David A. Wyatt
David A. Wyatt, MA, MPH, BSN, RN, CNOR
Administrative Director of Operative Services
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
In this session, Wyatt will lead a discussion of what professionalism means in the discipline of nursing, particularly as it relates to perioperative nursing management. He will identify ethical standards of nursing practice and discuss how participants can apply concepts of professionalism to current nursing management practices.
The purpose of this continuing education activity is to provide an overview of professionalism and ethics in nursing practice as they relate to perioperative nursing management. The content is based on task statements generated by a comprehensive job analysis of surgical services managers. They are:
- Uphold and act upon ethical and professional standards.
- Pursue and promote professional development opportunities.
- Maintain active involvement in professional organizations.
- Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:
- Discuss professionalism in the discipline of nursing.
- Identify ethical standards of nursing practice.
- Apply concepts of professionalism to nursing management practices.
About the speaker:
Wyatt is Administrative Director of Operative Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Wyatt is responsible for operational management and clinical leadership for the inpatient and ambulatory adult surgical division. In addition to executive clinical leadership, Mr. Wyatt is involved in strategic development and physician relations for the surgery service lines. Mr. Wyatt has been involved in information technology implementations in the perioperative setting including scheduling, intraoperative documentation, as well as selection processes for hospital-wide systems. He has also worked on several projects related to performance improvement, patient outcome management, and patient safety; designing methods of data collection based from computerized documentation. Mr. Wyatt served on the National AORN Board of Directors from 2008 - 2012. Currently, Mr. Wyatt is a PhD student at the University of Colorado College of Nursing with research interests in health services, health promotion, evidence based practice in nursing care, and the impact of the practice environment on patient outcomes.