• “Stop the Cycle of Nurse Bullying” – Dr. Renee Thompson

    September 28, 2018   By   aornpittsburgh
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    The Pittsburgh Chapter of AORN

                               Presents

    Stop the Cycle of Nurse

      Bullying

    Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN

    November 10th, 2016

    LeMont Restaurant, Grandview Blvd, Pittsburgh

    CHOICE OF ENTREE: Great new menu selections!

    Chicken Neptune, Crab Cakes, or Veal Portabello

    Vegetarian dish upon request

    Cost to attend is $35.00 per person and a Cash Bar

    Registration opens October 3rd, 2016

    Registration 5:00pm, Dinner 6:15pm, Program 7:00pm

    PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION

    THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

    Contact Hours Pending

    This activity has been submitted to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Association of periOperative Registered nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the presentation.

    Filed Under: Latest NewsUpcoming Events
  • AORN of Pittsburgh Annual Education Scholarship, 2016

    October 1, 2018   By   aornpittsburgh
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    SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION

    AORN of Pittsburgh will award one $500.00 scholarships for one of its members to support educational advancement of our membership. To apply the following criteria must be met:

    1. Must be a member of AORN, 2 years of membership.
    2. 2 years of Perioperative experience.
    3. 100 word or less – What does being an AORN member means to you?
    4. Needs to enroll in an accredited school, BSN, MS or Doctorate.
    5. Nursing related field for degree.
    6. Must submit proof of completion of course with passing grade, must have completed class in 2016 calendar year.
    7. Application must be submitted by Jan 31, 2017.
    8. Each member is eligible for only one scholarship, once in a 5-year period.
    9. Please email Janet Szczerbienski or any officer for an application: jmws81@verizon.net

    The education committee and board will review all applications and documentation. Recipients will be awarded the scholarship at the May AORN meeting.

    Please submit application to the President Elect of the chapter, Janet Szczerbienski: jmws81@verizon.net

    No handwritten or faxed applications will be accepted. Only email applications will be accepted.

    Thank you

    The Board

    AORN of Pittsburgh, Chapter 3902 Scholarship Application

    Name: _________

    Address: _______

    Email Address: _____

    Phone Number: _____

    AORN Membership Number: ________

    College or University Attending: ______

    Please list local and or national AORN activities: _____

    Please submit the answer to the following question in 100 words or less. What does being an AORN member mean to you?

    No handwritten or faxed applications will be accepted. Only email applications will be accepted

    Signature:

    Date:

    Janet Szczerbienski: jmws81@verizon.net

    [1] Revised June 2016

    Filed Under: ArticlesLatest NewsUncategorized
  • “Wrong Site Surgery”

       By   aornpittsburgh
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    Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

    Chapter 3902, Pittsburgh, Pa

    “Wrong Site Surgery”

     Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS

    Patient Safety Liaison – Southwest Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    Registration/Cash Bar/Hors D’oeuvres at 5:00pm:

    Dinner and Business meeting @ 6:00pm

    Program @ 7:00pm

    1516 Coraopolis Heights Road/Moon Township, Pa. 15108

    Dinner Selection: Chicken Piccata, Salmon, Filet Mignon

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

    PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION, THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS

    OR

    Please register by sending your dinner selection and check made out to

    “AORN of Pittsburgh”

    by

    Friday May 6th, 2016

    to

    Janet Szczerbienski

    200 McGregor Drive

    Canonsburg, Pa 15317

    Absolutely NO reservations will be accepted after this date!

    Contact me at jmws81@verizon.net or 724-746-2458 with any questions regarding this event.

    I will not be taking reservations by email.

    Contact Hours Pending

    Filed Under: Latest NewsUncategorizedUpcoming Events
  • March 2016 Scrub Sheet – Message from the President

       By   aornpittsburgh

    March 2016 AORN Pittsburgh Chapter – 1

    This is the Scrub Sheet publication for AORN Pittsburgh Chapter 3902 for the year 2015 – 2016. I would like the Scrub Sheet to be informative to all members…if you have information relative to our chapter…please send it to me in an e-mail or my address: lynchmobpa@yahoo.com or Vicki Lynch, 432 Turkeypath Road, Mt. Pleasant, PA. 15666.

