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Ambulatory Surgery Specialty Assembly

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Perioperative nurses and administrators who work in ambulatory settings or are interested in specialty surgery centers, office-based settings, free-standing surgery centers, or hospital-based outpatient centers.

Purpose Statements

  • Enhance communication among perioperative nurses who practice in either a freestanding, office-based, or hospital-based ambulatory surgery facility.

  • Provide specialty education related to perioperative practices for the ambulatory surgery patient.

  • Serve as a resource for health care professionals.

  • Facilitate application of perioperative research to the ambulatory surgery patient.

2014-2015 Coordinating Council

Chair - Melissa Waibel, RN, BSN, CNOR, CASC
Past Chair - Beverly Kirchner, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC
Communication Chair - Jan Allison, RN, CHSP
Education Chair - Karen Reiter, RN, CNOR, RNFA
Professional/Practice Issues Chair - Lisa Berus, RN, MSN, MEd
AORN CNP Staff Liaison - Jan Davidson, RN, MSN
AORN Board Liaison - Sandy Albright, BSN, RN, CNOR
AORN Staff Consultant - Debbie Robichaud Stephen

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