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President’s Message                       January 2018                                                             


Perioperative Colleagues,

I hope you all had a blessed and happy holiday season. We have now entered a new year full of numerous possibilities. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions?? I hope one of them was to be more active in your professional nursing organization. Being informed on legislation, best practices and new technologies in the perioperative arena is what AORN can provide for YOU.

AORN’s Global Perioperative Conference and Expo, March 24-28, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana, promises to be the biggest and best gathering of perioperative nurses and exhibitors (over 10,000!!!) in the world. Enjoy 5 days of learning, networking and inspiration. Learn the latest research best practices during 70+ educational sessions, experience hands-on simulation training and interact with over 500 exhibits sharing latest technology and trends. I guarantee you will leave energized and full of information to improve surgical patient care. Early bird pricing is available until January 31, 2017!

Central Ohio’s AORN Chapter meeting on January 9, 2018, at 6:30pm is looking to be different and a lot fun. See attached flier. Painting for Perspective will be located at The Party Studio 679 High St Ste B, Worthington, OH 43085. The painting selected by members, “Body, Mind & Soul”, will have several different color options, depending on YOUR perspective. A RSVP is required to jklrnfa1@aol.com , no later than January 5, 2018, as seats are limited. Cost will be $25 to cover the cost of the painting which you will take home. This fee can be paid the night of the event.

There will be no February Central Ohio Chapter meeting.

It is not too early to start thinking about running for an elected position in your local AORN chapter. We will be discussing/nominating candidates at our March meeting. The chapter will vote for our new officers in April. Your new chapter leaders will be assuming their new positions during our May meeting. If you are looking for a way to become involved in your specialty organization, this is a great leadership opportunity. Working on a clinical ladder, participation in your specialty organization is a great way to accomplish that.
Officers to be selected this year: President-Elect, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Newsletter Secretary, Board of Directors (1).

Wishing you all a very healthy, happy and prosperous new year.


Jeanne LaFountain MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA
AORN of Central Ohio (#3603) Chapter President


2018 Central OH AORN Delegate Willingness to Serve Expo form


2018 Central OH AORN Expo Delegate Responsibilities







Challenge: Recruit Chapter members to register for AORN's Global Surgical Conference & Expo between now and February 15, 2018.
Prizes: The Chapters with the highest percentage of members registered will win two five-night hotel stays in New Orleans and a $250 gift certificate to celebrate in your hometown! Four Chapters will win – one per Chapter size.


Register now and save $100 on early bird pricing until January 31, 2018.


AORN is looking for a few nurses to review a list of medical devices to determine if they are implantable medical devices. You must have experience in neurology, general surgery, and plastic surgery. If interested, please contact Denise Maxwell-Downing.



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