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Sterile Processing/Supply Chain Management Specialty Assembly

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Perioperative leaders who manage or interface with central supply, sterile processing, or purchasing departments.

Purpose Statements

  • Provide and promote a dynamic network for AORN members to address current trends and issues related to sterile processing and materials management.

  • Assess, promote, and provide focused education programs.

  • Develop a greater understanding between perioperative nursing, sterile processing, and materials management.

  • Serve as a resource to AORN to help promote safe patient care on issues related to sterile processing and materials management.

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The AORN Foundation will hold a silent auction to “Support the Nurses Who Make Surgery Safe” at the Surgical Conference & Expo 2015 in Denver. Proceeds from this event will support programs of the AORN Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AORN. Please join us in donating to an auction item by completing the AORN Foundation online donation form. Add “SPMM Silent Auction” in the “In Honor Of” box. Please make your donation by Friday, March 6, 2015.

2014-2015 Coordinating Council

Chair - Patti Fritz, BS, RN, CNOR
Past Chair - Paula Nania, RN, MSN, CNOR
Communication Chair - Christine Polak, RN
Education Chair - TBD
Professional/Practice Issues Chair - Cynthia Spry, MSN, MA, RN, CNOR, CSIT
AORN CNP Staff Liaison - Sharon Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA
AORN Board Liaison - Martha Stratton, MSN, MHSA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
AORN Staff Consultant - Debbie Robichaud Stephen

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