Student and Faculty Nurse Program
AORN welcomes student nurses and faculty to Surgical
Conference & Expo 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
We invite you to our special student nurse program, and
full-time nursing faculty program.
Student nurse can attend this free* event for the special one-day
student program on Tuesday, April 1, or for the entire week. Nursing faculty may attend their special program
free of charge.
The hands-on program on Tuesday is designed to introduce student
nurses to perioperative practice skills such as:
- Hand hygiene
- Gowning and gloving
- Patient positioning
- Skin preparation
Students will progress through stations at their own
pace. Each station is manned by clinical
educators from facilities across the nation.
Nursing students will also have the opportunity to visit the extensive
Exhibit Floor which provides them with an opportunity to search surgical
products and technologies that are used in providing care to the surgical
Below are objectives for both the hands-on session and the
exhibit hall experience. If you have any
questions about this program or how to incorporate the experience into your
curriculum, please email Susan Root, MSN, RN, CNOR.
Objectives for Student Hands-On Session
- Demonstrate proper hand hygiene
- Apply sterile gloves without contaminating them
- Demonstrate how to properly perform abdominal skin preps
- Describe the safety issues involved with electrosurgery
- Identify two safety issues related to positioning.
Objectives for Student Exhibit Floor Session
At the end of this session the student will be able to:
- List three items used in the surgical environment that
demonstrate the complexity of this area
- Identify the role of the industry representative in
providing safe care to patients by questioning the representative
- Describe different types of antimicrobial agents for hand
scrub or patient skin preps
- Identify the equipment used to achieve sterilization by
- Compare the characteristics of different types of gloves
We request that you pre-register for the Surgical Conference
& Expo rather than registering onsite so that we can anticipate attendance
Full-Time Nursing Faculty are invited to attend a special
one-day Faculty Program for free**. The faculty session will also be held on
Tuesday, April 1. The faculty session has a different focus each year so please
check back later this fall for more information.
If you decide to stay for the entire event, we strongly
encourage you to reserve your hotel room now, as choice locations fill up very
quickly! Simply click on the “Book Now”
button below to see hotel amenities, and to reserve you room.
*FREE registration is available to individuals pursuing
education leading to eligibility to sit for the registered nurse licensing
examination. Nursing students will be
asked to show their student ID at registration.
**FREE registration on Wednesday is available to all
full-time faculty members of schools of nursing. If you are planning to attend for the entire
week, you may do so at the current registration rate.