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AORN of New Orleans Chapter 1902 Announcements

July 2020

Board of Directors Meeting

August 26, 2020

Zoom Meeting

Did You know?

Louisiana State Council has an endowed scholarship for all AORN members that live in Louisiana!

Check out AORN Foundation's Scholarship and Grants page on the AORN website:

https://www.aorn.org/aorn-foundation/foundation-scholarships?fbclid=IwAR3p_jrGid4MrizvxD9D9_6_jXZcjpnLg2rvJD-xyTllpK_nmjZqlc9RfMQ

Perioperative Nurses Week

Nov 8 - 14, 2020 

Governor's Proclamation

April 2021

President's Message

Welcome Springtime
“New beginnings are on the way, its time to welcome them” Picard
The year of the Nurse and Midwife is coming to an end, but the recognition will continue. The WHO has designated 2021 as the Year of Health and Care Workers. What a great beginning to a new year!!
Locally and Nationally we are moving forward with this message. It is that time of year to select new officers and representatives.
Locally, we need officers for the 2020-2021 year. The chapter is asking for volunteers for President Elect/ Treasurer/ Board members (2) / Nominating Committee Members (2). In the newsletter we have attached the forms to be filled out and sent back to me. They will be reviewed by the Board and the ballot will be assembled and sent to membership for voting. Winners will be announced in May.
Nationally, the voting is open now through April 23rd for your new officers. For those of us who are unfamiliar with the candidates, I have asked Nathalie Walker to host a Virtual chapter 1902 meet the candidates. Nathalie has served with many of the candidates and I value her opinion greatly. The date will be April 7th Wednesday at 5:00pm. All are invited to participate and weigh in with your thoughts and opinions.
We are ending our chapter year on a high also. Our April meeting will be IN PERSON (yeah) at Flemings Restaurant in Metairie, on April 28th at 5:00pm. It is hosted by our
chapter friend Adam Bienvenu representing Baxter. Please send me a text or email the Monday prior to the dinner, Adam will need a head count for restaurant.
May 26th our meeting will be virtual, and the speaker will be Jim Stobinski, Director of CCI. He will be informing everyone on the new certifications and new procedures for renewing our certifications. We are honored to have him as our speaker. Thanks to Nathalie for procuring him.
June will be the chapters installation banquet. MaryAnne Toledano will be our new Chapter president. The venue will be announced, and we will all support her in her leadership year.
AORN expo registration is now open. If you are interested in going you may be eligible for free registration by becoming a delegate for the chapter. The form to apply is in the newsletter. Please forward ASAP to me.
In closing FYI:
The last 2 months we have had speakers bringing information to us on the GO CLEAR movement. The Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear signs a law into effect to mandate smoke free environments.
Congratulations Kentucky!


Stay safe,
Judy Montello, BSHCA,
RN, CNOR

September 23, 2020

St Edwards the Confessor Church

West Metairie /Transcontinental

Metairie

-Outdoor Pavilion. 

October 28, 2020

Please join us on October 28th
at Ochsner Kenner, MOB Building, 7th floor Conference Rm (also via Zoom)
for a presentation on Optimizing OR Capacity:
Why Turnovers and Delays are Not the Most Important Metrics
Presented by
Emily Bodden, MPH, Harwant Sethi
and Jessica Kovash

Join Zoom AORN Meeting
https://ochsner.zoom.us/j/98423945819?pwd=Z1EwZm9aZXJTb24zbWFqOExVZmN3QT09&from=msft


Meeting ID: 984 2394 5819
Passcode: 213353


One tap mobile
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Meeting CANCELLED due to Hurricane Zeta

Holidays

November 18, 2020

AORN Meeting 5p.

Dabs Bistro 

3401 N. Hullen St, Metairie, LA. 70002

(between Severn & N. Causeway Blvd.

off W. Esplanade)

Thursday November 26, 2020

-Thanksgiving

December 2020

No Meeting 

December holiday social at Metairie’s Painting with a twist. December 16th for 2 hours $39.00. Minimum 12 people Max 20. 3-person deposit required. Bring food and drink. We have 12 already signed up. If you are interested contact Judy@ 504- 430-8611 or judy.montello@lcmchealth.org.

