licensed as an RN; employment in an outpatient, ambulatory, or specialty care area; designation as a preceptor; or any clinical association with the researcher. The study involves one 45-60 minute interview and one follow up e-mail. Volunteers may enroll by contacting April Rowe Neal by phone or e-mail.

    Contact Information:

    For more information and questions please contact:

    April Rowe Neal, MS, RN
    507-993-0630 (cell)
    aroweneal@capellauniversity.edu
    IRB-HSR # 2014-1435

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  • ANSELL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2015 ANSELL CARES H.E.R.O. NURSE SERVICE AWARD

    Posted Jun 23, 2015 by Kathryn Chambrovich

    Awarding unsung heroes of healthcare from across the country

    22 June 2015 - Iselin, NJ - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, is proud to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Ansell CaresSM H.E.R.O. (Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome) Nurse Service Award. This award serves to recognize nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, patients, profess...

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    Awarding unsung heroes of healthcare from across the country

    22 June 2015 – Iselin, NJ – Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, is proud to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Ansell CaresSM H.E.R.O. (Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome) Nurse Service Award. This award serves to recognize nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, patients, profession, and communities.

    The 2015 contest was launched at the 62nd annual AORN (Association of perioperative Registered Nurses) Congress held on March 7-11, 2015 in Denver, CO. To kick off the program, nurses were nominated by their peers, followed by a voting period. The top 10 nominees receiving the most votes were named the winners of the 2015 Ansell H.E.R.O.

    Nurse Service Award. In recognition of their accomplishments, each winner will receive a H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award Plaque, a nursing reference book of their choice, and will have their story profiled online at www.ansellhero.com. In addition, Ansell will make a $2,000 charitable donation to the top winners’ charity of their choice.

    This year’s winners are:

     Andrea Wasdovich-Duffner, Vice President, Lake Health Medical Center

     Patricia Perkins, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife, The Center for Children and Women

     Cristina Dimafiles, Charge nurse, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

     Vicky Bermudez, Cardiac Clinical Lead, Duke University Medical Center

     Anahi Munoz, Assistant Professor, Chamberlain College of Nursing

     Blessie Garcia, RNIII, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

     Celeste Grossi RN, MSN, CRRN, CWON, Nursing Instructor, Chamberlain College of Nursing

     Annamma Thomas, Charge Nurse, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

     Sheelu Joseph, RN,BSN , Nurse Manager, CVCU, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

     In Memoriam - Cay Hogan Delaney, RN – RN, Phelps Memorial Hospital

    “On behalf of everyone at Ansell, we would like to congratulate all of the nominees, especially the very deserving top 10,” says Anthony López, President and General Manager, Medical Solutions at Ansell. “We appreciate and admire nurses for the selfless work that they do and the personal sacrifices that they make. We are thrilled that this year’s program has received such exceptional response so that these nurses can be widely recognized for their tireless contributions.”

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  • The Many Career Paths of Perioperative Nursing

    Posted Apr 3, 2015 by Timothy Armes

    With Renae Battie' MN, RN, CNOR

  • OR nurses working into their golden years

    Posted Jan 11, 2015 by Adam Burkhart

    Worried about retirement? You're not alone. Our 2014 annual salary survey found that despite a recovering economy, many are still feeling the effects of the recession -- and it's especially hard on retirement-aged Baby Boomers who don't feel they've saved enough along the way to comfortably call it a career, and who feel forced to work into their golden years.

    "There ju...

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    Worried about retirement? You're not alone. Our 2014 annual salary survey found that despite a recovering economy, many are still feeling the effects of the recession — and it's especially hard on retirement-aged Baby Boomers who don't feel they've saved enough along the way to comfortably call it a career, and who feel forced to work into their golden years.

    "There just isn't enough money to survive on a day-to-day basis as well as plan for the future," says Kathi Gascho, RN, BSN, CASC, director of nursing at the Camp Lowell Surgery Center in Tucson, Ariz.

    READ MORE: Not the Retiring Type > Outpatient Surgery Magazine > January, 2015

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