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New Orleans, LA Pre-Congress: March 24–25, 2012 Congress: March 25–29, 2012

Twelve Tracks Six Days One Amazing Event

AORN would like to thank our Industry Partners for their support of the AORN Congress. Register Today!

Why attend Congress? • Learn from a vast array of education sessions • Participate in interactive collaborative boards peer-directed sessions featuring hot topics and relevant/timely issues • Network with your perioperative colleagues experiencing similar challenges and situations • Get your OR product questions answered and compare various products and options • Enjoy the expanded Education Hub – enabling you to view live and recorded sessions you may have missed • Enjoy a truly authentic city - New Orleans

Table of Contents President’s Welcome.......................................... 6 General Session Speakers................................ 8 Week at a Glance.............................................. 13 Education Schedule......................................... 16 How to Register................................................ 33


Pre-Congress Intensives – March 24-25, 2012 Intensive sessions offer deeper learning experiences on critical topics for perioperative nurses and leaders. Walk away with relevant information immediately applicable to your job!

Some of the intensive programs offered:



Considerations for Preventing Surgical Site Infection

A Roadmap to the Lean OR (½-day program)

3rd Annual AORN International Summit

3rd Annual AORN International Summit (continued)

Informatics: The Role of Information Technology in Health Care

Informatics (continued)

Speaking the Foreign Language of Finance

Design for Nurses: Enhancing Educational Outcomes With Superb Handouts, Worksheets, and Take-Aways

Ambulatory Workshop Hands-On Wound Closure Workshop SPD From the Ground Up

Pre-Congress Intensive Workshops are not included in the registration fee. Additional fees apply.


President’s Welcome

Are you thinking about Congress in New Orleans? I am, and so are thousands of others. This one-of-a-kind perioperative event is focused on communication, quality, innovation, and collaboration within your practice. It’s time to register, choose a hotel, and start considering the right sessions to meet our goals, address our gaps, and satisfy our interests. This is the week when we can learn, grow, and connect with experts in our field, comrades in the OR suite, and stand shoulder to shoulder with the AORN leadership. This is the only week of the year created by perioperative professionals for perioperative professionals. It is the all-important and potentially life-changing week that reinvigorates our passion for the OR and reminds us of why we chose this profession. If you’re a first-time attendee, or if you’re new to the OR and you don’t know what to expect from Congress, you can count on incredible education sessions that support your professional development and practice. The content is selected based on hot topics that impact patient safety and our real-world work environment. The speakers are experts in their subject and they present relevant information that we can take back to our facilities, acute care, and ASCs, and use immediately to improve our management style, our skills as educators and mentors and most importantly, our ability to achieve optimal outcomes for our surgical patients. General session speakers motivate and inspire us. At the opening session, Cory Booker, JD, MA, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, will teach us “How to Change the World.” And Lee Woodruff is back – this time with her husband Bob, former ABC anchor and survivor of a traumatic brain injury he received while reporting in Iraq. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house last year when Lee shared the story of his injury, their long road to recovery, and their heartfelt appreciation of the surgical nurses who cared for him.


As a Congress host city, New Orleans is one of my favorites. I’m not surprised that it was rated the Top Destination in the World for Nightlife by Trip Advisor. New Orleans is a true feast for your senses and offers so much to do -- when you’re not attending sessions, of course. It’s a great place to bring your family, to rekindle with your spouse, and to enjoy some time away in a truly authentic city! The convention center is bigger and better than ever, and since the city is so compact, it’s just a short walk or shuttle away from your hotel. The centuries-old architecture and unique culture are so inviting and the city’s charm is stronger than ever. Will we see you at Congress? First-timer or life-time devotee – as the largest gathering of perioperative professionals in the world, and the largest surgical products trade show in the US, Congress presents an experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Anne Marie Herlehy, DNP, RN, CNOR, AORN President PS – You don’t need to be an AORN member to attend Congress, but there are great savings when you are!


General Session Speakers


Opening Keynote How to Change the World With Your Bare Hands Sunday, March 25 - 3:45-4:45pm Session # 5100 The Honorable Cory A. Booker is in his second term as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. He refused to accept the status quo, and his administration dramatically transformed a blighted urban environment into a city of economic abundance, with a climate that nurtures and empowers individuals and Cory Booker, JD, MA families. Newark, New Jersey, has now set national standards for urban transformation, with a significant reduction in crime, and smart growth that has raised the quality of life for all its citizens. By marshaling existing resources and engaging its citizens, Cory Booker has attracted millions in philanthropic partnerships to help fund its bold transformation. Like Newark before Cory Booker, our health care system is broken, fragmented, and failing; a situation created by many years of benign neglect. We are faced daily with the challenge of providing quality care in an environment already overburdened, and underfunded. But each time we enter our facility, whether in a clinical or managerial role, we are by nature of our profession, on the front line of patient safety. We are patient advocates before, during, and after surgery; and it is a serious responsibility. Attend opening session and hear Cory Booker’s powerful message about the power of one, and the role and impact of personal responsibility on the lives of our patients. He will discuss change management, and how it begins with the courage to lead. This opening session is not to be missed. You will remember why you became a nurse, and reexamine your commitment to safe patient care. You will leave believing that you can change the world with your bare hands.

