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By Betty J. Shultz, RN, CNOR
The upcoming Association of periOperative Registered Nurses(AORN) Congress, March 21-25, 2004 in San Diego, reflects a wide range of issuesand topics of interest to perioperative registered nurses, centralservice/sterile processing professionals and infection control professionals.AORN has worked hard to put together a thought-provoking education program withsomething for everyone, including managers, those with a clinical focus, andstudents and faculty.
AORNs education sessions:
Additionally, education sessions of particular interest to infection control professionals, include:
AORNs Patient Safety First Track includes sessionsthat provide information and insight into perioperative safety trends,including:
This years Congresstheme, Unity: Perioperative Partnerships, reflects AORNs diversity asan organization and how it gives us the opportunity to hear various opinions andsuggestions from all segments of the membership and interdisciplinary team,including industry partners. A united front of diverse interests has more powerthan one voice. Although individuals can and do accomplish goals, greatness isaccomplished by working together. No individual has knowledge of all facets ofan issue, but by listening to each other and team members, we can fullyunderstand and address the issues.
For more information or to register, visit AORN online atwww.aorn.org or contact AORN Customer Service at (800) 755-2676, ext 1. Betty J. Shultz, RN, CNOR, is president of AORN.