    Here is an updated schedule of Board / Business meetings for this year:

    March, 7, 2016. ..Business meeting Presbyterian Hospital BST-100 room

    Apr 11, 2016…Board meeting Panera Bread 5-7pm Look for AORN sign      

    May 12, 2016… Business Meeting Hydeholde Restaurant

    June ? Board Meeting

    August? Board Meeting

    Sept 22, 2016…Business meeting UPMC East

    * Any Pittsburgh AORN Member may attend our Board meetings….only members of the Board may vote on items presented.

    Our January Business meeting was at Children’s Hospital. Carol Faytol planned this meeting and did a great job collaborating with the guest speaker, Dr. Schneck. Janet and Lorraine are really creating great flyers for these meetings, sending them out early so we can plan to be there, and being able to pay through PayPal. Dr. Schneck presented a Power point on “Volunteerism in Africa”. We had approximately 25 in attendance. We encourage all of you to actively recruit OR nurses to join our chapter.

    Steeler Ticket Sales

    Carol Faytol asked me to remind everyone she has some Steeler tickets left to sell. Contact her at her address 402 Commomwealth Avenue, West Mifflin PA 15122 or carol.faytol@chp.edu if you are interested in selling them.

    AORN Surgical Conference and Expo

    We will be sending 4 delegates to the AORN Surgical Conference and Expo in Anaheim California. Our delegates are Denise Filiaggi, Vicki Lynch, Joanne Severini, and Dawn Vocke. This will take place from April 2nd – April 6th, 2016. These 5 days will consist of:

    • Mandatory meetings we must attend to become familiar with AORN legislature and changes proposed with AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. We will then vote on these changes which will affect all of the national AORN chapters.
    • There will be educational sessions scheduled to attend from early morning to early evening. It’s exciting to look at what is offered each day and formulate your own schedule with which ones you want to attend.
    • AORN has planned well known speakers to present motivational and life changing events they have experienced.
    • Usually there will be an evening dinner meeting sponsored by a well-known surgical company. They always have a very interesting topic.

    Nominating Committee:

    Our nominating committee is actively looking for volunteers to fill the upcoming vacancies in our Pittsburgh chapter. Please consider investigating these roles at the next meeting in March, fill out a “Willingness to Serve” form, and help us keep our chapter running successfully. We still need a Vice President, President elect and 2 members for the nominating committee. We have a great group of members who are willing to help anyone assimilate into their role in the Pittsburgh Chapter of AORN.

    CNOR Certification

    • We are in the planning stage to host a CNOR Certification class. It was hosted a few years back at Children’s hospital and was a huge success. Lorraine Garrow is looking to see if it can be hosted at UPMC East. Be thinking seriously about attending this class to prepare you to take the CNOR certification test. We will keep you updated as to when the final plans are made.
    • Lora Gibb said she has a group of nurses at her hospital who want to take the class.

    March Business Meeting:Presbyterian Hospital meeting:

    • Presbyterian Hospital will be hosting the March 7th meeting.
    • Mario Solario is presenting, “Current Paradigms in Plastic Surgery” We will be in the Biomedical Tower for this presentation. Registration begins at 5:30pm.
    • Rachelle is able to get us free parking for the Presby March meeting. Everyone should park in the parking garage attached to the Biomedical Science Tower.
    • Go to the main lobby of the Biomedical Science Building and go to the BST-100 conference room

    April Board Meeting:

    • The next Board meeting will be at Panera Bread on April 11th, 2016 at 5:00PM. Please bring your updated reports and ideas to add to the agenda. Please note…we had to change this date …therefore the meeting will be in a section saved for us at Panera Bread…it will not be in the conference room. Look for a sign that says “Reserved for AORN”

    Upcoming Education:

    Shadyside Hospital will be having their 10th annual conference on March 19th.

    Filed Under: ArticlesLatest News
  • “Current Paradigms in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery” March 7th, 2016 at UPMC Presby

       By   aornpittsburgh
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    Please join us on March 7th at UPMC Presby for the following presentation by Dr. Mario G. Solario, “Current Paradigms in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery”  Registration will open February 1st for this event.