Friday December 25, 2020

-Christmas 

2021

January 

 

AORN 2021 Ballot

Meet the Candidates:

(https://www.aorn.org/about-aorn/governance/voting-matters/meet-the-candidates)

President - Elect: (select 1)

- Evangeline (Vangie) Dennis,

MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO

- Brenda G. Larkin, 

MSN, BS, CNS-CP, CNOR, CSSM

Treasurer: (select 1)

- Nakeisha M. Archer,

 MBA, RN, NE-BC, CNOR

- Jamie Ridout, 

MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR, CASC

Board of Directors: (select 4)

- Lisa Bailey, BSN, BS, RN, CNOR

- DeNene G. Cofield, BSN, RN, CNOR

- Donna J. Doyle, 

DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNOR

-William Duffy, 

RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN

- Barbara L. Nalley,

MSN, RN, NP-C, ANP-BC, CNOR

- Heidi L. Nanavati, MSN, CRNP, CNOR

- Merideth D. Lewis, MSN, RN, CNOR

- Rebecca K. Vortman, DNP, RN, CNOR

- Karen Y. White-Edwards, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR

Nominating Committee: (select 2)

- Crystal Bricker, MSN, RN, CNOR

- Andrea Mary Dyer, MSN, RN, CNOR

- Christopher J. Hudgins,

 BS, ASN, RN, CNOR

- Christopher L. Peredney, 

MSN, CNS-CP, RN, CNOR

- Tammy K. Woolley, 

MS, MBA, CNOR, NEA-BC

- Sonja W. Furr, BSN, RN, CNOR

Legislative Report by 

Nathalie Walker, MBA, RN, CNOR

AORN Government Affairs Policy Agenda Updated
Publish Date: February 24, 2021
Ever wonder how AORN’s government affairs decides which bills to advocate for and ones to raise the alarm over? Each year the AORN board of directors establishes a policy agenda based on recommendations from the National Legislative Forum. The Government Affairs team pursues these goals in legislative and regulatory arenas nationwide.
The past year presented a number of challenges for perioperative nurses and their healthcare colleagues. Many events of the past year also shed light on how health care delivery needs to be more equitable across the country, and AORN is committed to eliminating all disparities within current models of care. At this critical juncture, the AORN board revisited key policy objectives from the past and prioritized policy actions to achieve a broader set of goals for perioperative nurses and our patients.
Contact Jennifer Pennock, AORN Senior Manager of Government Affairs, at jpennock@aorn.org if you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to help AORN achieve these policy goals.
Voting Matters: Meet the candidates as they present their speeches and answer questions presented to them by the AORN Nominating Committee during the live Candidates Forum on March 6, from 10am-12pm MT. The Candidates Forum webinar recording will be added to this webpage soon after the live event.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g6mboMNRRiCEHaLQsyalnA


PERIOP RESET Reenergize. Refocus. Renew.
The world has changed. But we’ve grown smarter, braver, and wiser – ready to create new beginnings and brighter tomorrows for our perioperative profession.
Join us online April 24 for a one-day virtual event where we’ll be discussing where we go from here.
Hear from inspiring keynote speakers.
Participate in fun digital experiences.
Help reshape the future of the perioperative profession.
Earn up to 2.58 CNE contact hours.

 

Respectfully Submitted by,

Nathalie Walker MBA, RN, CNOR

AORN - Past President

AORN of New Orleans Chapter 1902- Legislative Chair

 Friday January  1, 2021

 -  New Year's Day

Louisiana Council of AORN Chapters

Wednesday January 6th, 2021

Business Meeting 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81594105760?pwd=OGVUUkwrN0h5YkhRVX ppbzdhb0hWQT09 Meeting ID: 815 9410 5760 Passcode: council

AORN Meeting:

January 27th, 5 PM
at Ochsner Kenner, MOB Building, 7th floor Conference Rm
(also via Zoom)
for a presentation on
Optimizing OR Capacity:
Why Turnovers and Delays are Not the Most Important Metrics
Presented by
Emily Bodden, MPH, Harwant Sethi
and Jessica Kovash
of Lean TaaS
A light dinner will be served
(CE is Pending)

February
Come join us for our first completely VIRTUAL meeting!
When: 5:00 PM, Wednesday, February 24th
Where: ZOOM
Topic: Let's Clear the Air, The Time is Now (with CE)
Speaker: Vangie Dennis MSN, RN, CNOR, CML SO
AORN Treasurer
Educational grant provided by: ConMed
For confirmation of attendance,
please put your name in the chat box.
See Zoom details in email.

www.AORNofNewOrleansChapter1902.com

AORN National Board

2020-2021

 

President 

David A. Wyatt, PhD, MA, MPH, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR                                                                  

                                                                      President-elect   

Holly S. Ervine, MSN, RN, NPD-BC CNOR                                   
Vice-President
Elizabeth S. Pincus, MSN, MBA, RN, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP, CNOR
Secretary
Darlene B. Murdock, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR

