The Stitch

Putting the Pieces Together for Novice Perioperative Nurses

Introducing The Stitch

Rebecca Vortman

Welcome to the inaugural issue of AORN’s digital community for novice perioperative nurses and the educators and preceptors who support them: The Stitch: Putting the Pieces Together for Novice Perioperative Nurses. I invite you to explore the digital community and share it with your colleagues.

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Featured Pieces

Dear Masked Maven

Frustrated with your preceptor? Get yelled at during a case? Anxious about your first time being on call? The Masked Maven is here to provide you with expert advice to help you navigate your first few years in the OR. Read More

Developing Your Skills

Procedure Quick Tips, Clinical and Professional Tips and Tricks

Sharing Your Stories and Advice

Finding Your Why, Lessons Learned, Proud and Discouraging Moments, You've Got This!

In Scrubs & In Stitches

In Scrubs and In Stitches, a comic written and illustrated by a perioperative nurse, puts a spotlight on the day-to-day work of the surgical team. From the frustrating and challenging to the rewarding and humorous, get a glimpse into this OR filled with relatable stories and experiences.

Challenging Yourself

Quizzes, Games, Self-Assessment Tools

Educating and Precepting

Group Educational Activities, Tips for Teaching

Building Trust With Your New Hire

By: Lauren Danforth, MSN, RN, NPD-BC | 06/15/2023
Building trust between the new hire and preceptor takes time, but there are some steps that a preceptor can take to develop the trusting relationship.

Throwback Theater

They did what?! Step back in time and learn about the origins of surgery: the instruments, the procedures, and the people that had a role in making the specialty what it is today. Read More