AORN Addresses Surgical and Fire Prevention Issues at October Conference

DENVER -- The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) announce today an educational conference on ambulatory surgery, Keys to Clinical and Management Success, in response to the informational need generated from growth in outpatient center surgical volume.  In the past 10 years, outpatient center surgical procedures have risen from 3.6 million in 1994 to 8.3 million in 2004; resulting in heightened need for additional ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs).  This conference addresses timely surgical and fire prevention topics for these centers. 

The conference will be held Oct. 21-22, 2005 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.  Other topics include "Care of the Older Adult in the Ambulatory Setting," "Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in the ASC," "Sharps Injury Prevention Program," "Steam Sterilization: Issues and Recommendations," and more.

"We developed this conference to provide timely topics for nurses who work in an ambulatory surgery setting (office-based, stand alone facility or at a hospital) which is a very specific niche," said Susan Bakewell, RN, MS, BC. "We've added events before and after the conference so attendees can gain a wealth of knowledge at one convenient location."

Two seminars are available the day before the conference on Oct. 20: AORN Building Financial Skills for Perioperative Managers and FASA Nurses Seminar: Nursing in the ASC: It's Your Kind of Career! The day after the conference, Oct. 23-24, an Ambulatory Surgery Administrator Certificate Program is offered.

For more information, visit: or call (800) 755-2676, ext. 1 or (303) 755-6304, ext. 1.

Source:  Association of periOperative Registered Nurses