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Presidentís Message††††††††† January 2017†† †††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


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 Yearís 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. The Power Of You can make a difference in the care of your surgical patients.


AORNís Global Perioperative Conference and Expo, April 1-5, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts, 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.. Consider being a delegate and help to make decisions that guide our practice and your specialty nursing organization. I guarantee you will leave energized and full of information to improve surgical patient care. Discover the power of you at the largest gathering of perioperative nursing in the world. Early bird pricing is available until January 31, 2017! It just doesnít get any better than this.


New Pandora Station

AORN has created a special Pandora radio station for the perioperative nursing community. The "AORN Nurses Station" launched November 1, 2016. Individuals will be able to listen to their favorite songs and stay up-to-date on news leading up to the annual conference by following AORNís station.


I am hoping to see you at our meeting on January 10th .


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


Jeanne LaFountain MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA

AORN of Central Ohio Chapter (#3603) President 2016-17††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††



†††††††††††††††††††††††† Chapter† # 3603 Willingness-to-Serve Form

for AORN Expo 2017


††I am willing to represent the chapter at the Expo.

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Please Return Willingness-to-Serve form by January 9, 2017 to Jeannie LaFountain at




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