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Spite in White: Do Nurses Really Eat Their Young (And Other Folks They Don’t Like)? Monday, March 26 - 10-11:30am Session # 5111 Nursing myths abound, but none is so pervasive as the belief that emotional subterfuge and subtle “word wars” are part of our professional identity. This discussion of relational aggression and female bullying will take a closer look at the way nurses interact and how difficult situations can lead to poor mental and physical health, as Cheryl Dellasaga, PhD well as attrition. Participants will be challenged to assess their own relationships with women, on and off the job.

The Future of Health Care: Does it equal quality care? Jerry G. Peers Lecture Monday, March 26 - 3:30-5 pm Session # 5111 Dr. Don Berwick, the United States’ leading advocate for high-quality health care, and former administrator for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and founding CEO for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Don Berwick, MD


Surviving Together: A Personal Journey* Tuesday, March 27 - 5:15-6:30pm Session # 5143 Bob Woodruff, ABC Anchor/Reporter and survivor of an Iraqi roadside attack, is joined by his wife, Lee, for a compelling joint presentation in which they share their thoughts and feelings about the event that nearly cost Bob his life. Recounting the agonizing days, weeks, and months following the attack, Bob and Lee discuss Bob’s slow crawl back to himself after Bob Woodruff, JD, BA, the uncertainty about his medical outcome, as well as the numerous surgeries and the countless Lee Woodruff, BA hours of rehabilitation. In addition, Bob and Lee describe how the event tested them as a family and as a couple, and how their triumph over adversity taught them significant lessons about life: about persevering, about holding hope and faith in equal measures--even when the prognosis is bleak, and about the indomitable human spirit. *General Session Sponsored by AORN Foundation

Every Nurse’s Commitment: What the IOM Future of Nursing Report Needs from You Wednesday, March 28 - 5:15-6:45pm Session # 5167 This presentation will provide a clarion call to each nurse to know and take action on the IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The report itself is a statement of the potential of the nursing profession to rapidly respond to the shifting demographics and economics and emerging needs in our country. Nursing has the human Michael R. Bleich, capital to stretch its reach, and impact in PhD, RN, FAAN multiple ways beyond the traditional roles and functions. This session will provide sound ideas for individuals and collective actions to reinvigorate our calling as nurses.


Closing Keynote No One Can Stop You But You! Thursday, March 29 - 3-4pm Session # 5198 Walter Bond delivers a solid message of personal accountability, overcoming adversity, the power of confidence, and the pursuit of excellence to the highest degree. You will be rocked with enthusiasm, inspired to work as a team and motivated to achieve to the highest level regardless of the pressures, or the continual changes in your work setting. Walter Bond When you leave, you will know you have been ‘Bonded’ by Mr. Accountability. You will return to your workplace inspired to influence safe perioperative practice through communication, innovation, collaboration, and ultimately continuous improvement.


Week at a Glance


Saturday, March 24, 2012 8am-5pm 8am-5pm 8:30am-4:15pm 12-5pm 5-6pm

Voting Pre-Congress Intensives (times vary - see education schedule) 3rd Annual International Summit Poster Displays Specialty Assembly Reception

Sunday, March 25, 2012 7am-5pm 7-8:30am 7:30-11:30am 8-11am 8am-5pm 8:30-11:30am 11am-1pm 11:45am-12:45pm 1:30-3:30pm 3:45-4:45pm 5-6pm

Poster Displays Specialty Assembly Meetings Pre-Congress Intensives 3rd Annual International Summit Voting Candidates’ Forum Foundation Silent Auction Congress Orientation (A must for first-time attendees!) Opening Ceremony Opening Keynote Session Manager’s Reception

Monday, March 26, 2012 7am-5pm 7:30am-3:30pm 8am-5pm 8-9:30am 10-11:30am 11:30am-1:15pm 1:30-3pm 3:30-5pm 5-7:30pm

Poster Displays Foundation Silent Auction Voting 8-9:30am Concurrent Education Best of 2011 Education Hub General Session Authors at Posters Concurrent Education Jerry G. Peers Lecture Reception & Exhibit Hall Opening

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 AORN Foundation Day 6:30am 7am-5pm 7:30am-3:30pm 8am-5pm 8-9:30am 9am-3pm 3-4:30pm 3:30-5pm 5:15-6:30pm 7:30-10pm


AORN Foundation 5K Run Poster Displays Foundation Silent Auction Voting Concurrent Education Exhibit Hours Forum Concurrent Education AORN Foundation General Session Foundation Event Denim & Diamonds

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7am-5pm 7am-11am 8am-5pm 8-9:30am 9am-3pm 10am-3pm 10:30am-12pm 1:30-3pm 3-4:30pm 3:30-5pm 5:15-6:45pm

Poster Displays Foundation Silent Auction Voting Concurrent Education Student Program Exhibit Hours Faculty Program Part 1 Faculty Program Part 2 1st House of Delegates Concurrent Education General Session

Thursday, March 29, 2012 7am-12pm 8-9:30am 10-11:30am 12:30-2:30pm 1-2:30 pm 3-4pm 4-5pm

Poster Displays Concurrent Education Concurrent Education 2nd House of Delegates Concurrent Education Closing Education Session Closing Ceremony

Back by popular demand! AORN Education Hub Expanded for 2012 This interactive setting allows you to listen to a variety of educational sessions, text questions to the speaker, and view presentations simultaneously using a wireless headset. View sessions of your choice, network with your peers and catch presentations that you may have missed. You will also earn contact hours for each session you view.


