Join the largest gathering of perioperative nurses in the world at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2019 in Nashville, TN, April 6-10, 2019.

Call for Poster Abstracts:

Become a poster presenter and share your ideas and work with the global perioperative community. Categories include clinical improvement and innovation, research, design/concept, and evidence-based practice.

Submit a poster abstract by September 30, 2018.

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Sterilization Academy - The Secret to Successful OR and SPD Collaboration

Are your OR and sterile processing departments working hand-in-hand to prevent surgical site infections?

AORN痴 Nurse Executive Leadership Seminar is a small-group setting where experienced and emerging leaders from the OR, SPD, GI Lab, and Infection Prevention will openly and candidly discuss industry-wide issues, share best practices, and problem-solve together.

Strategy discussions will include:

 Collaboration between OR, SPD, GI Lab, and Infection Prevention to prevent surgical site and scope-related infections

 Improving sterilization and high-level disinfection (HLD) processes using evidence-based procedures

 Methods to evaluate the cleaning, decontamination, inspection, and sterilization of instruments and HLD of scopes

 Identification of role responsibilities of the OR, SPD, and GI Lab staff for processing of instruments and scopes

 Best practices to collaborate, educate, empower, and engage all members of the team to achieve quality outcomes

Speaker: Constance J. Cutler, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, Manager, Infection Prevention, Loyola Medicine MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL

To maximize open discussion, seminar attendance is limited to perioperative nurses and related health care personnel currently employed and working in a surgical setting. Individuals working as independent consultants or as employees of medical device and other companies are ineligible to attend.

Where will you attend? Register today.

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Be a Better Infection Prevention & Safety Advocate

Empower yourself and your entire team including OR, SPD, infection prevention, and risk management  with the most up-to-date IP and safety best practices at a one-day, hands-on Guidelines workshop presented by perioperative nurse experts.

Strategic discussions will include:

 Evidence-based strategies to prevent sharps injuries

 New concepts for sterile technique

 Recommendations for effective surgical smoke evacuation

 Methods to improve wound healing practices

Bonus Hot Topic: Luncheon discussion addressing 典he Perioperative Role in the Opioid Crisis



The program will be presented by the nurse authors of AORN痴 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

Earn 4 CNE contact hours by attending the four education sessions.*



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