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April 1st, 2017 : AORN Global Summit : European speakers

The Power of Global Collaboration in Perioperative Nursing

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Providing exceptional patient care and achieving optimal outcomes is the global goal of perioperative nursing, a goal that requires nurses to be empowered as individuals, and collectively. This power is strengthened by global collaboration, sharing common challenges and innovative solutions to address these challenges.

The past year has made us aware of the important role perioperative nurses assume in rapid, coordinated response to mass casualty events. Lessons learned from terrorist attacks will be presented by experts from Belgium and France. The knowledge shared serves as a valuable resource for emergency preparedness and post event consequences around the world.

Clinical issues also pose a global challenge. Perioperative nurses are charged with preventing pressure injuries and surgical site infections. Yet, how to accomplish this for different patients, undergoing different surgical procedures and unique positioning is a challenge. Panels of international colleagues will share their innovative strategies for prevention of pressure injuries and surgical site infections, progress to date, and next steps.

Working in the operating room and continuously providing high quality patient care can deplete the energy of perioperative personnel, preventing them from doing their best work. To maintain this energy requires a balanced approach and taking care of oneself. An innovative approach used in France, focusing on quality of life in the operating room will be showcased.

The AORN Global Summit brings together a group of international perioperative experts (France, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, and China) to discuss challenges faced in 2017 and share solutions designed to meet these challenges. Roundtable discussions provides an opportunity to network and discuss specific issues identified by attendees.

So join us and take this opportunity to learn solutions to our common challenges from colleagues from around the world who share our passion for empowering nurses to provide exceptional patient care.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 : Program

  • 0800 - 0840 Continental Breakfast (Included With Registration) and Networking

  • 0840 - 0900 Welcome and Introductions
Martha Stratton, MSN, MHSA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, President, AORN
Victoria Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Chair, AORN International Relations Committee

  • 0900 - 1020 Lessons Learned from the Paris and Belgium Attacks (1.3 CH)
Speakers: Françoise Delsa, OR Nurse Manager, Hospital Erasme, Free University of Brussels, Belgium and Nathalie Nion, Senior Executive Manager, Pôle Assistance Publicly Hospitals of Paris, France
Moderator: Olivier Willième, MSN, RN, CNOR Member, AORN International Relations Committee

  • 1020 - 1120 Pressure Injury Prevention (1.0 CH)
Speakers: Li GUO, President of Operating Room Committee, Chinese Nursing Association and OR Head Nurse, Peking University Third Hospital; Mei XU, RN, Peking Union Medical College Hospital; Li HE, The Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China; Patricia Nicholson, Associate Professor, Perioperative Course Director, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Moderator: Leilani Salimone, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC, Member, AORN International Relations Committee

  • 1120 - 1130 Break (request will be submitted for photographer to take group photo; sign to hold ordered)

  • 1130 - 1230 Infection Prevention: Experiences with the SSI Bundle (1.0 CH)
Speakers: Charmaine Betzema-Wagenaar, OR Project Manager, Hospital Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden, The Netherlands and Marcia Hitomi Takeiti, RN, Head Nurse, Heart Institute Medical School of University of São Paulo, Brazil
Moderator: TBD

  • 1230 - 1330 Lunch (Included With Registration)

  • 1330 - 1430 Roundtable Discussion (1.0 CH)
General Facilitator: Patrick E. Voight, MSA, BSN, RN, CNOR, Mentor, AORN International Relations Committee

  • 1430 - 1440 Break

  • 1440 - 1540 An Approach Focused on the Quality of Life in ORs (1.0 CH)
Speaker: Maryse Boilon, Senior Health Manager, Unaibode, Marseille, France
Moderator: Ruth Shumaker, BSN, RN, CNOR, Member, AORN International Relations Committee

  • 1540 – 1545 Wrap-up

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