Education Schedule

Accreditation Statement AORN is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. AORN is a provider approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. Check with your State Board of Nursing for acceptability of education content for re-licensure. AORN recognizes these activities as Continuing Education for Registered Nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the American Nurses Credentialing Center approves or endorses products mentioned in the activity. AEUs will be awarded for content that meets the BASC definition of continuing education.



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12 Education Tracks to Choose From: Ambulatory

Sessions specific to ambulatory surgery, whether hospital, office-based, or free-standing.


Sessions related to the care of the patient, including surgical procedures, direct patient care, and evidence-based practice.


Tips and tools used by the educator to plan, develop, and/or implement education activities to promote clinical practice.


Sessions related to moral and ethical judgment in practical application of clinical procedures. Content related to legal principles.


Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an approach to clinical decision making that integrates the best available scientific evidence for individualized care of the patient. EBP includes non-research evidence. Research is a detailed systematic study of a problem in the field of nursing.

Infection Control/Infection Prevention

Sessions providing the latest information to minimize the risk of spreading infection, defining precautions to prevent exposure to infectious agents, and/or restricting exposure of health care workers to infectious agents.


Sessions related to the collection, analysis, and management of patient data in order to make knowledge-based decisions and inferences for patient care.


Sessions presented by international nurses exploring global perioperative issues impacting practice.


Sessions related to Leadership, the empowerment and motivation of others to achieve common goals; or Management, the strategic organization and allocation of people and products to improve.

Professional Development/Issues

Broad knowledge sessions that are designed to develop and enhance the perioperative professional’s skill set.


Sessions that focus on improving quality of care and patient safety.

Sterile Processing

Sessions that discuss the cleaning, decontamination, sterilization, transportation, and storage of instrumentation for use during surgery and invasive procedures. Sessions will explore common issues that may develop between departments and methods for improving relationships.

CH Contact hours awarded for a session. + Risk Management

Sessions that qualify for AORN Risk Management Credit are identified by the “+� symbol.

Patient Safety

Sessions with information and insight into perioperative safety trends.

Hot Topics!

Hot topics are sessions that have been identified as containing critical information that perioperative nurses need to know. These sessions are determined just prior to Congress.


Saturday, March 24, 2012 8am-12pm

Pre-Congress Intensive Workshop Considerations for Preventing Surgical Site Infection (½-day program) Speaker: Cynthia Spry, MSN, MA, RN, CNOR, CSIT Event # 12003, 3.5 CH Track: ,


8am-5pm 3rd Annual AORN International Summit Clinical (1½-day program) WE CARE! Communication and Collaboration: Informatics A Global Priority in the Perioperative Arena Professional Development/Issues Speakers: Ken Catchpole, DPS, PhD; Quality Capt Holly A. Williams, PhD, MN, RN; Leadership/Management Sharon Preddy, BSN, RN; Sir Stephen Moss, RGN, OND, DN; Educator Per Wahlenius, RN, CNOR; Ethics/Legal Asbjørg Giskemo, MSc, RN; Mercedes Bilbao, RN; Infection Control/Infection Prevention Yvonne Tornqvist, MSc, RN, CNOR Evidence Based/Research Event # 12005, 6.9 CH (Maximum) International Track: Sterile Processing

Pre-Congress Intensive Workshop Informatics: The Role of Information Technology in Health Care (1½-day program) Speakers: Jessica H. Bianco, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR; Charles M. Boicey, MS, RN-BC, PMP; Lisa Anne Bove, MSN, RN-BC; Andi L. Dewes, RN, CNOR; James J. Finley, MBA, RN-BC; Sharon J. Giarrizzo-Wilson, MS, RN-BC, CNOR; Theresa M. Jasset, MSN, RN, CNOR; Liz Johnson, MS, BSN, RNC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS; Denise R. Maxwell-Downing, MS, BSN, RN; Marion S. McCall, BBA, RN, CNOR, CPHIT; Martha A. Rush, BSN, RN, CNOR; Mark D. Sugrue, RN-BC Event # 12007 (Beginner) and 12008 (Advanced) 6.8 CH Track:

Pre-Congress Intensive Workshop Speaking the Foreign Language of Finance (1-day program) Speaker: Pamela S. Hunt, MSN, RN Event # 12011, 7.5 CH Track:


