FROM THE PRESIDENT
new officers for the coming year:
President Elect: Alicia Urbanitch
Vice President: Betsy Sramek
Treasurer: Sherry Bass
Secretary: Sunya Laws
Nominating Committee: Virginia Kenney
Board Members: Chris Poolson, and Anita Sanzin
I hope that everyone
has a safe and wonderful holiday this season and enjoys family and friends.
Carolyn Cross, RN
Date: November 18, 2003
Place: Executive Dining Room
Gulf Coast Medical Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Beverly Thomas
Topic: The Advancement
of Bloodless Surgery
Dinner 4:30 P.M.
Olive Garden, Biloxi
Dates to remember and/or Education Notes:
Free Online Continuing Education
Activity to Honor Perioperative Nurses During AORN Perioperative
Nurse Week. Perioperative Nurse Week Theme: Perioperative Nurses: Providing Safe Patient Care in the OR and Beyond
by Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD,
1.5 Contact Hours
Available November 10-30,
The article originally appeared in
the AORN Journal, (November, 2002) 812 818
November 9-15, 2003
LOCAL SOUNDS FROM COASTAL
BILOXI REGIONAL HOSPITAL:
No news this month.
GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER:
celebrated Perioperative Nurses week in high fashion at our facility. A pictoral
display was presented so visitors and staff could see the wonderful faces of our surgical services teams . Also special recognition was displayed on our GCMC sign on HWY 90 Beach Blvd. We would like to announce that Alicia Urbanitch will be going PRN very soon. We will miss her smiling face and professional attitude on a daily basis.
Alicia is also our only CRNFA in our facility. With sympathy and regret,
in October, we announce the loss of Dr.Harrell Pace. He was one of the founding
fathers of Gulf Coast Medical Center and we will miss him deeply. Our thoughts
and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.
GULF COAST OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER:
Greetings! We would like to welcome new staff member
Cindy Spence. We would like to wish new staff member Shadeequa Smith good luck
on her exam for surgical technologists certification. She will be testing this
month and Congratulations also go out to her on receiving her CCAF degree from the Air Force.
Well Done, Dee!
HANCOCK MEDICAL CENTER:
Congratulations to Sandy Rutherford who has lost 90 + lbs. since January and to Allison Menieuri who has lost 80 +
lbs. since January. They has lost using the old tried and true, Weight Watchers
method. Way to go girls!! Virginia
and her sister recently visited with her son, Billy, who is stationed in Iraq. Virginia
spend a week with Billy in Germany who was on medical leave. We continue to send
up our prayers for her and her family.
Greetings! We are moving forward with the renovations in the OR and
are looking forward to the end product. We regret to announce that we are losing
Janice Sawyer-Jackson. She will be moving to a neighboring facility very soon. We would like to welcome Dr. Doty to our facility.
He is a new neurosurgeon to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
OCEAN SPRINGS HOSPITAL:
No news this month
COLUMBIA GARDEN PARK
No news this month.
would like to have all the members Email addresses. Please email these to Sunya.Laws@tenethealth.com
Note from the editor:
In order to expedite information, it would
appreciated if you could email your news and updates by the 15th of each month.
E-mail to: Sunya.Laws@Tenethealth.com or fax your information to GCOSC @ 594.2934
"Perioperative Nurses: Providing safe patient care in the OR and beyond"sm
AORN is proud to honor perioperative registered nurses throughout the year, but especially
during Perioperative Nurse Weeksm. "OR Nurse Week" is now referred to as "Perioperative Nurse Weeksm"
to more accurately reflect the broad spectrum of patient care services provided to surgical patients by perioperative registered
nurses. Perioperative Nurse Weeksm for 2003 is November 9-15. The theme is "Perioperative Nurses: Providing
Safe Patient Care In the OR and Beyond."sm
Perioperative registered nurses and other practitioners who care for surgical patients have a
long tradition of working toward patient safety and improving the quality of patient care. Surgical patients rely on the skills,
knowledge, and expertise of perioperative registered nurses.
AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is committed to providing quality,
safe patient care, thus preventing errors and adverse events during the perioperative phases of care. Though these efforts
have been ongoing, AORN's commitment to patient safety is reflected in its Patient Safety First Initiative.
AORN's Patient Safety First initiative, provides resources for perioperative registered nurses
and others to turn with patient safety issues, including