    Dr. Mario G. Solari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery. He performs reconstructive surgery including head and neck, chest, abdominal wall, pelvic, and extremity reconstruction following trauma or cancer surgery. He specializes in microvascular reconstructive surgery.

    Dr. Solari performed his undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and earned his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He took time away from clinical duty during residency to pursue a two-year extramural NIH fellowship (NRSA) studying the immunology of vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation (such as hand and facial tissue transplantation). After graduating from plastic surgery residency, he completed a reconstructive microsurgery fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

    Dr. Solari is the Director of the Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Research Laboratory. His major research goals include elucidating the immunobiology of VCA and developing strategies that limit systemic immunosuppression, prevent acute and chronic rejection, promote allograft longevity, and maximize functional outcome. Dr. Solari is a member of the clinical reconstructive transplantation program. His laboratory is closely linked with the clinical program; the ultimate goal being the translation of new research findings into novel therapies that will improve the care and quality of life of our clinical hand and facial tissue allograft recipients.

    Filed Under: Latest News
  • Photo of the Winner of the Steeler Season Tickets

       By   aornpittsburgh
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    Here’s the picture of Thea McKenna who won the Steeler tickets along with Beth Slater and Sharon Rust. Sharon and Beth both sold tickets for the Pgh chapter after working with Peggy Uhring at Altoona’s go live and Sharon happened to have her Brown’s hat on that day!

    Thea has worked in the OR for 3 years and has been a member of AORN for 2 years. She just passed her CNOR exam in April and is chair of the Horizon PPC council as well as their unit based PPC council. Thea is also an orientation mentor.

    Beth is the IS Specialist and Educator at Horizon and has worked in the OR a cumulative 29 years. Beth received her certification 27 years ago.
    Sharon Rust is a Specialty Team Leader and has been in the OR 9 years and also has her CNOR.

    All three of are currently members of the Northwest AORN chapter #3911 but frequently travel to Pittsburgh for continuing education and they are planning on attending some of our meetings!

    Congratulations to Thea who was the winner of the Steeler season tickets.

    AORN of Pittsburgh would like to congratulate all three of you for your commitment and dedication to AORN and your Nursing Careers!!

    Filed Under: ArticlesLatest News
  • AORN Pittsburgh Annual Election of Officer’s and Board Members

       By   aornpittsburgh

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    2015 – 2016 AORN PITTSBURGH BALLOT

    May 14th 2015

    OFFICE                                                        CANDIDATE                 YOUR VOTE

    President (One Year Term):             Vicki Lynch                             _____________

    President Elect (One Year Term):   Rachelle Williams                _____________

    (Automatic Becomes President the following year)

    Vice President:   Susan Ober 2015-2016

    Secretary:          Kimberly Stimmel 2015-2016

    Treasurer (Two Year Term):            Janet Szcerbienski               _____________

    Board Members (Two Year Term):

    (Fours positions needed)   (Total of 7 members plus past president)

    Michele DiLucente                  _______________

    Kathy Gaberson                       _______________

    Adrienne Farley 2014 – 2016

    Carol Faytol 2014-2016                                

    Nominations from the Floor:

    Name:                                           Office:                                  Your   Vote       

    ____________________                   _________________               ____________________

    _____________________                 __________________              ____________________

    Thank you for voting

    The Nominating Committe

    Filed Under: Latest NewsUpcoming Events
  • Excellence in Orthopaedic Nursing Conference

       By   aornpittsburgh

    Save the Date for the 5th Annual Excellence in Orthopaedic Nursing Conference.

    Date: Friday, February 13th, 2015

    Time: 8AM to 4PM

    Location: UPMC Herberman Conference Center, Shadyside Hospital

    Contact: Mary Ellen Pritchard for details

    pritchardme@upmc.edu

    Filed Under: Latest NewsUpcoming Events
  • CNOR Certification Prep Course by Wendy Zander

       By   aornpittsburgh

    On the second weekend in September (9/13 to 9/14), CNOR Test Prep Presenter Wendy Zander will be in Pittsburgh at UPMC Passavant Hospital.

    Registration is open through the Monday before class.