8am-5pm Pre-Congress Intensive Workshop Ambulatory Workshop (1-day program) • CMS Requirements for Quality Indicator Reporting in Ambulatory Surgery Centers • Event Learning: The Role of RCAs in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting Speakers: Donna Gelardi-Slosburg, BSN, RN, LHRM, CASC; Barbara L. Olson, MS, RN, FISMP; Peggy Clark, MS, RN; Sherri Hill, RN Event # 12006, 7.0 CH Track:

Ambulatory Pre-Congress Intensive Workshop Hands-On Wound Closure Workshop Clinical (1-day program) Informatics Event # 12013, 7.5 CH Professional Development/Issues Track: Quality


Leadership/Management Pre-Congress Intensive Workshop SPD From the Ground Up (½-day program) Educator Speakers: JudithEthics/Legal L. Goldberg, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST; Martha Young, MS, CSPDT; Infection Seavey, Control/Infection Prevention Rose MBA, BS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, CSPDT; Paula Nania, MSN, RN, CNOR; Evidence Based/Research Stephen M. Kovach, BS, CRCST International Event # 12009, 3.5 CH Track: , Sterile Processing , ,

Sunday, March 25, 2012 7-8:30am

List of Specialty Assembly Education Sessions (1.0 CH) • Ambulatory Surgery Update • Care of Patients with Endovascular Stent Graft Leaks • Evaluation and Implementation of Perioperative EMR Documentation Standards • Extreme MIS Positioning: Keep the Patient Safe • Holistic Wellness: Gifts To Yourself • Multidisciplinary Training for Safer Trauma • Smoothing the OR with Effective Block Scheduling

7:30- 11:30am

Pre-Congress Intensive Workshop Informatics (continued) Event # 12007 (Beginner) and 12008 (Advanced) Track:

Pre-Congress Intensive Workshop A Roadmap to the Lean OR (½-day program) Speaker: Gerard Leone, MBA, MS Event # 12010, 3.5 CH Track:


Ambulatory Pre-Congress Intensive Workshop Design for Nurses: Enhancing Educational Outcomes Clinical With Superb Handouts, Worksheets, and Take-Aways Informatics (½-day program) Professional Development/Issues Speakers: Michele L. Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACC; James Hansen, MSN, RN-BC Quality Leadership/Management Event # 12012, 3.5 CH Track: Educator

8-11am Ethics/Legal 3rd Annual AORN International Summit (continued) WE CARE! Communication and Collaboration: Infection Control/Infection Prevention A Global Priority in the Perioperative Arena Evidence Based/Research Session# 12005 International Track: Sterile Processing

1:30- 3:30pm

Opening Ceremony

3:45- 4:45pm

Opening Keynote General Session: How To Change the World with Your Bare Hands Speaker: Cory Booker, JD, MA Session # 5100, CH: 1.0 Track:

Monday, March 26, 2012 8-9:30am

Hot Topic! SSI Reduction in Colorectal Surgery Speaker: Rober Cima, MD Session # 5101, 1.5 CH

The Legislative Map: Priorities for Perioperative Nursing Speakers: Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN, CNE, CNOR, NEA-BC; Deborah Farina Mulloy, PhD, RN, CNOR; Karen M. Knapp, BSN, RN, CRNFA; Sarah L. Breckenridge, BSN, RN; Sophia M. Schild, EdD, MSN, RN, CNOR; Stephen Balog, MSN, RN, CNOR Session #: 5102, 1.5 CH Track:

Infection Control in the Ambulatory Setting Speakers: Melissa Schaefer, MD Session # 5103, 1.5 CH Track: ,

Nurses in Informatics Transforming Health Care Speaker: Susan K. Newbold, PhD(c), MS, RN-BC, FAAN Session #: 5104, CH: 1.5 Track:


Building a Lean Culture in the OR Speakers: Gerard Leone, MBA, MS; Nancy A. Zupa, MSN, RN, CNOR Session # 5105, 1.5 CH Track: ,+

Body of Proof: Preadmission Testing for the Surgical Patient Speakers: Stephanie S. Davis, MSHA, RN, CNOR; Jerry Stonemetz, MD Session # 5106, 1.5 CH Track: ,

No Margin, No Mission: Evaluating New Services and Products for Profitability Speaker: Pamela S. Hunt, MSN, RN Session # 5107, 1.5 CH Ambulatory Track: Clinical

Career Development: So You Want to Make a Change? Informatics Speakers: Sheri J. Voss, MS, RN, CNOR; Professional Development/Issues Juliana Mower, MSN, RN, CNS, CNOR; Quality Katherine A. Halverson-Carpenter, MBA, RN, CNOR; Leadership/Management Lillian H. Nicolette, MSN, RN, CNOR Session # 5108, 1.5 CH Educator Track: Ethics/Legal

Sterile Infection Control/Infection Prevention

Processing Standards and Update Evidence Based/Research Speakers: Charles A. Hughes, BS; Colonel Elizabeth A. Vane, MSN, RN, CNOR International Session # 5109, 1.5 CH Sterile Processing Track: , , ,+

