APRIL 9, 2019


Johnson & Johnson has been the platinum sponsor of AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo for 10 years.

One of the biggest benefits of AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo to nurses is the education available in the Expo hall. Melissa Fischer, senior manager of clinical education at Johnson & Johnson, is a firsthand witness to this.

Fischer spoke with AORN about its importance and what Johnson & Johnson does to support nurses in general.

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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 National Election

Level 3 – Hall A Lobby at AORN Expo
Or, from anywhere online.

AORN Foundation Silent Auction
Pick-Up/Check-Out

11:30am-3pm
Room 102

AORN Congress – Second Forum

2-3pm
Grand Ballroom

AORN Foundation General Session

Pushing the Envelope: Being the Best When It Counts
Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF, Ret.
4:30pm-5:45pm
Grand Ballroom

Expo Hall Open

9am-2pm
Expo Hall

FACEBOOK GALLERY

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


A President’s Week at AORN Expo

As her term begins to wrap up, President Stephanie Davis MSHA, RN, CNOR, CSSM expressed gratitude for her time as AORN President and is thrilled to host fellow attendees in her hometown of Nashville.

LIFELONG LEARNING

Learn how an AORN member furthered her perioperative higher education.

ADVOCACY

Tennessee State Senate Deputy Speaker Janice Bowling visited the Expo Hall.

What's Happening at AORN Central (#2234)


9:30am Overview of the AORN Ambulatory Surgery Division
10:30am Revisions to the AORN Evidence Model
10:30am Stop Smoking in the OR – The AORN Go Clear Award
11am Guideline Essentials: How to Assess Areas for Compliance
12pm Stop Smoking in the OR - The AORN Go Clear Award Program
1pm The AORN Facility Reference Center: The Guidelines and So Much More

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Doreen Wagner, PhD, RN, CNOR, and Vallire Hooper, PhD, RN, CPAN, FAAN shared their research on unplanned hypothermia.

AORN CONGRESS

Late Monday afternoon AORN President Stephanie Davis called the first session of the House of Delegates of the 66th Annual AORN Congress to order.

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Jacquelyn Duplantis, RN, MSN, a surveyor for the Joint Commission, walked attendees though the survey process.

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Ann B. Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC shared several scenarios of how a succession plan works and why you need one.


Foundation News

HAPPY AORN FOUNDATION DAY

AORN Foundation Day is a time to celebrate the impact of giving and education. We encourage attendees to stop by the Foundation booth on Level 3 – Hall B to say hello and to make their annual donation to join the effort of Supporting the Nurses Who Make Surgery Safe. No time to stop by? Simply text “NURSE” to 720-770-4624 or donate now.

AORN FOUNDATION GENERAL SESSION

Join us today for the AORN Foundation General Session as we hear Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF, Ret. speak on “Pushing the Envelope: Being the Best When It Counts” and we’ll announce our 2019 Outstanding Nurse Philanthropist Award recipient.

SILENT AUCTION–WINNERS’ PICK UP TODAY

Thank you to everyone who bid on items at the Silent Auction. If you received notification that you were the high bidder on any items, please go to room 102 between 11:30am and 3pm today to claim them. High bidders are responsible for shipping which is available in the Mail Home Center.

WHO THE FOUNDATION HELPS

Your support of the AORN Foundation provides academic scholarships, professional development grants, and training tools for nurses to promote patient and workplace safety. Meet those your generosity is impacting.



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

Lunch is on AORN today. Just show your attendee badge to the cashier at a concession inside the expo 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.