    If you are a perioperative nurse who would like their CNOR certification, this course is for you. Wendy Zander’s students have over a 90% pass rate and, if you are committed, AORN Pittsburgh members support you and are confident you will pass!

    To learn more about CNOR certification prep course, click here to learn more

    Filed Under: Latest News
  • Perioperative Week Celebration: Supplies for our Troops

       By   aornpittsburgh
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    Please join the Pittsburgh Chapter of AORN in celebrating PERIOPERATIVE NURSES’ WEEK 2013

    TO HONOR OUR PERIOPERATIVE PROFESSIONALS SERVING IN THE MILITARY OVERSEAS, WE ARE COLLECTING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO SEND TO THEM FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

    • Hand sanitizer
    • Body Wash
    • Baby Wipes
    • Deodorant
    • Sun Screen
    • Lip Balm
    • Candy (nothing that melts)
    • Magazines
    • Canned Foods (Spaghettios, fruit, tuna)
    • Vacuum packed tuna
    • Lotion
    • Antibacterial wipes
    • AA batteries
    • Individual Powder Drinks (Kool-aid, Crystal Lite, Gatorade)
    • Pens/Paper/Crossword Books, Novels-Mysteries
    • Eye Drops
    • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
    • Mouth Wash
    • Playing Cards
    • Letters or Cards of Encouragement
    • Any Holiday Items
    • Bug Spray
    • Calling Cards
    • Snacks (Beef Jerky, Pringles, Nuts, Trail Mix)
    • Foot Creams
    • Band-aids
    • Kleenex
    • Razors/Shaving Cream
    • Tylenol/Motrin/Throat Lozenges
    • High Socks

    Collection Boxes will be available at all of our functions with the final collection being at our Perioperative Week Celebration at Lemont in November!

    Involve your OR Staffs and Hospitals!

    lhgibb@yahoo.com for donation pick up!

    Filed Under: Latest News
  • Scrub Sheet, Summer 2013

       By   aornpittsburgh

    President’s Message

    I am honored and proud to serve as the Pittsburgh Chapter of AORN’s President. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

    As perioperative nursing professionals, we have always embraced and adapted to continually changing technology and advances in surgical techniques and procedures. Through AORN, we have set the standards of our profession to ensure that our patients receive optimal care.

    Our culture is changing. We have been asked to do more in the same amount of time and with less resources due to budgetary restraints brought on by the changing health care environment. Many of our budgets and our staffs have been downsized. Some of us have been mandated to take time off without pay due to a fewer number of surgical cases than we had at this time a year ago. We have learned what HCAHPS, Value Based Purchasing and AIDET are and incorporated their standards into our daily practices so that our facilities will receive full reimbursement for our services.

    Filed Under: Latest News
  • “Advance Patient Safety Practice: Mastering the Challenges of Trendelenburg Position“

       By   aornpittsburgh

    Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

    Chapter 3902, Pittsburgh, Pa

    Advance Patient Safety Practice: Mastering the Challenges of Trendelenburg Position“

    Presented By


    Michele Giacobbi, ROBOTIC CLINICIAN, BSN, CNOR,  RN

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Registration at 5:30pm: Program and Dinner: 6:00pm

    Tentative Menu: Pasta, Salad and Dessert

    UPMC East

    Ground Floor Conference Room 2775 Mosside Blvd

    Monroeville, Pa 15146

    Registration is closed for this event

    Please register by sending your $15 check made out to:

    AORN of Pittsburgh, NO LATER THAN

    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Mail checks to:

    
Lorraine Garrow, 400 Parkwyn Drive, Elizabeth,, Pa 15037

    Paypal Registration Opens August 22nd, 2016

    This program is sponsored by Xodus Medical Tom Trimble and Tina Ricciardi

    Contact Hours 2

    Filed Under: Upcoming Events
  • AORN of Pittsburgh “Annual Election of Officers

       By   aornpittsburgh

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    2016 – 2017 AORN PITTSBURGH BALLOT

    May 12th 2016

    OFFICE

    President Elect (One Year Term) :

    Janet Szczerbienski          __________

    (Automatic Becomes President the following year)

    Vice President:

    ______________                _________

    Secretary: ( Two Year Term)

    JoAnn Severini                 __________

    Board Members (Two Year Term):

    (Fours positions needed)