Intraoperative Skin Prep: Is There a Difference? A Retrospective Review Speakers: Jennifer L. Zinn, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CNOR; Jeanne Jenkins, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN Session # 5110, 1.5 CH Track : ,

Ambulatory Session-Spite in White: Do Nurses Really Eat 10- General 11:30am Their ClinicalYoung (And Others They Don’t Like)? Speaker: Cheryl Dellasega, PhD Informatics Session # 5111, 1.5 CH Professional Development/Issues Track: Quality

1:30-3pm Hot Topic! Leadership/Management Session # 5112, 1.5 CH Educator Speaker: Aileen R. Killen, PhD, RN, CNOR Ethics/Legal

The Ethics of Personal Power Infection Control/Infection Prevention Speaker: Stephen L. Born, MEd, BSN, RN Evidence Based/Research Session # 5113, 1.5 CH International Track: , Sterile Processing


Nursing Liability in the Facebook Era Speaker: Troy R. Rackham, Esq Session # 5114, 1.5 CH Track: , ,

From Novice To Expert: Transition from Staff Nurse to Nurse Informaticist in the Perioperative Setting Speaker: James J. Finley, MBA, RN-BC Session # 5115, 1.5 CH Track:

When Words Become A Weapon: Overcoming RN Relational Aggression (RA) Speaker: Cheryl Dellasega, PhD Session # 5116, 1.5 CH Track:

What’s New In the Transplant OR? Speaker: Anil S. Paramesh, MD, FACS Session # 5117, 1.5 CH Track:

Developing Your Leadership Style: What’s in Your Tool Kit? Speakers: Marisa “Missi” Merlino, MHA, RN, CNOR; Claire R. Everson, RN, CNOR, CCAP; Holly S. Ervine, BSN, RN, CNOR; Sandy L. Albright, BSN, RN, CNOR; Sue Seitz, MSN, RN, CNS, CNOR Session # 5118, 1.5 CH Track:

Do You Want To Be A Stellar Presenter? It’s All About Learner Engagement Speaker: Michele L. Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACC Session # 5119, 1.5 CH Track: ,

RNFA/APRN: Legal and Ethical Issues Speakers: Karen M. Knapp, BSN, RN, CRNFA; Denise Jackson, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CRNFA; Diana L. Wadlund, CRNP, ACNP-C, CRNFA; John F. Harrington, BA, CMI Session # 5120, CH: 1.5 Track: ,

Recommended Practices Update Speakers: Antonia “Toni” Hughes, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR; Sharon J. Giarriazzo-Wilson, MS, RN-BC, CNOR; Bonnie G. Denholm, MS, RN, CNOR Session # 5121, 1.5 CH Track: , , , , Q , ,+



Jerry G. Peers Lecture Dr. Don Berwick, the United States’ leading advocate for highquality health care, and former administrator for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and founding CEO for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

Don Berwick, MD

Jerry G. Peers Award Individual Achievement Awards Award for Excellence Session # 5122, 1.0 CH Track:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 AORN Foundation Day 8-9:30am

Labor Productivity in Perioperative Services Speakers: Patrick E. Voight MSA, BSN, RN, CNOR; Amy L. Bush MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR Session # 5123, 1.5 CH Track:

RPs Next Generation: Rating the Evidence Speakers: Ramona Conner, MSN, RN, CNOR; Paula Graling, DNP, RN, CNOR, CNS Session # 5124, 1.5 CH Track: , , , , Q , ,+

Disclosing and Resolving Unanticipated Outcomes and Medical Errors Speaker: Daniel O’Connell, PhD Session # 5125, 1.5 CH Track: , , , ,+

Computerized Order Entry (CPOE): A Work in Progress Speaker: Lisa Anne Bove, MSN, RN-BC Session #: 5126, 1.5 CH Track:

A Lean Approach to Robotic Efficiency Speakers: Charlotte L. Guglielmi, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR; Jeffrey R. Keane, Jr., RN; Holly Sanford, RN Session # 5127, 1.5 CH Track:


Are Shiny Floors Enough? OR Environmental Hygiene– Redefining a Standard Speakers: Phil C. Carling, MD; John L. Po, MSc, MD, PhD Session # 5128, 1.5 CH Track: , , ,+

Nurse Residents in the OR: Using Evidence, Changing Practice Speakers: JoAnn DelMonte, MSN, RN-BC; Katherine A. Halverson-Carpenter, MBA, RN, CNOR; Kezia S. Windham, RN, CNOR Session # 5129, 1.5 CH Track:

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Surgical Patient Speakers: Mary Catherine Larchey, MSN, RN, CNOR; Karen A. Williams, CRNP Session # 5130, 1.5 CH Track:

Hot Topic! Speaker: TBD Session # 5131, 1.5 CH



5 Easy Pieces to Solve the Puzzle: How to Attain Best Practice for Quality and Safety Using Lean Six Sigma Speakers: Diane Wolk, MSN, RN, CNOR; Susan M. Holmes, BSN, BA, RN; Joanne Grace, RN, CNOR; Carol A. Kelly, MSN, RN; Eleanor A. Kelly, MS, RN, CNOR; Lizanne W. Mason, BSN, RN Session # 5132, 1.5 CH Track: ,+

