Celebrate Perioperative Nurses
November 8 – 14, 2020
Perioperative Nurses Week celebrates our profession, our practice, and our ongoing commitment to our teams and patients. The recognition is especially well-deserved as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and COVID-19 collide, making your commitment to perioperative practice equally challenging and rewarding.
Our Perioperative Nurses Week theme this year is Safe Surgery Together: Strength in Numbers. At AORN, we know perioperative nurses are all warriors and advocates for our patients and their families.
We encourage you to use this week to reflect on your worth, your value, and your many contributions to safe patient care.
CELEBRATE PERIOP NURSES WEEK
Let's Eat Cake
Plan a gathering with cake or cupcakes. Just download the cake topper or the cupcake topper and send it to your favorite baker (or supermarket), tell them what size you’d like, and they’ll do the rest.
Post your Periop Proud pics on your social channels using #periopnursesweek2020 and @AORN on Facebook or @aornpics on Instagram.
Decorate Your Workplace
Share Your Celebration Experience
Whenever and however you choose to celebrate, share what inspires your perioperative practice during Perioperative Nurses Week, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win:
- a free registration to the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2021, or
- a free, one-year AORN membership, or
- one of five $100 gift cards
You must be an AORN member to win. Winners will be contacted directly – please be sure your AORN member contact information is current.
How to Enter
- Take a photo or video (less than :30 seconds), capturing what inspires your practice
- Share it on your Instagram and Facebook account and tag us (@AORN on Facebook; @aornpics on Instagram)
- Add the hashtag #periopnursesweek2020
- Share your post
For an extra chance to win, complete this form.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020
The surgical team members work together to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient. Honor your surgical team members on your break, at lunch, or during a Zoom call. We know it’s hard to get everyone together, how about writing a simple note of appreciation to a colleague? It can make a much-appreciated contribution to their day.
The DAISY Award
Creating and sustaining a healthy and safe work environment is important. Meaningful recognition, through The DAISY Award contributes to such an environment by celebrating the compassionate practices that take place in the operating room each day. Take a moment to recognize a perioperative nurse colleague or team for their valuable contributions in the delivery of extraordinary compassionate care in the surgical setting. Contact your onsite DAISY Coordinator or contact the DAISY Foundation directly to learn how peer to peer nominations can be submitted.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020
Now is the time to advocate for perioperative nursing practice by sending a letter to your legislators, submitting a letter to the editor of your local paper(s), or requesting a proclamation. Request the proclamation instructions and the 2020 template from Jennifer Pennock.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020
AORN chapters are the vital link between National AORN and local members. Participating in your local (or virtual) chapter is a great way to be more involved in the perioperative nursing community. Chapter participation not only allows you to enhance your leadership skills, but it also provides opportunities to contribute new, sustainable mentoring ideas into the next generation of nurses. Chapters provide education, networking, career management resources, and vital support for your profession.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020
We are 42,000 members strong – and a true testament to our “Strength in Numbers” is celebrating each other and ourselves. Post your celebration photos or post a short (less than 30 seconds) video about what inspires your periop practice for a chance to win a free membership to #periopnursesweek2020 AND @AORN on Facebook or @aornpics on Instagram.
Not a member? Join today.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020
Honor your colleague, mentor, or your entire team with a donation to the AORN Foundation. We will send your honoree(s) a personal note to let them know of your contribution. Your donation recognizes the outstanding work of your colleagues and supports other nurses through the AORN Foundation’s education programs.
Donate online or text NURSE to (720) 770-4624 to make a secure donation.