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In this week's edition of the Periop Life blog, discover how Stacey Dusik, MN, RN, CNOR, and her team implemented three powerful strategies that revamped their process.

Patient and worker safety is an essential consideration when using the chair positioning device.

New Minnesota smoke evacuation law goes into effect January 1, 2025.

Time Out is the last chance for every member of the team to review patient and procedure details together and speak up with any safety concerns. The average two-minutes it takes for a fully engaged Time Out is time well spent for patient safety. Time Out Day is June 12. Discover and download Time Out Day resources and education materials from AORN.

Discover effective strategies to stop periop nurse bullying in Stephanie Landmesser's presentation at AORN Expo 2024. Learn how creating respectful, collaborative environments can enhance nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes. Access her insights and more by registering for a Virtual Pass, available through July 15. Explore how to foster a healthier, more supportive OR!

Discover the four essential leadership skills one leader is honing to nurture future leaders, enhance retention, and champion wellness.

Struggling to fill nursing positions in your ASC? You're not alone. The nurse shortage hits surgical specialties hard, especially ASCs. Jeanine Watson is Senior Manager of the Ambulatory Surgery Division at AORN. Listen in as she shares practical strategies to tackle these issues. Discover how to keep your center running smoothly and successfully recruit skilled periop nurses.

A message of encouragement and support for novice perioperative nurses.

A humorous look at working in the OR and managing your first code blue.

In this week’s Periop Life blog, clinical nurse specialist Kizzie Charles, MS, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CNOR, shares how Charles and her team are revolutionizing OR mentorship, combatting burnout, and doubling preceptor satisfaction.

Can you find all words related to laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Linda K. Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, the CEO and Executive Director of AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses), has announced her plans to retire at the end of this year after a new CEO is selected.

A nurse’s health can be lost in the high-stress, high-stakes pace of providing surgical care. Especially in an organization without a strong culture of safety. Use our expert tips to stay safe and healthy in your workplace.

National Nurses Week (May 6th-12) is here, and it’s time to celebrate you, your colleagues and the incredible periop nursing profession!

Struggling with staff shortages and patient experience? Diverse teams mean better care and happier nurses! Watch to unlock the secrets of DEI in the OR!

Discover how one facility modeled its turnover teams after NASCAR pit crews. See how they cut turnover times and improved OR dynamics and built a collaborative process.

A message of encouragement and support for novice perioperative nurses.

One of the key factors that contributed to my success as a new OR nurse was the well-organized and well-appointed orientation by the nurse educator.

In this week’s Periop Life entry, OR manager Hannah Shufeldt, DNP, MSHCM, RN, CNOR, shares her journey in transforming counting practices at her facility.

Test your knowledge about instrument cleaning with this acrostic puzzle.

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