3:30-5pm Narcotic Drug Diversion in the Workplace Speaker: Angela D. Lee, DEA Agent Ambulatory Session #: 5134, CH: 1.5 Clinical Ambulatory, Track: Informatics


Privacy and Security Breaches: Security Professional Development/Issues Informatics Beyond Compliance Speaker: TBD ProfessionalQuality Development/Issues Leadership/Management SessionQuality # 5135, 1.5 CH Track: Educator Leadership/Management

Part 1Educator - Validating Competencies for Perioperative Nursing; Ethics/Legal Part 2 - Development of Nursing Quality Indicators Infection Control/Infection Prevention Ethics/Legal Speakers: Patricia F. Nicholson, PhD, RN; Sari Cohen, BA, RN Based/Research Infection Control/Infection Prevention Evidence Session # 5136, 1.5 CH International EvidenceTrack: Based/Research , Sterile Processing International Sterile Processing


Value-Based Purchasing and the OR Speaker: Troy A. Trosclair, DNS, RN, CPHRM Session # 5137, 1.5 CH Track:

How Increased Use of Reusable Textiles Can Dramatically Reduce Waste, Cut Costs, and Provide Enhanced Comfort Speakers: Steven Tinker Session # 5138, 1.5 CH Track:

Managing the Hybrid OR Speakers: Suzanne Sortman, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR; Brett T. Reece, MD Session # 5139, 1.5 CH Track: ,+


Preparing for Optimal Outcomes: A Live Evacuation Clinical Drill in the Perioperative Setting Informatics Speakers: Matthew D. Gneuhs, BA; Karyn A. Weber, BSN, RN; Andrew T. Smith, MSN, RN, CPN Professional Development/Issues Session # 5140, 1.5 CH Quality Track: , Leadership/Management

Ignorance is Not Bliss: Looking Beyond the Tip of Educator the Iceberg to Optimize Operations Ethics/Legal Speaker: Tina Foster, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR Infection Control/Infection Prevention Session # 5141, 1.5 CH Evidence Based/Research Track: , Q


Greening the OR Cecilia DeLoach Lynn, MBA, LEED AP; Julie K. Moyle, RN Session # 5142, 1.5 CH Track: ,

Sterile Processing Speakers:

5:15- 6:30pm

AORN Foundation General SessionSurviving Together: A Personal Journey Speakers: Bob Woodruff, JD, BA; Lee Woodruff, BA Session # 5143, 1.0 CH Track:


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 8-9:30am

The Value of Certification in Perioperative Nursing Speakers: James Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR Melissa Biel, DPA, RN; Bonnie Niebuhr, MS, RN, CAE; Session # 5144, 1.5 CH Track:

Recruiting the Next Generation: Recruiting Nursing Students Via an Education-Practice Partnership Speaker: Stephanie Woods, PhD, RN; Tricia Scott; Beth Mancini Session # 5145, 1.5 CH Track:

Venous Thromboembolisms (VTES) in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Setting: Assessment and Prevention Speaker: Gina Throneberry, MBA, RN, CASC, CNOR, ONC Session # 5146, 1.5 CH Track: ,

OR Nurses’ Attitudes Toward the Use Ambulatory of Electronic Documentation Clinical Speaker: Debra Dunn, MBA, RN, CNOR Informatics Session # 5147, 1.5 CH Professional Development/Issues Track:


Taking Care of the Enemy Speaker: Thomas Rawlings, MSN, RN, PCNS, CNOR Educator Session # 5148, 1.5 CH Ethics/Legal Track:


Infection Control/Infection Prevention

The Wild, Wild West of SPD! Speaker: Rose E. Seavey, MBA, BS, RN, CNOR, CRCST International Session # 5149, 1.5 CH Sterile Processing Track:

Evidence Based/Research

Designing and Delivering Education Programs for Perioperative Nurses Ambulatory Speakers: Gail Tumulty, PhD, RN, CNAA; Clinical Mary D. Oriol, DPH, RN Informatics Session # 5150, 1.5 CH Track: Professional Development/Issues Quality

QI Monitoring for Surgical Counts: Not As Easy As 1-2-3! Leadership/Management Speakers: Catherine R. Kleiner, PhD, RN; Treasa “Susie” K. Leming-Lee, DNP, RN, CPHQ; Educator Shawn N. Murphy, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR; Ethics/Legal Stephanie A. Randa, RN; Kezia S. Windham, RN, CNOR Infection Control/Infection Prevention Session # 5151, 1.5 CH Evidence Based/Research Track: International


Sterile Processing

Perioperative Pharmacology Speaker: Stephanie L. Kefer, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CNOR; Sharon E. Brooks, BSN, RN, CNOR, CVN Session # 5152, 1.5 CH Track: Effective Strategies: OR & Supply Chain Management Speakers: Darin Prescott, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, CASC; Joanne Nei, BSN, RN, CMRP Session # 5153, 1.5 CH Track:

