Expo Daily News | April 3, 2016

The evenings are about relaxing and making connections with other nurses from around the world. All of you have expertise to share with each other for your future challenges. There are a variety of events to facilitate coming together and making new friends and colleagues. I know you will also have fun!

Whether you are a seasoned expert or an Expo first-timer, this week will be full, rewarding and, I believe, transformative for your practice and your professional development. Please enjoy this first edition of the Expo Daily News and thank you for attending and being part of making Expo 2016 an amazing experience for us all!

Renae Battié, MN, RN, CNOR


Don't Miss Events on Sunday

Poster Displays 7am–5pm Level 2
AORN Congress: Voting for Candidates 7am–5pm Arena Lobby
AORN Foundation Silent Auction 7:30am–4:30pm Room 208
AORN Opening Ceremony 2pm–3pm Arena
General Session
Speaker: Amy Purdy
3:30pm–4pm Arena
Exhibit Hall
Opening Reception
4:30pm–7pm Exhibit Hall

Vote for the 2015-2016 AORN National Candidates online at www.aorn.org/vote or in the Arena Lobby. Officers, Board of Directors, and the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee will be elected via electronic ballot by all AORN members in good standing.

Foundation News

Tickets available for Silver Soiree

Monday, 4/4 | 8 - 11:30pm | House of Blues

Dance and enjoy as we celebrate the AORN Foundation’s 25th anniversary in style.

$35 includes admission and two drink tickets
Cocktail attire
Tickets available at the Foundation Booth in Lobby B

Silent Auction

Saturday, 4/2–Tuesday, 4/5 | Room 208 A & B

Stop and shop to support the AORN Foundation. The Silent Auction offers a variety items, including vacation packages, electronics, gift cards, sports memorabilia, and more.

Silent Auction Hours:

  • Saturday, April 2: 12–4:30pm
  • Sunday, April 3: 7:30am–4:30pm
  • Monday, April 4: 7:30am–1:30pm (close)
  • Tuesday, April 5: 11:30am–3pm (pick-up)

Smoking in the OR?

AORN's Go Clear Award

When perioperative nurses are exposed to unevacuated surgical smoke, the short term effect can be watering or burning eyes, nausea, sore throat, chest congestion, or coughing. Long term, it gets worse, with a risk for diseases that are commonly linked to cigarette smoking. Surgical masks are not an adequate defense against carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde or toluene.

To educate the perioperative team on the hazards of surgical smoke, AORN and Medtronic have partnered to provide education and tools to implement safe smoke evacuation practices. Facilities and operating rooms that work toward reducing and eliminating surgical smoke may apply for the AORN Go Clear Award to demonstrate their commitment to a safe workplace.

Learn more about the hazards of smoke in the operating room in AORN Central Booth 2688 on Monday, April 4 at 11:30am or Tuesday, April 5 at 10:30am. More information can also be found here: www.aorn.org/goclear.

Expo Tips

Daily Expo Tips

  1. 400K sq. ft. is a lot of ground to cover. Each day pick 15 to 20 booths you want to visit.
  2. Eat often and always in small portions. AORN will host am and pm breaks with complimentary snacks and beverages in the exhibit hall.
  3. If contact hours are your main focus, concentrate on acquiring the educational handouts first, as they go quickly.
  4. Best places to see the daily Disneyland fireworks? Visit this blog post.


Visit AORN Central

Come learn more about AORN products and programs.

Amy Purdy Book Signing 4:30pm–5:15pm
AORN Conference Mobile App Demo 5:45pm
AORN Conference Mobile App Demo 6:30pm

AORN Bookstore Closes at 1pm Today

Free Daily Giveaways

We’re giving away a free gift with every purchase in the bookstore while supplies last! Don’t miss out on your chance to take home a great prize.

10% Discount – This Week Only!

Get 10% off these select online products at the AORN Bookstore:

  • AORN eBooks
    • Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, 2016 edition
    • AORN’s Guidelines for Autologous Tissue
    • Core Curriculum for the RN First Assistant
    • AORN Guidelines and Tools for the Sterile Processing Team
  • ASC Infection Prevention Course
  • Administration of Moderate Sedation in the ASC
  • Prep for CNOR Course