    (Total of 7 members plus past president)

    Donna Meier                  ___________

    Lorraine Garrow             ___________

    Jocyl Go             ___________

    Wendi Ridgeway Price             ___________

    Nominating Committee (Two Year Term):

    __________________               

    Two positions needed

    Total of Three Members

    Nominations from the Floor:

    Name:                                           Office:                                  Your   Vote       

    ____________________                   _________________               ____________________

    _____________________                 __________________              ____________________

    Thank you for voting

    The Nominating Committee

    Filed Under: UncategorizedUpcoming Events
  • AORN of Pittsburgh proudly presents: “Wrong Site Surgery” May 12th, 2016

       By   aornpittsburgh
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    Please join us on May 12th, 2016 at the Hyeholde Restaurant for the following presentation “Wrong Site Surgery” by Robert Yonash.   Registration will open April 1st, 2016.

    The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority: A Resource for Wrong-Site Surgery Prevention

    Since July 2004, more than 700 wrong-site surgery events have been reported through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) and analyzed by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Of these events, about one quarter have been identified as wrong-site anesthesia blocks administered by an anesthesia provider. Based on these analyses, the Authority has developed evidence-based best practices for preventing wrong-site surgery and wrong-site anesthesia blocks that serve to complement the Joint Commission’s Universal Protocol. To assist Pennsylvania hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in their efforts to prevent these events, the Authority’s Wrong-Site Surgery Program provides education, tools and resources, and onsite consultation including observation of operating suites followed by a leadership and staff debrief session.

    Please visit the Authority’s website for the full suite of tools at http://patientsafetyauthority.org/EducationalTools/PatientSafetyTools/PWSS/Pages/home.aspx. To request additional information about the Authority’s Wrong-Site Surgery Program, including an onsite consultation, Pennsylvania hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers may contact their Patient Safety Liaison or Bob Yonash at ryonash@pa.gov.

    Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS
    Patient Safety Liaison – Southwest Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

    Robert Yonash, a registered nurse, has been with the Patient Safety Authority since 2009 as the patient safety liaison for the southwest region of Pennsylvania. In his role as a Patient Safety Liaison, he is responsible for working with his regional medical facilities to assist them in the reduction and elimination of medical errors. In this position, Robert has been assigned to a number of projects including the statewide CMS Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network Wrong Site Surgery Prevention Collaboration and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority/Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists Wrong-Site Block Initiative. Robert is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety and has attained certification as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and Certified Six Sigma Lean Green Belt in Healthcare. He is also a master trainer in TeamSTEPPS.

    Before coming to the Authority, Robert worked as a Health Facility Quality Examiner (Surveyor) in the Pittsburgh Field Office for the Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Acute and Ambulatory Care. He also held a similar position with the Department of Health Division of Nursing Care Facilities. In these positions he was charged with surveying a range of healthcare facilities including hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities and nursing homes for compliance with state and federal (CMS) regulations as well as federal organ transplant regulations.

    In his other experience he worked at the Monongahela Valley Hospital in the risk management/quality improvement department. In his role with the hospital, he aggregated and analyzed data for quality, performance improvement, patient safety and risk management. He also worked with numerous committees on various patient safety issues including: patient falls, patient restraints, resuscitation review, medication errors and adverse drug reactions.

    Robert is a graduate of Penn State University and has held numerous registered nursing positions in a number of hospitals and nursing homes in southwestern Pennsylvania.

    Filed Under: UncategorizedUpcoming Events
  • “Current Paradigms in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery”

       By   aornpittsburgh
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    Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

    Chapter 3902, Pittsburgh, Pa

    “Current Paradigms in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery”

    Presented by:

    Dr. Mario Solario

    Monday, March 7th, 2016

    UPMC Presbyterian Biomedical Tower

    Fifth Avenue, Oakland

    Registration at 5:30pm

    Dinner and Business meeting @ 6:00pm

    Program @ 7:00pm

    Pasta, vegetable, salad and dessert

    $15.00

    Please park in the garage attached to the Biomedical Science Tower, parking will be paid for by UPMC, please bring the original ticket to the meeting, do not leave it in your car!