9am-3pm 10:30am- 12pm

Student Nursing Program Faculty Program Part 1: Success Strategies for Clinical-Academic Partnerships Speakers: Nancy F. Langston, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kathleen B. Gaberson, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEF; Diane Rudolphi, MS, RN Session #5155, 1.5 CH Track:


Faculty Program Part 2: Education Without Creativity Isn’t Enough Speakers: Jane C. Rothrock, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN; Ellen Murphy, JD, MS, RN, FAAN; Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, NEA-BC Session #5156 Track:


1st House of Delegates


Managing Pharmaceutical Waste in the Surgical Suite Speaker: Charlotte A. Smith, RPh, MS Session # 5158, 1.5 CH Track: , Show Me the Data: Standardizing Perioperative Nursing Data Speakers: Sharon J. Giarrizzo-Wilson, MS, RN-BC, CNOR; Denise R. Maxwell-Downing, MS, BSN, RN; Jessica H. Bianco, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR Session # 5159, 1.5 CH Track:

3:30-5pm Ambulatory Innovations in Spinal Allograft Tissue Clinical Speaker: Alok D. Sharan, MD; Peter G. Whang, MD Session # 5160, 1.5 CH Informatics Track: Professional Development/Issues Hot Topic! Use of Perioperative Data for OR Staffing Quality and Skin Prep Studies Leadership/Management Speakers: AkkeNeel Talsma, PhD, RN, FAAN Shawn N. Murphy, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR; Educator Peggy McLaughlin, PhD(c), RN; Ethics/Legal Melissa Bathish, MS, RN, CPNP-PC Infection Control/Infection Prevention Session # 5161, 1.5 CH Evidence Based/Research Track: International Sterile Processing


Competency Development: Planning and Implementing a Working Model Speakers: Rena P. Thompson, MSN, RN; Mariana Boyle, BSN, RN, CNOR Session # 5162, 1.5 CH Track:

Construction and Renovation: Building the “Perfect” OR Speakers: Lynda A. Jayjohn, RN, CNOR; Alice M. Krumm, BSN, RN, CNOR; Brenda J. Kendall, RN, CNOR Session # 5163, 1.5 CH Track:

OR Team Training to Implement the AORN Surgical Checklist Speaker: Scott J. Ellner, DO, MPH Session # 5164, 1.5 CH Track: , , Q ,+

Nurses in Industry On the Move: Transatlantic Differences While Competent Nursing Practices Prevail Speakers: Judith A. Seltzer, MS, RN, CNOR; Kathy T. Whittington, MS, BSN, RN, WOCN; Patricia “Trish” C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CRNFA, CNOR, FAAN Session # 5165, 1.5 CH Track:

Eliminating HAIs – And You Thought This Was Going To Be Easy! Speakers: Anthony P. Dawson, MSN, RN; Laurie A. Saletnik, DNP, RN Session # 5166, 1.5 CH Track: , , ,+

5:15- 6:45 pm

General Session- Every Nurse’s Commitment: What the IOM Future of Nursing Report Needs from You and Awards (Writer’s & Chapter Excellence) Speaker: Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, FAAN Session # 5167, 1.0 CH Track:


Thursday, March 29, 2012 8-9:30am

Hot Topic! Session # 5199, 1.5 CH

An Introduction to Accountable Care Organizations Speakers: Patrick E. Voight, MSA, BSN, RN, CNOR; Noralyn “Lyn” Baluyot, MHA, BSN, RN; Allyson Gorman, MPH, BA Session # 5168, CH: 1.5 Track:

Hemostatic Agents in the OR: Are You Providing Safe Care? Speaker: Margaret Camp, MSN, RN; Session # 5169, 1.5 CH Track:

ASC Quality Access Act Speaker: David Shapiro, MD, CASC, CPHRM, LHR Session # 5170, 1.5 CH Track:

Improving Regulatory Compliance and Performance Improvement through AIMS Speakers: Marion S. McCall, BBA, RN, CNOR, CPHIT; Scott Engwall, MD, MBA Session # 5171, 1.5 CH Track:

Building Trust in the Supply Chain: Clinical and Supply Chain Collaboration Speaker: Sheri J. Voss, MS, RN, CNOR Session # 5172, 1.5 CH Track:

Where The Wild Things Are Causing SSI Speakers: Sharon A. McNamara, MSN, RN, CNOR; Shelby Lassiter, RN Session # 5173, 1.5 CH Track:

Sharps Safety: It’s A Team Effort Speaker: Donna A. Ford, MSN, RN-BC, CNOR; Deborah Spratt, MPA, BSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC; Ramon Berguer, MD, FACS Session # 5174, 1.5 CH Track: ,


