Workplace Advocacy: Clear the Air
Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, AORN President-Elect/Chair Georgia Council
Sponsored by CONMED
What nurses and technicians are breathing and the longterm health effects make it clear that evacuation of surgical smoke should be foremost in the minds of healthcare providers.
Evidence-Based Practice: COVID Smoke Research
Doreen Wagner, PhD, RN, CNOR FAORN, Chair-Elect – Georgia Council
and Christopher Hudgins, BS, RN, ASN, CNOR, AORN Nominating Committee
Sponsored by CONMED
Original research showing perioperative registered nurses’ knowledge of surgical smoke hazards, national recommendations for evacuation, and differences in surgical smoke evacuation practices before and after the onset of COVID-19 in Georgia and the U.S.
Advocacy: The Heart of PeriOperative Practice
William J. Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, AORN Board of Directors
Sponsored by Aerobiotix
The operating room is a practice area where the veil between heaven and earth is thin. The trust from patient’s creates a bond from our vow to protect that is also sacred and powerful. It is the heart of perioperative practice.
Serve the Song First: Music as Selfcare for the Soul
Christian Paschall, Drummer/Music Director
Perioperative practitioners spent many months caring for COVID patients, often without regard for personal safety. Mental and physical self-care helps healthcare providers care for others. Music is a way to uplift the spirit and refuel the soul. What is your theme song?
Your Voice for Change
Tim Davis – Senior Director-Membership & Government Affairs, Georgia Nurses Association
Surgical Technologists and nurses work side by side to care for patients as valuable members of the surgical team. Together we have a powerful voice for positive change within the profession and as partners.
The Seat of Power: Meet the Lawmakers
Who makes the laws and why is that important to us? Perioperative nurses will partner with lawmakers to point out how far we’ve come and how far we’ve yet to go.