Perioperative Nurses Week


November 8 - 14, 2020 has been designated by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) as a week to celebrate all perioperative nurses.

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Thank You Perioperative Nurses!!

Perioperative Nurses Week

What Do Perioperative Nurses Do?

If you or a loved one have had surgery, perioperative nurses have been by your side at all times before, during, and after the procedure.  They are there to greet patients and their families upon arrival at the preoperative area and remain with the patient throughout the surgical procedure.  These nurses are patient advocates while the patient is anesthetized, keeping the patient safe.  They are with the patient in the postoperative area, meeting the patient’s needs and keeping the family informed.   

For more about perioperative nurses - their roles, responsibilities, skills, work environment, education, training, salary, and more, go to Operating Room / Perioperative Nursing

Happy Perioperative Nurses Week!! 

This is a time to celebrate your profession, your practice, and your ongoing commitment to your teams and patients. The recognition is especially well-deserved as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and COVID-19 collide, making your commitment to perioperative practice equally challenging and rewarding.

Safe Surgery Together: Strength in Numbers

The theme of the 2020 Perioperative Nurses Week is Safe Surgery Together: Strength in Numbers. Perioperative nurses are all warriors and advocates for patients and their families.

Use this week to reflect on your worth, your value, and your many contributions to safe patient care.

Share Your Celebration Experience and WIN!

AORN is having focus days this week as well as offering each activity participant a chance to win special prizes.  Whenever and however you choose to celebrate, share what inspires your perioperative practice during Perioperative Nurses Week, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win:

  • Free registration to the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2021, or
  • Free, one-year AORN membership, or
  • One of five $100 gift cards

For more details about the focus days, contests, and prizes go to the AORN website.

Thank you for all you do to keep patients safe and ensure quality care!

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Joe V

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Thank you for announcing this celebratory event.

Thank you to ALL Perioperative Nurses!