AORN honors surgical nurses this week |

AORN honors surgical nurses this week

Provided to the Tribune

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is proud to honor perioperative registered nurses throughout the year, but especially during Perioperative Nurse Week. “OR Nurse Week” is now referred to as “Perioperative Nurse Week” to more accurately reflect the broad spectrum of patient care services provided to surgical patients by perioperative registered nurses. Perioperative Nurse Week for 2004 is November 14 through 20. The theme is Perioperative Nurses: Touching Lives – Making a Difference.

Sierra Tahoe Chapter of AORN has members in the South Shore, North Shore/Truckee area, Incline Village and Carson Valley. These members are working to help the public in their community recognize their professionalism and efforts to care for the patient first.

Perioperative registered nurses and other practitioners who care for surgical patients have a long tradition of working toward patient safety and improving the quality of patient care. Surgical patients rely on the skills, knowledge, and expertise of perioperative registered nurses.

AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is committed to providing quality, safe patient care, thus preventing errors and adverse events during the perioperative phases of care. Though these efforts have been ongoing, AORN’s commitment to patient safety is reflected in its Patient Safety First Initiative. AORN’s Patient Safety First initiative, provides resources for perioperative registered nurses and others to turn with patient safety issues

Perioperative Nurse Week highlights the history, current opportunities, and future challenges of perioperative nursing. This time of recognition has provided a forum for perioperative nurses to share with the public their responsibilities and dedication to providing the best care possible for surgical patients.

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