    Registration for this event is closed!

    or by mailing a check made out to AORN of Pittsburgh,

    by March 1st, 2016 to

    Lorraine Garrow

    400 Parkwyn Drive

    Elizabeth, Pa 15037

    garrowla@gmail.com

    1 Contact Hour Pending

    This activity has been submitted to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Association of periOperative Registered nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the presentation.

    Filed Under: UncategorizedUpcoming Events
  • Volunteerism in Africa

       By   aornpittsburgh
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    The Pittsburgh Chapter of AORN #3902

    Presents

    Volunteerism in Africa

    January 26, 2016

    Registration is 5:00, Dinner 5:30 and Presentation for 6:00

    Speaker: DR. FRANCIS SCHNECK

    Children’s Hospital

    4401 Penn Avenue

    Pittsburgh, PA 15224

    Rangos Conference Center

    Penne Pasta with a vegetarian sauce & with a sauce with meatballs, salad, bread, cookie or brownie and drinks

    $15.00 per person

    Parking in the North Garage. Enter the hospital through security door on the 7th floor and the Rangos Research Center will be down the hall on the left. I will need to give a list with the names of attendees so as they enter and exit the North garage Security will open the gate.

    Registration is closed! Thank you

    Or send a check, made out to AORN of Pittsburgh, by January 20th to

    Lorraine Garrow

    400 Parkwyn Drive

    Elizabeth, Pa 15037

    garrowla@gmail.com

    Contact Hours Pending

    This activity has been submitted to the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Association of PeriOperative Registered nurses is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the presentation.

    Filed Under: Upcoming Events
  • “Post Operative Rehabilitation: The transition of surgical healing and functional recovery”

       By   aornpittsburgh
    Image of: city of Pittsburgh at night from the Lemont on Mt. Washington.

    The Pittsburgh Chapter of AORN

    Presents

    “Post Operative Rehabilitation: The transition of surgical healing and functional recovery”

    Debbie Hanselnan, PT MPM

    Director of Rehabilitation, Tri State Physical

    November 12, 2015

    LeMont Restaurant
    Grandview Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA

    CHOICE OF ENTREE: Great new menu selections!

    Chicken En Croute, Shrimp stuffed with crabmeat, or Filet mignon

    Cost to attend is $35.00 per person and a Cash Bar

    Registration 5:00pm, Dinner 6:15pm, Program 7:00pm

    PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION: THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS

    To Registration Electronically please use the button below:

    Please select your dinner entree on the drop down menu and then click the “Buy Now” button.

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

    OR

    To register by check, please send your check made out to: “AORN of Pittsburgh”, with your entrée selection to:

    Janet Szczerbienski

    200 McGregor Dr

    Canonsburg, Pa 15317

    Absolutely NO reservations will be accepted after this date! November 7th !!

    Contact me at: Janet Szczerbienski: jmws81@verizon.net

    with any questions regarding this event. I will not be taking reservations by email.

    Contact Hours Pending

    Filed Under: UncategorizedUpcoming Events
  • “Everything is Connected”

       By   aornpittsburgh

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    Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

    Chapter 3902, Pittsburgh, Pa

    “Everything is Connected”

    Kathleen Hower

    Global Links

    September 24th, 2015

    5:00pm Registration, 5:30 Dinner and Business meeting

    Global Links

    700 Trumbull Drive

    Pittsburgh, PA 15205

    Phone: 412-361-3424 x213

    Pasta and Salad, Cost$20.00

    Catered by Vincent’s of Greentree

    PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION

    THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS

    Please register by sending your check made out to

    “AORN of Pittsburgh”

    By

    Monday, September 14th

    To

    Rebecca Hart

    955 Hamlet Ct, Apt 5

    Monroeville, Pa 15146

    Absolutely NO reservations will be accepted after this date! September 14th !!

    Contact me at rebeccahart.rn@gmail.com

    with any questions regarding this event.

    I will not be taking reservations by email.

    Contact Hours Pending

    This activity has been submitted to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Association of periOperative Registered nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the presentation.