Partnering with Joint Commission’s Center for Transforming Health Care to Eliminate Wrong Site Surgery Speakers: Diane Wolk, MSN, RN, CNOR; Carol A. Kelly, MSN, RN; Joanne Grace, RN, CNOR; Melody Dickerson, MSN, RN, CCRN; Monica A. Young, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR, FACHE, NEA-BC Session # 5175, 1.5 CH Track: , Q ,+ Human Factor Training for Hybrid Procedure Teams Speakers: Terri D. Link, MPH, BSN, RN, CNOR; David W. Thompson, BSN, RN Session # 5176, 1.5 CH Track:

Achieving a High Reliability Organization Speaker: Virginia McCollum, MSN, RN Session # 5177, 1.5 CH Track: ,+

10- 11:30am

Hot Topic! Session # 5200, 1.5 CH

Trauma: Three Perspectives Speakers: Norman Ellsworth McSwain, Jr, MD, FACS Juan Carlos Duchesne, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM; Paul Brendan Gladden, MD; Session # 5178, 1.5 CH Track:

Navigation in Spine Surgery Speaker: James Bennett, MD Session # 5179, 1.5 CH Track:

Value-Based Purchasing Implementation Plan and Its Impact on Your ASC Speaker: Beverly A. Kirchner, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC Session # 5180, 1.5 CH Track:

EHRs are Like A Box of Chocolates–You Never Know What You’re Going to Get! Speaker: Barbara Drury, BA, FHIMSS Session # 5181, 1.5 CH Track:

Successfully Staffing a Hybrid OR: A Collaboration Between Perioperative Services and Radiology Speaker: Traci F. McGee, MHSA, BSN, BA, RN Session # 5182, 1.5 CH Track: ,+


Faculty Hour: A New Dimension in Innovation and Collaboration Speakers: Charlotte L. Guglielmi, MA, BSN, RN, CNOR; Elena G. Canacari, RN, CNOR; Sharon Muret-Wagstaff, PhD, MPA Session # 5183, 1.5 CH Ambulatory Track: Clinical

Nursing Excellence: Magnet as a Quality Informatics Improvement Initiatitive Ambulatory Speaker: Cynthia D. Sweeney, MSN, RN, CNOR Professional Development/Issues Clinical Session # 5184, 1.5 CH Quality Informatics Track: , Q

Leadership/Management Professional Development/Issues 10Educator Top Patient Safety Issues Quality Speakers: Victoria M. Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, Ethics/Legal Leadership/Management Paula R. Graling, DNP, RN, CNOR, CNS Infection Control/Infection Prevention Session # 5185, 1.5 CH Educator Evidence Based/Research Track: , Ethics/Legal International 25 Things I Thought I Knew About SPD Infection Control/Infection Prevention SterileWhen Processing I Was An OR Nurse Evidence Based/Research


Speaker: Ivelisse Vicente-Vazquez, BSN, RN, CNOR Session # 5186, 1.5 CH Sterile Processing Track:

A Day in the Life of a Perioperative Nurse Speakers: Billie Fernsebner, MSN, RN; Vivian “Vickie” E. Pierce, BSN, RN, CNOR Session # 5187, 1.5 CH Track:

12:30- 2:30pm

2nd House of Delegates


Tracking Methods for Tissue Allografts and Other Implants Speakers: Scott A. Brubaker, CTBS; Angela Cox; Theresa Stec; Beth Alden Session # 5189, 1.5 CH Ambulatory Track:


Clinical Update on the Technology Informatics Guiding Informatics Reform (TIGER) Initiative Education Speaker: Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP Professional Development/Issues Session # 5190, 1.5 CH Quality Track: Leadership/Management

Transforming Vision Into Realty: The Duke Experience Educator Speakers: Rebecca McKenzie, MSN, MBA, RN; Ethics/Legal Priscilla J. Ramseur, RN, CNOR Infection Control/Infection Prevention Session # 5191, 1.5 CH Evidence Based/Research Track: , International Sterile Processing


American National Standard Institute (ANSI) for the Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Speaker: Penny J. Smalley, RN, CMLSO Session # 5192, 1.5 CH Track:

Cultural Considerations in Organ Donation Speaker: Karin Underberg, BSN, RN, CNOR Session # 5193, 1.5 CH Track: ,

Is It Time for Family Presence During Resuscitation in the OR? Speaker: Cathy B. Mitchell, MSN, RN, CNOR Session # 5194, 1.5 CH Track: ,

Child Life Services and Its Impact on Pediatric Surgical Outcomes Speaker: Jessica McNulty, Rene T. Guilbeau Session # 5195, 1.5 CH Track: ,

Perioperative Forces of Magnetism: How Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Nebraska Leveraged Perioperative Stories for Magnet Recertification Speakers: Marion S. McCall, BBA, RN, CNOR, CPHIT; Sharon K. Rickley, RN, CNOR Session # 5196, 1.5 CH Track:

Sensitive Care of the Bariatric Patient Speaker: Susan Reinhardt, BSN, RN, CBN Session # 5197, 1.5 CH Track:

Hot Topic! Speaker: TBD Session # 5201, 1.5 CH


Closing Education SessionNo One Can Stop You But You! Speaker: Walter Bond Session # 5198, 1.0 CH Track:


Closing Ceremony


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