 

Treasurer
Vangie Dennis, BSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO

 

Board of Directors
 

Nakeisha M. Archer, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CNOR, CSSM

 

Stephen Balog, MSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA

Vicki J. Barnett, MSN, RN, CNOR


William (Bill) Duffy, MJ, RN, CNOR, FAAN 


Brenda G. Larkin, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP, CNOR

Brandy Miller, MHA, MSN, RN, CNOR

Kristy P. Simmons, MSN, RN, CNOR

Nominating Committee
CHAIR:

Laura A. Gayton, MHCA, BSN, CNOR, CSSM 

Amy Brunson, MSN, RN, CNOR

Jeffrey R. Keane, BSN, RN, CNOR 

David Reinhart, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR
David L. Taylor, MSN, RN, CNOR 

ADVISOR

Missy Merlino, MHA, RN-BC, CNOR, CSSM

AORN of New Orleans - Chapter 1902

(2020-2021) 

BOARD of DIRECTORS 


President

Judy Montello, BSHCA, RN, CNOR

Judy.Montello@lcmchealth.org

 


President-elect

Mary Anne S. Toledano, BS, BSN,
RN, CNOR

matoledano@outlook.com


Vice President

Sharon Guardina, BSN, RN, CNOR

sguardina@att.net


Secretary
Rochelle Cazaubon, BSN, RN, CNOR

rochelle.cazaubon@lcmchealth.org


Treasurer

Melissa Guidry, RN, MPH, CNOR guidrymelissa@yahoo.com


Board of Directors:

(2019-2021)


Susan Overman, BSN, RN, CNOR

soverman@ochsner.org

Nora Lambert, BSN, RN, CNOR

DIXIELANDCATZ@

hotmail.com

(2020-2022)

Roxanne McNally, BSN, RN

rleblanc4@gmail.com

Elaine Stock, BSN, BA, RN, CNOR

ehelena76@icloud.com

Nathalie Walker MBA, RN, CNOR

- Chair

gw_nat@bellsouth.net


       
Nominating & Leadership
Development Committee:

CHAIR 

Carrie Simpson, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, CNOR

simpsonca@cox.net

Kim Conway, MHA, BSN, RN-BC

kimcon@bellsouth.net

Sheila Ostrow, RN, CNOR, CRNFA

sheila.ostrow@gamial.com

LA State Council Liaison:

Sharon Guardina, BSN, RN, CNOR

sguardina@att.net

 

Legislative Committee:

Nathalie Walker MBA, RN, CNOR

- Chair

gw_nat@bellsouth.net

Newsletter Editor:
Mary Anne Toledano, BS, BSN, RN,
CNOR

matoledano@outlook.com


Webmaster:
Ramie K. Miller, MSN, RN, CNOR

ramiemiller@yahoo.com

March
March 24th-Virtual Meeting with ConMed presentation
April
April 7th

- 5:00pm Virtual 1902 meet the candidates Zoom meeting hosted by Nathalie Walker to review the candidates best to lead us forward into the 2020-2021 year. Everyone is invited to share information.

 

April 28th
– Flemings Restaurant, sponsored by Adam Bienvenu of Baxter (CE included)
RSVP @ Judy.Montello@lcmchealth.org
by the 26th.​
May
AORN Chapter meeting
May 26, 2021 5p  - 
"The Evolving Value of Certification" CE with CCI's Jim Stobinski.  "This program has so much exciting news about CCI's  developing programs and new certification programs, and [CCI] has continued to offer perioperative nurses ways to not only certify but to continue to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills" - Nathalie Walker
National Nurses Week May 6- 12th. 
"National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event."

My First Expo

                               by Angela Young

June
Installation Dinner - TBA
July

Saturday July 2020

Louisiana State Council of AORN Chapters

- Meeting 10a

- TBD

August
August 7-11, 2021
Join us for the
68th annual
AORN Surgical Conference & Expo
in Orlando, FL!
 
September
October 

 Vendor Fair $200

AORN Member $35

Non AORN Member $45

Student  $25

Holidays

Thursday November 2021

 - Thanksgiving

 

December 25th, 2021

 -  Christmas (No Meeting)

Upcoming Events

Join us for the

69th Annual

AORN Surgical Conference & Expo

 

in New Orleans

March 19-23, 2022

and 

in San Antonio 

April 1-5, 2023

   ???What's Going On Around Town???

  • Wix Facebook page
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2020- 2021

EVENTS

 

 

 

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