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The NLDC Report for September
Being a leader is not something we do, it is something we become. We cannot "become" without each other. All goals reached are a result of a team effort, countless connections and mentoring.

AORN National Election – 2014-2015 Ballot is Now Online
The NLDC recently completed their ballot deliberations and the ballot is published on the AORN website.

CMS releases final rule for 2015 and beyond
Earlier this month CMS issued a final rule for Exchange and Insurance Market Standards for 2015 and beyond. The rule focused on consumer notices, quality reporting and enrollee satisfaction surveys, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), standards for Navigators

Time Out Day is an advocacy tool!
National Time Out Day is June 11, 2014, and it is a powerful tool that supports surgical nurses’ ability to speak up for safe practices in the operating room. Initiated as an annual awareness campaign by AORN in 2004, it

AORN participates in White House call on ACA
On Tuesday, March 11, AORN participated in a call with the White House and First Lady, Michelle Obama. The purpose of the call was to provide an update on Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange enrollment, discuss upcoming initiatives, and thank

Implantable, life-supporting and life-sustaining devices need UDI by September 2015
FDA releases Final Rule on unique device identification for medical devices 

10 must-have qualities for ASC administrators
The position of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) administrator is highly sought after, and justifiably so.

What does cultural competency mean to OR nurses?
"Patients are the center of the wheel," says Donna A. Pritchard, RN, BSN, MA, NE BC, CN OR, director of perioperative services at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. "They — and their families — are our primary focus.

Surgical Fires: 5 Life-Saving Steps
Each year, there are 550-650 surgical fires in the United States, a figure comparable to other surgical accidents such as wrong-site surgery or retained instruments, according to the ECRI Institute.

UDI rule is final, now what
The same technology used to track grocery store purchases will now be required in health care, following publication of the FDA’s final rule requiring mandatory use of unique device identification (UDI) for medical products.

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