President’s Message October 2016
This past month all Central Ohio AORN members were invited to tell us why they belong to AORN and assist the leadership of Central Ohio AORN to change the current way we conduct business to what works best for our members.
We received a total of 37 responses from our 174 members to the Member Needs survey. That is a 21% response rate. While the response rate was disappointing, we want to thank those who took the time out of their busy schedules to tell us what they need from their professional organization. Your Board of Directors will be looking at the data and comments so we can develop strategies to meet the needs of our chapter members.
Our chapter have been authorized 11 delegates for the 2017 AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo in Boston, MA, April 1-5, 2017. This is a great opportunity to network with perioperative colleagues from around the world. I encourage each of you to consider attending this awesome conference. There is funding assistance through AORN grants and the local chapter for active members. If you are interested, please submit your name to me by 1 Nov 2016 (firstname.lastname@example.org )
As always, please feel free to contact any board member to provide any comments/ideas/concerns. We are here to serve you, the membership of AORN of Central Ohio.
Jeanne LaFountain, MBA, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA
AORN of Central Ohio Chapter President 2016-17 9/2016
Greetings perioperative colleagues! I hope everyone has had a safe and relaxing summer. Your program committee and board of directors have been working very hard to put together a very exciting schedule this year. I hope you will look at the schedule on our website http://centralohioaorn.com/ and plan on attending a local chapter meeting. Please check LIKE on our new Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/aornofcentralohio/ We are hoping this will provide another platform for local perioperative networking and sharing of information.
Your chapter leadership is interested in making your local AORN chapter all that you want it to be. Please take a moment to complete a short survey so we can create a better local organization and representation for our regional perioperative nurses. Please click on the following link to complete and anonymous survey on how to improve AORN of Central Ohio to meet your professional needs: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HGTR2T This survey link will be active until 10:00 am on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Thank you for helping us to serve you better as your local perioperative organization.
It is the “Power of You” that provides our perioperative community with safe, quality surgical patient care. Join us this year as we discuss best practices, provide community service, and collaborate on issues that impact your perioperative practice and surgical patient care.
Please feel free to email me with your thoughts, ideas, comments, suggestions and constructive criticism. This is YOUR organization and we want it to meet your needs.
Jeanne LaFountain, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA
President AORN of Central Ohio
Central Ohio AORN
Serving Central Ohio's periOperative Nurses