First, I hope that everyone had a fun, and safe summer. The fall is approaching and it is time to return to the business of AORN!!! I am looking very forward to working with everyone this year. I would like to congratulate our new officers for the coming year:
President Elect: Alicia Urbanitch
Vice President: Betsy Sramek
Treasurer: Sherry Bass
Secretary: Sunya Laws
The remaining new officers will be announced at Tuesdays meeting. I hope to see everyone there.
Carolyn Cross, RN
MONTHLY MEETING INFORMATION
Date: September 16, 2003
Time: 5:30 P.M.
Place: Olive Garden, Biloxi
Dinner 4:30 P.M.
Olive Garden, Biloxi
Dates to remember:
Celebrate National Healthcare Central Service Week October 12-18, 2003
AORN 2003 MULTISPECIALTY CONFERENCE
September 25-28, 2003
Denver Marriott City Center
Perioperative Nurse Week
November 9-15, 2003
LOCAL SOUNDS FROM COASTAL HOSPITALS
BILOXI REGIONAL HOSPITAL:
I am very proud to say that in July, we were inspected and passed by JCAHO and also, we passed a survey conducted by Medicare. We did great on both surveys and appreciate all the hard work put forth by our staff.
GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER:
Summer has flown by and it is that time again!!! The Surgical Services Department here at Gulf Coast has been busy this summer. We would like to welcome Yadira Estrada, ORT who has joined our staff recently.
We have had the pleasure of meeting numerous Anesthesiologist and CRNA's over the past few months. We would like to welcome our permanent Anesthesiologist Dr. Robb Siragusa, beginning October 1, 2003.
Congratulations to Jennifer Malley, RN and Christina Freeman, RN who passed the Preceptor course with flying colors.
GULF COAST OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER:
We have been open for business since August 4th, and are currently doing various procedures such as endoscopy, general surgery, orthopedics, and ENT procedures to name a few. We would like to welcome new staff members Jennifer Henrickson and Latoya Sanford OR technicians and Nichoel Chaisson, Sheila Lewis, and Kathy Louviere, nurses. The month of October is Central Sterile Services appreciation month. We would like to encourage everyone to thank the individuals who work so hard to make the surgical services department and safe place for patients and employees.
HANCOCK MEDICAL CENTER:
We would like to welcome Dr. Rimmer to our facility. He is a new general surgeon on staff and is a partner with Dr. Lee. We offer prayers for Virginia Kenneys son who is still serving proudly overseas. Our thoughts are with her and her family.
Greetings! Tom Boswell, Manager OR, has been working hard to improve the appearance of our department and obtain more space for the department. Fortunately, his efforts have finally paid off and the OR will get a new facelift within the next two years. We are in full swing with our computer charting, charging, and inventory management. We have endured some kinks along the way, but are now functioning smoothly and effectively. Hope to see everyone at the meeting.
OCEAN SPRINGS HOSPITAL:
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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
To help you observe Perioperative Nurse Week
Use this sample proclamation to send to your local elected official