Sterile Processing/Supply Chain Management

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Perioperative leaders who manage or interface with central supply, sterile processing, or purchasing departments.

Purpose Statements

  • Provide and promote a dynamic network for AORN members to address current trends and issues related to sterile processing and materials management.
  • Assess, promote, and provide focused education programs.
  • Develop a greater understanding between perioperative nursing, sterile processing, and materials management.
  • Serve as a resource to AORN to help promote safe patient care on issues related to sterile processing and materials management.

2016-2017 Coordinating Council

Chair - Dawn Berthiaume, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, CRMST, CRCST
Past Chair - Patti Fritz, BS, RN, CNOR (Oct 2015 - March 2016)
Past Chair - Joan Spear, MBA, RN, CNOR (April - Sept 2015) Communication Chair - Paula Nania, RN, MSN, CNOR
Education Chair - Sheryl Eder, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRCST
Professional/Practice Issues Chair - Cynthia Spry, MSN, MA, RN, CNOR, CSIT
AORN Nurse Liaison - Sharon Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA
AORN Board Liaison - Jane Flowers, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
AORN Staff Consultant - Debbie Robichaud Stephen

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