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Pediatric Specialty Assembly

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Perioperative nurses who specialize in or are interested in working with pediatric patients, ranging from neonates to adolescents.

Purpose Statements

  • Provide a forum for pediatric nurses for networking.

  • Unify pediatric perioperative nurses and to enhance pediatric research and education.

  • Enhance communication among nurses who have similar work functions.

  • Promote safe patient care through the application of AORN's standards and recommended practices in perioperative settings.

2014-2015 Coordinating Council

Chair - Stella Harrington, RN, BSN, CNOR
Past Chair - Kristy Simmons, RN, CNOR
Communication Chair - Kristy Simmons, RN, CNOR
Education Chair - Luci Hanus, MEd, BSN, RN, CNOR
Professional/Practice Issues Chair - TBD
AORN CNP Staff Liaison - Bonnie Denholm, RN, MS, CNOR
AORN Board Liaison - Karen Knapp, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA
AORN Staff Consultant - Debbie Robichaud Stephen

As a member of this assembly, you can contact any member of the coordinating council via email using your AORN username and password through ORNurseLink.


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