APRIL 8, 2019

Surgical training via virtual reality. Treatments based on patient genetics. Modular walls and ceilings that let you reconfigure your OR without major construction. Command centers that analyze data to predict the risks for surgical site infections. Artificial intelligence that reads images and makes diagnoses.

Patient care expectations, research, and technology advances are driving a new norm of rapid change for perioperative practice, workflows, and OR design.

Simply put, the future has arrived.

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Don't Miss Events

For more information on this week’s schedule, download the conference app for free on both Apple and Android devices. Also, if you miss a session, session recordings are available for AORN Expo attendees only the following day. Streaming of all recordings are available to conference attendees until May 26.

Poster Displays

7am-5pm
Levels 1-4

Voting–AORN Nation Election

Voting is open midnight tomorrow!
Visit Level 3 – Hall A lobby during
conference hours or go online.

AORN Foundation–Silent Auction

7:30am-1:30pm
Room 102 and online

Expo Hall Open

10am-4pm
Expo Hall

AORN Congress–First House of Delegates

4:30pm-5:30pm
Grand Ballroom

AORN Foundation Boots & Bling Party

8-11pm
Nashville Underground

FACEBOOK GALLERY

AORN's Facebook Gallery

Don't miss the highlights. Check out our Expo 2019 Facebook album.


EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

“As we are sitting here and talking to you for the next hour, two people will die from prescription opioid overdose,” said Katie Liljestrand, RN, MBA.

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Paul H. Keckley, PhD, a healthcare policy expert and analyst, categorized healthcare’s future into five “buckets” in his Leadership Summit session.

AORN CONGRESS

Attendees participated in a robust discussion of membership levels and benefits, as well as governance, education and certification concerns.

GENERAL SESSIONS

How does a Grammy-nominated musical artist begin a motivational speech? With a piano solo and some serious crowd enthusiasm, obviously.

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Alexander A. Hannenberg, MD shared how simulations can improve OR efficiency.

FEATURED EXHIBITOR

Your Skills Make a Difference

U.S. Army Medicine has one of the most advanced health care systems, innovative technology, and extensive training programs in the world. Visit Army Nurse Recruiting booth #610 or go to healthcare.goarmy.com/ox17

ICT - Infection Control Today

What's Happening at AORN Central


10:30am Revisions to the AORN Evidence Model
11am Guideline Essentials: How to Get Up to Speed on a Guideline in 5 Minutes
11:30am Guideline Essentials: How to Validate Staff Competencies
12pm The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Periop Data
1pm Stop Smoking in the OR - The AORN Go Clear Award Program
2pm Introduction to Periop 202 Total Knee Arthroplasty
3pm The AORN Facility Reference Center: The Guidelines and So Much More

AWARDS

Congratulations to the 2019 Chapter of the Year, #2601 AORN of Greater Kansas City, as well as the winners of the Chapter Excellence and Chapter Accountability Standards awards.

AWARDS

Winners were recognized for outstanding 2018 AORN Journal articles at yesterday afternoon's Awards Ceremony.

AWARDS

Individual award winners were honored for their various contributions to perioperative nursing at yesterday afternoon's Awards Ceremony.

AWARDS

AORN Go Clear Awards were given to healthcare organizations for their efforts to go surgical smoke-free.

AWARDS

Jerry G. Peers Distinguished Service Award

The 2019 Jerry G. Peers Distinguished Service Award was given to Sheila Allen, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA(E) at yesterday’s Jerry G. Peers Lectureship.

AWARDS

CORE Award Winner

The AORN CORE Award - Center of OR Excellence – was awarded yesterday to UF Health - North Tower Operating Room for distinguishing themselves by improving every aspect of perioperative patient care. Learn more about how your OR can qualify.


Foundation News

TOMORROW IS AORN FOUNDATION DAY

Tomorrow is AORN Foundation Day – a time to reflect on the impact of giving and celebrate how your generosity is Supporting the Nurses Who Make Surgery Safe. Each year, we encourage attendees to stop by the Foundation booth to say hello and to make their annual donation. We look forward to seeing you on Level 3 – Hall B. No time to stop by? Simply text “NURSE” to 720-770-4624 or donate now.

Please join us for the AORN Foundation General Session to hear Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF, Ret. speak on “Pushing the Envelope: Being the Best When It Counts.” We’ll also announce the 2019 Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist Award recipient.

SILENT AUCTION CLOSES TODAY

AORN Foundation’s Silent Auction is in Room 102. Bid on travel packages, electronics, jewelry, sports items and more! Bid online anytime (Group #955). Today’s hours: 7:30am-1:30pm (auction closes).

BOOTS & BLING EVENING PARTY TONIGHT – SOLD OUT

See you tonight at the AORN Foundation’s Boots & Bling Evening Party from 8-11pm at Nashville Underground, 105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201. Special thanks to STERIS, STERIS Instrument Management Services, and Pedigo for their support of this event.

SUPPORT PERIOPERATIVE NURSES YEAR ROUND

Make your donation, sign up for monthly giving, or purchase an honorary brick for the Pathway to Patient Safety. Go to the AORN Foundation Booth in Level 3 – Hall B Lobby. No time to stop by? Simply text “NURSE” to 720-770-4624 or donate now.

A Growing Partnership

HealthStream’s CEO Bobby Frist Jr. spoke to the important partnership between HealthStream® and AORN at yesterday afternoon’s Jerry G. Peers Lectureship.

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And the Winners are...

Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2019 has many fun and exciting contests and giveaways. Here’s a list of yesterday’s lucky winners.

Let Us Buy You Lunch

Mon. and Tues. lunch is on AORN. Just show your badge to the cashier at a concession inside the exhibit hall to receive up to $15 off your purchase.

Test Drive the FRC

Anyone connected to the convention center Wi-Fi has free, open access to the Facility Reference Center while at AORN Expo. Go to www.aornguidelines.org.