    Filed Under: Upcoming Events
  • Meaningful Use: New Standards to Govern Use of Electronic Health Records

       By   aornpittsburgh

    A set of standards were written by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Program to govern the use of electronic health records. These standards known as Meaningful Use are used to allow eligible providers and hospitals to earn incentive payments (www.healthit.gov). As eligible professionals and hospitals adopt, implement or upgrade certified electronic health record technology, they can receive up to $44,000 through Medicare EHR Incentive program and up to $63,750 through the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (www.cms.gov). The EHR Incentive Program provides incentive payments for eligible healthcare providers to use EHR technology in ways that can positively impact patient care.

    This incentive program was established to encourage the promotion of health IT, including electronic health records and private and secure electronic health information exchange (www.healthit.gov). The government is encouraging the development and implementation of the EHR because of its many benefits. One of the benefits is the access to complete and accurate medical history; providers have the information they need to provide the best possible care. Another benefit to the EHR is that the healthcare worker has better access to information that can be used to diagnose health problems earlier and improve the health outcomes of their patients. EHR also allows for information to be easily shared between doctor’s offices and hospitals which may lead to better coordination of care. Patients may take a more active role in their care, because of the EHR; they have more access to their records (www.healthit.gov). Meaningful Use was developed to promote the use of EHR in order to improve health care in the United States.

    Twenty four meaningful use objectives were developed. In order to qualify for an incentive payment, nineteen of these objectives must be met (CMS Program For Meaningful Use, 2011, p. 4). There are fourteen required core objectives and then of the remaining ten objectives, five must be selected. These objectives are focused on improving the quality of care. This improvement can be obtained by increasing safety and efficiency while still maintaining patient privacy of their personal health information (CMS Program For Meaningful Use, 2011, p. 5). The intention of this program is to encourage engagement of patients and their families and to improve public health.

    The Association of periOrerative Registered Nurses (AORN) is a non-profit membership association based in Denver, Colorado representing more than 160,000 nurses (www.aorn.com). Its mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patientsnundergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional developmentnopportunities to perioperative nurses. On the issue of Meaningful Use, AORN recommends that healthcare organizations recognize the importance of nurse involvement in the selection and implementation of technology (www.aorn.com). It is their position that any plan should acknowledge that nurses have a profound impact on the quality and effectiveness of health care, and their knowledge should be used when making EHR decisions.

    The Federal Government in order to encourage the standardization of the use of the EHR, created the Meaningful Use program (CMS ProgramFor Meaningful Use, 2011, p. 3). To receive funds, health care providers must show that they are using certified EHR technology. This technology must help provide patient care information for point of care decisions that can be measured in quality and quantity. In order for this program to be a success, the health care institution must secure buy-in from the hospital staff and physicians.

    About the author: Susan Ober wrote this article as an educational piece for nurses. Susan is the current Vice President of AORN of Pittsburgh. She was the recipient of our chapter’s annual scholarship of $500 last year for her continuing education towards her advanced degrees.

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  • November Meeting

    October 15, 2018   By   aornpittsburgh

     AORN OF PITTSBUGH

    CHAPTER 3902

    PRESENTS

    “Surgical Instruments, Their Use Beyond the Table”

    PRESENTER

    Gabrielle Cox, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA

    November 7th, 2018

    LeMont Restaurant

    Grandview Avenue

    Pittsburgh, Pa

    Registration beginning @5:00pm, Dinner 6:00 pm with Chapter meeting and program to follow

    Chicken EnCroute, Atlantic Salmon, Veal Portabello and Vegeterian Stir Fry:  Salad, Dessert and Beverage

    $35.00 per person with a cash bar

    PAYMENT IS DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION

     THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS


    Entree Selection



     

    OR register by sending your check made out to: 

    “AORN of Pittsburgh”, with your entrée selection

    Deadline to register:  Friday  November 2nd

    Mary Grace Hensell

    722 Midway Drive

    Pittsburgh, Pa  15215

     

    Absolutely NO reservations will be accepted after this date!  November 2nd !!

    Contact me at: Mary Grace Hensell @:  MARY.Hensell@AHN.ORG

    CEU’S AVAILABLE

    Details to follow

    Please email me Janet Szczerbienski:    jmws81@verizon.net

    This activity has been submitted to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc. for approval to award contact hours. The Association of periOperative Registered nurses, Inc. is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the presentation

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