Periop Talk

Periop Talk

Keeping surgical patients safe is the top concern of perioperative nurses. Each month, join AORN’s periop-specific podcast, Periop Talk, for Q&As with AORN Guideline for Perioperative Practice nurse authors and discussions with industry thought leaders to interviews with frontline OR nurses, we strive to make surgery safer by discussing today’s top perioperative topics.

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August 26, 2022 21 min

Going “against the grain” of our patient care training during COVID-19 created moral injury in nurses. But a body of evidence proves that using very simple strategies will help you manage how your body reacts to stressors – and they are techniques available to everyone. AORN President Vangie Dennis MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO has a conversation with periop nurse and mind-body medicine practitioner Dr. Margaret Below PhD, RN, NE-BC about t...

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AORN President Vangie Dennis MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO and periop nurse and mind-body medicine practitioner Dr. Margaret Below PhD, RN, NE-BC talk about micro-episodes of joy, gratitude and other simple, proven steps that will change how your body reacts and how you feel. They challenge nurses to try these two small steps over two weeks and see how they help you feel better.

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The President’s Corner is a series of conversations between AORN President Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, and colleagues across the country about issues most important to AORN members and the perioperative community.

In Episode 1 “Nursing Uncharted – The Staffing Shortage” Vangie speaks with David Wyatt, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR,  past AORN President and Chief Nursing Officer of the University Hospitals at the University of Texa...

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June is Pride Month and, to help raise awareness around inequities in healthcare, transmale Nik Unterkircher, MA, UX/UI, DEI Practitioner at AORN, talks candidly with Vice President of Nursing, Renae Battie’, MSN, RN, CNOR. They discuss common challenges transgender patients face in the binary world that will help nurses more fully understand patient anxiety, the potential for misdiagnosis, and small steps nurses can take to improv...

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The Joint Commission and AORN’s CEO Linda Groah discuss the challenges and solutions for an effective Time Out. Learn more. 

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How do nurse leaders and their teams break through complex, chaotic, and broken systems – with widespread burnout – to transform their fast-paced hospitals and ASCs into sustainable caring cultures? 

Join us for AORN’s Fireside Chat, a live conversation about solutions to the most-asked question from perioperative nurses and leaders today: How do we rebuild from compassion fatigue, moral distress, and exhaustion – and create a place...

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Leveraging technology to prevent the devastating impacts from RSI on your patients – and your staff – is easier than you think. “It really does enhance your workflow. I can’t imagine NOT using it,” says Cleveland Clinic Director of Surgical Nursing Dena Salamon, MSN, RN. Hear how and why her system chose to use technology to support the OR team.

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Cleveland Clinic Director of Surgical Nursing Dena Salamon, MSN, RN speaks with AORN virtually about how her health system confronted and acted to prevent unintentionally retained surgical items across more than 50 ORs. Her advice: “Just do it.”

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December 17, 2021 59 min

Why are so many of America’s most-trusted professionals frustrated and angry – and what can we do to reconnect with our passion for nursing? A periop nursing conversation and live Q&A with Dr. Phyllis Quinlan, AORN CEO Linda Groah, and AORN President Holly Ervine.

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AORN's VP of Nursing, Renae Battie, MN, RN  CNOR its down with Guideline author Mary Alice Anderson, PhD, RN, CNOR, to discuss the new Guideline on complementary care and how to incorporate different complimentary care strategies into your practice.

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AORN's VP of Nursing, Renae Battie, MN, RN  CNOR its down with Guideline author Mary Alice Anderson, PhD, RN, CNOR, to discuss the new Guideline on complementary care.

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November 2, 2021 13 min

In this 3-part podcast series, AORN CEO, Linda Groah, MSN RN CNOR NEA-BC FAAN, and Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group discuss surgical trends, nurse leadership, and the value of quality data in today’s ASCs.

Complete the free annual Leapfrog ASC Survey before November 30 to highlight the safety and quality of your ASC based on national, evidence-based measures that are of specific interest to employers, health car...

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In this 3-part podcast series, AORN CEO, Linda Groah, MSN RN CNOR NEA-BC FAAN, and Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group discuss surgical trends, nurse leadership, and the value of quality data in today’s ASCs.

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In this 3-part podcast series, AORN CEO, Linda Groah, MSN RN CNOR NEA-BC FAAN, and Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group discuss surgical trends, nurse leadership, and the value of quality data in today’s ASCs.

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St. Charles Health in Bend, Ore., introduced virtual reality into their annual required OR fire safety training – and reaped huge rewards in participation, engagement, learning and cost-savings.

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Bringing virtual reality training to your surgical teams is easier than you think. Hear how St. Charles Health in Bend, Ore. made it work.

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May 18, 2021 16 min

National productivity expert Pamela Hunt, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is on Periop Talk discussing the cost of quality in your OR.

Learn more about the OR Leadership Mastery course: https://www.aorn.org/events/leader-mastery

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National productivity expert Pamela Hunt, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is on Periop Talk discussing why leaders should make a business case for quality in the OR.

Learn more about the OR Leadership Mastery course: https://www.aorn.org/events/leader-mastery

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To increase nurses’ awareness of what they can to reduce sharps injuries, AORN’s CEO and Executive Director, Linda Groah talks with Mary Ogg and Deb Spratt who contributed to the 2020 Consensus Statement and Call to Action. Ogg is the author of  AORN’s Guideline for Sharps Safety and while she recently retired, she remains a national expert on safe practices in operating rooms. Spratt is a long-time member of AORN and past presiden...

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On this episode of A Nursing State of Mind, Linda Groah, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN and AORN CEO/executive director speaks with Dr. Phyllis Quinlan PhD, RN, NPD-BC, and Professional Certified Coach about keeping healthy habits during the time of COVID.

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