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Ideas to Celebrate Perioperative Nurse Week

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Commit to supporting " Time Out"

Promote patient safety by pledging to support a "Time Out" for Every Patient, Every Time. Check out additional patient safety resources!

Recruit the Next Generation

Reach the next generation of perioperative nurses! Engage students and members of your community. Read member success stories. Get tips and ideas to successfully attract students to your workplace, reach students in their schools and plan your event.

Organize a Teddy Bear Hospital

Create an understanding of the perioperative nursing profession with the Teddy Bear Hospital! Kids bring their stuffed animals to learn about patient care, meet real nurses, and touch and feel medical instruments as their much-loved teddy bears get the care they need!

Host an Open House

Host a class about Patient Safety in the OR! Invite students, pre-procedure patients, families, your elected officials/staff, or the public. Get started with step-by-step instructions!

Send an AORN Gift Item

Send your perioperative staff, colleagues and friends a special gift from AORN's Gift Store.

Make a donation to the AORN Foundation

Honor your colleagues by making a donation in their name to the AORN Foundation or by purchasing a brick honoring them in the Pathway to Patient Safety. Acknowledgement on your behalf will be sent to each colleague you honor.

Become a Member Ambassador

Collaborate with your colleagues and network with AORN members nationwide. Become an AORN Top Recruiter and get rewards for each new member you recruit!

View Prioperative Nurse Week Proclamations

Find out if your city or state has officially proclaimed November 7 - 13 as Perioperative Nurse Week!

Invite an Elected Official to your Chapter Meeting

Get step-by-step instructions on how to invite an Elected Official (Local, State, or Federal) or Staffer to your local Chapter Meeting.

Host a Fundraiser

Host a fundraiser to help support perioperative nurses. Donations to AORN Foundation funds continuing education, leadership development, patient safety, workplace safety, and more.

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