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To help you navigate your first Expo with confidence, one nurse put together a top 20 list of things to remember as you plan your trip and as you make your way through this exciting perioperative event.

To be a nurse means to have resilience, strength, and the ability to care for others while being in control. It's about having faith and knowing you are doing what you are meant to do.

This recognition was a tremendous surprise and validation of the effort I put into training our soldiers. It was an incredible honor.

In one defining moment, I faced a dilemma: Should I delay reaching my professional pinnacle to fulfill the responsibilities of full-time parenthood to my firstborn, while in my prime of youth and at a critical juncture in my career trajectory?

Effective communication is essential to safe patient hand-offs. The updated guideline includes a revised recommendation that calls for staff training on structured hand-off protocols. Find elements of an effective structured hand-off to develop or refine your process.

Almost half of all nurses looking to pursue graduate education are opting for the Nurse Practitioner path—is it right for you? One NP expert breaks down what it takes and where it can get you.

Elevate your quality initiatives by avoiding these common pitfalls in 2023 studies and exploring a sample case that sheds light on crucial aspects of a performance improvement project.

Discover the challenges and lessons learned by a new periop RN in the OR. From spotting contamination to advocating for patient safety, read about the importance of speaking up and working together for the best outcomes.

Building a trusting relationship between the new hire and preceptor takes time, but there are some things that a preceptor can do to develop the trusting relationship, like be explicit about expectations, create opportunities for clinical experiences, provide a feedback form and create a psychologically safe environment.

Nurses are familiar with Florence Nightingale, but how many are familiar with the Black nurses who helped cure tuberculosis in New York City in the 1930s?

The type and size of suture used for a procedure are based on numerous factors, such as wound location and size, desired strength, and type of repair.

Virginia Smoke Evacuation Legislation headed to Governor Youngkin.

Self-care is an essential, but often neglected, element of the transition to perioperative practice.

In this week’s Periop Life blog, Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D. shares guidance for leaders on creating a forum for staff to openly discuss instances of workplace incivility and effectively resolve them.

Explore the latest guideline updates on surgical attire. From what to wear in specific areas to keeping your gear clean. Discover key updates: team decisions on attire changes, lanyard use, and sanitizing personal electronics. A must-read for every surgical nurse aiming for top-notch infection prevention.

The year ahead will see nurses and healthcare leaders tackling longstanding challenges using new solutions. Sci-Fi tech like artificial intelligence (AI) and task-oriented robots will drive safe, efficient care. Data-driven planning and new models of staffing will strengthen our workforce. And we’ll see improved patient care by applying what we know about social determinants of health.

Periop Leadership Advice from AORN. 5-Step Guide to Effective Negotiations: Get better at asking for what you need for yourself, your patients, and your staff.

How are you compensated compared to your peers? Outpatient Surgery Magazine explores this topic and uncovers a variety of issues impacting leaders daily.

Join AORN as we celebrate 75 years of providing the standards of care for perioperative nurses, their patients and surgical teams. Tune into our member town hall. And attend AORN Congress in March 2024.

Master surgical site prep. AORN's new cards will guide you through each step of preop planning and safety precautions. Available only to AORN members.

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